Scenic Ruby Review

5.0 / 5.0
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European River Cruise Holiday in 2023.

Review for Europe River Cruise on Scenic Ruby
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2023

We chose this cruise to round off our European river cruises collection with Scenic. This was cruise number eight for us and we have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. We were a bit spoilt by the first one as it was a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam visiting several wonderful Christmas Markets along the way. The only thing missing was some festive snow. However, our cruise director came over the shop's PA system one morning with a 'very serious announcement'. We wondered what on earth could have happened. He said 'It's snowing'! This was greeted with shouts of joy by the Australian passengers and groans from the Brits. ( It should be noted here that as Scenic is an Australian company there are always Australian passengers on board so we know it will be a great cruise). With Scenic you know that you will always get first class service and the ship will be broadly the same whichever one you cruise in so you know the layout and facilities provided. The only exception being the Russian Cruises but sadly I don't think there will be any more of them. We cruised through 7 countries on this trip and found them all interesting, especially the former communist ones. We particularly enjoyed the Scenic Enrich events, the first of which was a classical concert in the Godollo Palace in Budapest. The second one was an acapella choir concert in the crypt of the beautiful (though not yet completely finished) St Sava's Orthodox Church in Belgrade. We were also entertained by the horse show at Bakodpuszta in Kalocsa with the horsemen, in traditional costume, showing off their skills and a variety of wagons, including an ox-cart pulled by 4 very sedate oxen.

Cabin Review

Very comfortable with a good sized shower in the en-suite.

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