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Wanted to cruise from Budapest to Neuremberg on the Danube. We spent more time on a coach than on the river. In fact we only 'cruised' for 4/5 hours in daylight during the whole 7 days. Please check carefully water levels before you book. We were not advised of any problems until less than 24 hours before departure. We would have expected to be contacted and offered the possibility of cancellation due to the circumstances. Fortunately for us the weather was great and we were able to make good use of the electric bicycles that were available. This enabled us to see some of the countryside along the river. Shuttle bus services were put on which we used to visit local towns. Instead of sitting on a coach for up to 3/4 hours. Remember if you book a balcony suite you could be docked for hours/dayd looking into someone else's balcony on another cruise boat. Talking to other passengers who had cruised with National Geographic before, this partnership left a lot to be desired. Their representatives were very pleasant though. Be very wary if you have an intolerance or allergy to certain foods. My experience was difficult to say the least.

A coach trip

Scenic Jasper Cruise Review by Pepcee

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Wanted to cruise from Budapest to Neuremberg on the Danube. We spent more time on a coach than on the river. In fact we only 'cruised' for 4/5 hours in daylight during the whole 7 days. Please check carefully water levels before you book. We were not advised of any problems until less than 24 hours before departure. We would have expected to be contacted and offered the possibility of cancellation due to the circumstances.

Fortunately for us the weather was great and we were able to make good use of the electric bicycles that were available. This enabled us to see some of the countryside along the river.

Shuttle bus services were put on which we used to visit local towns. Instead of sitting on a coach for up to 3/4 hours.

Remember if you book a balcony suite you could be docked for hours/dayd looking into someone else's balcony on another cruise boat.

Talking to other passengers who had cruised with National Geographic before, this partnership left a lot to be desired. Their representatives were very pleasant though.

Be very wary if you have an intolerance or allergy to certain foods. My experience was difficult to say the least.
, The Scenic Team has responded
Dear Pepcee, Thank you for your review of your recent river cruise and we are sorry to hear that due to the exceptionally hot and dry weather in Europe, leading to low water levels this meant that you had to travel by coach to continue your tour. Guests that were affected by low water should have received an email from us or an email sent through their travel agent if not booking direct regarding the current water levels. We are sorry to hear that you never received this information. I have passed your feedback onto our team to review further. We are glad to hear though that you managed to make use of our e-bikes and see some of the countryside along the river. 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 109
The 2 large single beds pushed together made it difficult to walk round there bed. Thank goodness we were not large people. Otherwise adequate.