Scenic Jade Cruise Review by Ms. Wilson
We chose Scenic because of its reputation and that it was Australian. The guests were a mixture of Aussies (100), Canadians (40) Brits (10) ands two US couples. So, it was mostly a nice "Commonwealth" group. Initially we had to overnight in Budapest at a hotel since no cruise ships were reaching that port. The next day, we were transferred to Vienna by bus where we boarded the Pearl. Some people were not happy, but Scenic handled the situation well. In Passau, we were finally transferred to the Jade, which again went well considering the single day turnover of guests aboard both ships. Our Cruise Director "JJ" was excellent, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. He stayed with us on the full journey. We thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, the onshore excursions which were numerous, the onboard entertainment, gourmet meals at dinner and the great staff on both ships. What a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend Scenic to anyone for a European river boat cruise.
Ms. Wilson’s Full Rating Summary
Our cabin was not the biggest nor was it the smallest. We were on the middle deck, first on the Scenic Pearl (6 days) and then the Scenic Jade (7Days) due to the low water levels in Europe this summer. Our room and bathroom on the Pearl were slightly smaller than on the Jade, but they both were adequate and had a balcony. Both rooms were the same number on both ships so that was convenient. Each were comfortable, modern and kept clean by the housekeeping staff. Very nice overall.
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