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Scenic Crystal Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Taking this river boat cruise was nothing short of a nightmare.
"* Scenic river boat cruise from Bucharest to Budapest. * It was nothing short of a nightmare. * We will never set foot on a cruise ship again. * The cost of the cruise was very expensive and I expected..."Read More
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r-ryoung

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Danube 2019

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - All

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32rogers

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 better way to travel with this many people. We had 160 people on our boat but never felt crowded. Plenty of space to accommodate our group.They had such a nice variety of excursions. Always ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Worst vacation ever

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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michel.lorraine

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 we could tour the city on our own. We had no problem with the embarkation although we found out the day before departure that we were on a different ship. At first we were to be on ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Salzburg concert

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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lynmhewson

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 thought a chance to see some of the areas in Europe that I hadn’t visited would be good. The staff and crew have been excellent- especially the captain and butlers. Cabins are good except ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Ultra Amazing All Inclusive

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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M meat

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 they were very co operative with our request for an early flight overseas before our scheduled departure as our flights to and from were both part of our package. We also chose the Prague ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Excellent River Cruise experience

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - All

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Vikkicox

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Scenic came highly recommended by our travel agent and she was spot on. From the pickup at our hotel in Amsterdam to our departure in Budapest, Scenic provided a first class experience. Our Cruise director made the trip exceptional with his knowledge of the ports we visited and his daily port talk. Our balcony cabin was spacious and well maintained throughout our cruise. The food was Michelin ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Beyond expectations

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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HABuhler

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 service was absolutely five-star and the on shore excursions were well planned and interesting, and many times very educational. The idea of a private concert by wonderful ensemble in ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Amsterdam to Basel

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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Ken F

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 enjoyed drinks and met other guests in the lounge and the room was ready by 1pm. The ship was excellent though. Very clean and comfortable. It had been updated. The state room was perfect for ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Excellent value for money and outstanding service

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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J91964

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Scenic are by far the most friendly and professional of the river cruising companies. Excellent service with an outstanding menu and so many shore excursions to choose from.Staff were always friendly, courteous and always available to provide additional information. Cruise director Tadej was outstanding He handled the change of ships with ease and it was of minimal inconvenience to the passengers. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Older ship and old age group

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - All

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JaimeB

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 various lines. Needless to say we were quite disappointed. Overall the staff on board was great. Super friendly, accommodating and tried really hard. The ship itself is old, ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Definitely not 5 star

Review for Scenic Crystal to Europe - River Cruise

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Missilemary2

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 service was slow with inattentive servers. The first time we called our “butler”, there was no answer. Apparently, they are also waiters and thus not always readily available. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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