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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.

Very good cruise but a shame about lock closures on Moselle

Scenic Opal Cruise Review by cruisingDiana

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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 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.

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