We received an initial email from Scenic 16 months ago. Price could not be ignored. I wanted to return to VietNam and this was the opportunity. Scenic monitored the process right through to the embarkation. We went independent pre- cruise time in Saigon and post cruise in Siem Reap. From connection with the cruise everything was so well organised nothing went wrong. The ship shone like a new pin. Suite was spacious and practical. Food varied from good to great. Excursions, perhaps too many for us oldies but plenty of choice and you don't need to do any of them.. Entertainment, just enough.
For the last several decades we have travelled independently, eschewing tour groups. If all tours were like this we would have changed our approach, but I can't see that the competition would have achieved this level of service. We have cruised Oceania, Silversea , Holland America (sorry) Norwegian (sorry again), Cunard, P&O (sorry again) and Princess (well). All except the first two were over the top with noise and nickel/diming, i.e. charging like a bull for every little service. This one did not.
clean,bright,well maintained,well planned