Budapest to Amsterdam
In April 2017 I cruised with Scenic on their Jewels of Europe river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. I'm a fan of river cruising - the whole unpacking once and living on a floating hotel is so relaxing. I was blown away by Scenic's service and attention to detail from the very first meet and greet at the airport to disembarkation day - everything ran like clockwork.
The food on-board was great - starting with a full buffet breakfast or you can order waffles, pancakes & eggs from the kitchen. Lunch in the main dining room is a huge buffet or you can ask the waiter for the lunch menu which usually has a club sandwich or a burger. If you were looking for a light lunch you can also eat at the River Café. Dinner in the main dining room is a 4 course à la carte, or you can dine at Scenic's Italian Portobello restaurant (you'll need to make reservations for this). I highly recommend dining here at least once - the food and wine was divine. If you're staying on the Diamond Deck (top deck) you will be invited to dine at Table La Rive which is a degustation with matching wines.
Every cabin has a Butler, so for the nights where you don’t feel like a 4 course meal and would like something easy you can phone your Butler and order off the room service menu. Scenic really have thought of everything - even the mini bar is free and re-stocked daily.
If you want a relaxing stress free holiday, I would highly recommend a Scenic River cruise, your biggest decisions are what Scenic Freechoice touring you are going to do or what to order for dinner!