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Budapest Scenic Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Scenic Pearl
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28 Budapest Scenic Pearl Cruise Reviews


NewtoRiver01 avatar

NewtoRiver01

1 Review Written

First Time on a Cruise and Scenic was Fabulous

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We knew we wanted to do a Danube/Rhine cruise and after trying to figure out the ratings of cruise lines and also trying to compare pricing, we contacted our travel agent and she did the legwork for us and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Saphillips

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall experience

We went to a few different presentations from various cruise lines when we looking to book a river cruise. We chose Scenic as it seemed to offer the kind of experience we were looking for. When they said it was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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COAP

1 Review Written

Not the "Gem" we hoped

Our Scenic 5***** Tsar Cruise in 2017, from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, was so marvelous in every way that it inspired us to take the Scenic Pearl cruise and explore Gems of the Danube with Prague, from Budapest to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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eileen172228

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

30 year anniversary done right

We had done a river cruise 2 years ago with another company. We were completely disappointed in everything about the cruise, except for the ports of call. The tour director was detached, never around, they said ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LaBubba

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Excursions

We were disappointed in this cruise line. We did a river cruise in Europe with Scenic almost a year ago. We were in a 200 cabin (205, 207, 209?). The balcony was pretty useless; would have made more sense if they ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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RikkiRules

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

5 star treatment all the way

We figured we were old enough now to do one of these river cruises - being in our early 60's. We splurged & chose one of the Royal Suites. Best decision ever! The cabins are relatively compact on these river ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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florida8

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First class all the way!

This was our first river cruise and Scenic was recommended to us by several friends and our travel agent. We took this cruise with 2 other couples as we all celebrated our 50th anniversary. We were certainly not ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Triptoeurope

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Chose Scenic based on online reviews etc. Considered it to be one of the top river cruise companies. We were very disappointed at service levels and food. Breakfast and lunch were major disappointments with ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lucie Blais

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

Embarkation and disembarkation were fast and easy. The ship was pristine clean, easy to walk around. The suite cabin was compact with lots of storage place, the balcony is an oasis of retreat Dining is ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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SJWalker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip of a Lifetime

We loved Scenic because their balconies offered an automatic glass window that you could raise to lower to expand the bedroom space and allow us to enjoy the river scenery. They also offered multiple choices of ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Beth and Barry

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

All inclusive is Excellent and Excursions Free Choice were excellent

Our travel agent recommended this cruise. Scenic does not promote their cruises well in North America. Most of the passengers were Australians who were very friendly and fun. We had a a junior suite. Nice sized ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Beemat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Quality Experience!

We chose Scenic for this holiday on the recommendation of friends and comments on the reviews. We were not disappointed. The Scenic package we picked up from our travel agent was so well organized it was a sign of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Leslie William

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Gems of Europe

We explored the embarkation port before we sailed. Embarkation and disembarkation both very smooth. Cabin smaller than expected but very well appointed. Staff could not have been more pleasant and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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pnr

1 Review Written

An excellent cruise, well organised.

We have been on 4 other Scenic cruises and 4 Scenic tours so we have been impressed with the quality and content of the cruises and the overall organisation of cruises.The staff in Manchester are excellent and very ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Geri c avatar

Geri c

1 Review Written

Fantastic way to visit Europe

A river boat cruise had been high on our list of vacations for many years. We finally decided to do it while we are still in good health and able to negotiate the villages and castles. We decided on Scenic after ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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maberly

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect way to see Europe

First of all you need to understand that with Scenic there are no additional costs and NO Tipping! You pay up front for everything so there are no surprise bar bills or extra excursion costs. Our trip was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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siesta50

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best Cruise Ever

My travel agent suggested this cruise. Can't say enough good things about the entire experience. The majority of travelers were Australian and Canadian. The food, ship, service, excursions.....all excellent. The ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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jicknmudi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Jewels of Europe

The reason we chose this cruise was everything was included. We stayed 2 nights in Budapest prior to departure. We were lucky to have booked in to the hotel right opposite the wharf where the ship was moored. As ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Happy Canadian Traveller

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

How do they work so well?

The feature that the cost of the All Inclusive Cruise was designated in Canadian Dollars, and that with early booking the airfare Toronto, Budapest,Amsterdam, Toronto was offered as an incentive, which we gladly ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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richard@acadianrow.com

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

SCENIC PEARL Disappoints

Scenic was highly recommended by our travel agent. We found it less than remarkable. Misrepresentations included the role of the so called "butler" - we never saw or heard from him, and nightly local entertainment ...
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Sail Date June 2016


annabe avatar

annabe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Brown Danube

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Victoriahj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Low water issues

We chose the Scenic line thru a recommondation from our travel agent and also friends. There were low river issues before we left, but there was no talk of postponing or cancelling. We started off our holiday ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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swill2018

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food was wonderful and staff members incredibly nice and efficient!

This was a gift for 20th service at my work! The different excursions were fantastic and well organized. The bike ride was magic and with the electric assistance, it was a great discovery. The cabin is ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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arahlf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Staff on Scenic is fabulous. Made the most of a challenging trip.

We chose Scenic because of it’s good reviews and that it was all inclusive. Communication from ScenicUSA left much to be desired. We cruised with mostly Canadians and Brits. They were all offered an extension in ...
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Sail Date August 2018


wiseguys avatar

wiseguys

1 Review Written

The down side was having to switch ships before the end of our cruise

We picked Scenic for a few reasons. Good ratings for the cruise line. We liked the itinerary. Would have been better ratings from us if we had been able to stay on the ship we had booked. This alternate ship (the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Scenic Pearl Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.5
Dining4.04.3
Entertainment2.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.4
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment2.04.5
Service4.04.7
Value For Money4.04.2
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