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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 Amber

10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With Prague

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Scenic Azure

10 Night
Unforgettable Douro

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Scenic Amber

10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With Prague

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Scenic Amber

7 Night
Gems Of The Danube

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12 Night
Treasures Of The Mekong - 7 Or 9 Night Cruise

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16 Night
Unforgettable Douro With Lisbon & Madrid

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10 Night
Black Sea Explorer With Bucharest & Budapest

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20 Night
Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

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14 Night
Romantic Rhine & Moselle

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Rhine Christmas Markets

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10 Night
Gems Of The Danube With Prague

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Black Sea Explorer With Bucharest & Budapest

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Danube Christmas Markets With Prague

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18 Night
Romantic Rhine & Moselle With Switzerland

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Gems Of The Danube

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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

Scenic Opal Rhine River Cruise

The food was absolutely wonderful with selections for every palate with free flowing wine at lunch and dinner.Each evening the menu for dinner along with selected wine pairings were presented by the executive chef.Read More
Denise214

6-10 Cruises

Age 64s

Jewels of Europe

The ship was in very good shape however the lounge chairs could use some repairs or replaced also there is some damage to the "walkway" around the upper deck.The only thing I noticed was there should have been more recognition for the deck and engineering Department.Read More
Jewels of Europe

First Time Cruiser

Age 71s

Loved our experience

We loved our river cruise, we are seasoned large ship cruisers, this was 1st time river boat…enjoyed the attention, the food, the ease of embarking and disembarking, the tours involved lots of walking some found that difficult.I would have liked time for shopping or a tour included for shoppers to go to markets or shopping areas.Read More
Clarisse

First Time Cruiser

Age 66s

Another Scenic food fest.

Our cabin was quite small but adequate and the balcony was useful except when the view was totally blocked by an adjacent liner - which happened too frequently!From our personal point of view, we would have preferred there to be rather more tables for two.Read More
Crossword123

2-5 Cruises

Age 78s

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