We chose this cruise to travel with friends who had been with Scenic previously. We travelled by Eurostar and TGV to Bordeaux, which was fine but only just made it to Paris Montparnasse as the cross-Paris timing was very tight. On arrival at Bordeaux we were not met by any representative so made our own way to the ship. From there our luggage was taken on board, we were given champagne and escorted through the beautiful ship to our cabin, which although smallish by ocean cruise standards was beautifully fitted with a balcony and kept spotless by our cabin attendant Angela. The dining on the ship was excellent with fine wines and other drinks included. The choice of food was excellent and the two special dining evenings were superb. There was a wide choice of excursions (included) to wine chateaux to taste and dine. Passengers should be aware that they should be fairly fit for the walking involved. The entertainment on board was a resident musician, and guest artistes from the local area, and also a very good crew show.
Finally, the crew and service on board was faultless, friendly and attentive with a smile.
Disembarkation went smoothly and we were transferred to the station for our train journey back to the UK.
Would we go again - yes but would need to pace ourselves for the walking involved.
Comfortable bed and pillows. Nicely fitted with plenty of storage for an eleven day trip. Slightly small by ocean standards. Balcony had a novel sliding glass window for fresh air.
The bathroom was well fitted but the lighting was poorly sited - nothing over the washbasin mirror. The shower was bijou, if you dropped anything it could not be picked up. It was kept spotless.