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Scenic Opal Cruise Review
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Trip of a lifetime!

Scenic Opal Cruise Review by SutherlandJB

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

We had lots to celebrate this year and decided to do our "bucket-list" trip . . . a European river cruise. Scenic was recommended to us by our travel agent. We went into the trip with high expectations, and I can honestly say that all our expectations were exceeded! The ship was beautiful. Being only two years old, it was shiny new and pretty. The staff in every area were all top-notch (cruise director Kurt was exceptional); the food and beverages were excellent; every excursion was fantastic! We enjoyed every single minute of the cruise. It was well-organized, relaxed, and a lot of fun. Scenic paid attention to every detail and we felt really well looked-after. The transfers were smooth and seamless. Embarkation and Disembarkation were organized and pleasant. The guides on all of our excursions were very knowledgeable and very passionate about their city. The pace of the excursions was perfect. Entertainment was varied and very enjoyable.Fellow travellers were all very friendly. One of the highlights for us was cruising down the Rhine gorge on a beautiful sunny, warm afternoon and seeing mile after mile of castles, vineyards, and churches. We felt like we were in a storybook!

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Cabin Review

Cabin Jewel Deck 107

Our budget was not going to stretch as far as a balcony cabin, so we booked a cabin with a window. This was not a problem at all for us as we were rarely in the cabin. We went there to change our clothes and to sleep. The rest of the time we were out and about having fun! The bed was super comfortable. We really liked the counter that went the width of the room. Great for storing all the things we used each day. The wardrobe had plenty of room for all the rest of our things. The bathroom was very attractive. The only slightly detracting factor of the room was that the shower was quite small.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Canal Tour

Great guide - thoroughly enjoyed it!

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City Tour

Gave us a chance to see parts of the city we had not had time to see in the two days we had spent in Amsterdam prior to the beginning of the cruise.

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City Tour

Good pace - interesting facts.

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Cologne Cathedral

The cathedral was overwhelming in its history and beauty. It was a very emotional experience.

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Walking Tour

Thoroughly enjoyed Coachem and the tour of the castle.

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Really captured our interest - magical!

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Wonderful guide! Enjoyed the tastings!

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