Scenic Jade, Day 6: Let’s talk about the cabin amenities on this river cruise

ABOARD THE SCENIC JADE – Today was our second day in Vienna. It is really nice that Scenic spends twos day in this beautiful and exciting city. Yesterday almost everyone did the city tour that was offered and today we were offered three different options. Two busloads headed off to explore Bratislava, the capital of nearby Slovakia, another visited the Schoenbrunn imperial summer palace and the last group visited the famed Spanish Riding School in the city …

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Scenic Jade, Day 5: Tours on Scenic Cruises definitely are superior

ABOARD THE SCENIC JADE – Today we are in the lovely city of Vienna, Austria, and pretty much everyone on the ship took a general city tour this morning. I did a similar tour two years ago off another river ship, but what a difference. On that tour we drove around the Ringstrasse (Ring Road) by bus, seeing all of the major sights like the Opera House and Parliament, and then everyone disembarked and walked down a …

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Scenic Jade, Days 3 and 4: Tour of picture-perfect village

  ABOARD THE SCENIC JADE – A day and a half have passed and this is the first chance I have had to write. Yesterday was consumed with full day tours and this morning with a half day tour. All tours are included on Scenic Cruises so participation is high. First we docked in Passau, Germany, where passengers were offloaded for their tours and at the end of the day we returned to the ship in Linz, …

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Our Saturday in Linz features a Christmas market

If this is Saturday AMADolce is in Linz, Austria. This third largest Austrian city obviously sits on the Danube. The route into town is lined with international corporations, huge plants and office buildings. In town, a concert hall named for composer Anton Bruckner and a Contemporary Art Museum are just minutes from the dock. This is our last Austrian port and the options included a half-day tour to Salzburg which was optional or a half-day tour to …

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