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Scenic Crystal Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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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..."Read More
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r-ryoung

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Worst vacation ever

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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michel.lorraine

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 we could tour the city on our own. We had no problem with the embarkation although we found out the day before departure that we were on a different ship. At first we were to be on ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Amsterdam to Basel

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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Ken F

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 enjoyed drinks and met other guests in the lounge and the room was ready by 1pm. The ship was excellent though. Very clean and comfortable. It had been updated. The state room was perfect for ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Danube 2019

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - All

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32rogers

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 better way to travel with this many people. We had 160 people on our boat but never felt crowded. Plenty of space to accommodate our group.They had such a nice variety of excursions. Always ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Beyond expectations

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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HABuhler

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 service was absolutely five-star and the on shore excursions were well planned and interesting, and many times very educational. The idea of a private concert by wonderful ensemble in ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Ultra Amazing All Inclusive

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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M meat

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 they were very co operative with our request for an early flight overseas before our scheduled departure as our flights to and from were both part of our package. We also chose the Prague ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Salzburg concert

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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lynmhewson

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 thought a chance to see some of the areas in Europe that I hadn’t visited would be good. The staff and crew have been excellent- especially the captain and butlers. Cabins are good except ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Excellent value for money and outstanding service

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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J91964

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 always available to provide additional information. Cruise director Tadej was outstanding He handled the change of ships with ease and it was of minimal inconvenience to the passengers. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Definitely not 5 star

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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Missilemary2

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 service was slow with inattentive servers. The first time we called our “butler”, there was no answer. Apparently, they are also waiters and thus not always readily available. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Amazing way to see Europe!

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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jennmur

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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, which is the preferred hotel for Scenic. We were picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel, and then picked up at the hotel and driven to the Crystal. Everything went so ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - All

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cv64

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 lived up to everything we expected. Rooms were excellent and the addition of a small balcony was great on mornings when we wanted room service rather than eating at the restaurant. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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