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Scenic Spirit Review

5.0 / 5.0
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72 reviews

Very nice

Review for Scenic Spirit to Asia River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Orphan performing the Monkey Dance on our boat.
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Vintage Vespa Foodie Tour
Orphans performing the Monkey Dance on our boat.  Scenic helps support the
Bar area at the  pool area of the boat.
Walking into our Gala Dinner on the final night in Seam Reap.

The Scenic Spirit is a very nice river boat and the staff are attentive without be intrusive. Because the ship was not full, everyone was moved up a floor so we went up 2 categories so we went from Room 107 to Room 215 with the expresso machine and the bar on the other side of our room. I loved it! Hubby isn't much for having someone service us meals in our room so it made it really nice for getting coffee in the morning or if I woke up at 2 AM I could just go get a cup and sit in the lounge chairs and drink it. I loved the adjustable beds and the large size of the room. The bathroom was great and my husband and I didn't feel cramped at all. Scenic does a great job of helping support the economy of the areas and we were made to feel really welcome at all our ports (had a girlfriend that had done it on an American ship and she could tell they did't like Americans (we were with Australians). The on-board entertainment was excellent and helped the orphanages, Phare was wonderful and we had excellent seats. It you want a unique experience in Ho Chi Min City, take the Vintage Vespa Foodie Tour! It was fantastic! A little too much information at the Angkor areas and a lot of us would have liked the morning to move faster, but they made up for it in the afternoon after comments that we made so all worked out. The last night in Seam Reap they did a dinner at the Angkor Wat temples and it was spectacular!!! Again it helped the economy of the country so everything was something you will remember for the rest of your life. Highly recommend this cruise if you want to see Vietnam and Cambodia.

Cabin Review

Cabin BA

The cabin was an upgrade for us. The ship was not sold out so everyone was upgrade to the next floor. I had booked room 107 and we were upgrade to room 215. Loved it! The Expresso machine and bar were right on the other side of our wall. The rooms are very quiet and we never heard people in the hall or in the lounge area. Loved the adjustable beds and the mattresses were very comfortable. The bathroom was large enough that we didn't feel cramped at all. Wish all cruise ship cabins were this nice.

Port Reviews

Phnom Penh

We had a fun tour by kuk kuk in the evening here. Really enjoyed it. Rested on the boat during the day. Went to the tunnels and it was a real eye opener.

Cai Be

Had a great tour of the city and wonderful information. The temple was really beautiful and I still can't understand how anyone can drive in this area of the world. I figured out how they do it, but wouldn't try it on a bet.

Tan Chau

Went to the Killing Field here and it was really sad. I can't believe that humans could do that to other humans. Our tour guide lost his father during the time and he told us stories about how his mother kept her and his brother and sister alive. It was horrible. These people have endured so much and they still are very friendly.

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