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Scenic Diamond Cruise Reviews

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"Scenic asked for our opinion after our first ever cruise. Here it is. The Bordeaux Affair was a fabulous cruise experience except for the total failure of the sanitation system on the ship, and partial for the..."Read More
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More than I thought it would be.

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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cfugle

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Our first river cruise and headed into it blindly. One can research cabin sizes, services, costs as much as they like but in the end how did our complete package do? Rather well indeed. At 54 and 65 we were close to being the youngest people on board. This was a shock initially and more so as over 85+ year olds slowly started to come aboard using wheelchairs and crutches and walkers. But the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


A good introduction to the Bordeaux wine region

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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TheReeders

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Scenic was going to a place we wanted to go at a time we wanted to holiday and we got a good offer from ROL. The cruise was good overall, but the senior chef was inconsistent. He didn’t understand French cheeses and how they should be stored and served. All consommé soups were very poor. We talked to the chef about it and he said it was because he wasn’t encouraged to use salt! Later a ‘tarte ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Wineries, wineries, wineries

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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Kbecks57

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We are wine lovers and had heard about this from friends. Scenic puts the L in Luxury! Every detail is taken care of and and every request is met as part of the service. Staff are amazing, the ship is beautiful, and the activities are top notch! The dining is 5 star, with excellent wine pairings to accompany the meal selections. It really is all inclusive — you would be hard pressed to include ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


It was a very pleasant experience. Everything went very well.

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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Sarah Ross

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we enjoyed our previous Scenic cruise in 2018 from Budapest to Amsterdam, and because we wanted to visit the Bordeaux area and then take advantage of the cruise extension to Madrid. It was a very memorable experience: the food was excellent, the service outstanding and the excursions were very interesting and efficiently run. All the crew were friendly and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Mostly amazing!

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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Awer1416

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We’d never been to France and a wine cruise sounded like it would be fun. We were traveling with friends and met new ones. The staff is outstanding! Wonderful attention to even the smallest details. We would especially like to thank our butler Armin(and Victor). Bart in the dining room and Martina and Patrice in the lounge were always smiling and very attentive. We had lovely massages as ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


More style than substance

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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dpender

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We toured with Avalon last year on the Danube and had a wonderful experience. So we decided to go with Scenic expecting an even higher level of service. The Scenic Diamond is a relatively new ship with all amenities. The service on board was above and beyond at every level. Sadly, the two most important parts of the on-board experience came up short. The food and wines were nowhere near the level ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Bordeaux

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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Skenn57

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This is a lovely boat with very friendly staff. We enjoyed the trip and especially loved Bordeaux. We were involved in a bus accident that was very upsetting. No one was badly injured but all were very emotionally upset. The accident was not caused by Scenic but I felt there should have been some kind of counselling made available to the group of us involved in the accident. Speaking to others ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Breathtaking Bordeaux!

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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SallyP509

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first time on a Scenic Cruise. We chose this cruise (Breathtaking Bordeaux) because it had many wine-related excursions and destinations. Scenic was recommended by travel agent, even though she had never sent a client on Scenic previously. The Scenic Diamond ship was lovely and the cruise did not disappoint! We loved the staff and crew. Cruise director was excellent. Nice mix of ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Breathtaking Bordeaux

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - River Cruise

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Marianne12

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we were going to explore the wine regions of Bordeaux and area. We were also interested in the culinary classes. We were also very interested in the bike tours. We began the trip in Paris. I highly recommend that you start the tour by spending a few extra days in Paris. There is so much to do and see and one day is far from enough time. We rode the train to ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Amazing staff and a superb experience!

Review for Scenic Diamond to Europe - All

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CB Yorks

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

What an experience! Customer service levels off the Richter scale!! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The Chef, Steve Groves was charming and so modest! Greg Wallace was a bundle of energy and made time for everyone, we learnt so much about his life, such an interesting man. The oyster schuking was memorable and even those not keen were happy to listen and learn. The Head Chef Mattias ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


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