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After looking at several river cruise companies, we chose Scenic because everything was included- drinks, mini bar, excursions, tips. The spaceship was beautiful and well maintained. Our balcony suite was very good. The clever window that could be raised and lowered meant full use could be made of the balcony whatever the weather. We liked the spacious bathroom with walk in shower, luxurious toiletries and soft bathrobes. The journey was straightforward. The journey by Eurostar and Thalys was straightforward. Meals were offered at each stage and we were met at the station and driven to the ship in a private taxi. The meals were first-class with plenty of choice. The food and wines were tailored to the area we were travelling through. The executive chef came to the port talk each evening to talk about dinner. The waiting staff could not have been more helpful. This was true of all the staff. One thing we particularly noticed was that all the staff from the captain downwards were willing to help each other out when needed. The on board entertainment was varied and of a high standard. The views were stunning. The offer of a glass of local wine as we sailed through the Rhine Gorge was most welcome. The ports were interesting and the guides were very knowledgeable. One aspect several of us thought could be improved was the Sundowner at the Alter Kloster. It would have been much better to have had this event on the sun deck. We did not realise that Scenic was an Australian company and were surprised that most of the guests were Australian. This did not detract from the cruise in any way because they were very friendly, if reluctant to follow the dress code. We would certainly consider using Scenic again.

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Scenic Jewel Cruise Review by Gorlin

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After looking at several river cruise companies, we chose Scenic because everything was included- drinks, mini bar, excursions, tips. The spaceship was beautiful and well maintained. Our balcony suite was very good. The clever window that could be raised and lowered meant full use could be made of the balcony whatever the weather. We liked the spacious bathroom with walk in shower, luxurious toiletries and soft bathrobes.

The journey was straightforward. The journey by Eurostar and Thalys was straightforward. Meals were offered at each stage and we were met at the station and driven to the ship in a private taxi.

The meals were first-class with plenty of choice. The food and wines were tailored to the area we were travelling through. The executive chef came to the port talk each evening to talk about dinner. The waiting staff could not have been more helpful. This was true of all the staff. One thing we particularly noticed was that all the staff from the captain downwards were willing to help each other out when needed.

The on board entertainment was varied and of a high standard. The views were stunning. The offer of a glass of local wine as we sailed through the Rhine Gorge was most welcome.

The ports were interesting and the guides were very knowledgeable.

One aspect several of us thought could be improved was the Sundowner at the Alter Kloster. It would have been much better to have had this event on the sun deck.

We did not realise that Scenic was an Australian company and were surprised that most of the guests were Australian. This did not detract from the cruise in any way because they were very friendly, if reluctant to follow the dress code.

We would certainly consider using Scenic again.
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