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Scenic Sapphire Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Scenic Tours’ Spectacular South of France river cruise

Scenic Sapphire Cruise Review by KVV

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: Europe River

We have just returned from Scenic Tours’ Spectacular South of France river cruise. This was our fourth river cruise with Scenic and it was every bit as enjoyable as the previous three.

The crew on the Scenic Sapphire could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Our room was cleaned perfectly every morning and every evening by our wonderful room maid, Gabi.

The waiters in the lounge and restaurant provided us with fast, efficient and friendly service. We were very well-served by them during our voyage by the waiters (I hope the spellings are correct) Bogdan, Mihal, Valentin (thanks for the extra butter!) and Radzan. Istfan, the executive chef, is a creative wonder. His meals were always delicious and very nicely flavoured. Each morning, we started the day with a fresh, tasty omelette prepared expertly by chef Gabriel. As well, other crew members whose names, regrettably, we have missed or forgotten, were always polite and eager to please.

All of the Scenic Free Choice excursions (included in the price of the trip) were wonderful. Local guides gave us lots of information on the many great sites and medieval villages that we saw. The two excursions not to be missed were the Abby at Cluny and the Pope’s palace in Avignon.

The whole trip was very enjoyable for us.

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The cabin was small but efficiently designed and furnished.

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The Popes' palace is not to be missed. The luxury and splendor of this edifice compares to the poverty and struggle of ordinary people during the middle ages.

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