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The line between luxury and mainstream cruises might once have been distinct, but that's no longer the case. Cruise lines began to discover travelers didn't always fit squarely into one camp or another. Read more.

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Anon137
Member Since 2017
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I'm a Veteran, so I know the general weather of Europe in the fall. The first decision, timing of our cruise, was driven by weather. The second decision was location. We wanted a cruise which called at Patmos and Ephesus (port of ... Read more
faucet
Member Since 2012
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Ship with a wow factor is the first impression. Suites are well furnished and comfortable with an excellent bathroom. Nicely furnished verandah. Bars range from the intimate Atlantide and Arts Cafe to the larger Panorama and ... Read more
curious sophisticate
Member Since 2017
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Sailed September 2017
The ship was very modern and cabins were spacious, especially as a result of the indoor balcony, which we also used as a sitting area. Especially liked the excursion mix of history and art with very knowledgeable guides and No tipping! ... Read more
discerning critic
Member Since 2017
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It was 20 years or so since we last took a river cruise. Scenic's reputation, first class ships, advertising and website hyperbole convinced us to travel with them. 'Beautiful Bordeaux' seemed to fit the bill. In most respects our ... Read more
Voyager47
Member Since 2017
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Sailed September 2017
This was our first river cruise and we were not disappointed. The ship is lovely, the staff and crew are brilliant, and work so hard to cater for your every need. The Bordeaux region is lovely and you have a selection of quaint towns ... Read more
Findanonholidays
Member Since 2017
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Sailed September 2017
This cruise is wonderful. The staff and crew make it an unforgettable experience. Scenic should be so proud of the effort and relentless work they put in,day in, day out. Nothing is forgotten. Everything you could possibly think of is ... Read more
jackie.mcguinness
Member Since 2017
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Sailed September 2017
I always wanted to cruise down the Danube visit Vienna and Dance to Strauss music. I saw the advert for The Strictly Dance Cruise with a masterclass from Jame and Ola Jordan. I do not watch the programme but thought if ... Read more