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Classique Star

Reviews for the Classique Star

check in and check out was really slow and frustrating because there was only one woman at reception but a lot of people.
great boat, really liked all the features and how spacious it was. I think we chose well.
Excellent pre-trip communication. Lots of detailed info available on the website, and prompt and helpful responses to email queries. Friendly and easy-going staff at boat pick up and drop off, and assistance with transfers to trains made the whole process very easy.
Nicely laid out and well-equipped for our group of 4 adults and 4 teenagers. All systems worked well, plenty of water and battery power.
This was second cruise with le boat both were excellent. Although the recent one had a couple of issues. A strong smell of fuel was noticed after taking boat out, so we had to return to base to get it sorted out. The base at Chertsey for returning boat took a couple of hours to hand back. We had arranged transport & had to keep driver waiting.
Large boat comfortable for all passengers
It was our second time barging and this one was even better than the one before in 2008. The route in particular were more scenic and the abundance of towns with wineries suited us very well. The boat was very comfortable...Classic Star, with ample deck space for al fresco dining.
Great boat but the only little niggle was that only wine glasses were supplied on the boat.
I don't know what the name of the cruise refers to we just hired a boat from Benson for a weeks cruise on the Thames. We were very lucky with the weather and found the sights and sounds of the Thames fascinating with new vistas opening up all the time. We easily got used to the boat's wheel steering and the inside and outside steering positions came in useful for our small bit of rain. The view from the top deck when steering was great, traffic was light and we had no problems with the locks and weirs and the lock keepers were all very friendly. Working the locks on our own was fine too.
The boat was well equipped, warm, showers and toilets worked and we only needed to top up with water once. Diesel easily lasted the week, had some minor issues with the low water alarm going off but no real problems of any kind. Adequate ropes for mooring and the boat's door locks looked reasonably secure. On my copy of the review it says how would you rate the null? did you mean Hull, I put excellent!