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Scenic Cruises

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About Scenic Cruises

Founded in 1987, Australia-based Scenic expanded into cruising in 2008 and today offers an upscale river and ocean experience in contemporary surroundings with butler service in every cabin. Scenic is the luxury sister of Emerald Waterways; it calls its vessels Space-Ships to emphasize a higher-than-usual space-to-passenger ratio.

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Scenic Spirit
Scenic Spirit

12 Night
Treasures Of The MekongDetails

72 Reviews
Leaving:Ho Chi Minh City
Cruise Line:Scenic
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Scenic Ruby
Scenic Ruby

14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

97 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 7, 2022
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Scenic Opal
Scenic Opal

14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 13, 2022
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Scenic Jasper
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7 Night
Gems Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 8, 2022
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7 Night
Idyllic RhôneDetails

Leaving:Tarascon
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 28, 2022
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7 Night
Danube Christmas MarketsDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Scenic
Dec 6, 2021
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10 Night
Dutch Sights And Belgian Delights With Floriade &...Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 31, 2022
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15 Night
Journey Along The MekongDetails

Cruise Line:Scenic
May 1, 2022
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15 Night
Journey Along The Mekong - 7 Night CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 2, 2023
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15 Night
Journey Along The Mekong - 7 Night CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Scenic
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15 Night
Journey Along The Mekong - 7 Night CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Scenic
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 20, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 22, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 21, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 5, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 10, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Scenic
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Oct 12, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 21, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With ParisDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 23, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With ParisDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 10, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With ParisDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 24, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With ParisDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 24, 2022
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20 Night
Jewels Of Europe With Paris & PragueDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Oct 21, 2022
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Scenic
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Who goes on Scenic cruise ships?

Scenic attracts a well-traveled, 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 travelers from the U.S., Canada and U.K. Most are 55 or older.

Do I have to dress up on a Scenic cruise?

A little. 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.

Is everything free on Scenic cruises?

Just about. Scenic cruises are fully all-inclusive trips, with fares covering meals, an open bar throughout the day, restocked mini-bars in cabins, gratuities, butler service, shore excursions and Wi-Fi. Use of e-bikes in select ports is also included in the fare.

What are Scenic’s most popular activities?

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 Sundowners, 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.

Why go with Scenic?

  • Europe and Asia luxury river cruises for Aussies, Brits, Americans and Canadians
  • Itineraries in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
  • Butlers for every passenger, complimentary shore excursions, drinks all day, tips and more
  • "Space ships" feature Scenic Sun Lounge balconies

Best for: Mature luxury cruisers

Not for: Budget cruisers, families and late-night party animals

Scenic Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Great first river Cruise

We are ocean cruisers and have been cruising for a number of years. When our cruise on Windstar canceled we decided we still wanted to travel. So we did some research and found this river cruise which visited the... Read More
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keckley

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Fabulous customer service

The crew on Scenic Azure were literally fantastic. This was billed as a five star cruise and I must say it was truly six star cruising. We are experienced and regular cruisers on both ocean and river, and we have... Read More
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Simmat_567

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Amazing cruise on Scenic Azure

We have been on several river cruises in the past and chose Scenic Azure because we had not cruised with them before and our travel agent highly recommended Scenic, and they exceeded our high expectations! This... Read More
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donna r

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Most Memorable Trip

I have had many memorable trips, but this was #1! I think of this trip every day. The only disappointments during the trip were the electronic tour guides, that rarely worked; I found the bed sheets very warm &... Read More
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jamesenes

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

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