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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 Opal
Scenic Opal

7 Night
Rhine HighlightsDetails

152 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 23, 2023
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Scenic Opal
Scenic Opal

7 Night
Rhine HighlightsDetails

152 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
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Scenic Gem
Scenic Gem

20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 15, 2023
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Scenic Gem
Scenic Gem

20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 20, 2023
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Scenic

7 Night
Rhine Christmas MarketsDetails

143 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Scenic
Dec 14, 2022
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20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 18, 2023
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20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 30, 2022
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20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 25, 2023
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7 Night
Highlights Of Normandy & The SeineDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Highlights Of Normandy & The SeineDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
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20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
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20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
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20 Night
Gems Of The Seine & South Of FranceDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 10, 2023
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10 Night
Normandy & Gems Of The SeineDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
Oct 17, 2022
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10 Night
Normandy & Gems Of The SeineDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
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

Wonderful trip Artic In Depth

Staff at every level, (cabin, restaurants, bars, excursion team) went above and beyond to meet guests' desires including a special menu arranged in Koko restaurant after a casual remark to the Exec.We knew in advance that helicopters and submarines could not be used in Artic but the efforts made by the Excursion team to meet guests' hopes were truly commendable.Read More
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Antjo3

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

A priceless "Gem" of a vacation!

Even had “gentle” walking tours.Restaurant Manager Cristian even gave us the dinner menu the day before to preview the veg items.Read More
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Amy D.

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Excellent cruise, exceptional service

The whole experience from booking through their call centre to collecting us from our hotel and delivering us to the ship, activity options provided, exceptional food choices, the attitude of all staff to meet our every need , quality of the cabins and then delivering us to the airport after the cruise made it a true 5 star experience.The whole crew do everything in their power to ensure that everything goes smoothly and provide exceptional service, 5 star meals, snacks and many extra touches that really makes it a 5 star experience.Read More
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Old musician

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

What a luxurious way to see multiple countries

Scenic provided us with a great guide, Martina, who regaled us with great stories of living in what was Czechoslovakia and provided a great 1/2 day tour of the city and then was available with tips on restaurants, where to exchange money, and how to use the public transportation system.She even called a restaurant for us and reserved a great table by the water for us.Read More
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FirstTimeRiver

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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