Scenic River Cruises

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About Scenic River Cruises

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

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Scenic Jade
Scenic Jade

7 Night
Windmills, Tulips And Belgian Delights

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Scenic Jewel
Scenic Jewel

7 Night
Charming Castles & Vineyards Of The Rhine & Mosell...

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Scenic Sapphire
Scenic Sapphire

7 Night
Idyllic Rhône

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Scenic Azure
Scenic Azure

10 Night
Unforgettable Douro

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Unforgettable moments on majestic rivers

  • Cruise Europe and Southeast Asia’s waterways on our 5-star Space-Ships
  • All suites include butler service, premium beverages, and excursions
  • Up to five dining venue options for each meal on board
  • Scenic offers truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury in a class of its own

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14 Night
Romantic Rhine & Moselle

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10 Night
Delightful Douro With Madrid

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Jewels Of Europe

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Temple Discovery And Meandering Along The Mekong C...

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7 Night
Gems Of The Danube

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Rhine Highlights

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Danube Christmas Markets With Prague

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Gems Of The Danube With Prague

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Rhine Highlights

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Black Sea Explorer With Bucharest & Budapest

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Christmas Markets

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Scenic River Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Scenic River 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 River 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 River 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 River’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 River?

  • 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 River Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Cruise Termed 7 days into the 14 day trip

We had one day left on the ship before the cruise ended and on that day they continued the planned excursion to Nuremberg where we were able to speak to passengers on several other river cruises in the same predicament as we were.None of the experience with the ship, shore excursions or food can make up for having the 14 day cruise planned from Budapest to Amsterdam terminated after 7 days and then being left in an unplanned city with no assistance The Danube had been rising over the first few days and then at dinner on day 5 we were told the cruise would end 36 hours later in Passau, we were all to vacate the ship by 8 am and we were on our own as to flights and other travel arrangements.Read More
mrsjetson28

many10+ Cruises

Age 54s

Another fantastic cruise with Scenic!

Our third cruise with Scenic having hugely enjoyed previous ones.The only slight disappointment was that there was not a resident pianist like we'd had on a previous cruise - Tony Macaroni.Read More
AC-DC

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 74s

Scenic 2023 Jewels of Europe Christmas Market River Cruise

ASK, The Scenic team go above and beyond to exceed expectations, however they cannot do so without you advising them what you would like.Scenic staff go above and beyond to ensure as a guest we felt welcome, valued and appreciated.Read More
Senior Travel

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 68s

Beautiful Views and Amazing Staff - Beyond Grateful!

The Scenic Portugal crew is an exceptional team of professionals.We are delighted and excited to share our Scenic Portugal experiences with friends and family.Read More
Grateful Cruiser

few6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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