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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 Amber
Scenic Amber

10 Night
Danube Christmas Markets With PragueDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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Scenic Ruby
Scenic Ruby

7 Night
Rhine HighlightsDetails

97 Reviews
Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Scenic
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Scenic Ruby
Scenic Ruby

7 Night
Rhine HighlightsDetails

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 19, 2023
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Scenic Crystal
Scenic Crystal

10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 25, 2022
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4 Night
Tastes Of Imperial EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 26, 2022
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 12, 2022
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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22 Night
North Sea To The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 3, 2023
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7 Night
Treasures Of The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 24, 2022
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10 Night
Black Sea ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 11, 2022
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14 Night
Romantic Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 8, 2022
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10 Night
Black Sea ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 17, 2022
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22 Night
North Sea To The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 23, 2023
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22 Night
North Sea To The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 21, 2022
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22 Night
North Sea To The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 5, 2022
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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

The very best of River cruises

Our guides from the ship were full of interesting information and were very knowledgeable about all things Portuguese.They are all Portuguese and they do their country proud.Read More
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VivLewi

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Rhine River Cruise : Basel to Amsterdam (NOT BLACK SEA EXPLORER)

Everything included in price- no ‘extras’ billing unlike other cruise lines.However this is a cruise that is more active than, say, Saga would be.Read More
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The river cruise queen

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Fabulous customer service

Beautiful ship, lovely food, excellent wine and beverages, interesting and informative trips, beautiful scenery and top quality staff.The Douro has the most lovely scenery and the quality of the entertainments staff and tour guides really brought the whole area to life.Read More
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Simmat_567

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Great first river Cruise

George - Masseuse very good.Dinner in L'Amour and Table La Rive very good.Read More
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keckley

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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