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1,353 Scenic Cruise Reviews


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Andrejs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mekong River with Scenic Spirit

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We have been with Scenic on numerous tours throughout the world. Scenic have always looked after us fabulously, everything is all inclusive, well catered, the best accommodation, and great guides. At the time of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Whereintheworldfamily

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lacks finesse and attention to detail

Having just read a review by someone I knew to be on the same cruise I thought I would add my thoughts as well. Firstly Discovery Team...outstanding and knowledgeable. They appeared to genuinely love their jobs ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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RSNO2020

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nowhere near 6 star

I chose this cruise 2 years ago as I thought if I was going to the Antarctic I would do it in style and comfort. I chose what was supposed to be the second season so issues could be ironed out but because of delays ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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grangeview

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Early days but work to do on the hotel side

My agent asked me for feedback on Scenic Eclipse. This is what I wrote. Our thoughts on Scenic Eclipse. Overall it’s a four star hotel in a six star ship where Silversea is a six star hotel in a four star ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nancyevans

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lackluster Rhine "Christmas Market" cruise

Having done two previous cruises with Scenic and a Christmas market cruise with their sister company Emerald, I was really looking forward to this cruise. What a disappointment!! While I would consider another ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gloria89145

3 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Potential not realized

We had sailed on the Scenic Pearl river cruise and it was wonderful so we were anxious to try the Scenic Eclipse. We were scheduled for the cruise in 2018 but the ship did not get built in time. We then rebooked for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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millionmiler

4 Reviews Written

196 Helpful Votes

Unfulfilled promise

This is a difficult review to write, as some parts of the cruise were excellent and others extremely disappointing. My bottom line is that Scenic ultimately failed to deliver the “6-star” experience they ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JackMark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First river cruise, first time booking through Scenic - very impressed.

We booked the Scenic Luxury Mekong and Temple Discovery Cruise, which started with a flight from the UK to Vietnam, a night at The Intercontinental Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and a few hours to explore Saigon (HCMC) ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BelizeTraveller

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing ship, phenominal expedition crew.

We chose this cruise because it was going to all the places that we wanted to go and we were fascinated by the description of the ship …. everything live up to our expectations. The ship: This ship is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Fceexp1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Really a Christmas Market Cruise, despite how it is sold.

For the most part, I have good words and praise for the actual cruise ship staff. They could not fix or be held accountable for things beyond their control, chiefly the marketing of what this cruise was supposed to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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DECARuss

2 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Incompetent communication led to much disappointment

Unbelievably poor communication from start to finish. Even our travel agent got so terribly frustrated with either poor or wrong information. This was a discovery cruise to Antartica including the Falkland ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JRWLRW

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Underwhelmed With Christmas Rhine Market Cruise

This was our first river cruise and 6th cruise overall. We were so looking forward to the Holiday Markets trip since our Danube trip was cancelled last year due to water levels. Unfortunately we were greatly ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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UKSIXTIES

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

Due to the delays this trip was a long time coming. We are to disembark in 4 days at the end of what will have been a fantastic 3 week trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica and wanted to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bri n Dot

1 Review Written

Changing our perceptions of Russia

We chose this cruise as it was something outside of "tourists everywhere" which seems to be the case with most popular cruises. We also prefer the intimacy of River Cruising ships with their small number of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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caobrien01

2 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

A Million Magic Moments

This cruise was 3 years in the making for us, and at a not inconsiderable cost, I am thrilled to say it was worth every cent. If there was a 6 star option I would choose it. Firstly, sorry for the lengthy ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MeganR

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Stunning new small discovery ship

We are just about to disembark Scenic Eclipse at Ushuaia and are very sad to be leaving this stunning, well thought out ship with cutting edge interior design and technology and it’s magnificent crew. We did the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lpmpsail

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Christmas River Cruise

We've been on a Scenic river cruise before, but this one exceeded the last. Of course, with it being a Christmas Markets river cruise - that helped, but the staff on board just seemed to go the extra mile. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Rugg3d1yH

1 Review Written

This was unexpected

This was our first riverboat cruise. We had checked out some others cruises casually but couldn't get excited about any. We went to a presentation put on by Expedia Cruise in Courtenay, BC, regarding Scenic and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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michel.lorraine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation ever

My wife and I booked this trip almost one year in advance. We wanted to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary in a different way. We travelled alone. We arrived in Budapest 2 days prior the cruise departure so ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Kpin

1 Review Written

Christmas market cruise.

Was recommended by a friend, and we were not disappointed. The staff were always welcoming and friendly and Always helpful. It was nice to come back from one of their excellent tours to be greeted with friendly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ljb8689

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Best vacation ever! Scenic Spirit from Ho Chi Mihn City to Siem Reap

Best vacation ever! We’ve been on close to 30 international vacations of various types, and this one was indeed exceptional. We booked our Scenic vacation Treasures of the Mekong for Oct. 20 – Nov. 1, 2019. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jrhouser

1 Review Written

2019 Christmas Market Cruise with Prague extension

This was our second cruise with Scenic. Our first was on Scenic Jewel for 8 days, and we had a blast, so we went with Scenic once again. I had been to Christmas markets before but my wife had not, so I told her our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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John5671

3 Reviews Written

Christmas Market cruise

I first want to mention some statistics about our cruise: There were about 160 people on the ship: 10 people from Canada, 10 people from the US, about 30 people from New Zealand, and the rest were from Australia. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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chezpicsoftrips

1 Review Written

Magical Cruise

Our first cruise with Scenic was more than I imagined it would be. Friends had travelled and spoken very highly of their experience with Scenic but nothing anyone says can prepare you for the reality. From the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Raydoc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Patagonia

The itinerary was fabulous. I had underestimated how beautiful the Chilean fjords were. The ship is beautiful, and luxurious with great cabins. Excellent service and style. Fabulous food for an adventure ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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