Scenic River France Cruise Reviews

Standing in front of the Golden Carriage at the Lichtenstein Palace
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Forgettable

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Diamond

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TwoTwos
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Scenic swamp you with marketing propaganda, even the cruise director continues to plug how good they are but they are pretty standard and not much different from the other lines we’ve been with. The staff are all keen to please but some were sadly incompetent. Maybe they’d be better later in the season. Service was cheerful but slow, even though they claim a higher staff-to-passenger ratio than ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

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Extremely Disappointed on Scenic

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Crystal

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sdc1127
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We heard Scenic offered a level of luxury and service that just did not deliver. We selected this cruise due to the itinerary and timeframe. Their guide communication system just flat out does not work but they insisted on continuing to use it. This was very frustrating and wasted considerable time. They need to go back to the VOX system used by other cruise lines. The excursions were very ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


A fantastic first cruise!

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Gem

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Chrisbo
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I've had the privilege of traveling throughout Europe over the years. These journeys typically involved extensive planning, such as: booking transportation, accommodation, and mapping out excursions and activities. Then, there’s the challenge of navigating transitions between towns; driving down narrow and unfamiliar streets (on the opposite side of the road in some countries); figuring out check ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Terrific excursions

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Gem

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CelloDuck
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Off ship excursions included a variety of options. Locations, frequently requiring long bus rides were worthwhile, despite inclement October weather.Tour guides were pleasant, helpful, and well informed. Our cruise director was excellent and staff would go out of their way to provide cabs, directions, maps, and walking tour suggestions. Highlights included visits to Giverny, D day beaches, and ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Luxurious and Relaxing Tour of Normandy

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Gem

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JayBear1
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second river cruise. In 2018, we booked Scenic for a Danube cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. We had an excellent time despite low water levels in some parts of the river during that trip. This recent trip began with a single night extension in Paris at the Edouard 7 Hotel. This hotel was beautiful and in the heart of the Opera District. The Scenic Gem is a beautiful ship although ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Disappointed

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Sapphire

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Tookalook2
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was supposed to be a culinary cruise in one of the best wine region of the world. We were served ordinary food and cheap wines by unknowledgeable personnel. Even the cocktails were poorly executed. We had an invited French chef on board for one dinner and it made all the difference from our roumanian chef. It’s the end of the season and the dining room personnel seemed tired and ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


First river cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Gem

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BABS2023
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Paris and Normandy destinations was what we were drawn to. But having the scenic gem being all inclusive was such a big draw for us. The staff in both the restaurant and bar went above and beyond in the service The daily tours were well managed and very informative. I really enjoyed the Monet gardens. Also the Canadian Juno site was really interesting and very well managed for the time ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Highlights were Remy Martin and Old submarine base in Bordeaux

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Diamond

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LYATH
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as we particularly wanted to see the light show at the old submarine base and also wanted to visit Remy Martin. We also wanted to do several french wine tastings which this cruise also gave us the opportunity to do. My husband really enjoyed the visit to Remy Martin. The best winery visit was Chateau Lagrange. Very good tour and organised wine tasting. on the other hand the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Fabulous Rhine River Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Jasper

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XXXAAA
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I booked this cruise within 4 weeks of sailing and luckily I got the last cabin. I had liked what Scenic offered with their all inclusive pricing and had planned for over a year but ended up last minute booking it due to health issues. We were not disappointed. Everything was great, food, service, wines, staff and excursions. The entertainment on board just hit the right level for us. We were ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Beautiful sail up the Danube, Main and Rhine

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Scenic Crystal

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Sandebr
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Due to high water levels we started our cruise on the Scenic Ruby from Budapest. We joined the Scenic Crystal in Rudesheim. We we were therefore able to compare the two ships. Ruby is older but basically the same as Crystal except Crystal has Deluxe Balcony rooms which we had booked. The Ruby was in better condition than Crystal. Crystal had ripped and stained carpets. We found the staff, ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


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