A river cruise with Scenic is exactly as the name would suggest. As your ship effortlessly floats along glistening rivers throughout Europe and Asia, you will be able to soak in your surroundings in blissful tranquillity.
On board each of the 16 river cruise vessels operated by Scenic, guests will be able to enjoy an all-inclusive atmosphere on board. Cruise fares are inclusive of meals, drinks, gratuities, shore excursions and even your own personal butler for the duration of your itinerary.
Throughout the duration of each itinerary, guests will be able to enjoy a range of immersive experiences that will enhance the overall cruising experience. During shore excursions, guests will be able to use GPS headsets which provide in-depth commentary as they wander or cycle through each destination. Additionally, on select evenings, guests will be able to witness local performers who showcase the local culture of a specific visited area.
With exquisite finishing touches, comfortable furnishingsand all the space you need, you will immediately feel relaxed when you stepinto your accommodation. There are various different suite grades to choosefrom, ranging from Standard to Royal, but even those at the bottom end of thescale offer fantastic amenities.
A complimentary mini bar will ensure you don’t have to leaveyour room to get a drink, the L’Occitane bathroom products will leave youfeeling revitalised, and the slumber beds may make the choice of whether to getup in the morning a difficult one. Choose a Royal Suite and you can lookforward to daily canapés, champagne on arrival, exclusive dining offers and€100 to spend anywhere on board.
One innovation that really makes a difference is the ScenicSun Lounge system. Behind a sliding glass door, you will find a seating areathat can be transformed into a balcony at the touch of a button, bringing freshair, light and spectacular views inside.
With all meals and beverages included in the all-inclusive price, you never need to worry about where your next meal is going to come from. For buffet breakfasts, luscious lunches and delicious dinners there is the Crystal Dining Room, whilst each guest will also get the chance to sample the Italian flavours of Portobellos at least once during the cruise. Plus, if you choose a Diamond deck Balcony Suite or higher, you will be invited to enjoy the fantastic six-course tasting menu in the exclusive Table La Rive.
You don’t just have to wait until scheduled mealtimes to fuel your hunger, though, as the River Café is on hand from morning to night to offer snacks and light bites. Lastly, if you would prefer to relax in your own suite, room service can be ordered from the dedicated menu and delivered by your butler. Aside from the Italian offerings at Portobellos, many of the menu choices will reflect the region you are sailing through.
A range of public areas onboard these Scenic Space-Shipswill offer places to relax, make new friends and enjoy the passing scenery.There are multiple dining areas on each ship, some exclusive to certain suitegrades, and plenty of space in which to unwind. The Riverview Terrace is theperfect place to spend those sunny afternoons, especially as you will be closeto the Vitality Pool when you need to cool off, and the panorama loungeprovides a comfortable place inside from which to enjoy the views. If you wantto treat yourself to a pamper session, there are various therapies available inthe wellness area and anyone wishing to make room for extra dessert can do soin the fitness centre.
With many different excursions included in the all-inclusive price, there is so much to do in each port when you sail with Scenic River Cruises. There is the choice between Freechoice options and Scenic Enrich activities, each offering a different look at the destination. The former are labelled as either active, moderate or relaxed and will include things such as city tours, wine tastings and bike rides, whereas the latter will include a range of exclusive, in-depth activities which aim to show you more of the local culture.
If, however, you wish to explore on your own, there are some great options to help you do this. The fleet of E-bikes means that you can travel further in the short time that you have and the innovative Tailormade GPS devices are great for crafting your own tours. These hand-held guides will give you directions to various attractions and provide a running commentary as you travel around. They can even be used on board the ship to tell you about places you pass by but don’t visit.