Scenic River Scenic Jewel Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
118 reviews
Standing in front of the Golden Carriage at the Lichtenstein Palace
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Parliament building in Budapest
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The ship docked in Amsterdam
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A Tale of Two Spaceships
"Overall, we enjoyed the cruise, but given the huge disparity in the food and beverage experience between the Jewel and the Jade, and not knowing which Spaceship we might encounter should we sail with Scenic, we won’t sail with them again.We recently completed a 15-day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and, well, some good and some bad...."Read More
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Definitely not what we expected since our last year's cruise with Scenic

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suzie987
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I chose this cruise as we throughly enjoyed our Christmas Cruise on the Rhine last year, it was so fantastic that when a sale came up on the River cruises I booked another one expecting the same level of service as before. This was not the case, first we received an email that our ship had been changed, not a problem. Then the day that we are to board we received another email ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Amazing staff

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2marz
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Wanting to avoid the health issues of some of the larger cruises, I chose this cruise because it was advertised as a small ship with not too many passengers. My travelling partner and I were told by our agent that there would be about 80 passengers. There were 180 passengers aboard ship. The staff was magnificent, always smiling, always wanting to go the extra mile except when it came to illness. ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Lovely crew

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ScottishRunner
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Every evening meal was both to look forward to and to enjoy whilst in the restaurant : especially Portobello. Hard working , friendly and always approachable folk in the Restaurant ( one of us coeliac ) and really helpful Cruise Director and Assistant. Lack of water in the Danube caused us to have two unexpected bus transfers , but well done and fabulous hotel in Budapest . All tour guides ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


A Tale of Two Spaceships

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OldNerd
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We recently completed a 15-day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and, well, some good and some bad. As to the bad, it likely put us off Scenic enough that we won’t cruise with them again. This was not our first cruise, but it was our first river cruise. Realizing that river cruising differed from ocean cruising I watched a lot of videos, so got a pretty ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Jewels of Europe

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TrevG
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Do you like 5 star luxury? Well scenic jewels of Europe is for you. Our trip started with business class flights from Melbourne to Budapest via Frankfurt. Once we were greeted and transported to our spaceship we were elevated into our new home for the next 2 weeks. We were on the diamond deck with a junior balcony suite, whilst the room was nicely appointed our balcony was partially obstructed by ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Fantastic first time on a river cruise

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Dondons61
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The cruise took in the countries we wanted to see. We did not realise how beautiful Germany and Austria are and how peaceful river cruising is. We had booked a deluxe balcony cabin which was a bit bigger than the balcony cabins. All of the staff were amazing and were happy to engage with the passengers. The captain and crew did some fantastic sailing in difficult conditions due to flooding we ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Amazing

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Busta77
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was wonderful, the ship was beautiful, the cruise director Richard was just amazing as was his off-sider Andree. The staff on the ship were brilliant, from the cabin butlers to the food waiters. We had to change ships halfway through the cruise due to water levels and went to the Ruby. Staff on both ships were very good but I must say the food on the Ruby ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Fantastic cruise 11/10

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Looser01
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

people have told me what a wonderful time they had had with this company, we were not disappointed. at all times the service was 100% with a smile & can do it immediately. the food was also excellent at all times. the organisation of our onshore tours was professional at each port of call. on board information re the next day tours, the water level etc was constantly updated for us to ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Good but not great.

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Madkel
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We decided to try Scenic after seeing many episodes on the TV travel show "Getaway" focusing on their river cruises. We have done many ocean cruises but only 1 river cruise which was with Viking. The TV show certainly made it look much more desirable than it was in reality. The ship was lovely, well maintained with plenty of room both in the suites and around the ship. The butler service to all ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Very good, but not quite 5 star service

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John5671
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Before the cruise, whenever we called, the people were always friendly and helpful. We told them we're staying an extra 3 nights in Zurich, but they couldn't take us to the hotel because it's wasn't a partner hotel, which is fair enough. But they also couldn't take us to a partner hotel and let us walk to our hotel. They also wouldn't take us to the Zurich airport unless we had a flight AND we ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


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