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102 Scenic River Cruise Reviews

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wigmore
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
gfsc
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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

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doverboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Cdn Adventurelady
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
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

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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
BarryWilkinson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Scenic Tours are to be thoroughly applauded for their excellent service, from our departure, throughout our tour, to our return home to Melbourne! On our arrival in St Petersburg, we were met by our Tour Guide and were escorted to our ... Read more
Andrew Burke
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The trip was a wonderful experience. Scenic Jade was well cared for, clean and welcoming The sights and experiences were second to none. For us the best parts were the sail though the German Forest, Wachau Valley and the Romantic Rhine. ... Read more
elainedav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had toured with scenic before and found them to be "unreal". So when we were looking at Europe we looked at scenic and they had a great deal and everything was included. Scenic rep was there to meet us before we left Sydney ... Read more

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Andrew and Susan
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We were looking to celebrate an Anniversary milestone and what better way than by enjoying cruising the Rhine and the Danube, through magnificent scenery, whilst visiting a wide variety of towns and cities with ... Read more
Doug105
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
What a way to visit Europe! A floating five star hotel but with a relaxed atmosphere. I have been wanting to do this cruise for a long time and the anticipation was far outmatched by the experience. Apart from the obvious beauty of ... 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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sven critic
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose Scenic because it had a good reputation for quality holidays. We have not travelled extensively so we were looking for a high quality trip with no hassles. Scenic delivered in all areas of the holiday. The flights, shuttles, ... Read more
pattibntn@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was ALL INCLUSIVE; because of the choice of shore excursions offered; because of the personal services; because of the dining choices; and also because of the wonderful reviews found on this website. Scenic ... Read more

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T amworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
zeenichka
Member Since 2004
1 review
77 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am reviewing this sailing even though we were on the ship 3 nights. The Amber is a beautiful new ship and her cabins are spacious and plenty of storage including under the bed. Speaking of beds, the bed in our cabin was FANTASTIC. ... Read more
Holway
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 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
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
Beauneidol
Member Since 2016
1 review
We have previously taken the St Petersburg to Moscow river cruise with Viking, a Basle to Cologne cruise with Riviera and the Hurtigruten return trip between Bergen and Kirkeness. We booked the Scenic cruise on the basis of the all ... Read more

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