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Scenic Opal Cruise Review
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Very good cruise but a shame about lock closures on Moselle

Scenic Opal Cruise Review by cruisingDiana

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: Europe River

We chose this because it was sailing on the Moselle, one of the few rivers we hadn't yet sailed on-we've taken many river cruises. we had been told that Scenic were good and so wanted to see for ourselves. it was a well-priced cruise..

The ship was always beautifully clean, the staff were all excellent and attentive, and food was generally of a good standard..

The on board pianist was the best we've experienced- he had a great singing voice, engaged well with the customers, and also played guitar.

Most of the excursions were really good, with excellent local guides.

We appreciated the fact that it was truly all-inclusive, with a wide range of drinks on offer at all times, including champagne, and a variety of gins and single malt whiskies. Gratuities had been built into the cruise price.

The cruise director was excellent, and dealt well with any issues.

The one disappointment was having to take buses to the places on the Moselle because of lock maintenance. This made for some long journeys.

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Cabin Review

Cabin D 105

This cabin was small but well fitted out. We had a problem with our toilet, which eventually ceased working after the first week..

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a deluxe balcony(202) on the deck above which was wonderful. This made for a delightful second week when we were able to sit outside and appreciate the good weather days.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


a lovely town and in particular the castle was well worth visiting


guide was very good but this excursion had to be curtailed because of our late arrival in Antwerp due to a broken lock.


a good tour of the town, and a reasonable local lunch. We had a ride o a local ferry but that did not really compensate for our ship being unable too sail on the Moselle..

Walking Tour

a good overview of the town, and we were able to take the cable car afterwards.

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Open Air Museum

a great site with lots to see and do and an excellent shop.

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a really fun eclectic mix of items

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Le Petite France

excellent local guide who gave lots of information. Rather a long journey to and from the bus drop off point.

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