A key part of what makes Scenic's luxury river cruises unique is attention to detail. Scenic will exceed your expectations every step of the way and provide you with a memorable river cruise with its truly all-inclusive concept. Both of their excursion programs - Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice - are carefully curated to ensure that you have an elevated tour experience. Scenic prides itself on offering guests lifelong memories through exceptional service.
With a custom 'Space-Ship' design, the Scenic River Cruise's attention to detail is apparent from the moment you step aboard, with its Moroccan marble furnishings and handpicked artwork. Guests have full access to a Wellness Centre, a state-of-the-art-gym and free Wi-Fi, plus the use of e-bikes on selected ships for exploring on land. The spacious Sun Deck, with its ample seating and stunning views of the passing countryside, is the perfect place to settle for a complimentary drink after a day's adventure.
Scenic offers river cruises throughout Europe, including the ever-popular Rhine, Rhône, and Danube rivers and the picturesque Douro in Portugal. For a greater adventure, head to Southeast Asia's Mekong river to explore the cultures, cuisine, and heritage of these fascinating nations. On these popular itineraries, you'll visit wildlife sanctuaries, secluded temples, and bustling markets.
Scenic attracts a well-travelled, somewhat affluent crowd of passengers. The company markets its cruises only in English-speaking countries and about 40 percent of a ship's typical passenger complement is Australian, with the rest predominantly made up of travellers from the U.S., Canada and U.K. Most are 66 or older.
A little. Scenic ships have a stylish but friendly and relaxed vibe. For dinner, smart-casual attire is recommended. Jeans can be worn in the restaurant, but shorts and flip-flops are not appropriate. Many passengers dress up for the captain's welcome dinner and/or farewell dinner, albeit even this tends to be smarter casual, rather than full-on cocktail dresses and suits.
Just about. Scenic cruises are truly all-inclusive trips, with fares covering all on board meals, a selection of premium beverages, restocked mini-bars in all suites, gratuities, butler service, shore excursions and Wi-Fi. On selected Space-Ships, the use of e-bikes in select ports is also included in the fare.
Scenic cruisers want to be ashore as much as possible and the daily excursions are always busy; many enjoy the active options such as a 25-mile bike ride. Evening options are also popular, including the once-per-cruise Scenic Enrich experiences, which offer a cultural experience exclusively for Scenic passengers. More independent-minded cruisers appreciate the line's GPS devices, which offer a variety of suggested walking tours and background info. Onboard, cruisers prefer to relax and chat with new friends.
Mature luxury cruisers.
Budget cruisers, families and late-night party animals.