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Scenic Opal Cruise Review
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Wilson - 235

Scenic Opal Cruise Review by Vagis9780

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

Chose this river cruise on Rhine River per a suggestion from a family member. This was our first river cruise, after being on several ocean cruises, outstanding experience over larger ships. Boat is limited to 80 cabins (160 customers) which allowed for more personal service to your want and needs. Tailoring to more experienced travelers. Cabins were very spacious and comfortable, enclosed balconies with full glasses view of river with ability to power down upper half of window to enjoy river. Having this extra balcony enclosure gave cabin more room even in poor weather. Meals and food was outstanding all of which were healthy choices. I would recommend Scenic river cruises to anyone who is looking for a relaxing vacation.

I was not impressed with special commication devise "TailorMade", not only was it large & heavy it was very unreliable! Batteries would not hold a charge, not easy to use, which caused us to miss most of information of sites along the river. It was designed to work off GPS and beep when ship came up on a site to tell You about history, great idea but failed to beep. You could always scroll though list of sites, but then we had to rely on map to figure out where you were to seek out information. Suggest looking for modern technology, smaller in size, no bigger than cell phone, to hang on neck all day during land tours.

I would have agree with another review, the sun deck furniture was uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time. Since there was little bar service provided on sun deck, we were forced to run back and forth to bar on 3rd floor. The few times we did see a bar service personnel on sun deck, they would not always ask if you wanted a drink. Bar service was slow at all times, only one bar on ship and at most two bartenders at any given time. Bartenders seemed overwhelmed and at times you could feel their frustration when you walked up.

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Cabin .......... 235

Outstanding cabin. It was not really explained about our personal butler services, personally met our assigned butler on 3rd day of trip when we requested ice. Not sure we missed anything, we did not like to sit around cabin much anyway.

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