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Scenic Opal is a new ship (built in 2015) and it showed. Our cabin was very smart as were the Public Rooms. Everything was provided, bathrobes, slippers, large umbrella, hiking poles. All the staff were great. The cabin was serviced promptly, the butler brought our morning drinks on time and the waiters were attentive in the restaurants and bar. The trips in the ports were well organised and interesting with the cruise director giving a 15 minute talk each night on the next days options. The Tailormade devices were very useful on escorted and non escorted tours. The food was excellent with a good choice and standbys if you didn't like the menu. The wines, beer and spirits were high quality and readily available 24 hours with the minibar in cabin if needed. Dress was relaxed, smart casual no ties. The bulk of the passengers were Australian which gave a nice atmosphere. Two small negatives. Our cabin (C234) was at the stern and suffered from engine noise on several nights while we were trying to sleep. The dinner portions were small (we had afternoon tea from the River Café in the lounge to fill us up, so its not a big problem). Expensive but great value .

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Scenic Opal Cruise Review by jeff.ball

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Scenic Opal is a new ship (built in 2015) and it showed. Our cabin was very smart as were the Public Rooms. Everything was provided, bathrobes, slippers, large umbrella, hiking poles.

All the staff were great. The cabin was serviced promptly, the butler brought our morning drinks on time and the waiters were attentive in the restaurants and bar.

The trips in the ports were well organised and interesting with the cruise director giving a 15 minute talk each night on the next days options. The Tailormade devices were very useful on escorted and non escorted tours.

The food was excellent with a good choice and standbys if you didn't like the menu. The wines, beer and spirits were high quality and readily available 24 hours with the minibar in cabin if needed.

Dress was relaxed, smart casual no ties. The bulk of the passengers were Australian which gave a nice atmosphere.

Two small negatives. Our cabin (C234) was at the stern and suffered from engine noise on several nights while we were trying to sleep. The dinner portions were small (we had afternoon tea from the River Café in the lounge to fill us up, so its not a big problem).

Expensive but great value .
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