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Scenic Jewel debuted in 2013 as the seventh in Scenic's "Space Ship" class -- so called because the ships offer plentiful public and in-cabin space; Scenic's owners liked the tweaks to the original design so ...
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Onlythetruth
Member Since 2016
1 review
Paid for ultra luxury, got a nice 3 star experience. On the plus side, clean ship, pleasant hardworking staff, plenty to eat and drink. On the negative side, not enough staff to offer a 5 star cruise, food tried to present as ... Read more
Gorlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
After looking at several river cruise companies, we chose Scenic because everything was included- drinks, mini bar, excursions, tips. The spaceship was beautiful and well maintained. Our balcony suite was very good. The clever window that ... Read more
ViBee
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Enticed by the images of castles, green pastures, churches and villages of Europe, it was time to book a comfortable more leisurely exploration of this part of the world. Scenic's blitz of advertising in print and TV was timely, the ... Read more
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Vhuddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise was spectacular. Every aspect exceeded our expectations and the entire crew made the time spent on board personal and memorable. The ship was comfortable and the cabins spacious and in particular we were happy with the size of ... Read more
jcreed
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
An amazing 2 weeks. We did a 3 day 'add on' to our cruise and travelled from Prague to Budapest - a great way to meet a group of fellow travellers prior to the cruise starting. Loved our balcony cabin on Scenic Jewel. It was great to be ... Read more
tracy adams
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
My husband and I chose to go with Scenic because it was recommended by a friend. Otherwise, we never would have heard of it. It's an Australian-based company and they don't marked much in the USA. We flew into Amsterdam a couple days ... Read more
first ever cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Scenic because some friends had recommended them and following some visits to Travel Expos, we didn't see any reason to change our mind. Everything we wanted seemed to be all included and it was Everything from boarding the ... Read more
aileen ludbey
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
You could not fault the staff from the friendly involved Captain to the housemaids. All were exceptionally friendly and it gave the atmosphere of one big happy family - all committed to making our cruise perfect. The food was ... Read more
mbuffier
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall we were a tad disappointed by this Scenic cruise for the following reasons: 1. The quality of evening meals weren't up to what we expected given previous reports. Overcooked pork fillets and wiener schnitzel. 2. Despite some ... Read more
stillmine
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We had been on a Scenic one week river cruise down the Rhine 2 years ago and loved it. We decided to take a two week cruise even though the first few days were down the same part of the Rhine River. The nice part was that Scenic offers ... Read more
rosehol48@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I did the 24 Day Eastern Europe Explorer & Jewels of Europe River Cruise and it was one of the best trips we have ever done. We couldn't speak too highly of Scenic .... the Company was just fantastic. The first part of ... Read more
Blueridgeappy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I chose to repeat an Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise, but this time on a Scenic boat, because they offered different stops/excursions than the previously used company. I wish we had chosen Scenic the first time--this ... Read more
PJAF
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Jewels of Europe We chose this cruise to see as much of Europe as we could as well as do a cruise. It met all our expectations and more,our only complaint was we were sometimes to exhausted to enjoy all that was on offer. ... Read more
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ParisMatch2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
It was a freezing sunny day when we boarded the Scenic Jewel, we were made to feel very welcome and our butler explained all amenities to us in great detail. We were on the top deck (diamond) and had choosen a junior suite. The cabin as ... Read more
rob770
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This review is being written in 2 parts as the ship we were to board, the Scenic Crystal, got stuck in the Danube due to low water levels and we were to take the Scenic Jewel for the first half of the cruise and then transfer to the ... Read more
roorat
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We have resently arrived home after our europe river cruise aboard the scenic jewel and what a holiday we have nothing but praise ,the cabin (royal suite) was superb ,the butler Voltan was exceptional in every way ,Eugen Anton the ... Read more
brwydave
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Traveling with Australians is a whole lot more fun than 140 other Americans. The Aussies's attitudes toward life in general is refreshing - they know how to have fun. The Jewel was in excellent shape, the crew very attentive, and the ... Read more
bjb2014bjb
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
15 days of being looked after 24 hours a day. A1 cabins - there was nothing that Scenic hadn't thought of for our comfort. Brilliant crew; tasty food; enjoyable entertainment; interesting day trips; friendly passengers. Plenty of ... Read more
brwydave
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
The make up of the passengers on Scenic Jewel for our cruise was 2 English (we are not Brits), 16 Canadians, 140 Aussies and only 6 of us from the US. Great fun, the Aussie take on life and humor was the icing on the cake of a wonderful ... Read more
Hunt1530
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
7 helpful votes
My wife and I recently took a European River Cruise on the Scenic Jewel from September 15 through 29, 2014. This cruise started in Budapest, Hungary, followed the Danube through Austria and southern Germany, then took the Danube-Main Canal ... Read more
BEV3252
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
From the time we arrived at Budapest Airport to the time we left Amsterdam Airport our river cruise on the Scenic Jewel can only be described as First Class. We were welcomed by our butler and the Captain with a glass of champagne, which ... Read more
pollywaffle
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We joined the Crystal in Budapest for the first seven days of the cruise. The ship was excellent, the crew pleasant, and the captain appeared to run a tight but happy ship. Our cruise director Marin who was with us the whole journey on ... Read more
Jo2009
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
We sailed from Budapest on August 12, 2013 aboard the Scenic Crystal. From the moment we stepped aboard everything was perfect. Greeted with a rose and a drink, we were ushered to the lounge. Our butler then came to collect us and show us ... Read more
BarbaraM
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
610 forum posts
8 helpful votes
As a preface, we are a couple of active, still working adults somewhat on the low end of the age range of typical river cruisers. I cancelled a back to back Celebrity cruise touring Iceland and the Baltic after reading about river ... Read more
Kernelman
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We booked our river cruise with Scenic Tours travelling from Amsterdam to Budapest from the beginning of June 2013. We had booked in the middle of 2012 so we were really looking forward to the whole experience. As reasonably seasoned ocean ... Read more

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