ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 

Based on 2367 reviews

Excellent experience with ROL

25 Sep 2018

Extremely helpful booking agent. Fully understood out requirements.

Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable

25 Sep 2018

Called within 30 minutes of us emailing interest. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the particular cruise company. Very reassuring for first time buyers

Excellent Service

24 Sep 2018

Stacey was most helpful and when we asked whether it was possible to add on an extra few days to our river cruise, she kindly contacted someone in the know and got back to us. Excellent service.

Excellent service

24 Sep 2018

This was the first time I had booked a cruise and a lady I had met recommended using ROL. When I rang a lady called Jo dealt with my booking. She was extremely patient and knowledgeable and really helped with a procedure that I knew nothing about.

Personal attention at all times.

24 Sep 2018

Always helpful and professional. Have been using them for years and cannot envisage going anywhere else.

Just refer to above

24 Sep 2018

Yes I already am enough said ?!

Could not be bettered

24 Sep 2018

Excellent service from start to finish, I felt valued as an intelligent individual and that the advice was for the best deal possible, thank you

A really good service not quite perfect but close

24 Sep 2018

I have use your services in the past and will continue to do so, and would recommend them to anybody

Excellent service

24 Sep 2018

We rang to ask some questions about a cruise we were interested in. The agent was very helpful and knowledgable, he answered all aour questions and gave us a lot more information. As a result we booked the cruise.

Beautiful Bordeaux

Cruise Code: 1299333

Incredible Savings

Complimentary Drinks, Gratuities and Shore Excursions included

2019 All-Inclusive 5★ River Cruise Promotion

Complimentary Drinks, Gratuities and Shore Excursions included

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Trace the intricate pattern of Europe’s waterways with Scenic, as postcard scenery and riverbank communities create a natural slideshow. Scenic offer the most inclusive river cruises in Europe, going to the Nth Degree to provide exclusive and authentic experiences, combined with award-winning excursions, to take you deep into the heart of every destination you visit. All of this, as well as an uncompromising signature all-inclusive service, confirms that Scenic really is the only way to cruise the incredible rivers of Europe.





  • Duration: 10nts
  • Departs: 03 Sep 2019 Alternative sailing dates
  • Sails from: Fly from London to Bordeaux, France
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Your ROL Cruise package

What's included

  • Complimentary drinks & included gratuities
  • Save up to 25% on selected sailings
  • Shore excursions included
  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers

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  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Trace the intricate pattern of Europe’s waterways with Scenic, as postcard scenery and riverbank communities create a natural slideshow. Scenic offer the most inclusive river cruises in Europe, going to the Nth Degree to provide exclusive and authentic experiences, combined with award-winning excursions, to take you deep into the heart of every destination you visit. All of this, as well as an uncompromising signature all-inclusive service, confirms that Scenic really is the only way to cruise the incredible rivers of Europe.

Your Itinerary

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  • Scenic Diamond

    Your Ship

    Scenic Diamond

    Scenic River Cruises

    Scenic River Cruises
  • Fly from London to Bordeaux, France

    Day 1

    Fly from London to Bordeaux, France

    03 Sep 2019

    (Regional flights may be available on request - or travel by Eurostar at no extra cost.) Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your 10 night cruise. Tonight, raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception (D)

    Destination guide
  • Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion

    Day 2

    Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion

    04 Sep 2019

    Cruise in style into Libourne. You’ll spend the afternoon in Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church HSundowners: Enjoy a glass of wine at the exclusive estate of Château de la Riviere. Explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and be mesmerised by a local artist painting the stunning landscape (B, L, D)

    Destination guide
  • Day 3

    Libourne – Pauillac

    05 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exclusive estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class Wine or view the eclectic city of Bergerac (B, L, D)

  • Medoc

    Day 4


    06 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Travel the scenic Médoc wine route today. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest red wine at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or cycle to a local Château, for a wine tasting

    ★Enrich: Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Soak in the ambiance of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces (B, L, D)

  • Day 5

    Pauillac – Cadillac

    07 Sep 2019

    Enjoy picturesque cruising today and develop your cooking skills in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight, local entertainers perform live for your exclusive enjoyment (B, L, D)

  • Cadilac

    Day 6


    08 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Class estate of Château Myrat for a tasting. Or visit Roquetaillade Castle, one of the region’s most impressive historic sites. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample this delicacy, or perhaps enjoy a 12km roundtrip hike from Cadillac to Loupiac (B, L, D)

  • Day 7


    09 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Or enjoy a guided tour, or cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River. A fabulous local soloist will perform live tonight (B, L, D)

  • Day 8

    Arcachon – Bourg

    10 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Join a walking tour of Arcachon including a visit to the local Baltard market. Or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and drink in the expansive panoramas. Or why not stay on board and enjoy a fabulous Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine pairing event. Alternatively, take a local tram to Cite du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery (B, L, D)

  • Day 9


    11 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle including a visit to the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, spend a full day exploring Cognac. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin (B, L, D)

  • Blaye – Bordeaux

    Day 10

    Blaye – Bordeaux

    12 Sep 2019

    Freechoice: Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. Dine in style at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening (B, L, D)

    Destination guide
  • Bordeaux

    Day 11


    13 Sep 2019

    Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to London (regional flights and no-fly rail options may be available on request) (B)

    Destination guide

The Ship

Sailing the beautiful waterways of France and rebuilt for the 2017 season with brand new features such as Scenic Culinaire and two new one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites. Every Scenic French river cruise begins aboard one of the company’s custom-built Space-Ships the Scenic Sapphire or Diamond, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can soak up the rays at the top-deck swimming pool or retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a fitness area, beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are also noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access. Bolstering our exquisite French fleet upon their re-launch, Scenic Sapphire and Diamond will be completely rebuilt to reflect the same level of luxury offered by our newest Scenic Space-Ships. We’ve considered everything when redesigning these much-loved vessels, seeking out the very finest materials and most innovative technologies to ensure these Space-Ships afford the very best travel experience on the majestic waterways of France. One of the main highlights of these updated vessels however, is the all-new one-bedroom Royal Owner’s Suites. A first for the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, these huge 47 square meter suites are the biggest ever offered on European waters, and boast a vast living space, perfectly proportioned bedroom, en-suite bathroom and full-length balcony — not to mention all of the exquisite luxuries for which we are so regularly applauded. Complete with all of the opulent finishing touches for which Scenic is universally celebrated, Scenic Sapphire and Diamond will be transformed upon emerging from the shipyard ahead of the 2017 season. As well as opulent design touches, each vessel will also receive a host of new features and amenities, including a vitality pool, gym, spa and, for the first time ever, a private cooking area where guests can participate in our new cookery courses, Scenic Culinaire. Couple these sumptuous design changes with our time-tested and truly exceptional service, and a river cruise aboard Scenic Sapphire and Diamond promises the journey of a lifetime. The vessels will cruise a selection of French rivers in 2017, including the Seine, Rhône and Garonne, transporting guests in complete comfort and elegance on these enchanting waterways.

Scenic Diamond

Launched: January 2008 | Occupancy: 151 passengers

Tonnage: 2,721 tons

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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* Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions: Fares are per person based on two adults sharing a suite. Offers advertised are subject to availability at the time of booking. Fares advertised may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Booking conditions of Scenic and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Offers advertised apply to new bookings only. All drinks are included on board except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits. WiFi service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines terms and conditions. Flights are based on London departures; regional flights may be available, may come at a supplement and may require an overnight stay at an extra cost. Please note some flights may be indirect. Eurostar options may operate indirect and require a change of stations, subject to availability, transfers not included. Porterage is not included on flight or rail.  Meals as stated Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D). Private overseas transfers are for Royal Panorama suite guests and are available in selected airports only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a suite and is based on the difference between the Reader Offers Ltd standard fare and the current selling fare. Exclusive fares are on selected dates only. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

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