Posted October 27th, 2017, 08:50 AM
My review of the Bordeaux cruise on the Scenic Diamond has been posted: https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberr...EntryID=595331
On whole, it was a good cruise, but had some definite misses in addition to a number of hits. I think I'm now a bit better informed re what to look for in a river cruise. And now understand some things about the Scenic product that I did not previously understand.
I'm open to any questions anyone might have.
Your experience very much mirrored ours.
Food was a disappointment, with few exceptions. Dining room service ranged from good to poor, with attitude being an issue with one female in particular. Excursions were too limited. All in all, good but will not be repeating with Scenic.
Don't judge all river lines by this one. AMA remains our hands down favorite and we love the experience they provide.
143 cruises since 1964, 16 on the river.
Looking forward to:
MS Joy - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Amadeus Silver III, May 2018
AmaStella, Christmas Markets, December 2018
Scenic Eclipse, April, 2019
Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016, October 2017
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
Recent ocean cruises:
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017