After having arrived 6 hours later than planned due to adverse weather conditions, I was still able to eat in the restaurant which is open from 11am to midnight as was the bar. Good choices of traditional Czech food on the menu, well presented and service was very efficient. If you want burgers or typical English food then you won't find them on the menu. But be adventurous try something new, you ARE in a foreign country, beef or pork are still the same the world over.
Having been on other boats/cruise ships, the cabin was much bigger than expected, very comfortable, warm, with lots of storage space, TV and separate bathroom with shower. What more could I want? Except a kettle for making tea as I am a tea addict. But I soon got over that as every evening I would take my thermos flask to the bar where it was filled with tea so that I could take it back to my cabin.
The staff were always very friendly and their English was excellent which didn't stop me trying to use the very few words of Czech I had learned like "please", "thank you", good morning" ...
I found out a lot of information from them in particular about what to see, using the trams for which you can buy tickets from reception. There is a tram stop a short walk from the boat, the service is very frequent and the no17 will take you into the Old Town which is an excellent starting point to get to know Prague. Don't forget to buy a return ticket for later in the day! On my first day I forgot the return journey and it was a long walk back from the Castle but in the snow and walking by the river I was able to take a lot of night shots and some of them turned out really well.
Would I stay here again, a resounding YES.
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