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114 Scenic River Cruise Reviews
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Kondor
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because we had seen the Rhine from Amsterdam to Mainz and we wanted to go further east. The river cruise offered by SCENIC fit out timetable and from Budapest back to Nuremberg fit with our desired ... Read more
NJF1991
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the rave reviews of Scenic, because it is all inclusive and because of the itinerary, Gems of the Danube. We were picked up at the airport in a lovely Mercedes and our driver delivered us to the ship ... Read more
Inmyprime
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we had already travelled with Scenic from Nurnberg to Budapest and from Budapest to the Black Sea, so this trip completed our journey from the North Sea to the Black Sea. The ship was immaculately kept and ... Read more
weedwack
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Wonderful program from beginning to end. Amber is a beautiful ship. Fine dining and wonderful port stops. Excellent crew. Everything run to perfection. A good mix of early starts and late starts for tours. But, never enough time to ... Read more
happyCruiser47
Member Since 2017
1 review
Recommendation of friends who were on their third SCenic cruise. This was my second SCenic river cruise so, obviously compared it with the Danube cruise I went on last year. It was a good experience (not quite as good as the DAnube ... Read more
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JoyceandBenGrant
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Our cabin, though on the Sapphire Deck, had limited space for movement. The wardrobe and shelving space was adequate and the safe on a pull-out drawer easy to use. However, we chose a cabin with a balcony, thinking we would wake up with ... Read more
RosemaryRhodes
Member Since 2017
1 review
We looked at dozens of cruises but liked what we saw from Scenic. We travelled to Amsterdam with Eurostar, so easy and seamless. We were warmly welcomed on arrival on the Ruby and so it continued for the whole week. The ship is ... Read more
Jennikins
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because it represented a luxurious value for money experience. It met and exceeded all our expectations, with excellent service, itinerary, food and company. The Cruise Director, Frank was excellent - entertaining and ... Read more
Holway
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
We had a not exactly great experience (Well, to be honest it was awful) on the Scenic Pearl in 2016 and had almost thought of cancelling this cruise. But the two ships and experiences were like Chalk & Cheese. Spirit is only one year ... Read more
smars1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have travelled with Scenic for 10 years and have completed 5 river cruises with them in addition to many land tours. We love the fact that everything is included, itineraries are varied and staff are so well-trained. The Scenic spirit ... Read more
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bookie2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first European River Cruise. Having done all-inclusive cruises with Regent Seven Seas we decided that an all-inclusive river cruise would be the way to go. We were certainly not disappointed. The experience was even better ... Read more
515kitty
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
289 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first river cruise. I must say I am please we choose Scenic. I gave it only 4 stars because of the lack of communication between Scenic prior to sailing. Other than that the ship is beautiful and well laid out. What they can ... Read more
nearly 60 !
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a Rhine cruise and the dates coincided with our Ruby wedding anniversary and our friends 60th Birhtday ( We are from The UK our friends from Australia ) We arrived at the ship in Nuremburg to a ... Read more
parent
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our second river cruise with Scenic having previously sailed from Budapest to Amsterdam earlier this year. We found this cruise to be less frenetic and we were able to enjoy the ports of call in the afternoons and evenings ... Read more
Barb Bailie
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We liked that the cruise was all inclusive - no extra charges for excursions, tips, drinks. There was an ample number of choices for the excursions, or you could stay on the ship, or take an e-bike out and tour the town at your leisure. ... Read more
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TX99
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We recently sailed the Danube River on the Scenic Ruby from Nuremberg to Budapest. This was our first river cruise. My expectations were high and I have to say Scenic exceeded them. Our cruise director was Adrian. He was very organized and ... Read more
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Stockport
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I sailed on the Scenic Opal on the river Rhine from Sep. 17th to the 26th from Basel (Switzerland) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) We have never had such a wonderful time, although we were on the Danube 4 years ago with Scenic. ... Read more
whale78
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chose Scenic at that particularly time to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in my husbands family's heritage - Germany and for me to see Vienna, Spanish Riding School. Sadly they advertise 5 star dinning but it is at best 3 star. Ignored ... Read more
pjbmontana
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 14 day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Scenic Jasper. This was our first river cruise and the cruise surpassed our highest expectations. There was no question that Scenic is a 5 star cruise line as ... Read more
wigmore
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
recommended by friends.only disappointment was final journey to airport but we enjoyed all of the rest. of particular note was the service in general, which was excellent.i have a walking problem and the help from the crew and other ... Read more
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Grssal
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our second river cruise with scenic and we cannot recommend Scenic enough....from the very start of the process - booking through to arriving home - the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. We sailed from Nuremberg up the ... Read more
gfsc
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Cruise was faultless with staff being exceptional. We had a fantastic Cruise Director who ensured the trip went without any hassles. He was very friendly and went out of his way to meet people's needs. The cruise stopped at some ... Read more
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Paddingtontraveller
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
The Jasper is a very new ship. The cabins are beautifully designed to make the most of the available space. The bed is very comfortable, and there is ample storage space and room for toiletries etc. The service on our cruise was ... Read more
gongerbeer
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was the year of the great French roast, Paris at 35ºC and similar to that all the cruise long. The payback was clear blue skies, no rain and great photos.The ship was 100% full, hence the service levels in the public areas were ... Read more
Onlythetruth
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Paid for ultra luxury, got a nice 3 star experience. On the plus side, clean ship, pleasant hardworking staff, plenty to eat and drink. On the negative side, not enough staff to offer a 5 star cruise, food tried to present as ... Read more
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