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Scenic Spirit Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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72 Reviews

New Cultures/Wonderful Experience

Scenic Spirit Cruise Review by CaliforniaRon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: Asia River
  • Cabin Type: undefined

This was our second Scenic cruise and we wanted to try something different from the European experience. We were blown away by the diverse, friendly, adaptable culture and scenery we had encountered. As usual, Scenic checked all the boxes and then some. Every excursion was planned to the minute detail and excellently executed. From the tuk tuk rides to the oxen cart excursion, Scenic had all the i's dotted and t's crossed. We were even able to hear and talk to a Cambodian school teacher, a Buddhist monk and nun, a Vietnamese war vet/rural farmer and a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge. The various guides we had were extremely knowledgable and friendly. during our final evening in Cambodia we were treated to the most spectacular private gala dinner and entertainment at one of the Siem Reap ancient temples.

The ship experience was outstanding with a Cambodian crew that could never do enough to make us happy and make us laugh. The Scenic Spirit was a smaller ship with 63 passengers on our cruise, but much more roomy, with tall ceilings and very spacious rooms, most with a separate seating areas. A nice plunge pool, complete with bar was nice to gather at after a day of excursions. The food and drinks were to die for, with local cuisine always highlighted, but other options available. Mr. G, our cruise director was especially attentive and informative, as were his staff. Mr. Duc (pronounce "Duke") was our main tour guide and could not have been more informative, friendly, and funny!

We were a little disappointed with our cabin stewart, as he was rarely seen and misfired on a few requests. I believe he may have been new to the job.

Overall, we highly recommend this cruise and we classify it as an experience of a lifetime!

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Cabin Review

Cabin Grand Deluxe Suite 310

Beautiful suite with over 500 sq. ft. of room. Nice living area with couch. Plenty of storage area, with a huge walk-thru closet leading to the large master bathroom.

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