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Bonsai2
Member Since 2016
1 review
We have just returned from a 15 day Rhine and River Cruise on the Scenic Crystal. A truly 5* cruise. The itinerary was excellent as was the food. The staff at all levels were helpful, polite and were keen to please. This was an ... Read more
PHILFROM WALES
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having had a great 8 day experience last tear with Scenic, we booked the Romantic Rhine and Moselle cruise sailing from Amsterdam,and finishing in Basel. We booked a few extra nights in Amsterdam prior to the cruise and stayed at the ... Read more
Susiecolq
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We have sailed with Scenic before and just cannot see how any other river cruises could be any better. The ships are modern and spacious, the service outstanding, the food amazing and the selection of available trips incredible. When you ... Read more
Grssal
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our second river cruise with scenic and we cannot recommend Scenic enough....from the very start of the process - booking through to arriving home - the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. We sailed from Nuremberg up the ... Read more
Sheila C
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We have cruised many times but this was our first river cruise and we were very impressed. The places where we stopped and toured were beautiful. Staff on board and the tour guides were all very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. ... Read more
G12A34G56
Member Since 2016
1 review
Satisfied our criterion of luxury, with open dining, good varied food and comfortable cabins. Reviews indicated how helpful and friendly the staff were, We particularly wished to visit RegensgBurg and Budapest. Passau Cathedral ... Read more
Caro62
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
1st river cruise, absolutely wonderful! Chose deluxe balcony suite, lovely, good size with ample storage space. Great comfortable beds. Sun lounge a great bonus to sit & have a drink watching the scenery as you sail. Mini bar ... Read more
ajwalsh001
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
This cruise has been on our bucket list for some time. We choose it due to feedback from friends who had already did this cruise. Everything was extremely well organised, we arrived 1/2 late at designated point for embarkation (bus had ... Read more
survey54
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
7 helpful votes
At our departure airport in Sydney, my wife and I were approached by a Scenic representative to ensure that everything was OK as we boarded our Scenic-arranged flight. We flew from Sydney to Singapore, then to Frankfurt and finally ... Read more
SueSkelton
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise as we watched many episodes of Getaway showing all the wonderful places Scenic travelled. We arrived in Amsterdam a day early to rest and explore on our own. Once Scenic arrived we didn't have to do anything except ... Read more
T amworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had been with Scenic back in 2006 for a Canadian/Alaskan tour. Having been on 3 ocean cruises since, the European River Cruise was such a pleasure. The smaller group of 168 was so much better than the larger ocean cruises and the ... Read more
Andy_N
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Five star all the way...food, service, activities, crew. Plus all inclusive, I never touched my wallet in two weeks. We were in a cabin on the lowest deck (no balcony), but were travelling with a family group, so sitting isolated on a ... Read more
Rileybear2013
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is our second cruise with Scenic. Our first trip was on the Scenic Pearl from Basel to Amsterdam. We went with another couple this time. I found that the cruise age was probably in late 60's to 70's. We are in our early 50's. ... Read more
Berwin
Member Since 2008
1 review
111 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our second river cruise and our second one with Scenic. Our other cruise experience consists of 65 ocean cruises. We chose this trip because the itinerary consisted of a number of ports we have never been to. We chose Scenic ... Read more
kendrick
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First thing you need to do prior to taking a Scenic cruise, if my first experience is typical and I think it is, try to lose some weight. Failing that and regardless how successful, bring clothes that will adapt to a weight increase. In ... Read more
eabaird@netzero.net
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We are retired & have cruised with many lines, many times. The Scenic Experience is complete - air, transfers, alcohol(even in the room refrigerators), gratuities, excursions, whisperers, personalized GPS, & motorized bikes ... Read more
Mizzzya
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose a European River Cruise. Because it was something I had always wanted to do. I looked at several different companies, and settled on Scenic, because they seemed to fee value for money; and I was not disappointed. From the ... Read more
Andy O
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
From the moment we were greeted at Amsterdam airport by a Scenic tour director, we knew we had made a great choice. We had done numerous ocean cruises in the past and had decided that a river cruise taking in the Christmas markets was a ... Read more
Wendy B
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
I took my first ever overseas trip with Scenic Crystal in October 2015 and I can say it was the best experience I could have ever have hoped for, it was truly a dream come true. From the moment I arrived in Prague and met tour director ... Read more
Kiama1
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I travelled with scenic on the Crystal from Budapest to Amsterdam from October 15th 2015. This was our first river cruise with Scenic after recommendations from friends who did same cruise last year.This was also my first time ... Read more
zelzorch
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We just got back from 8 days aboard the Scenic Crystal. We stayed in Budapest at the Marriott for one night which was located on the Danube and a lovely hotel. Our first night on the boat was a cruise on the Danube to see the the ... Read more
rob770
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We had to switch ships (Jewel to Crystal) half way through the cruise. The bus ride from ship to ship was about 2 hours and the switch was rather seamless. When we boarded the Crystal, we quickly noted that the crew were not as upbeat ... Read more
Rivercruiser88
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Ship is a 'convention' or banquet hall type of atmosphere, no pictures,no ambience. Plastic flowers on tables & big bouquet of plastic flower in foyer. Staff although professional, it was a 'business' as usual attitude. The 'butler' ... Read more
botanical7@cox.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
To begin last year there was a drought on the danube and you could not start where you were suppose to. The cruise never told us until the day it left prague. I wish someone had told me not to go out every day and rush around and stay on ... Read more
DianneSmith
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The most wonderful cruise I have been on. Very attentive staff. A very competent captain. Plenty of interesting things to see and do, great shore excursions, along with some cultural concerts, and ballet performances. Would recommend ... Read more

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