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Cruise review of Scenic Emerald

shippa241 Scenic Emerald 5 All Inclusive means all inclusive
shippa241
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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 sail along. We probably had half a day of such cruising. The area along the banks of the Saone and the Rhone is not very scenic, unless you are entering major cities such as Lyon and Avignon. However, the tours from our berthing ports were fantastic. They were all well organised and we travelled in comfort. On this cruise we choose not to have a balcony cabin and I think it was a wise choice as I do not think you would get much use from it. Highlights of the tour include very informative wine tastings and instruction, a dinner at the home of a host family, a visit to an olive farm and olive oil tasting, a visit to a truffle farm and watching chinook the truffle hunting dog at work, the roman aqueduct in Pont Du Gard, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, free time to wander in the towns and villages, etc. and I cant leave out our cruise director Yvonne who was a delight.

Scenic advertise as all inclusive and it was. You might expect that alcohol may be slow in coming and slow on refills, but that was far from the case. The staff were attentive and the bar staff generous in the pourings. I am sure if you wanted to you could find something to complain about, but hey your are on holidays in another country relax and enjoy the ride. We certainly did!

  • Sail Date: September 2013
  • Destination: France
  • Embarkation: Paris
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Published 10/28/13
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