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  • Europe and Asia river cruises for Aussies, Brits, North Americans
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  • Butler service, tours, tips and drinks (and mini-bar) are all-inclusive
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79 Scenic River Cruise Reviews

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T amworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
Holway
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We did a Danube cruise on the Scenic Pearl from Nuremberg to Budapest from 20th to 27th June 16. We were in a Junior Suite. The cost including Business Class fares was £7500 for the two of us. High water levels on the Danube. ... Read more
aileen ludbey
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Roynat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I and another couple just returned from a cruise from Chalone sur Saone to Nice on the Sapphire. This was our first on Scenic but we had cruised with Viking once. This was our friends first river cruise. Due to the high ... Read more
ChrisChicago
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are not at all impressed by the constant marketing that scenic is luxury. The Scenic Diamond Cruise we were on was like cubic zirconia. FAKE. First there was a strike on our scheduled trip from Paris to Bordeaux. The rep the evening ... Read more

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bobtilton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the scenery is beautiful and because we love Portuguese food. The Duoro River in northern Portugal is spectacular: steep banks that have terraced vineyards right to the top, also olive and almond trees. The ... Read more
eabaird@netzero.net
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 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
sigmatrain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our Golden Wedding anniversary treat did not get off to a good start! Due to (apparently regular) delays at Amsterdam airport our flights to and from this hub (hub - hub) to Basel were delayed but at least we eventually arrived. But our ... Read more
candjrs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
Having wanted to cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest for several years, we investigated several companies and chose Scenic because it appeared to offer an excellent service, wide range of excursions and, importantly, was all inclusive. The ... Read more
Blueridgeappy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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

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PJAF
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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Rain33bow
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose Scenic because we had fun in Australia and of its inclusions.We liked the itinerary no that the ship was new. The experience was everything we hoped it would be. We stayed in a Royal balcony suite on the Diamond deck and it was ... Read more
moosedrool54
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation went very smooth as we were on board quickly after a 4 hour bus ride from Prague where we started our vacation. We received our room keys and were allow in the cabin immediately. Overall the cruise was great. The thing we ... Read more
ijkash
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
The ship was gorgeously decorated. The cabin we had was 205 Sq. Ft. which felt mildly snug especially to my wife. I visited a 225 Sq. Ft. cabin which felt larger than I expected from the additional 20 Sq. Ft. The bedding was ... Read more
FremontElectric
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were guests during the Naval Supply Core cruise. It was the best decision we made. The Opal was beautiful and very comfortable. But, it was the staff that made this trip so memorable, fun, and amazing. It was like being at summer camp ... Read more

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kenaustus
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We spotted an exceptionally good price on a 6 day, 5 night cruise from Paris to the English Channel and jumped as fast as we could. The cruise was a charter by Legendary Journeys and, with the exception of initial problems in receiving ... Read more
Andy O
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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
ParisMatch2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
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
kelsea3
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
When we were in Prague as an add on to our river cruise we received a note in our door that the first 3 days the ship would be operating out of Passau (a 3.5 hour bus ride away) and that the excursions would be bus tours from there to ... Read more
Lindamariepage
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We travelled from Budapest to Nuremberg!! as 2 couples and chose Scenic because we had been told it was the best. The ship was changed a few days prior to travelling because of the water levels being low on the Danube. Apart from one stop ... Read more

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Rivercruiser88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
mj_holiday
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
143 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our 7 days aboard the Scenic Pearl were a great introduction to river cruising. We had great weather and saw so many sites. Embarkation and disembarkation were very well organized. There were 163 people on board for the trip. The ... Read more
geOgia36
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My wife and I purchased a river cruise package from Scenic which including the airfares cost over $60,000. This was a Paris to Paris cruise along the Seine followed by a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest with an ad on in Paris at the ... Read more
Portside000
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Brand new ship, the Scenic Opal did not fail to impress. Small ship (123m long by 11.5m wide) we found it very comfortable, crew were very friendly and accommodating and food was very good, especially the evening at Portobello's ... Read more
Triplets2013
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
3 years ago we did Budapest to Amsterdam and enjoyed, this year we did the reverse and would recommend doing our first option. The hotel and cruise director great. The Opal is a new ship and very nice. The only fault we had was at ... Read more

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