We chose to cruise with Scenic after friends referred them. Being our first river cruise, we wanted to move forward with the confidence that someone else had enjoyed their experience. I cannot say enough about Scenic, and the Jewel Captain and Crew. While other river boats were unable to sail their itinerary because of low water levels in the Rhine, we did not miss one of our ports of call. The food, wine, entertainment, tours were all exceptional. I would highly recommend the Scenic family of cruises, and we will definitely call upon Scenic for our next cruise. The tours were exceptional with clean coaches, the scenery was beautiful, the transfers to and from the airport were seamless. Everything ran so smoothly. We enjoyed the bicycle tours, although found that there wasn't enough bikes on board for all the passengers that wanted to participate. This would be their only downfall. I would suggest signing up for the bike tours early to avoid disappointment.
Response from FionaB, The Scenic Team
our cabin was spacious and clean. Bed was comfy, bathroom was extra large by our ocean cruise ship experience. The balcony with the up and down window was great, we could open it for some fresh air, or keep it closed to keep out the bugs. There was plenty of storage space too for clothing.
Brugge is a beautiful city, make sure you taste the chocolate and waffles.
This would have been good for a school tour.
enjoyed this tour, we tasted 3 healthy glasses of wine.
We did a city walking tour, and then hiked to the castle to have lunch (separately), it was the highlight of the trip.
beautiful town of cobble stone streets.
Beautiful castles, beautiful towns, beautiful scenery.
Strasbourg is exceptional, what a gorgeous town.
we embarked at Basel, and did not take a tour.