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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 over 150 passengers which to me was like a cruise line with 4000 plus passengers! Having said that the organisation of the cruise was outstanding and our every wish was accommodated! It was hard to understand why do few cruises go through to the Black Sea as the further north we went the demands of more and more tours became apparent and quality deteriorated! And we travelled in April! The staff in our ship were equivalent to the outstanding crew we had experienced in Myanmar and The Mekong! Our butler service by ATI and Stat made the journey so much more enjoyable and they are to be commended similarly the joviality of the senior butler Chris was appreciated by all! The Cruise Director was happy to meet our needs as because of a disability I cannot walk far and we had all our requests accommodated! The cruise on the Danube was relaxing and enjoyable the countries visited were historically interesting and we enjoyed the experience! I would not want to further up and suffer the issues of overwhelming Numbers! Each passenger has their own expectations we had ours met by the splendour of the Riger and countries the absolute attention to detail by our Bali butler ATI and the help of our support butler from Serbia Stat who was a source of great local information to us! Thank you staff we enjoyed The first night at The Marriot in Bucharest is best forgotten and the company should look for a better venue!

A Relaxing and Educational Experience

Scenic Jewel Cruise Review by Retired75

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Europe
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 over 150 passengers which to me was like a cruise line with 4000 plus passengers!

Having said that the organisation of the cruise was outstanding and our every wish was accommodated!

It was hard to understand why do few cruises go through to the Black Sea as the further north we went the demands of more and more tours became apparent and quality deteriorated!

And we travelled in April!

The staff in our ship were equivalent to the outstanding crew we had experienced in Myanmar and The Mekong!

Our butler service by ATI and Stat made the journey so much more enjoyable and they are to be commended similarly the joviality of the senior butler Chris was appreciated by all!

The Cruise Director was happy to meet our needs as because of a disability I cannot walk far and we had all our requests accommodated!

The cruise on the Danube was relaxing and enjoyable the countries visited were historically interesting and we enjoyed the experience!

I would not want to further up and suffer the issues of overwhelming Numbers!

Each passenger has their own expectations we had ours met by the splendour of the Riger and countries the absolute attention to detail by our Bali butler ATI and the help of our support butler from Serbia Stat who was a source of great local information to us!

Thank you staff we enjoyed

The first night at The Marriot in Bucharest is best forgotten and the company should look for a better venue!
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