It’s morning aboard the Scenic Opal, and I lazily roll out of bed, put on my plush robe and dial my butler. “Good Morning, Ms. Marshall. Are you ready for your tea? Yes, please.” Slipping on a cushy pair of slippers, I wander out to my private terrace to see what fairytale scene is unfolding.
That is how each day of my Scenic river cruise along Germany’s Rhine River began. Evenings were even more indulgent as my cabin attendant, Thierry, made sure the all-inclusive mini bar was well stocked with white wine—apparently someone kept drinking mine.
Cruising with Scenic USA, the itinerary followed the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam. Gliding past UNESCO World Heritage sites, fairytale castles, picturesque villages, and historic cathedrals, it was eight delightful days of stunning vistas and incredible sights.