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Budapest Scenic Crystal Cruise Reviews

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Scenic Crystal
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32 Budapest Scenic Crystal Cruise Reviews


michel.lorraine avatar

michel.lorraine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation ever

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My wife and I booked this trip almost one year in advance. We wanted to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary in a different way. We travelled alone. We arrived in Budapest 2 days prior the cruise departure so ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Ken F avatar

Ken F

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amsterdam to Basel

Our ship was changed from the Jasper to the Crystal a few days before we departed. Slight disappointment. They allowed us to board at 12:00 instead of 3pm as we had to be out of the hotel room by 11:00am. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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32rogers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube 2019

This was my first river cruise and won’t be my last. Had a wonderful experience on the Scenic Crystal. Wonderful staff, great excursions, food was outstanding. We came with a group of 18. Couldn’t have been a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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HABuhler

1 Review Written

Beyond expectations

We chose the Scenic line for the features of the ship and for the all inclusive vacation they offered. The "leave your wallet at home" line resonated as did the itinerary. We were not disappointed. The ship and the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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M meat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ultra Amazing All Inclusive

Scenic provided an all in one totally all inclusive cruise with a terrific itinerary and solid caring support throughout the entire experience. Scenic delivered on all of the advertised features and programs and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lynmhewson

1 Review Written

Salzburg concert

Dates fitted - I wanted to do a river cruise in Europe- friends had a conference in Vienna so it seemed like a good idea to combine work and pleasure. I had completed a Nile river cruise in egypt and loved it so ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Missilemary2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Definitely not 5 star

We chose this cruise based on the marketing done by scenic and had expectations of a five star luxury cruise. This was not the case, the air conditioning on the ship was inconsistent in the lounge and the bar ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jennmur

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing way to see Europe!

We chose this cruise to get a good overview of the countries along the upper Danube. We arrived in Budapest a day prior to embarkation, in order to have more time to explore the city. We stayed at the Marriott, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cv64

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First river cruise - Loved it..... learnt alot for the next one

We chose Scenic as we were looking for a cruise that was 100% all inclusive. It turned out to be the right decision as we never once had to pull out our wallet. The only additional cost was a massage! Scenic ...
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Sail Date June 2019


JaimeB avatar

JaimeB

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Older ship and old age group

We booked this on our travel agents recommendation, as we told her that we wanted a 5+ star experience and the best ship/company. Also, this was our first river cruise. We've done about a dozen ocean cruises on ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Snyman avatar

Snyman

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Cell from Hell

Friends past experience had me yearning to sail on Scenic having already done one riverboat cruise on Avalon As expected Scenic provided a five star experience. Nothing was too much trouble and everything ran ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ds.offenbacher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise line is over rated

We did a European river boat cruise with Scenic. With river cruises you need to be aware that if river levels are either to high or to low your cruise may become a bus tour. We were very fortunate that we were ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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HLloyd

1 Review Written

Exceeding all expectations!

A European River Cruise had been on our Bucket List for sometime. After attending the Information Meeting we were completely sold and booked immediately on the Jewels of Europe Cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Hunter376 avatar

Hunter376

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

The Jewels

On advise from our travel agent and excellent reviews we decided to travel through Europe on a river purpose built vessel and experience this fantastic trip ourselves , booked a year in advance to secure a cabin on ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Southon

1 Review Written

Surpassed expectations

This was the biggest trip my husband and I have ever done, both in cost and time. It was worth every penny and seemed at once timeless and over too soon. The scope of experiences, the beauty for all of our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Retired Person

1 Review Written

Above and Beyond

Having never considered a River Cruise, we attended an information number night. After learning about Scenic, we spoke with friends who had taken this excursion previously. They all highly recommended that we go. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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FOAD

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Budapest to Amsterdam

An excellent cruise experience made even better by Adrian, our cruise director. Food was exceptional with chef Nendi personally presenting that evening's special at the pre-dinner port talk. Ended up choosing it ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Leftee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Awesome Experience!

A Scenic representative met us at the airport and led us to the van which then transported us from the airport to the ship. Upon arrival at the Scenic Crystal we were given a warm greeting from the crew. Check-in ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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midlifemadness

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very all inclusive but a disappointment

We chose this cruise because Scenic had reputation for being very high end and truly all inclusive. It lived up to the all inclusive. The trip actually sailed on July 17, 2017. We were supposed to sail on the Jade ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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nothappydoc

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Day tours not up to standard

Cruise chosen to see towns which would not otherwise be visited. The day tours were not run for the benefit of cruisers. They were often too short, almost as if Scenic really didn't want to run and pay for them. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Connick

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Felt like a princess

My three sisters and I had a ball on this trip, Budapest to Amsterdam. The lochs fascinated me, some nearly 25m high/ deep. All the staff were amazingly attentive and friendly from captain to cruise director ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Caro62

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Scenic, you are amazing!

1st river cruise, absolutely wonderful! Chose deluxe balcony suite, lovely, good size with ample storage space. Great comfortable beds. Sun lounge a great bonus to sit & have a drink watching the scenery as you ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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survey54

11 Reviews Written

84 Helpful Votes

Clean ship, wonderful staff, great cruise let down by inferior food.

At our departure airport in Sydney, my wife and I were approached by a Scenic representative to ensure that everything was OK as we boarded our Scenic-arranged flight. We flew from Sydney to Singapore, then to ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Rileybear2013

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great to Spoil Yourself

This is our second cruise with Scenic. Our first trip was on the Scenic Pearl from Basel to Amsterdam. We went with another couple this time. I found that the cruise age was probably in late 60's to 70's. We ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Berwin avatar

Berwin

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Almost Excellent

This was our second river cruise and our second one with Scenic. Our other cruise experience consists of 65 ocean cruises. We chose this trip because the itinerary consisted of a number of ports we have never been ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Scenic Crystal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.2
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment2.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.9
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment2.04.6
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.04.2
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