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74 Scenic Crystal Cruise Reviews


michel.lorraine avatar

michel.lorraine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation ever

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My wife and I booked this trip almost one year in advance. We wanted to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary in a different way. We travelled alone. We arrived in Budapest 2 days prior the cruise departure so ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Ken F avatar

Ken F

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amsterdam to Basel

Our ship was changed from the Jasper to the Crystal a few days before we departed. Slight disappointment. They allowed us to board at 12:00 instead of 3pm as we had to be out of the hotel room by 11:00am. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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32rogers

1 Review Written

Danube 2019

This was my first river cruise and won’t be my last. Had a wonderful experience on the Scenic Crystal. Wonderful staff, great excursions, food was outstanding. We came with a group of 18. Couldn’t have been a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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HABuhler

1 Review Written

Beyond expectations

We chose the Scenic line for the features of the ship and for the all inclusive vacation they offered. The "leave your wallet at home" line resonated as did the itinerary. We were not disappointed. The ship and the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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M meat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ultra Amazing All Inclusive

Scenic provided an all in one totally all inclusive cruise with a terrific itinerary and solid caring support throughout the entire experience. Scenic delivered on all of the advertised features and programs and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lynmhewson

1 Review Written

Salzburg concert

Dates fitted - I wanted to do a river cruise in Europe- friends had a conference in Vienna so it seemed like a good idea to combine work and pleasure. I had completed a Nile river cruise in egypt and loved it so ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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J91964

1 Review Written

Excellent value for money and outstanding service

Scenic are by far the most friendly and professional of the river cruising companies. Excellent service with an outstanding menu and so many shore excursions to choose from.Staff were always friendly, courteous and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Missilemary2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Definitely not 5 star

We chose this cruise based on the marketing done by scenic and had expectations of a five star luxury cruise. This was not the case, the air conditioning on the ship was inconsistent in the lounge and the bar ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jennmur

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing way to see Europe!

We chose this cruise to get a good overview of the countries along the upper Danube. We arrived in Budapest a day prior to embarkation, in order to have more time to explore the city. We stayed at the Marriott, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cv64

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First river cruise - Loved it..... learnt alot for the next one

We chose Scenic as we were looking for a cruise that was 100% all inclusive. It turned out to be the right decision as we never once had to pull out our wallet. The only additional cost was a massage! Scenic ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JaimeB

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Older ship and old age group

We booked this on our travel agents recommendation, as we told her that we wanted a 5+ star experience and the best ship/company. Also, this was our first river cruise. We've done about a dozen ocean cruises on ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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r-ryoung

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Taking this river boat cruise was nothing short of a nightmare.

* Scenic river boat cruise from Bucharest to Budapest. * It was nothing short of a nightmare. * We will never set foot on a cruise ship again. * The cost of the cruise was very expensive and I expected ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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What now?

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

As good as the reviews!

We saw this cruise advertised about a year previous. it had an excellent price and was listed as a luxury cruise. We booked and were not disappointed. All decent river cruise lines have good food, service and staff. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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bl2sms

1 Review Written

Scenic does it right!

After lots of consideration, we booked our first ever river cruise with Scenic, on their Rhine Highlights cruise which departs from Amsterdam and meanders down the Rhine to Basel, Switzerland. We chose Scenic ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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banjoscott

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Scenic Made the Best of a Difficult Situation

I chose Scenic for our Rhine River Cruise based on web research (including this site) and other independent sites. Obviously Scenic is not as well known in the U.S. due to their lack of advertising. Every time we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bjhetland

1 Review Written

Cruise director, Cathy, was fantastic

Our cruise director was fantastic. She did her very best to resolve problems and kept a very positive attitude throughout the entire trip. We did not really appreciate changing ships after four days, without being ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Snyman

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Cell from Hell

Friends past experience had me yearning to sail on Scenic having already done one riverboat cruise on Avalon As expected Scenic provided a five star experience. Nothing was too much trouble and everything ran ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ds.offenbacher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise line is over rated

We did a European river boat cruise with Scenic. With river cruises you need to be aware that if river levels are either to high or to low your cruise may become a bus tour. We were very fortunate that we were ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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HLloyd

1 Review Written

Exceeding all expectations!

A European River Cruise had been on our Bucket List for sometime. After attending the Information Meeting we were completely sold and booked immediately on the Jewels of Europe Cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Hunter376

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

The Jewels

On advise from our travel agent and excellent reviews we decided to travel through Europe on a river purpose built vessel and experience this fantastic trip ourselves , booked a year in advance to secure a cabin on ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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ljb8689

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Amazing! First class vacation experience with Scenic!

We chose this cruise for a number of reasons: great reviews, great incentives for booking early (price, $500 flights from Canada (we went with the recommended KLM), two complimentary $100 Euro pre-paid Mastercard ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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turner valley

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as advertised in some respects

We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a Rhine cruise, due to advertising and based on recommendations from the travel agency. Embarkation went smoothly and the cabin was comfortable in every respect. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Neilson avatar

Neilson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Splendid Time

Saw the cruise advertised, and I liked what I saw in the advertisement. It proved to be an accurate advertisement. The ship was spotless. Food, for the most part, was varied. Food servers were a delight! They ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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silver ninja

1 Review Written

Criusing the Rhine.

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed meeting new people from all over the world. We exchanged info with a number of other guests and hope to meet up with them again. The staff were all amazing and worked very hard ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Southon

1 Review Written

Surpassed expectations

This was the biggest trip my husband and I have ever done, both in cost and time. It was worth every penny and seemed at once timeless and over too soon. The scope of experiences, the beauty for all of our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Scenic Crystal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.2
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment2.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.9
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment2.04.6
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.04.2
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