Scenic Amber Cruise Review by AMANDAM2016
- Sail Date: September 2016
- Destination: Europe River
The crew of the Scenic Amber was outstanding, without exception. Their customer service skills are tremendous and they consistently made us feel welcome and assisted where needed. In particular, my wife and I would like to thank our tour director Andreea, together with Radmila, George, Ion, Elod, Sandy, Jelena and Margi for helping to make this the cruise of a lifetime. If we were ever take another river cruise, the ship and its crew will have to be of a very high standard to come close to our experience with the Scenic Amber.
The tour guides and bus drivers were also of a high calibre and we very much enjoyed our tour at Wertheim with Marie-Noelle and her delightful sense of humour. The standard of food was very high throughout the cruise and there was something for everybody. We were very lucky with the weather for almost the entire fortnight with sunny and unseasonably warm conditions, plus the water levels in the rivers and canals were sufficient to allow the ship to travel through without any problems.
The cabins had wi-fi, but sometimes the service was weak or intermittent or a connection could not be made, especially when we were away from the larger towns or while in locks. You cannot download material such as books, so you need to attend to that before travelling. The ship’s sun deck was lovely, especially when travelling through picturesque regions such as the Middle Rhine and the Wachau Valleys. The sun deck was closed for about five days during the middle of the cruise because of low bridges over the River Main. The rooms have almost everything you need, including hairdryers for the ladies, but there are no irons and none are permitted for safety reasons. That was the only minor criticism, because the only way to have washing and pressing done was by the crew and the costs can add up.
Overall though, the entire river cruise was thoroughly enjoyable and we would certainly recommend Scenic and the Scenic Amber to anyone wishing to have a memorable and quite luxurious journey with magnificent scenery and beautiful towns and villages.
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