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Scenic Amber River Cruise Not Up to All Its Marketed Hoopla

Scenic Amber Cruise Review by Me Cruising

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Europe River

Family heritage encouraged us to take this river cruise departing budapest hungary, sailing thru austria and ending in nuremberg germany. very nice land tours & ports.

Awesome bed. great storage in room. bathroom needs hanging space. one small towel rack to hold 4 towels (layered on top of each other for esthetics) and after use where do you hang 4 towels? Needs hand towel rack as little bitty countertop has no room. our deluxe "balcony" was not really a balcony at all. balcony was actually a space completely part of the regular room that had 2 chairs beside the window. The exterior wall was all window but only the top half rolled down to open air; because this was a river cruise we were requested to use the screen covering if putting window down but, screen was a dark screen and couldn't see out of it so didn't use window opening; deluxe balcony was really a room about 1-1/2 ft wider with a very large window. oh - biggest problem: coming from usa needed us electrical plugs and there were none. fortunately we brought 1 converter but this took forever to charge a cellphone even with usb cord brought from home. there were no usb plugs either. We had 2 cellphones and a waterpik.... also, marketed as luxury cruise with butler for each room and we never saw our butler and bed turn down only happened about 50% of the time. note: of the 140 patrons on board, 54 were american, 60 canadian, rest were australian, china, chile. food, while elegantly presented, was not usa food, unusual offerings that seldom were appetizing as unusual foods (chef was from croatia), very tiny portions, (i'm a small female), no bread and there was no food bars etc. Available between breakfast, lunch of after dinner. one dinner seating which was usually 7-7:30 (varied day to day) which meant you left dinner around 9-9:30 and with no entertainment went to bed with full stomach.

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Cabin Deluxe 209

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Hop on Hop off bus, very reasonable pricing too!


LOVED the Castle District - so much to see. Any entrance fees were cheap.

Small orchestra, Vocals, Ballet in one of the Castles

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