Scenic Ruby Review

Another fantastic river cruise experience

Review for Europe River Cruise on Scenic Ruby
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2023

This would be our 4th cruise with Scenic and this time, to an area we'd not seen before. The trip down the Danube took us to seven different countries over 16 days, 5 of which we'd not seen before.

The river ports and inland sites we visited were interesting and the tour guides were great at giving background information and history of the city and country or the particular point of interest. We saw many fortresses and a few churches, but also spectacular views in the natural surroundings. One visit had us enjoy a meal with a local family and take the opportunity to learn about their life and their experience. Given this was in Croatia and the family had lived through the war in the late 90s, it was an eye opener. We also had a visit with a woman in Bulgaria who showed us how to make a local dish and then enjoy the output. A very tasty treat and we got the recipe for future use.

The only downside was that we didn't get to the Black Sea as planned due to low water levels in the Danube. This meant the visits for the last two days of the voyage had to be changed. The cruise director did arrange interesting alternative programs though, so we didn't find this too painful.

Cabin Review

The cabin was great. There was enough closet space and drawers to organize our clothing, etc. The shower was very good. The fridge worked well and was restocked daily. The bed was very comfortable.

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