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Great cruise along the Seine.
"Arrangements were also made for us to catch a train to Amsterdam at the end of the cruise.This cruise was recommended to us by friends...."Read More
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Luxurious and Relaxing Tour of Normandy

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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


Terrific excursions

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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


A fantastic first cruise!

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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


First river cruise

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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


Excellent Itinerary, superior customer care

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WashingtonTraveler
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Everything about this cruise from Paris - Honfleur - Paris was excellent, with the exception of the food at dinner. Superb staff that are welcoming, efficient, kind and always ready to offer assistance. Public areas, cabin and bathroom very well designed for space and comfort. Thoughtful amenities in the cabins such as hiking sticks and water bottles. Good entertainment offering on the cabin ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Great cruise along the Seine.

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Rehoboth1
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

This cruise was recommended to us by friends. We were extremely impressed with the quality and professionalism of the staff. We were met as soon as we landed at the airport and very quickly driven to the ship. Arrangements were also made for us to catch a train to Amsterdam at the end of the cruise. The ship is very clean and the room was very comfortable. Laundry services were readily ...
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Sail Date: April 2023


A priceless "Gem" of a vacation!

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Amy D.
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

What an outstanding cruise! So glad a travel agent friend of ours clued us into this special experience. This was our first-time river cruising and it was exceptional. Small ships are the way to go. The crew was personable, smiling, and service-oriented at all times. The ship was spotless. Food was fabulous, lots of variety. Plentiful choices for vegetarians. Restaurant Manager ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


So much fun! First time river cruiser and loved it!

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Qiu-Shiang
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We shopped around quite a bit - considered Scenic, Avalon, Viking, Amadeus, AMA-waterways, and others. Ultimately chose Scenic because there was a timely Travelzoo (!) 50% off special going on during our booking. Boy, the vacation we had on the river cruise was well-worth the money spent (and looking back, probably also worth more than what we spent). We sought a Seine river cruise primarily ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with children


Overall excellent

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dsheridan1732
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the destination--Paris to Normandy, and for the quality of the food, wine, service, day excursions and entertainment...all excellent. All of the crew were gracious all of the time to passengers, taking the extra step to make everything wonderful for each of us. Day excursions went to important places and were planned well--coordinated buses, excellent knowledgeable ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Normandy

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Notoriusbob
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise because the ship went to Normandy, and we had never been to Paris. The ships was fairly new, and was excellent in every way. All inclusive, so never paid for anything else but a little laundry, cruise director Valerie, was exceptional. Food and beverage was outstanding. I think you would be hard pressed to find a better cruise line than scenic. I would highly recommend this ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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