Scenic is an Australian line and as residents of the USA we wanted to travel with less of us and more of a variety of diverse nationalities. We had a blast. The Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, Brits and Scots were so much fun.
Scenic is upscale but not stuffy and definitely not formal. We did have a butler (used rarely since we are not needy).
All inclusive everything...yes all tips, etc.
Upscale without being stuffy, casual atmosphere
Good selection of wines...we are not drinkers by day but do like to have a good wine in the evening
Tailormade - our GPS guide if we decided to not take a guided tour
Staff - attentive without being pushy...captain was visible and talked to everyone onboard
Choices of tours - at least 3 daily plus the tailormade
Gourmet dining option - one night optional choice with 6 courses and wine pairing
Chateau gourmet dinner - what an event
More active than some other river cruise lines (i.e. Viking)
Food in dining room - being a bit of a foodie snob, just not gourmet enough, more mediocre
Having a balcony and being docked against a port wall