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105 Scenic Jewel Cruise Reviews


RetiredQA avatar

RetiredQA

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Damned or Cursed....Jewels of Europe with Paris and Prague

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We chose this cruise to celebrate our 30th Anniversary and we had a really good time last year on the Seine River cruise. This trip was a completely different experience for us, we were disappointed with some of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Brenda Martin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

BEST TRIP EVER!

Suggested by my travel agent. I also liked the fact once you paid your final payment that it covered everything! Excursions, alcoholic beverages and gratuities! The staff of the Jewel were absolutely phenomenal. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Wendydiana

1 Review Written

The Danube

Lovely ship, clean and comfortable. All Staff helpful, attentive, polite. Extremely smart. Butlers charming, could not do enough for us, Their grey suits exceptional. Very comprehensive tours with excellent ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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TerryandTrish

1 Review Written

Superb. Exceeded all expectations.

We joined this cruise to see a snapshot of Eastern Europe. WOW what a wonderful experience. The ship was beautifully equipped and staffed by very hard working staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Retired75

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Relaxing and Educational Experience

This is our third Scenic Cruise both previous ones were in Asia and were outstanding in ALL RESPECTS. We were a little taken aback atvthe sizebof alm the ships on the Danube as ours and all others seemed to have ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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TaylorM

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not quite what they market...

Scenic (at least in Australia) actively market the Scenic experience as a five star world quality product. In reality our cruise was really mass tourism and more focused on drinking. The bad: The food is ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Gigiroux

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We were schedule to sail on the Opal from Budapest to Amsterdam on Oct 24

Unfortunately we were sailing in an unlucky year as 2018 saw one of the driest condition on the rivers in 100 years. So we weren’t able to sail on our assign ship the Opal. Our embarkation didn’t happen on Oct ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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azpizzelle

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Scenic did a great job considering the circumstances

This was our first trip on Scenic and we were pleasantly surprised. We were on the Diamond Deck in a Balcony Room. It was very nice and small but manageable. The balcony was a plus. Our room service was excellent. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Nickr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disaster—Buyer Be Aware of this company

We booked to leave Basel on 10/15/18 and arrive in Amsterdam on 10/21/18 on Scenic Jewel. The Rhine river had been low since end of June beginning of July according to many locals and crew. This trip was a disaster. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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hernstro

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Scenic does it right! Great itinerary, excellent service!

We boarded the Scenic Jewel in Amsterdam for this 14 day itinerary. In each port, Scenic gives guests a choice from at least 2 excursions. First port was Antwerp, and we chose the excursion to Bruges. This town was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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speterd

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Romantic Rhine and Moselle cruise

We have been on 2 other Scenic river cruises and they were above expectations. We do not know whether Scenic is now cutting corners or whether it was just this boat, but it was a real come down from our previous ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Hildie

1 Review Written

Outstanding

The dates suited and this particular cruise was suggested by the Travel Agent. We thought it would be a good idea to go on the cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam en route to Sweden where were going to a 90th birthday ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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debbiemitchell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded my Expectations

We chose to cruise with Scenic after friends referred them. Being our first river cruise, we wanted to move forward with the confidence that someone else had enjoyed their experience. I cannot say enough about ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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River Cruise 2018

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Basel, Aug 6

Expectations for the money spent was lacking. Food selection was mediocre at best although the quality of most dinners was very good. Breakfast and lunch was the same everyday and not as high quality as expected. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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marshabrisson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Surpassed all expectations!

We wanted a 5 star experience with nothing to worry about and Scenic was recommended. I can't express what an amazing time we had on this River Cruise. From the minute we stepped aboard until we stepped off 8 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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NewMexi Girl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mixed experience

The cruise deconstructed....Our cabin (Deluxe Balcony Suite) was great. The bedding excellent, the space roomy, plenty of closet storage, comfortable balcony chairs (we loved that the large window rolled down to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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santafegypsy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overrated

Positives and negatives. First the good news. All shipboard personnel were terrific...helpful,friendly, eager to please and competent. Great attitudes in spite of grueling work schedules. The cabin, on the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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dls1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Scenic cruise in single cabin 224

I chose this cruise because I was intrigued by the idea of a cruise that really was all-inclusive - all excursions, drinks, entertainment, tipping were included, and nothing was to be paid while on board. And that's ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RhineCruiser20

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Middle/Upper Rhine

Very organized, they think of all the details. Glad we added a few extra days in Amsterdam through Scenic, prior to departure. We did a canal cruise in that time so after boarding the ship we could select the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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First-time Cruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Scenic Jewel - Zurich to Amsterdam June 2018

This was our first cruise so we have nothing to compare it to. Our flight arrived from Canada in Zurich first thing in the morning. Our Scenic driver was right there waiting for us at the luggage carousel to drive ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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deeappleby

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Unrivalled

We choose Scenic for the all-inclusive option, where tips and alcoholic beverages outside of meals are included in the price. We also chose them because of their 5-star rating, as most in the group were seasoned ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Ebbystranger

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

STC210518.2

Scenic appealed to us for its luxury, interesting itinerary and all-inclusive approach to travel and we had travelled with Seniic before. They delivered on all levels. Our Balcony Suite was compact - as you would ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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grahamsthename

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

4 star not 5, and not worth the money

booked 16 months before with Scenic who gave us the worst room on the boat over the engine room which rattles so much the doors would open on their own and had to pad out the safe as it rattled all the time. The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jecrooks

1 Review Written

Excellent lectures and very good guides

The list of lecturers first attracted us to this cruise and also the destinations as we had been to Eastern Europe before but not to Bulgaria or Rumania or Serbia and not to the parts of Croatia included in the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Ndovu

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Black Sea Explorer

First river cruise, in new area coupled with excellent speakers. Very high quality overall on the ship with excellent service. Two speakers who travelled with us, Kate Adie and Martin Bell, were very friendly, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Scenic Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.6
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment2.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment3.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money5.04.2
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