Scenic Jasper Review

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Review for Europe River Cruise on Scenic Jasper
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2023

After being very warmly welcomed by front desk staff, we started to learn about river cruising. Our cabin was very comfortable (Deluxe Balcony on Diamond Deck) with all the amenities you could ever want. Lots of on-screen entertainment options, so we re-watched some Bond films over the evenings.

On Scenic Jasper, the Crystal Dining Room is the only actual dining room. Portobello’s is a small section of the Jasper Lounge only set up when people are dining there. La Rive is a table in the Crystal Dining Room, and only set up when people who are specifically invited are dining there. The River Café is attached to the bar of the Jasper Lounge with refrigerated offerings during the day. Meals are good to very good, in our opinion, but selections are very limited. The Daily Program only shows the Chef’s Daily Recommendations and regularly the dinner information was not posted until after 5:00 p.m.

First night dinner was something of a disaster; service was unfriendly, pushy, and food that should have been hot arrived cold. We don’t understand why it would be necessary to order dessert at the same time as the meal, but it was requested that we do so every day. We were concerned that this level of service would continue, but thankfully service improved a bit each day.

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Great in every way!

Port Reviews


Very "peoply", super busy on a Sunday. Losing its character to party-goers rather than culture seekers. Outside of city is still wonderful.


History, food, culture, architecture - Budapest has it all. Don't miss the House of Terrors Museum.


Take the WWII Tour to understand what happened here before, during and after the war.

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