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We started sailing on the Scenic Ruby but due to low water changed to the Scenic Crystal. I didn’t realise there were water level issues and its a lesson for all to note that. We were lucky to have a scenic boat coming the other other way and passengers simply changed. We had an excellent cruise director Alex who managed the lot. The facilities were excellent on every level of accommodation, some complained about smash showers in the lower floors We were on for 15 days and that was my limit. The ruby had better service that the crystal but the Crystal was a better boat My lessons are -Pack light, most people didn’t dress up, and laundry was quick and reliable -Check out water levels before you travel and get insurance -See which boards have Alex as cruise director -DOnt feel obliged to go on every tour, it was exhausting

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Scenic Ruby Cruise Review by Ken1964

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2019
  • Destination: Europe
We started sailing on the Scenic Ruby but due to low water changed to the Scenic Crystal. I didn’t realise there were water level issues and its a lesson for all to note that. We were lucky to have a scenic boat coming the other other way and passengers simply changed. We had an excellent cruise director Alex who managed the lot.

The facilities were excellent on every level of accommodation, some complained about smash showers in the lower floors

We were on for 15 days and that was my limit.

The ruby had better service that the crystal but the Crystal was a better boat

My lessons are

-Pack light, most people didn’t dress up, and laundry was quick and reliable

-Check out water levels before you travel and get insurance

-See which boards have Alex as cruise director

-DOnt feel obliged to go on every tour, it was exhausting
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Cabin 320
The cabin was small but your on a boat, everything tucked away well, with room under beds for suit cases. We didn’t use butler much as its a bit upper crust for us but many did