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Everything About Scenic is First Class!

Ron & Cheryl, (trip to Danube & Prague)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie, karen@blowestravel.com

This was our first river cruise and Scenic was recommended to us by several friends and you Karen. The big advantage was that everything was included and that was certainly the case.  We took this cruise with 2 other couples as we all celebrated our 50th anniversary.  We were definitely not disappointed. Everything about Scenic is first class, especially the dining, service, the cruise director's attention to detail, punctuality, accessibility and he sure was fun!

We were required to change ships in Germany because of low water and the transition to the Jasper was seamless.

All the excursions were thorough but never rushed. Always on time, local guides were excellent. One thing we would recommend changing is the length of free time in Nuremberg.  If this was shortened the coach ride to Prague would be reduced. We understood it would be a 3.5-hour drive and turned out to be 5 hours in rush hour. Leaving Nuremberg earlier would reduce this drive and get to Prague earlier would be a good thing!

The Pearl was extremely well outfitted; we were very pleasantly surprised with the bathroom size, closet space and the cleanliness was second to none. It was nice to have a balcony suite where the upper portion could be lowered for fresh air.

We cannot say enough about the Pearl staff; they were attentive without being intrusive; always polite, friendly and above all so much fun! Many employees in the service industry in North America could take a lesson from them!

We loved the whole river cruise experience as we did not have to pack each day; just enjoy the excursions then return to a wonderful balcony suite and prepare for dinner.  We experienced 26 C temps so enjoyed the upper deck for relaxing as we sailed and for before dinner drinks.

We would highly recommend Scenic for river cruise travel. In addition, all the info we received from Scenic prior to our departure was first class and very informative. We called Scenic directly with some questions prior to departure and they were always answered immediately and courteously.

The 3-day extension is Prague was wonderful. We would definitely recommend that Scenic continue to use the Marriott Hotel. It was a 5 star and the central location could not have been better.

We used Grandeur Limo to transport us to and from Pearson from London and cannot recommend them enough.  Peter was our driver for both trips and he could not have been more friendly, accommodating and professional.

Thank you, Karen and Blowes for a wonderful holiday.

Ron and Chery

We Had a Great Trip!

Helen & Ron, (trip to China)
Travel consultant: Heather Hines, heather@blowestravel.com

Thanks Heather for all the plans you so efficiently made. We had a great trip and everything went with no hitches at all. 

We really liked China.  The hosts and drivers were excellent and we felt we got to know it and see it.  Did not feel any negative behaviour because we were Canadian.

Star Legend cruise was also a treat. Nice to not have to pack up and move so often. Food was gourmet and crew excellent. Most days we went on excursions, or took a shuttle bus on our own. Enjoyed Japan as well. Hiroshima experience is quite moving.

From the point of view of getting to know the country, the land tour is better. However, cruising certainly has its positive features, so in the end the mix was very good.

Now to get over the jet lag.  Thirteen hours is a long time, but feel better every day.

Thanks again.

Helen & Ron

A Great Vacation Place! The Verandah - Antigua.

Brian & Diane, (trip to Antigua)
Travel consultant: Monica Purdon, monica@blowestravel.com

Once again you have recommended a great vacation place. The Verandah  Resort & Spa was wonderful. Very relaxing ,weather was beautiful, staff was excellent. Room was very clean a little dated but all have a balcony and a veranda. Food was excellent  you could go as often as you wanted to at the other restaurants by just booking 2 days in advance. No bracelets or beach towel  cards you could just get a clean towel whenever you wanted one. There were 2 beaches and you had the use of a sister hotel across the road the beach there had some snorkelling the other 2 did not but all were very nice.  

All in all it was a great resort and vacation and we Thank You again for all your help in finding us the right holiday 

Thanks Brian & Diane