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Had a great time on the Scenic Amber. Travelled with a group of 4 couples. The ship was only 6 months old and obviously in great condition.The trip from Budapest to Nuremberg , passes through some very picturesque country side. With only 160 passengers embarkation , meals, and tours all go smoothly. An all inclusive resort on the water, food was excellent , wines were good to very good , with premium wines available for a surcharge but we found there was no need to shell out extra for the premium wines. Gratuities are all covered in the price , so while might be a bit more expensive then other cruises, the all in cost is quite competitive . There are 4 Scenic buses which travel overland to meet the boat at each port of call and take you on shore excursions with local guides. About 40 passengers did the 35 km bike ride from Durnstein to Melk, and we had a great time on the electric assist bikes , which makes going uphill a breeze. On board entertainment was very good and tied in with the countries we were travelling through. Off boat enrichment activities were just for our ships passengers and not mixed with any other cruise ship. The day trip to Cesky Krulov was great , but spending almost 2 hours each way on the bus can make for a long day. If you take in everything that is offered you may need to spend a few days unwinding after wards just to rest up. But you can take in as much or as little as you like. My wife and I would definitely consider other Scenic River Cruise.

Scenic Amber is a Gem on the Danube!!

Scenic Amber Cruise Review by RVDruns

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Had a great time on the Scenic Amber. Travelled with a group of 4 couples. The ship was only 6 months old and obviously in great condition.The trip from Budapest to Nuremberg , passes through some very picturesque country side. With only 160 passengers embarkation , meals, and tours all go smoothly.

An all inclusive resort on the water, food was excellent , wines were good to very good , with premium wines available for a surcharge but we found there was no need to shell out extra for the premium wines. Gratuities are all covered in the price , so while might be a bit more expensive then other cruises, the all in cost is quite competitive .

There are 4 Scenic buses which travel overland to meet the boat at each port of call and take you on shore excursions with local guides.

About 40 passengers did the 35 km bike ride from Durnstein to Melk, and we had a great time on the electric assist bikes , which makes going uphill a breeze.

On board entertainment was very good and tied in with the countries we were travelling through. Off boat enrichment activities were just for our ships passengers and not mixed with any other cruise ship. The day trip to Cesky Krulov was great , but spending almost 2 hours each way on the bus can make for a long day. If you take in everything that is offered you may need to spend a few days unwinding after wards just to rest up. But you can take in as much or as little as you like.

My wife and I would definitely consider other Scenic River Cruise.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 218
Cabin was comfortable and well equipped.The power window could be opened or closed as you saw fit , with a power screen , if you wanted to have fresh air at night. Bar fridge in your room was stocked daily and you could request specific drinks be stocked if you wished.