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Really regimented agenda so didn't allow for much "downtime". For example, no time to sit up top and have a cocktail at the end of the day, as the excursions returned at 5 or later, and port talk was at 6 and dinner at 7. Hard to shower, dress for dinner and have some downtime in the space of an hour. Food was ok, not great. Worst part was that the Danube is so busy that 5 nights out of 7 we were tied up at the dock right beside another boat -- sometimes there were 3 or 4 across. Couldn't use the balcony as a result (for which you pay extra) and had to keep the drapes closed. Cooking vent from next door boat would spew grease fumes into our room. Lounge and dining room were nicely decorated, beds were comfy, staff was very good. Just not for us.

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Scenic Jewel Cruise Review by Frederick11

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Really regimented agenda so didn't allow for much "downtime". For example, no time to sit up top and have a cocktail at the end of the day, as the excursions returned at 5 or later, and port talk was at 6 and dinner at 7. Hard to shower, dress for dinner and have some downtime in the space of an hour. Food was ok, not great. Worst part was that the Danube is so busy that 5 nights out of 7 we were tied up at the dock right beside another boat -- sometimes there were 3 or 4 across. Couldn't use the balcony as a result (for which you pay extra) and had to keep the drapes closed. Cooking vent from next door boat would spew grease fumes into our room. Lounge and dining room were nicely decorated, beds were comfy, staff was very good. Just not for us.
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