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Scenic Pearl Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
110 reviews

First time! Not my last!

Review for Scenic Pearl to Europe River
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019

I’m so pleased I chose the Danube to introduce me to river cruising! Climate changes are affecting river levels and we were unable to cruise the section from Nuremberg to Passau, which was disappointing but Scenic did their absolute best to keep us happy!! We were bused to Passau and there we docked for 3 nights. To see the tours we had scheduled we had to be bused anywhere from 2-3 hours which was tiring - decisions to skip out on tours were made so as not to get overtired.

The sights were astounding and the guides knowledgeable. The audio system was inconsistent and needs to be streamlined.

I especially enjoyed cruising on the Danube. The Pearl was beautifully maintained. Clean, modern.

Cabin Review

Cabin Junior Balcony

Excellent! Bed is very comfortable. I was able to request a memory foam pillow!

Port Reviews


I chose not to go on bus for 3 hours to this city and then 3 hours return.


The Weltenburg Abbey felt rushed but it was gorgeous - even in the rain! Long bus ride again!

Linz (Salzburg)

I had to make a difficult decision - I forsake the long bus tour to Salzburg in order to enjoy my full day of cruising on the Danube - it was glorious!


Crowded but going in the early morning was strategic!

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