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116 Scenic River Cruise Reviews
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smars1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have travelled with Scenic for 10 years and have completed 5 river cruises with them in addition to many land tours. We love the fact that everything is included, itineraries are varied and staff are so well-trained. The Scenic spirit ... Read more
bookie2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was our first European River Cruise. Having done all-inclusive cruises with Regent Seven Seas we decided that an all-inclusive river cruise would be the way to go. We were certainly not disappointed. The experience was even better ... Read more
515kitty
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
286 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first river cruise. I must say I am please we choose Scenic. I gave it only 4 stars because of the lack of communication between Scenic prior to sailing. Other than that the ship is beautiful and well laid out. What they can ... Read more
nearly 60 !
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a Rhine cruise and the dates coincided with our Ruby wedding anniversary and our friends 60th Birhtday ( We are from The UK our friends from Australia ) We arrived at the ship in Nuremburg to a ... Read more
parent
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our second river cruise with Scenic having previously sailed from Budapest to Amsterdam earlier this year. We found this cruise to be less frenetic and we were able to enjoy the ports of call in the afternoons and evenings ... Read more
Barb Bailie
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We liked that the cruise was all inclusive - no extra charges for excursions, tips, drinks. There was an ample number of choices for the excursions, or you could stay on the ship, or take an e-bike out and tour the town at your leisure. ... Read more
TX99
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We recently sailed the Danube River on the Scenic Ruby from Nuremberg to Budapest. This was our first river cruise. My expectations were high and I have to say Scenic exceeded them. Our cruise director was Adrian. He was very organized and ... Read more
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Stockport
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I sailed on the Scenic Opal on the river Rhine from Sep. 17th to the 26th from Basel (Switzerland) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) We have never had such a wonderful time, although we were on the Danube 4 years ago with Scenic. ... Read more
whale78
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose Scenic at that particularly time to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in my husbands family's heritage - Germany and for me to see Vienna, Spanish Riding School. Sadly they advertise 5 star dinning but it is at best 3 star. Ignored ... Read more
pjbmontana
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
44 forum posts
We have just returned from a 14 day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Scenic Jasper. This was our first river cruise and the cruise surpassed our highest expectations. There was no question that Scenic is a 5 star cruise line as ... Read more
wigmore
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
recommended by friends.only disappointment was final journey to airport but we enjoyed all of the rest. of particular note was the service in general, which was excellent.i have a walking problem and the help from the crew and other ... 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
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
gfsc
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Cruise was faultless with staff being exceptional. We had a fantastic Cruise Director who ensured the trip went without any hassles. He was very friendly and went out of his way to meet people's needs. The cruise stopped at some ... Read more
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Paddingtontraveller
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Jasper is a very new ship. The cabins are beautifully designed to make the most of the available space. The bed is very comfortable, and there is ample storage space and room for toiletries etc. The service on our cruise was ... Read more
gongerbeer
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was the year of the great French roast, Paris at 35ºC and similar to that all the cruise long. The payback was clear blue skies, no rain and great photos.The ship was 100% full, hence the service levels in the public areas were ... Read more
Onlythetruth
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
doverboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
After considering many, if not all, river cruise lines we decided on Scenic. What a great choice we made!! One of our travel partners had concerns about Scenic rep meeting us in Budapest, was met as soon as we entered main area of ... Read more
annieandjc
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having already enjoyed the Scenic Jewels of Europe Cruise, we were more than happy to do another Scenic Cruise and chose the South of France with equally as enjoyable results. The entire crew of the Scenic Sapphire were very pleasant, ... Read more
Cdn Adventurelady
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
We have done plenty of ocean cruises - this was our 1st river cruise. Wow! We were surprised and impressed. Lovely thoughtful cabin, huge walk in shower and we loved the greenhouse-style balcony that expands room space and can be enjoyed ... Read more
Tridhos
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
85 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Romantic Rhine and Moselle Monday 15th Joined the cruise in Basel, Scenic provide phone numbers and email addresses of your ship which in our case was the Scenic Pearl launched in 2011 (no swimming pool yet) so the day before you can ... Read more
AndyandBarb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Our retirement holiday and first river cruise. This was recommended by friends and travel agents as a good first choice. We saw all the highlights we expected and more and had a great time. The ship's staff and facilities were fabulous. We ... Read more
jtam@lrh.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
it was recommended by our travel agent. It was certainly an excellent experience. staff was excellent and very friendly. Embarkation details was not very details. We were told to have coach transfer to the spaceship at 3.30 pm at the ... Read more
Metweet
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was my first cruise ever. I traveled with my sister-in-law and we had a wonderful experience with Scenic. We took the Rhine River cruise on the Scenic Pearl and the whole experience was wonderful! The whole crew were so friendly and ... Read more
angelaAyeg
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose Scenic because it was an all inclusive river cruise. We flew into Zurich Switzerland and enjoyed a few days of sightseeing. We were picked up at our hotel by a driver from Scenic to meet our ship in Basel. We were ... Read more

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