This was a once in a lifetime cruise for myself & my husband. Our cousins had been on 3 before and desperately wanted us to go with them on their 4th.
So it started, we were picked up from the airport and transferred to a Hotel served drinks and canapes before being taken by coach to our boat. Upon entering we where greeted by Miguel and his very professional crew aboard Scenic Pearl for the start of our Moselle Rhine cruise . Our luggage and embarkation went very smoothly (obviously done many times before) we were seated in the lounge area with a welcome drink where we where put at ease with a talk by Miguel. They obviously travel & work as a family and we were made to feel part of that family from the very start. Excited we were taken to our cabins & not disappointed they were very clean & smelt fresh.
Our Butler Costin was very professional and delivered exceptional services always with a smile to die for.
The dining staff were 2nd to none, and special compliments to the head chef Mr Buti.
Most of our spare time was spent in the lounge & bar area where Antonio,handled the bar like he was playing the violin with style.
Richard our cruise director never failed to impress us with his knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication to making sure that we had the best of everything even when things beyond his control like being held up at locks that would throw all arrangements out the window late at night and have everything organized by morning .
It was awesome to see when in port and their was loading to be done all hands were on deck. A mammoth job done by great teamwork.
If there were any complaints it was that the 4 last port stops didn't really have much in the way of souvenir shops (started from Basel) so don't leave shopping till then. And maybe a little more dancing music on board for the young at heart.
Everything about this cruise was exceptional from beginning to end.
Compliments to Miguel,and to all 51 of your children Costin beautiful Daniela, Ramona, Haris, Tibor, Marion, Octavain, Branko, Marina, Antionio,Tibor, Sasa, Dominika, to name but a few thank you for the memories.
I expected it to be a bit bigger in all honesty, but after just a couple of hours felt like my second home. Very clean thanks to Dominika who always made it look & feel good to come back into the room.