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This Scenic Cruise was recommended by our travel agent who understands our tastes and preferences for quality vacations. There was little flexibility on our dates, we booked only 2 months in advance so our best option was the Danube cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg. We were very impressed with the outstanding all inclusive service, fine organization, quality of the dining, most guides, excursions and our overall experience on the JASPER. Every attempted was made to satisfy our every need. Daniel our personal Butler was delightful. Dinner service would have been enhanced by a few extra severs to help with the work load. The ‘Tailor Made’ devices worked very well when we had live guided tours but not well at all on the self guided tours. They are a great idea but need more refinement to become user friendly and a helpful navigational aid rather than a frustration. My husband suffers from motion sickness; the stability of the river boat was superb and he had no issues. There were great options for day trips. Nora, our guide in Budapest was delightful as was Veronica on our tour of the Belvedere. I particularly loved biking along the Danube which was executed to perfection and would have enjoyed even more options for physical activities. We loved the intimate size of the boat and the limited number of guests on this cruise. This was our first experience on a river cruise, I hope it isn’t our last.

Cruising the Danube in Style

Scenic Jasper Cruise Review by Elayne Bonnie

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This Scenic Cruise was recommended by our travel agent who understands our tastes and preferences for quality vacations. There was little flexibility on our dates, we booked only 2 months in advance so our best option was the Danube cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg.

We were very impressed with the outstanding all inclusive service, fine organization, quality of the dining, most guides, excursions and our overall experience on the JASPER. Every attempted was made to satisfy our every need. Daniel our personal Butler was delightful. Dinner service would have been enhanced by a few extra severs to help with the work load. The ‘Tailor Made’ devices worked very well when we had live guided tours but not well at all on the self guided tours. They are a great idea but need more refinement to become user friendly and a helpful navigational aid rather than a frustration.

My husband suffers from motion sickness; the stability of the river boat was superb and he had no issues. There were great options for day trips. Nora, our guide in Budapest was delightful as was Veronica on our tour of the Belvedere. I particularly loved biking along the Danube which was executed to perfection and would have enjoyed even more options for physical activities. We loved the intimate size of the boat and the limited number of guests on this cruise.

This was our first experience on a river cruise, I hope it isn’t our last.
, The Scenic Team has responded
Dear Elayne Bonnie, Thank you very much for your recent Danube river cruise review on board Scenic Jasper. It's great to hear you had such a fantastic first cruise experience, and were very impressed by the outstanding all inclusive service, quality of the dining, excursions and butler. We are pleased to know that your husband had no issue with motion sickness and you loved our e-bikes as well as intimate size of the boat. We look forward to welcoming you back on board soon. Best regards, The Scenic Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Cabin 334
I loved the modern sleek style of the cabins. The use of space was superb - every millimeter was utilized to the max. The way the closet doors slid back and forth was pure magic. The room was exceptionally clean and well maintained. I’m sorry that I didn’t understand how to properly use the sliding balcony doors as we could have made the balcony part of our room. Our room was close to the stern of the boat and the noise of motor was very loud and disturbed our sleep even with the ear plugs. Although these were the only rooms available as we booked late, we would have liked to have been made aware of this issue. In the future we will book rooms away from the stern and ask about the noise level before committing.