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Europe - River Cruise Scenic Pearl Europe - River Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Very disappointing for a number of reasons, COVID being one of the main one

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gtrekker
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

The absolute worst thing about this cruise is that Scenic apparently has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy with regards to COVID. I know that this issue has been politicized and that there is a broad spectrum of what people believe and are willing to do, but a total hands-off attitude is unacceptable to me. There is no testing required of passengers prior to boarding, either by the passengers or ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Not a 5* River Cruise

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Golfer1961
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Having done a lot of research river cruising we plumped for this itinerary travelling up the Rhine and then Danube, Amsterdam to Budapest. This was our first river cruise, having previously been on Ocean cruises. According to the advertisements it would tick all our boxes, alas that was not to be the case. We never considered that there would be low water levels that would disrupt the whole ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


First Cruise Ever

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Txbdaycouple
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I'm in my early 30s and most on this cruise were late 50s and above. We wanted to take one for it's ease of getting from City to city. Plus it included amazing food, premium beverages, excursions and tips. The service was great. I booked the cheapest fair room but was still treated on par as all other passengers. Not all of the excursions started in the morning there were a few days that started ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Rhine highlights

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terimc
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We went with family, No children. Children would be board but it was great for adults. Our travel agent was amazing and helped us with the booking. Scenic looked after everything else. Hotel/airport transfers were done with high end buses and professionals. We stayed at the hotels recommended by scenic and were not disappointed. The meals were amazing. It sucks to be home and try to ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Wonderful Intro to river cruising

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Quadrangle
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had never been on a river cruise before but travel extensively, almost always independently. But we decided we wanted to try this out based on all of the positive things we heard from friends. I did a bunch of research before selecting Scenic. They seemed to have the best features at the best price and excellent reviews, even though I didn't know anyone who had used them personally. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


First Time on a Cruise and Scenic was Fabulous

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NewtoRiver01
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We knew we wanted to do a Danube/Rhine cruise and after trying to figure out the ratings of cruise lines and also trying to compare pricing, we contacted our travel agent and she did the legwork for us and recommended Scenic. Our cruise was from Budapest to Amsterdam (14 days) and we also opted for the extension in Prague and a couple extra days in Amsterdam. We were extremely pleased with the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


A great cruise, ideal itinerary and excellent service. What more could you want.

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Capijara
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise at the last minute and did not really know what to expect. After a long flight we embarked the ship in Amsterdam with a minimum of fuss and found what should have been a hectic experience very smooth and welcoming. The staff aboard “The Pearl” were nothing short of fantastic and really made our cruise the experience of a lifetime. The cabin is small but very comfortable and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Scenic pearl cruise

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Lisehierlihy
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of its inclusivity. Once we boarded and for the duration of our trip we did not have to worry about money (except for souvenirs). We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, from the greeting at our arrival to the smooth transition when we left the boat at the end of our journey. The staff were experienced and helpful, the food was top notch, the excursions well planned and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Overall experience

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Saphillips
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We went to a few different presentations from various cruise lines when we looking to book a river cruise. We chose Scenic as it seemed to offer the kind of experience we were looking for. When they said it was “all included” - it was all included - from the fabulous excursions just for the guests on our ship, to on-ship entertainment, all the delicious meals (buffet for breakfast and lunch) and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Gems of the Danube

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margury
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Disaster from from the start. Low water levels meant we couldn’t start at Nuremberg, which I know is beyond their control, went to Passau and stayed there for 3 days which was a long way from Passau it’s self, had to look at a brick wall for3 days. Too far to walk anywhere so never saw Passau. Had to endure hours on coaches to get anywhere. No food for us when we eventually arrived at the ship ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


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