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66 Scenic Gem Cruise Reviews


dsheridan1732 avatar

dsheridan1732

1 Review Written

Overall excellent

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We chose this cruise for the destination--Paris to Normandy, and for the quality of the food, wine, service, day excursions and entertainment...all excellent. All of the crew were gracious all of the time to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Notoriusbob avatar

Notoriusbob

1 Review Written

Normandy

Chose this cruise because the ship went to Normandy, and we had never been to Paris. The ships was fairly new, and was excellent in every way. All inclusive, so never paid for anything else but a little laundry, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Tennessee Writer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful Experience

We'd had a family member travel with Scenic before and preferred them over Viking because Scenic's prices are ALL INCLUSIVE. You won't spend another nickel for anything on the boat -- not drinks or excursions or ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lozenger77

1 Review Written

Brilliant itinerary and staff

We chose Scenic as we had travelled with them once before. We were not disappointed. The whole time we felt cared for and nurtured. The cabin was beautifully appointed with an airy balcony and plenty of space. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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PamandJohn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise yet.

This was our fourth Scenic cruise and we have to admit it was the best one yet. That's not to say the previous ones weren't excellent, because they were. It was just everything about this particular cruise made it ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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calgcruiser

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding , superlative ! - Not the same Scenic as previously experienced

Last year we traveled with Scenic on the Gems of the Danube itinerary and were very disappointed. As I wrote a rather critical review of that experience ...
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Sail Date July 2019


U. Mahoney avatar

U. Mahoney

1 Review Written

Normandy & Gems of the Seine cruise

I did explore Paris before embarkation. Saw all the local attractions and enjoyed the local restaurants. Did not like having people smoking in restaurants, hopefully this will be addressed in the near future. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Skeldale

1 Review Written

Brilliant, interesting, enjoyable, spoilt.....

Having cruised the Rhine also with Scenic, we needed another holiday where we would also be spoilt, and so we decided to go with them on the river Seine, visiting WW1 and 2 battlefields, and many other interesting ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JASenior

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The beaches of Normandy and Monet’s Garden were our choice.

We had sailed with Sceinic prior, and thought this trip Paris to Paris would be a wonderful experience. The staff were the best, and were very friendly. We arrived in Paris 4 days before we set sail and toured ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Tuppy42

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Potential to be Great

This cruise was chosen because of the itinerary which turned out to be as expected. The visits to WW1, WW2 Battlefuelds and Giverney were good. However the on-board experience was not as expected - overpromised ...
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Sail Date April 2019


dmac51 avatar

dmac51

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Retirement cruise

My wife & I chose Scenic & the Scenic Gem as a retirement celebration & going to places on our bucket list in France. The entire experience was superb starting from the pickup at our hotel in Paris at the time ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Gordieh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, mediocre food.

This was our second Scenic cruise. We did the Duoro river in Portugal last fall. We have also been on 3 Uniworld 1 Viking river cruise and an Avalon cruise. .This itinerary - Paris to Paris and the cruise length ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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RetiredQA

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Gems of the Seine - A Great Way to Start River Cruising.....

We chose this cruise because we had never heard of Scenic before, we were not sure if we would feel motion sick or if we would like the food or service provided or the cabin size. Well Scenic was "top notch", we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Australian Travel Guru

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Give your Wallet Moths a holiday! - Scenic Normandy Cruise

I will openly admit that I was sceptical about why anyone, myself included, would want to take a 10-day Scenic cruise up the Seine River from Paris to the coast, when you can drive it in 2 hours! I thought it would ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Danube 2016

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Bucket list acheived with Normandy visit.

I chose this cruise because I`ve always wanted to go to the Normandy beaches and to pay my respects to our fallen heros. It didn`t disappoint. The information I soaked in, with the guide we had, was more than enough ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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straussaz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Class Cruise; Second Class Excursion Radios

We got this cruise only a week prior to departure because our Viking cruise on the Elba was cancelled because of low water. Consequently, we ended up on the bottom level (floor 1), where there was no wi-fi; luckily ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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inglish

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seine River cruise to Normandy and points of interest

Friends recommended this cruise line. We were not disappointed. Everything was excellent. Their staff were amazing. The food was excellent. The drinks plentiful. We really enjoyed the smaller boat and it was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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MelbDemon

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

You just couldnt fault it.....well....

We just luv river cruising now 7th in a row.( see other reviews) and we are also scenic tragics..having said that I do hold them accountable for a superior offering. The scenic Gem and the crew we had was a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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rossangie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

GEM by name, GEM by nature

We were waiting alloted embarkation time, when we noticed a chap from Scenic on the dock. We enquired about boarding early, and from that time on the crew could not do enough. From taking charge of our luggage to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


GillGuy avatar

GillGuy

1 Review Written

Overall summary and appraisal

Having never been on a river cruise before, I was not keen but my girlfriend in Australia suggested we meet up in Paris and enjoy the cruise together as a reunion. I was concerned as it was expensive but ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CarMax

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Ship, Fantastic Crew = Fantastic Time

As previous Scenic travelers we had no hesitation choosing another Scenic Cruise. Paris was everything we thought it would be. Vibrant, romantic etc. We stayed 1 night prior to embarkation on to the Scenic Gem where ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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LindaOntario

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Paris to Paris

This was our first ever cruise and I so enjoyed it. The ship is amazing and the staff so professional. We only had one little draw-back that held me back from giving it a 5 star rating - dinner. We are simple ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Noddyandmates

1 Review Written

Disappointed with the value

This was our second Scenic cruise. The previous one a few years ago was good although, to no avail, we objected to the requirement that we had to add on a three day tour at either end of the cruise in order to book ...
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Sail Date May 2018


woerner avatar

woerner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Normandy via the Seine River

The reason for doing this cruise is that we wanted to explore Australia`s involvement during WW1 and WW2 plus see the French country side from the comfort of a luxury river cruise ship. The ship was generally very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Stephanie 323 avatar

Stephanie 323

1 Review Written

First Class/Superior Itinerant Hotel

We wanted to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and my 56th birthday and so chose to splurge on a river cruise to one of the most iconic cities of love. We'd had a negative experience on our first and last ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Scenic Gem Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.6
Dining4.04.6
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms4.04.8
Fitness Recreation3.04.2
Family0.0N/A
Enrichment3.54.5
Service5.04.9
Value For Money4.54.5
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