"We had a superb week on Risico. Sitting out on the deck every night, having our evening meal, with view of the Eiffel Tower was a truly memorable experience. Our kids loved being able to sleep in a cabin. The onboard facilities were excellent - all our needs were catered for.
We wanted both a theme park holiday, with some city experience, but also the chance for our kids to stay on a boat - all boxes ticked! This location cannot be beaten. We watched the cruise ships pass at night , with many being expensive floating restaurants, feeling smug knowing that we were dining on the water every night.
Before booking , I had stumbled across Risico on the internet, reading a review by some chap from NW United States - he had said the only legitimate booking agent was one in the US, but we booked through VRBO/homeway with no problems - we dealt with Christine (who was a pleasure to deal with), and who is indeed the "real deal".
Door-to-door to Disneyland Paris is just over one hour - no problems for us, as our rural children loved the Metro, and to be honest, it was chance to read a book for a bit. The nearest Metro (Concorde) was a 5 min walk. We also ventured to Parc Asterix (using the Metro to get to CDG Airport, then using the organised shuttle bus from there (we decided against the Louvre bus option, as there is only one per day, and trip advisor reports it can be unreliable - there are multiple buses form CDG giving more flexibility) - Parc Asterix was about 90 mins door-to-door (and hey, someone else was doing the driving), and well worth the trip, with a slightly better choice of rides for our 9 and 7 year olds.
The nearest supermarket was 0.5 miles away, with similar for a bakery.
I'm 1.8m tall, and I had no problem with the ceiling height. Quick wifi (9 MB/s) available
Whilst in Paris, we visited the Catacombs (arrive early!), the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Jardins De Luxembourg (toy ship boating lake- great fun!).
Overall, Risico provided a memorable back-drop for a full-on week that we will all remember."
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 31, 2015