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Rhineland Virgin
Member Since 2016
1 review
First cruise of any kind. Could not fault any aspect. Food and wine excellent and very good service from exceedingly nice staff. The cruise director Ray was the success of the whole week with his ceaseless attention to service and ... Read more
kathy.scarce58@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise specifically because it was advertised at Jukebox Saturday Night with Ken Sparks. The disappointing part of the trip was that we did not get to spend time with him as he was not well and stayed within a small group for ... Read more
Rosiebriar
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we liked the places to be visited, we had cruised with Scenic before and knew their high standards. The ship was modern, spotless, excellently maintained and professionally crewed. The welcome aboard was ... Read more
Busygirl 72
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
UWe cruised River Danube with Scenic last year, and were attracted by the Rhone one. It didn't disappoint. We couldn't fault anything about our cruise. The staff were first class - every one of them - and they did it all with a smile! ... Read more
hjgtiger
Member Since 2016
1 review
Travelling as a mature couple we loved the cruise - right down the middle of France. The pace was ideal - our previous Danube cruise with Scenic was a little frenetic! We picked excursions a bit different to the usual churches, ... Read more
scantz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Scenic is very attentive in every way. From the butler service to the crew, each and everyone is professional, friendly and willing to please. They want to make your holiday the most memorable in every way. The cabins are clean and fresh ... Read more
RodneyT
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We love to cruise the Rhone/Saone because of the beautiful ancient Roman towns and the Chateauneuf, Beaune, Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone vinyards. Sadly this was a cruise that never happened as the rivers were flooded and the cruise ship ... Read more
AnnieB552
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 years ago we did a Scenic cruise Jewel of the Danube with the additional 3 days each end in Paris and Prague which was wonderful so this time we chose the Saone/Rhone River cruise through to the South of France. There was not the WOW ... Read more
Teddy123
Member Since 2006
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The itinerary down the Saone and Rhone from Chalon to Tarascon was great, and the crew were also excellent, although they had to spend much of their time trying to overcome problems with the ship. We had the most expensive type of ... Read more
Peter L M
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise largely based on the advertising. It is promoted heavily as a 'couples' environment ... lots of shots of couple dining alone, cycling alone, in their cabin with their butler. This is not really the case. There are 160 ... Read more
eireid@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We previously completed the Amsterdam to Prague cruise which was fantastic rating 10/10. This cruise Paris to Nice was just average. The Service was good without being outstanding. On two occaciasions we had cold showers as there was no ... Read more
albie81
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Our first river cruise after being on many luxury ocean cruises was a bit of a disappointment. This cruise was advertised as an all inclusive luxury cruise. Unfortunately it started badly. We had stayed one night before the start of the ... Read more
Dr R I (Bob) Tricker
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
The cruise Having done six sea cruises in various parts of the world, this was our first river cruise. We cruised on the ‘Scenic Emerald’ for 13 nights, on the Soane and the Rhone from Chalon sur Soane, throughTornus, ... Read more
rivercruisedreamer
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Scenic Emerald – South of France July 14th 2014 Cruise Review We arrived in Paris after a long delay in Singapore so were pretty ratty and ready for a rest. Thankfully, our luggage wasn’t lost, we passed through immigration ... Read more
cruiseurope
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
We travelled from Ebbsfleet to Dijon by Eurostar and TGV in five and a half hours with Scenic waiting to collect us at Dijon station. Embarkation was completed very quickly as the majority of the passengers (mainly Australian) had stayed ... Read more
shippa241
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our second scenic cruise, the first being the Budapest to Amsterdam. Once again Scenic was fantastic, but a word of advice. If you are going on the South of France cruise do not expect a lot of cruising with scenic views as you ... Read more
Bushycomm
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Scenic provided all travel to and from Sydney to Paris and return from Nice to Sydney via London. Arrived at CDG Airport and met by the scenic rep to be transported to the Marriott Hotel, where our very comfortable rooms were ready for us ... Read more
newfirsttimer
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
938 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As background, this was our 3rd river cruise having done Prague to Paris with AMA and Amsterdam to Budapest with Scenic. While Scenic prices are on the higher end when first viewed, we wanted a totally all inclusive, we don't have to worry ... Read more
7seven
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
July 14, 2013 Saone and Rhone River cruise with Scenic Tours, 14 days We were not familiar with Scenic Tours but booked their Rhone river cruise because of the itinerary. It seemed very expensive, but it is an all-inclusive, so tips, ... Read more
alfieonthebeach
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I booked our once in a lifetime cruise which ended up an extremely disappointing and expensive bus trip. The rivers were high on the Rhone and we couldn't sail underneath the bridges. The previous two trips had been ... Read more
advidcruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband & I are avid cruises, and have been on many cruises prior to the Scenic Rhine & Rhone river cruise, and we believe that if you are told to expect 5 Star and pay a lot of money for 5 Star that is what you should receive. ... Read more
newfirsttimer
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
938 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
Pre Cruise: We flew KLM to Amsterdam and stayed 3 extra nights at the Hilton by Doubletree, booked on our own not through the cruise line. KLM was by far the best economy carrier we have used to Europe from Toronto. We took the train ... Read more
trudlz
Member Since 2011
1 review
132 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
My friend and I left Perth Western Australia, Flying Singapore Airlines Via Singapore. From there we flew to Frankfurt, long flight!!! from Frankfurt we boarded another Plane to Budapest, here we were met by the Scenic tours Rep. With ... Read more
teemsum
Member Since 2002
15 reviews
320 forum posts
This was our 2nd river cruise. I chose Scenic because I wanted to sit out on the balcony & the staterooms were spacious at 205 sq ft. They describe themselves as All-Inclusive 5* Luxury cruising. We flew from Vancouver to Amsterdam ... Read more

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