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Scenic Pearl
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110 Scenic Pearl Cruise Reviews


terimc avatar

terimc

1 Review Written

Rhine highlights

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We went with family, No children. Children would be board but it was great for adults. Our travel agent was amazing and helped us with the booking. Scenic looked after everything else. Hotel/airport ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Quadrangle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Intro to river cruising

We had never been on a river cruise before but travel extensively, almost always independently. But we decided we wanted to try this out based on all of the positive things we heard from friends. I did a bunch of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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NewtoRiver01

1 Review Written

First Time on a Cruise and Scenic was Fabulous

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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Lisehierlihy

1 Review Written

Scenic pearl cruise

We chose this cruise because of its inclusivity. Once we boarded and for the duration of our trip we did not have to worry about money (except for souvenirs). We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, from the greeting ...
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Sail Date August 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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margury

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Gems of the Danube

Disaster from from the start. Low water levels meant we couldn’t start at Nuremberg, which I know is beyond their control, went to Passau and stayed there for 3 days which was a long way from Passau it’s self, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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maryfromstmarys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time! Not my last!

I’m so pleased I chose the Danube to introduce me to river cruising! Climate changes are affecting river levels and we were unable to cruise the section from Nuremberg to Passau, which was disappointing but Scenic ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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DDolack

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The good and the bad

I am writing here since each cabin is only allowed one official evaluation – and if you happen to feel differently than your roommate, there is no option to voice a second opinion. My friend and I took the ...
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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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Bigzim

1 Review Written

Jewel of Europe Amsterdam Budapest July 1st

Both myself and my wife were on the pearl this past 2 weeks. I would like to say that this experience was top notch! Everything from the shore excursions to the food, and overall service was excellent The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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CruisingSusan3

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Some Of The Excursions Needs To Be Modified

Pros: professional staff, very clean ship, liked our cabin BJ202, local entertainment onboard very good, city tours were our favourite, good selection of ports and excursions. Cons: Cabin - no butler in our ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Sunseekermenorca

1 Review Written

Rather disappointing

We chose a Scenic cruise as we wanted luxury for our first ever cruise and it was our Golden wedding. We have never wanted a cruise before as we did not relish the though of rough seas .All of the transfers and day ...
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Sail Date April 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

2 Helpful Votes

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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calgcruiser

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bait and switch

We are reasonably experienced cruisers (Silversea, Regent, Oceania, Princess) but this was our first river cruise. We chose Scenic based on their all inclusive 5 star claim and the advice of friends who had sailed ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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disappointed23

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Underwhelming

Trip compromised by low water levels. We had to be bused three hours to an alternate older ship. The usual views were of other ships moored against us. Long journeys by coach. Most of the guides gave limited ...
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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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YBW

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Danube river cruise Nuremberg to Budapest

Cruise director and crew did everything they could to make our trip enjoyable. Disappointed that we were not able to sail on the more expensive and newer Jade do to problems with low water levels in the Danube. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Paul F

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

5 STAR ASPIRATIONS - 3 STAR DELIVERY

5 STAR ASPIRATIONS - 3 STAR DELIVERY!! As a preamble I should say we are comparing the Scenic offer with Seabourn which is a true 5 Star product. This was our first river cruise and I appreciate that many of the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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roylance1953

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very comfortable; good tours to riverside attractions

ship very modern well designed . cabin very adequate dining very good great not to have to handle money for drinks etc .on board entertainment scenic does it well good artists and varied performances to give a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Fattrout

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise

This was our first ever river cruise even though we have travelled a lot. Scenic were recommended to us by friends who had sailed with them last year and also our travel agent spoke well of them. We travelled from ...
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Sail Date June 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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LaBubba

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Service, Everything else Average or Poor

Let me just say that the service on our ship was outstanding. Most everything else wasn't. We could have missed our transport to the ship had we not brought our luggage down early where we were told a different ...
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Sail Date April 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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