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4 Nuremberg Scenic Opal Cruise Reviews

I have always wanted to try the river cruise experience. I also wanted an "all inclusive" format. Tell me how much up front and please don't bother me after i start my trip. What an experience! Scenic advertises "all ... Read More
I have always wanted to try the river cruise experience. I also wanted an "all inclusive" format. Tell me how much up front and please don't bother me after i start my trip. What an experience! Scenic advertises "all inclusive"! They do deliver, not only do they deliver but they exceed your expectations over and over and over again. Each day passed and we thought that the next day could not be any better but we were misled. Each day had more surprises, more activities that were not expected or anticipated! The food was unbelievable. This is coming from someone who is of Italian heritage and known to be a connosseur of good food. The night time entertainment was different each and every night. Usually entertainment from the country we were visiting. Very nice touch! The best night was the Symphony Orchestra of Vienna where we got a "private for Scenic guests only" performance. And it was held inside one of the Castle's in Vienna! Breathtaking experience. Absolutely loved it. The cruise director was awesome! He kept the group very entertained and ensured every single detail of the cruise was detailed for us and was followed through on. Very talented individual! The crew, cleaning, butler service, bar staff, etc. were all very much focused on client experience. There was much attention paid to detail and staff remembered favourites of the passengers - very impressive! Cleaning crew were meticulous - i cant count how many times my bath towels were changed! Excursions were very very detailed and just the right length of time! Great tour directors as well. Very knowledgeable and very willing to share any information we were looking for! An absolute amazing experience. Exceeded my expectations in every category. Will definitely sail with Scenic again and highly recommend to all my friends and colleagues. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Scenic exceeded my expectations for service and luxury. Our cruise director Richard was both fun and fabulous at running the program. Every tour was exceptional. Nuremberg WW 2 tour was moving, interesting and haunting. Do not miss it! ... Read More
Scenic exceeded my expectations for service and luxury. Our cruise director Richard was both fun and fabulous at running the program. Every tour was exceptional. Nuremberg WW 2 tour was moving, interesting and haunting. Do not miss it! Cruising down the Danube from the roof top hot tub while enjoying fabulous scenery and sipping a cosmopolitan.....can it get better than that! Our diamond deck balcony suite was perfect and the Butler service met our every need. Loved being able to send out a complimentary bag of laundry and receive it back pressed and folded. This really is the an “All Inclusive” cruiseline. Everything I could want and more. The (included) night at the Lichtenstein Palace enjoying a classical concert of Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven was the best evening ever! The day in Strasbourg Germany was very special - seeing many of the Sound of Music sights including places used in the movie such as the garden gazebo where Lisa sang I am 16 go8ng on 17..... Simply an amazing river cruise, I cant wait to go on another Scenic Cruise! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Overall a top drawer experience. Very little to fault. Felt the tour guide in Budapest was a bit difficult to follow at times, but all other guides were professional, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Chef and dining room staff superb. Also ... Read More
Overall a top drawer experience. Very little to fault. Felt the tour guide in Budapest was a bit difficult to follow at times, but all other guides were professional, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Chef and dining room staff superb. Also a big thank you to the support staff e.g. cabin crew and cleaning staff. The excursions were spot on in terms of local interest. Coach journeys were sometimes a little lengthy, but you can't do anything about the geographical location of the Danube! The evening entertainment was pleasant, and although the pianist/ guitarist was good, sometimes peace and quite is a preferred option (Americans guests are noisy enough). The Tour Director, although sometimes tested to the limit, was calm and professional, and kept the whole excursion running like clockwork, He should be made Chief Executive of Scenic immediately. We will sail with you again, when we have saved up a few pounds. Would 100% recommend Scenic to all our friends. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Scenic Opal is a new ship (built in 2015) and it showed. Our cabin was very smart as were the Public Rooms. Everything was provided, bathrobes, slippers, large umbrella, hiking poles. All the staff were great. The cabin was serviced ... Read More
Scenic Opal is a new ship (built in 2015) and it showed. Our cabin was very smart as were the Public Rooms. Everything was provided, bathrobes, slippers, large umbrella, hiking poles. All the staff were great. The cabin was serviced promptly, the butler brought our morning drinks on time and the waiters were attentive in the restaurants and bar. The trips in the ports were well organised and interesting with the cruise director giving a 15 minute talk each night on the next days options. The Tailormade devices were very useful on escorted and non escorted tours. The food was excellent with a good choice and standbys if you didn't like the menu. The wines, beer and spirits were high quality and readily available 24 hours with the minibar in cabin if needed. Dress was relaxed, smart casual no ties. The bulk of the passengers were Australian which gave a nice atmosphere. Two small negatives. Our cabin (C234) was at the stern and suffered from engine noise on several nights while we were trying to sleep. The dinner portions were small (we had afternoon tea from the River Café in the lounge to fill us up, so its not a big problem). Expensive but great value . Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
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