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Scenic Amber Review

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Best Cruise Line Between Nuremberg and Budapest

Review for Scenic Amber to Europe River
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peterkalish@alum.mit.edu
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016
Cabin:
Abbey in Melk
Vineyard in Durnstein
Shoenbrunn Palace looking through the fountain in the gardens
Chamber group that gave private concert for just our ship's passengers
Ballet dancers at our private concert
Cobblestone street in Durnstein
View from the ship of the Parliament building in Budapest.  We docked direc
Lounge on board the Scenic Amber.
Palace in Vienna.
Sunrise on the sun deck of the ship.
We took a night time cruise down the Danube on our last night in Budapest.

This was an experience of a lifetime. Some of the reasons:

- The ship was immaculate. Clean, functional, comfortable, well laid out and modern. We stayed on the lower deck to save some money so our room was a bit small. But the efficiency of the layout made it easy for us to live comfortably for the week. The bathroom was modern and the shower was luxurious (multiple spray heads).

- Staff was better than any cruise we've taken. After the first day, everyone on the staff called us by our first name, including the deck hands that tied up the boat. Wait staff in the dining room remembered what we liked and treated us like family.

Cabin Review

Cabin Lower Level

While small (we opted for a lower cost cabin), it was comfortable, modern and efficient. Bed was comfortable. We had plenty of light through the window. Bathroom was modern, clean and comfortable. Shower was luxurious. We had complimentary bathrobes, a safe, a mini-bar (included), iPhone-like devices for listening to recorded tour information and butler service. The butler provided laundry service as well as nightly turn down.

Port Reviews

Nuremberg

We went to the old city and had Bratwurst and the Bratwursthäusle. Then toured the Zeppelin Field and Documentation Center. Amazing couple of days in the city.

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