About Scenic River Cruises
Experience the extraordinary with Scenic River Cruises. With meticulously handcrafted itineraries and unrivalled attention to detail, Scenic’s river cruises in Europe and South East Asia offer relaxation and enrichment in equal measure. Indulge in maximum luxury and spacious comfort onboard any of the 13 custom-built Scenic Space-Ships. With up to only 163 guests onboard, you’ll enjoy a personalised and intimate river cruise experience. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking European or South East Asian landscape, indulge in world-class dining and impeccable service, and discover the Scenic Difference.
⚓ Elevate Your Travel Experience with Scenic Cruises
Explore Europe’s waterways onboard luxury Scenic Space-Ships, or sail the mystical Mekong aboard the intimate Scenic Spirit. Scenic cruises some of the world’s most beautiful waterways out there:
⚓ Rhône, Saône and Dordogne
⚓ Garonne, Seine and Main
⚓ Rhine and Danube
⚓ The Douro
⚓ The Mekong
Unforgettable Experiences to Inspire
Stateroom and Suites
Step into a world of unparalleled luxury and comfort with Scenic’s generously-sized suites onboard its fleet of Space-Ships. Embark on a journey of indulgence as you glide along the picturesque waterways of Europe or the majestic Mekong river. These meticulously appointed suites offer an abundance of space, elegant furnishings, and luxurious amenities to enhance your experience. Wake up refreshed in your queen size Scenic Slumber bed and pamper yourself with lavish bath products. Onboard Scenic Spirit, revel in separate living and bedroom areas, a walk-in wardrobe, and captivating local artworks.
Dining, Bars and Lounges
Embark on a tantalising journey with Scenic River Cruises – where stunning riverways and delectable cuisine collide. Indulge in a symphony of local and global flavors, each meal a celebration of culinary excellence. With endless dining options and a handpicked selection of beverages included all day, every day, your taste buds will thank you.
On a Scenic river cruise, time is of the essence. Time to unwind. Time to immerse yourself in each port of call. Time to savour authentic experiences. Unlike ocean cruises, on a Scenic river cruise you won’t find a packed schedule of entertainment or flashy waterslides. Instead you’ll find a sun-soaked deck that is perfect for reading your next book or a cosy lounge offering refreshing drinks. Immerse yourself in live music, local performances, informative lectures, and the exquisite Wellness Centre, where pampering and rejuvenation await.
Facilities and Amenities
With an intimate capacity of just 163 guests, you’ll always find a quiet spot to relax and rejuvenate onboard a Scenic river cruise. Experience the exclusive Salt Therapy Lounge where serenity and revitalisation await, take an early morning yoga class on the expansive rooftop area, the Sun Deck. With the clever design of Scenic’s Space-Ships, there are up to five dining venues on offer, range from casual to fine dining. And each ships’ spacious public areas provide breathtaking views, whether you’re lounging on the Sun Deck or sipping a drink at the Panorama Lounge & Bar.
Embark on the ultimate river cruise experience, where luxury meets all-inclusivity. From spacious suites and complimentary dining and beverages, to personalised service, tips and gratuities included, unlimited Wi-Fi, and unforgettable excursions, every aspect of your river cruise is taken care of. With no hidden extras, you could even just leave your wallet at home.
Certain river cruise itineraries are universally popular and they can sell out quickly, as can suite categories. It’s often a good idea to book as soon as availability opens, which is usually 12 to 18 months prior to travel. While you may be able to find availability on a sailing that departs sooner than that, if you want your pick of itinterary dates and suite category, then it’s best to plan in advance for your next river cruise experience.
Cruising with Children
On Scenic river cruises, children over the age of 12 are welcome onboard, and all guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times. No children’s programs or babysitting services are available on any of the ships, so this style of cruising is often better suited to adults.
On Shore Experiences
Experience the ultimate freedom at each destination, with the exclusive Scenic Freechoice Shore Excursion program. Plan your perfect day by choosing from a variety of options available to you. Whether you’re craving a more relaxed pace or seeking to maximise your adventure, Scenic’s Freechoice program offers an array of options – all included in your fare. Scenic also offers deeper cultural immersion options called Scenic Enrich. These tours range from private concerts to exclusive behind-the-scenes access, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in your destination.
To enhance your independent exploration, Scenic offers the Scenic Tailormade app on select European river cruises. This incredible app will be your trusty companion, providing pre-programmed self-guided tours that you can embark on at your own pace. With detailed maps and insightful commentary, you’ll have everything you need to delve deeper into the destinations that await you.
Scenic River Cruises welcomes passengers with medical conditions or disabilities, and will strive to cater to every guests’ requirements upon request in writing prior to boarding. However, there might be certain limitations on board and during excursions, and while collapsible wheelchairs are generally allowed on board, access can still be a concern for passengers using wheelchairs. We highly recommend discussing your specific requirements with your cruise consultant prior to booking so that we can provide you with all of the necessary information regarding mobility and access options.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Sun Deck open for use?
The Sun Deck is sometimes not accessible due to the number of low bridges on the waterways. This also limits access to the vitality pool. Otherwise, the Sun Deck is available to enjoy at all other times.
What river cruises is the Scenic Tailormade App available on?
The app is still in the first stage of development, so it hasn’t yet been rolled out fleet-wide. Currently the app contains information for all Scenic cruises on the Rhine/Main/Danube, the French and Portuguese rivers. It is not yet available for South East Asia and Scenic Eclipse ocean cruises.
Can Scenic cater to special dietary requirements?
Scenic will endeavour to accommodate all dietary requirements, but special requests cannot be guaranteed. We advise informing your cruise consultant of any special dietary needs at the time of booking, and then informing your Cruise Director when you embark on the ship.