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148 Scenic Opal Cruise Reviews


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nancyevans

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lackluster Rhine "Christmas Market" cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Fceexp1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JRWLRW

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Underwhelmed With Christmas Rhine Market Cruise

This was our first river cruise and 6th cruise overall. We were so looking forward to the Holiday Markets trip since our Danube trip was cancelled last year due to water levels. Unfortunately we were greatly ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jrhouser

1 Review Written

2019 Christmas Market Cruise with Prague extension

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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John5671

3 Reviews Written

Christmas Market cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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chezpicsoftrips

1 Review Written

Magical Cruise

Our first cruise with Scenic was more than I imagined it would be. Friends had travelled and spoken very highly of their experience with Scenic but nothing anyone says can prepare you for the reality. From the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MarisaK

1 Review Written

A memorable experience for first timer river cruisers, hard to beat

We did not stay in Amsterdam before boarding the Ship. We were met at the airport by a Scenic representative which gave us an opportunity to meet and introduce ourselves to other guests. Our cabin was great with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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grhokie

2 Reviews Written

Fantastic Trip

Great service from housekeeping to the cruise director and captain. Waiters were top-notch and worked extremely hard. Food was very good as were all the drinks. Scenic also hosted a private concert for the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Senga

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first river cruise.

The most relaxing active vacation ever! Sounds strange but it’s true; active because there is often something going on or somewhere to be, relaxing because Scenic takes care of all the logistics. It truly was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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julie_sue

1 Review Written

Sept 2019

We chose Scenic based on a recommendation from someone who had reviewed all cruise lines. This was above and beyond any of our expectations. Crew was professional but fun to be around and there was great ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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317

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Moet Experience

As two female friends travelling together for the first time we initially chose this cruise because it was all inclusive and therefore we didn't have the stress or worries about excursion choices, costs and tipping ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Miss Merla

1 Review Written

The view at night in Budapest being docked across from the Parliament buildings,

This ship is a 5 star hotel and the service is fantastic. I also loved the app for your phone that alerted you to points of interest you sailed by, and that you could look up info on all the cities along the route. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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minicar

1 Review Written

Best vacation ever

We choose this cruise for a birthday celebration, and it was fabulous. We did stay before the cruise and Scenic still provided transportation to the ship. The rivers were at a good level and we did not have to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cheryl1958

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed River Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest Scenic Opal

This cruise had been on our bucket list for quite a while so we were finally going to experience it. After spending 3 fabulous days in Paris, we chose to add this extension along with a 3 day extension at the end ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Themull

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Brilliant First River Cruise Experience

My wife and I had never taken a river cruise before and were somewhat apprehensive. We need not have been. From start to finish our Rhine Highlights cruise on the Scenic Opal from Amsterdam to Basel was a thoroughly ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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JUSTTRAVELING001

1 Review Written

SCENIC Luxury Cruise (Basel to Amsterdam) very disappointing

We recently cruised on the SCENIC Opal on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. This was supposed to be a ‘luxury’ cruise. Last year, we had a fantastic experience cruising the Douro River on their Evergreen ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cruisiingagain

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Interesting and informative trip

This was advertised as a luxury, all inclusive cruise. It was a stunning ship. The cabin was a great size with lots of storage areas. Really enjoyed the balcony when there wasn't another ship parked along side of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Sharondale

1 Review Written

Very well organized

I went to an information session and decided to book. They lived up to my expectations. Everything was organized and the staff was exceptional. One disappointment was that we did not start our cruise in ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jenny3

1 Review Written

This was our first river cruise and we were not disappointed.

Embarkation went smoothly although we didn't embark from Basel but from Bruisach, and we had to wait at the airport a while because an abandoned piece of luggage caused the airport lock down. The ship was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sammetcalf

1 Review Written

Superb in every respect!

Scenic was superb in every respect. Service was exceptional --- crew could not have been more attentive. The accommodations were excellent -- better than most hotels that we have experienced around the world. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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John Belder

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rhine Highlights Cruise

This was our first cruise ever. We had very high expectations based on what we heard about Scenic cruises and we can say that Scenic far exceeded these already high expectations. The food was excellent, the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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baldwin.sue

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rhine Highlights - superb!

This was our second Scenic cruise "Girls Trip". We chose this particular route to see some of the highlights of the Netherlands and Germany. The itinerary was excellent and our choices of the tours each day was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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oakgum

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Scenic Cruise

Because we saw the cruise on Getaway and wanted to see the Christmas lights and markets of Europe. This was our first ever cruise and it will certainly be hard to top. Scenic thought if everything. Everything on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Olivera

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful cruise

Scenic cruise was on our bucket list for quite a while and we have no regrets for choosing to sail with Scenic during the Christmas period. Great itinerary was provided for the 7 days and the last minute substitute ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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HolidayOnWater

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Terrible customer service from Scenic and not a luxury experience at all

You can really judge a company by the way they handle a difficult situation. My experience, and others, on this trip was that Scenic handled this absolutely terribly and conducted the tour at the most cheapest cost ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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