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We recently took a Scenic Danube cruise, the water levels on the Danube were low as the industry states, the operators and travel agents don't want to discuss your river cruise could end up as a bus tour, an expensive bus tour. We spent about 20 hours on buses which shortened our visits to each city. We only had one day on the river cruising the rest was spent on buses. Scenic was a long way from a luxury cruise. The best part of the cruise were the local tour guides. FOOD The food was certainly not 5 star, it was buffet average food. BUS DRIVERS The bus drivers were rude, mind you with all the extra driving it would have been tough taking passengers on long day tours then driving to the next port. VIEWS When at port boats are tied together so keep your drapes closed. They concert we looked forward to at Palais Lichtenstein however it was switched to another venue at the last minute. I guess if we were given any of this information we would have chosen not to take a $1,500 a day river cruise on Scenic. Buyer Beware!! Worst 7 day vacation of my life. Thank you Scenic, I will never travel or recommend you to anyone.

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Scenic Opal Cruise Review by Worldly Cruiser

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We recently took a Scenic Danube cruise, the water levels on the Danube were low as the industry states, the operators and travel agents don't want to discuss your river cruise could end up as a bus tour, an expensive bus tour. We spent about 20 hours on buses which shortened our visits to each city. We only had one day on the river cruising the rest was spent on buses. Scenic was a long way from a luxury cruise. The best part of the cruise were the local tour guides.

FOOD

The food was certainly not 5 star, it was buffet average food.

BUS DRIVERS

The bus drivers were rude, mind you with all the extra driving it would have been tough taking passengers on long day tours then driving to the next port.

VIEWS

When at port boats are tied together so keep your drapes closed.

They concert we looked forward to at Palais Lichtenstein however it was switched to another venue at the last minute.

I guess if we were given any of this information we would have chosen not to take a $1,500 a day river cruise on Scenic. Buyer Beware!!

Worst 7 day vacation of my life. Thank you Scenic, I will never travel or recommend you to anyone.
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Cabin 336
We had a great cabin the royal panoramic suite, unfortunately staff below us were smoking and laughing all night so we had little sleep some nights. We choose these rooms to be able to have spectacular views from our room, being parked next to other River boats all we saw was the inside of other boats.