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"We recently took a Scenic Danube cruise, the water levels on the Danube were low as the industry states, the operators and travel agents don't want to discuss your river cruise could end up as a bus tour, an..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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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

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Traveled with disabled person

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Christmas Market cruise

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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John5671

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Magical Cruise

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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chezpicsoftrips

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 second we stepped on-board Scenic Opal we knew we were in for a very special 15 days. Every single detail had been taken care of - there was nothing we had to do except choose our drinks and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke


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

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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MarisaK

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 enough storage to store away all of our belongings, although our cabin was mainly used for sleeping. Our cruise director, Alex and our hotel manager, Djordje could not do enough for us. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke


Fantastic Trip

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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grhokie

10+ Cruises

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 passengers at a palace in Rastaat. The Tailormade App made sailing really interesting, particularly down the Rhine Gorge. We sat on top, enjoying the sun and the incredible scenery while ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke


Our first river cruise.

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Senga

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

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 all inclusive; no tipping, even on the airport transfers from/to home. Scenic bills itself as 5 star all-inclusive so we were disappointed to read in the information booklet that “if we ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Sept 2019

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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julie_sue

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 demographics for all passengers. The excursions that were available provided something for everyone and there was enough flexibility to allow for last minute changes. And there was ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


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