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Scenic Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
70 reviews

Delightful Experience

Review for Europe River Cruise on Scenic Gem
Tennessee Writer
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019

We'd had a family member travel with Scenic before and preferred them over Viking because Scenic's prices are ALL INCLUSIVE. You won't spend another nickel for anything on the boat -- not drinks or excursions or bike trips. This takes the pressure off thinking, Should I do this? Everything is open and available.

The ship was sparkling clean and well-designed. Not brand new, but not suffering. Our cabin was well-organized and comfortable. The food on board was excellent -- they accommodated special dietary needs of two of our traveling companions without any problems. The liquor, if that's your thing, is all top shelf. The meals were creative, delicious, and offered many choices.

This is not a boat full of casinos, shows, and entertainment. IF you want that, take another cruise. This is a small ship: around 115 guests. We were happier without all the chaos of a bigger ship. There were good talks in advance of the next day's port. Each day was FULL of activities from which to choose, or you are free to go off on your own. We biked (on E-bikes), walked through cities, toured villas, and explored Paris.

Cabin Review

We enjoyed having the additional square footage by opening up the sliding doors and having the balcony be part of our room. It was lovely.

Port Reviews


Scenic had a great map of the city and Sonya, our cruise director, gave us great tips for our own walking tour.


Easy walking tour in beautiful city.


Easy walking tour in beautiful city.

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