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  • Europe and Asia river cruises for Aussies, Brits, North Americans
  • Luxury super yacht with helicopter and submarine for ocean expeditions
  • Butler service, tours, tips and drinks (and mini-bar) are all-inclusive
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60 Scenic River Cruise Reviews

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Andy O
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
2 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
Rivercruiser88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
135 forum posts
0 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
7 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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
Fairfield Nana
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
448 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We joined the Jasper from spending 3 nights pre-cruise in Prague, which was a beautiful city and the Marriott was quite nice and perfectly located in old town area. Didn't depart our hotel on a 4 hour bus ride to our ship docked in ... Read more
spiderb2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have never done a river cruise before and have only ever done an ocean cruise back in 1969. I usually do escorted coach tours when I travel to Europe and my husband hasn't travelled overseas since we married back in 1971. We arrived ... Read more
Scagai
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We travelled on Scenic's Jasper on the Gems of the Danube River cruise in July 2015. Having cruised on ocean liners several times before, and hearing the hype around Scenic cruise line, we had high expectations. Let me say off the top that ... Read more
Buderimden
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Have just completed our second Scenic river cruise having booked this one after completing our first on the Scenic Jewell 2 years ago. The transfers and embarkation were of the usual Scenic high standards as was the quality of the ship and ... Read more
albie81
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Our first river cruise after being on many luxury ocean cruises was a bit of a disappointment. This cruise was advertised as an all inclusive luxury cruise. Unfortunately it started badly. We had stayed one night before the start of the ... Read more
diane flynn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We have recently returned from the Jewels of Russia River Cruise starting in Moscow and finishing in St Petersburg which has been great. We were met at the Airport and taken by Coach to the Ship Tsar where we were welcomed on board. The ... Read more
Susie knox
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Can not fault anything on this cruise and the staff were fantastic. Lovely to be on holiday and understand everyone as the main tourists are Australian, Kiwis, American, Canadian and British. The average age is about 65-70 but this did not ... Read more
G P WILSON
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Very enjoyable trip of 29 days cruising the Danube, Maine and Rhine. Interesting stops along the way where we were able to get a good idea of the country side. Five luxury coaches were provided for off ship day trips. We were treated to ... Read more
Dr Dicko
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first sight of Scenic Sapphire was of an impressively sized modern river cruiser moored up at Le Quay de Messeries in Chalon sur Saone , central France on the River Saone. With the afternoon sun reflecting off the glass and polished ... Read more
SILV011
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
In Australia, we were happy to pay the $11,000 per person (excluding airfares) based on the fact that everything you could possibly need or want on tour was included in the tour price - "a five star, once in a lifetime luxurious ... Read more
DianneSmith
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
MDF7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our first and last river cruise with Scenic. I totally agree with the poor review on this website. Our cruise was supposed to be a gastronomique and wine cruise in France. Well the classical French dishes were nowhere to be seen let alone ... Read more
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MerlinC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having experienced the amazing service of Scenic on an Amsterdam to Budapest cruise we were happy to entrust our next holiday to them. We understood that river cruising in Russia was going to be different from Europe and planned for it. ... Read more
MerlinC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having experienced the amazing service of Scenic on an Amsterdam to Budapest cruise we were happy to entrust our next holiday to them. We understood that river cruising in Russia was going to be different from Europe and planned for it. ... Read more
annabe
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
First of all I should mention that we had awful weather - cold and wet - and this obviously affected my enjoyment of the cruise. We were new to river cruising and I am glad that we chose a shorter cruise as our intro. There were no onboard ... Read more
aussieal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I'm not a review writer, and this is my first but I feel compelled to do so to share our Scenic experience. As part of a wider European vacation we booked a 14 days Gems of Europe river cruise with Scenic with Prague extension. As ... Read more

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