A Rosa Aqua
I had the dubious pleasure of cruising on the Rhine aboard the A Rosa Aqua from the 6th Aug. 2011 to 13th Aug.2011. When purchasing the cruise we were under the impression the cruise would be bi-lingual.My friend and I are Irish. You can imagine our surprise when told that there would bre no announcements in English.
We do not speak German, we were informed that it is company policy not to give announcements in English as it would offend the 190 Germans on board. We were not impressed with the PR person, she would want to brush up on her attitude to passengers.
There were 6 Italians, 2 British who also would have liked to know what was going on. English is an international language, we felt it was an impingement on our Human Rights to be treated like this. Any other cruise I have been on has been bilingual. Please explain this attitude. We ndid speak to other Germans who were on board and they were appalled when they heard what was happening.
Written by ClarindaSheehan