Scenic River Bordeaux Cruise Reviews

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First River Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Diamond

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CWVM89
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

The welcome at Bordeaux Airport was friendly and professional. The first coincidence was in the taxi - One of the ladies who shared it with us was living in the town in which my partner was brought up. The surprises continued as we boarded Scenic Diamond and were offered a suite upgrade which we gratefully accepted. The suite was spotless and the beds were comfortable. The balcony - with the ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


We can't wait to the next cruise.

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Diamond

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JohnandPeter
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

This was our first river cruise. In fact it was our first major cruise. We didn't know what to expect. If we had any expectations from the itinerary, then they were exceeded. The crew were magnificent and could not have done more. From our own butler to bar and restaurant staff all our requests were met with politeness and efficiency. The cabin was more than comfortable and kept clean to a a ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


Forgettable

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TwoTwos
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Scenic swamp you with marketing propaganda, even the cruise director continues to plug how good they are but they are pretty standard and not much different from the other lines we’ve been with. The staff are all keen to please but some were sadly incompetent. Maybe they’d be better later in the season. Service was cheerful but slow, even though they claim a higher staff-to-passenger ratio than ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


Highlights were Remy Martin and Old submarine base in Bordeaux

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LYATH
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as we particularly wanted to see the light show at the old submarine base and also wanted to visit Remy Martin. We also wanted to do several french wine tastings which this cruise also gave us the opportunity to do. My husband really enjoyed the visit to Remy Martin. The best winery visit was Chateau Lagrange. Very good tour and organised wine tasting. on the other hand the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


A pity about the rivers and the landscape

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intrepidhector
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

After the Douro, the Seine and the Rhone, the Garonne etc. are a disappointment - ugly brown water (clean apparently) and rather dull landscape - not until you get out into the vineyards does it start to get pretty. Also some of the towns are a bit sad - the back streets of Libourne, for example, are to be avoided - full of beautiful but neglected, derelict houses and weeds pushing through the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Bordeaux cruise through the wine region

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greylittle
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was an area of France which we had always wanted to visit. We have sailed once before with Scenic on the Rhine and four times with the sister Company Emerald. We have always been very happy with the service we have received. The cabin was an adequate size for us and was kept extremely clean by our attendant. The food and drinks package was also very good. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Disappointed is an understatement terrible quality tours and food

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Deedon10
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Have been on many many river cruises and though this might be a nice change as I never have been with this company before well it is my first and last .I can’t really find anything that I could say that says 5 star at best 3 star food was the worst I have ever experienced the quality of the products were just underwhelming I had paid over £5000 for one person on a French river cruise I expect ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Disappointing

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Dk123
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Travel agent convinced us it was the best even though it was most expensive. Although ship was fine and we had a great time with people on board cruise was a let down. Hotels were amazing but greeting dinner at a sports bar was terrible. About half the excursions were good the others very touristy and tacky. The headphone system for guides never worked and delayed every tour as they tried to sort ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


The jury is still out

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Aging traveller
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

A distressing outward journey to reach this cruise is still colouring our view of the trip. Our verdict on whether Scenic goes on to a "never, ever again" list awaits a ruling from their Customer Service Department on whether we will be refunded for additional tickets we were forced to by en route to be able to reach Bordeaux. This was our first cruise with Scenic. We were interested in the ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Either 3.5 or 4 Stars

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FFOCLO56
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Very interested in learning more about French wines, having a luxe experience and taking our first river cruise, the 11 Day Bordeaux trip on the Diamond jumped out at us. We paid in full over a year prior to sailing and were expecting a 5 star experience. The trip fell a bit short of exceptions. First of all, the entire crew was five star, headlined by Yvonne, cruise director, Miguel, assistant ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


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