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We have sailed on Crystal several timesand enjoyed the trips a great deal.  But things are looking a bit shaky with the company so we are considering looking elsewhere.  Has anyone sailed both Crystal and Scenic? Are they similar or really different?  Or any other suggestions? 

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I love the Crystal Product and I have considered Scenic. I have heard that Scenic is amazing.  No one knows what the final experiences will be until all the regulations are finalized.  As much as I love Crystal, I am waiting to consider what we will do in the travel world. I would not rule out Scenic at all.

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Sorry cannot compare as I have only traveled with Scenic for eight times have yet to find an itinerary of another company to tempt me away. I’ll do my best to answer any questions you might have. CA

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I felt optimistic with Crystal after watching the 30 minute video that is posted on the Crystal board. I felt it was an incredibly honest interview compared to some other interviews I have seen this past year.


Though I am not ready to book anything with any company right now.




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We were on Scenic and it was amazing. We just booked another for August 2022. Everything is included _ tips, drinks, excursions and we got picked up at the airport in a limousine.

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Scenic and Crystal are certainly more alike than they are different – both at the top end of the river cruise line luxury scale.  Scenic is a much larger operation, so they have a wider variety of itineraries and dates.  But Crystal does seem to be pulling back from the financial brink, with a spate of new bookings and the return of their beloved Mozart ship to bring the river fleet back to five.  Two very good choices, IMO.

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