We have been on several river cruises in the past and chose Scenic Azure because we had not cruised with them before and our travel agent highly recommended Scenic, and they exceeded our high expectations! This cruise was a week long on the Douro River out of Porto at the end of August 2021.
Our embarkation went very smoothly with a rapid Covid19 test before boarding (all vax'd crew & pax) and then on to the lounge for a bite to eat since we arrived early. The front desk staff, including Maria, were helpful with our many requests during the week.
Filipe, our room butler, introduced himself and showed us to our stateroom and explained all of the amenities and services for the upcoming week. Filipe was truly amazing - professional and personable, he was always surprising us with a special treat!! Never have we had such great personal service!!!
Room was comfortable in most respects. We had a small walk in closet. Comfortable bed. Good amenities and well stocked mini-frig with sodas, beer, & wine. Good climate controls. Bathroom was good size for a river barge - great shower water pressure.