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Just got back from a really wonderful cruise on Scenic Sapphire, Nuremburg to Budapest. First river cruise we've done after several ocean cruises. I think we like river cruising better. Our time on this cruise was really outstanding. The service, especially by our butler was perfect. Attentive, thoughtful and friendly but not too friendly. Just right. The junior suite we had was perfect: convenient and quiet. The balconies that can be open in nice warm weather or completely (or partially) closed in in cool or rainy weather are a really great feature. It's a small boat - 167 passengers. So entertainment is not going to a cast of thousands. We're not big on shipboard entertainment but the guy on this cruise played piano, keyboard, guitar, sax and who knows what else, accompanied electronically and struck just the right note. He knew the age group he was playing for and matched it perfectly. The fact that the cruise and all shore excursions are all inclusive (and no tipping) is another outstanding feature. For me, it's a game changer.

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Scenic Sapphire Cruise Review by A Ray

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Just got back from a really wonderful cruise on Scenic Sapphire, Nuremburg to Budapest. First river cruise we've done after several ocean cruises. I think we like river cruising better. Our time on this cruise was really outstanding. The service, especially by our butler was perfect. Attentive, thoughtful and friendly but not too friendly. Just right. The junior suite we had was perfect: convenient and quiet. The balconies that can be open in nice warm weather or completely (or partially) closed in in cool or rainy weather are a really great feature.
It's a small boat - 167 passengers. So entertainment is not going to a cast of thousands. We're not big on shipboard entertainment but the guy on this cruise played piano, keyboard, guitar, sax and who knows what else, accompanied electronically and struck just the right note. He knew the age group he was playing for and matched it perfectly.
The fact that the cruise and all shore excursions are all inclusive (and no tipping) is another outstanding feature. For me, it's a game changer.
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Nicely appointed. Tub - shower combo very innovative. Full length balcony great.