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Europe Scenic Opal Europe Cruise Reviews

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Switzerland extension and Christmas Market River Cruise
"From the Captain to the Hotel Manage, to the cruise director, to the lowest sailor on deck we never passed a crew member that did not say hello and ask if we were happy and could they do anything for us.The size of the suite was very nice and the wrap around windows and large balcony was perfect to viewing the sites as we made our way down river...."Read More
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Rhine River Cruise : Basel to Amsterdam (NOT BLACK SEA EXPLORER)

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The river cruise queen
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Wonderful cruise. Only 2nd one post Covid closure and the crew and staff couldn’t do enough for us. Absolutely wonderful job they did. Everything looked after including Mercedes taxi from home to airport. Super clean cabin, with butler. Replenished drinks fridge twice a day ( included in price). Three fantastic meals - buffet breakfast and lunch and three course waiter dinner. Everything ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


The scenic grinch stole Christmas

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J59d
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have done previous Scenic River Cruises and loved them. We wanted to immerse ourselves in all things European Christmas with the luxury of scenic. However Scenic didn’t provide anything Christmas on this cruise. Lacking Christmas decoration, no special Christmas Eve dinner and no special Christmas Day festival. Very disappointing. This cruise was at the end of the season and Scenic Crystal was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Christmas Wonderland cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest 2019

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granton57
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Scenic river cruise, which was advertised as a “Christmas Wonderland”. There wasn’t any Christmas wonderment about it. The only decorations were a tree in the entrance, one in the lounge and 2 foam snowflakes on the windows in the lounge. In the dining room a small table decoration per table. That was it, no lights etc. We parked next to a few ships who were beautifully ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Lackluster Rhine "Christmas Market" cruise

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nancyevans
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 cruise with Scenic, I do not recommend their Rhine Christmas Market cruise. 1. No on-board Christmas/holiday ambiance. Meager decorations that included a couple of decorated trees ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Switzerland extension and Christmas Market River Cruise

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Johnie271
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise due to the Switzerland extension before hand and the great reviews of Scenic. The extension was amazing. We eventually got on the Scenic Opal in Basal and began our cruise down the Rhine. The ship was perfect. Very clean, modern, and welcoming. The cruise director (Andreea) was waiting to welcome us aboard and was always available to answer any question or solve any ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Disappointing Christmas Market Cruise

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Sprinter57
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Very disappointed in this Christmas river cruise. Very disappointed in the ship. 2 Christmas trees and small table ornaments on the tables does not make a themed Christmas cruise. We saw other companies ships that had Christmas lights and decorated balconies on the top decks that looked amazing. Some of the markets we stopped at were only average and the one village and market that was amazing ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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

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Fceexp1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 deliver. The cruise is billed as a Christmas market tour. But let’s put this promise to test. Day 2 involved a departure from AMS at 13.00, so what do you really see of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

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Christmas Market cruise

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John5671
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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. The cruise director is from Austria, one waitress is from Poland, and most of the staff is from Serbia. So you'll definitely meet interesting people from around the world! There ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


2019 Christmas Market Cruise with Prague extension

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jrhouser
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 next cruise would be the Christmas market cruise. We started out with the Prague extension first, and the hotel, The Art Deco Imperial Hotel, was outstanding. I had never been in a ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


The best!

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PStacey
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were met at the airport by a Scenic representative that got us shuttled to the spaceship and from that point on, we were very well looked after by all of the Scenic staff. All of the staff were wonderful. Our cabin and its amenities was great. We loved how the balcony became part of the room by folding back the glass partitions and lowering the top glass on the balcony rail. It was a ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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