Space-Ships That Redefine Luxury River Cruising
Every aspect of a Scenic Space-Ship design has been considered at length. From the Port Laurent marble from Morocco to the handpicked art lining the wall, Scenic’s meticulous attention to detail is visible from the moment you step on board. With a spacious Sun Deck, ample seating and a walking track, guests can unwind after an incredible day with a complimentary beverage and admire the never-ending views pass by. Elsewhere on board guests have full access to a wellness centre (complete with massage services), a gym, hair salon and special entertainment. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available, as are e-bikes to help you get out and about while on shore.
The Panorama Lounge, meanwhile, is the perfect place in which to simply relax. Guests can unwind with a complimentary drink in hand while admiring the seemingly endless scenery. Light snacks are available from the River Cafe all day and can be enjoyed anywhere on board.
Thanks to limited guest and cabin numbers, you’ll really appreciate the sense of space you’ll feel while on board a Scenic cruise ship. With a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3, Scenic offers a more intimate and attentive service. The Cruise Director and crew are always on hand to ensure you make the most of every minute of your time on board.
Beautifully Proportioned Suites
Finished to exceptional standards, Scenic suites possess an air of decadence. Larger than standard river cruise cabins, each suite gives guests their own private oasis in which to relax, unwind and indulge. Each offers elegant furnishings, a HDTV, climate control and pillow menu. A nightly turndown service, complimentary mini-bar and Wi-Fi all come as standard. Your en-suite bathroom even comes complete with L’Occitane toiletries. Balcony suites offer guest the ‘Scenic Sun Lounge’, an exclusive system that transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory-style space at the touch of a button.
A Butler for Every Guest
To ensure an uncompromising five-star service is met, every Scenic butler is trained at the International Butler Academy and must meet the exacting standards set out by Head Butler, Peter Wyss.
Your butler service includes a valet, shoeshine, drinks service and cocktails (which can be brought to your suite at your request). For guests staying on the Sapphire Deck, the addition of morning tea and coffee delivered to your suite is included. But that's not all – if you choose to stay on the Diamond Deck or in a Junior Suite, you can request to have breakfast served in your suite. Looking for the ultimate in luxury? The Royal, Owner's and Royal Panorama Suites may be for you. Guests in these suites are treated to private transfers, French champagne on arrival, and €100 on-board credit to use in the wellness centre. Your friendly butler will be happy to turn down your sheets, run your bath and deliver anything from morning newspapers to pre-dinner canapés. It’s a Scenic butler’s job to know what you want before you do.
A Diverse and Delicious Food Experience
Drawing inspiration from the areas you travel, Scenics chefs will freshly prepare a diverse and delicious food experience, whenever and wherever you want to dine.
Crystal Dining is the main open-seating restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can begin each day with a choice of a buffet breakfast or cooked-to-order favourites. Lunch time showcases a generous range of cuisines, while in the evening seasonal and locally sourced dishes, as well as a la carte menus, are prepared by Scenic’s award-winning chefs.
Fine dining offering traditional cuisine with paired wines can be enjoyed in the two speciality restaurants, Portobellos and L’Amour. Open to only 30 guests at a time and boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, these intimate settings create the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable evening on board.
For casual and flexible dining throughout the day, guests can head to the River Cafe and enjoy an array of light snacks, treats and healthy options. There’s even the option to dine al fresco on the ship’s Riverview Terrace.
An Exclusive Seat
Reserved exclusively for Diamond Deck guests and those staying in Junior Suites the Table La Rive’s is a six-course degustation menu with sommelier paired wines. From Porcini Cappuccino with a complementary Riesling to marinated crayfish with mango, rocket and delicious Burgenland and Sauvignon Blanc, every element is carefully considered, expertly crafted and meticulously executed.
All Your Drinks Included
Throughout your time on board you will have unlimited access to complimentary beverages. From handpicked wines, top-shelf spirits to cocktails and branded beers, you can enjoy your preferred tipple whenever the feeling takes you. There’s even a complimentary mini bar in your suite, which your butler will restock daily.
An All-inclusive Behind the Scenes Experience
Throughout your journey you will be immersed in everything from historic castles, classical concerts, to magical dinners, majestic chateaux, and invitations to the homes of local families. Soak up the luxury of Palais Liechtenstein with an exclusive, private performance showcasing music from Mozart and Strauss during an evening of indulgence. Each unique experience is hand picked for you to truly immerse yourself in the local culture, cuisine and character of the region.
Unforgettable Dining Experiences
Ensuring you don’t miss out on any treasures along the river banks, Scenic offer guests the ability to step ashore and be treated to an abundance of unique culinary experiences. From an exclusive gala dinner and classical recital at the Pope’s prestigious Palace of Avignon to a medieval feast behind the closed doors of Marksburg Castle, Scenic cater to your appetite for adventure and authenticity.
The Ultimate in Freedom of Choice
Scenic offer their guest the option to explore independently with a tailormade escape. You will be provided with a GPS touring device complete with an interactive map and commentary, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace should you wish to. With more than 240 tour options in over 140 European locations, your GPS locator effortlessly guides you through your own personal excursion. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary e-bikes, electrically-assisted bicycles that make exploration hassle-free.
Scenic’s tailor-made team also offer cruising commentary, with over 720 points of interest explored with expert narration and explanation of the history, culture and landscape of the regions through which you travel.
Scenic’s Freechoice Programme
Freechoice gives you the free reign to personalise your days ashore by choosing the excursions and activities that suit your tastes. Whether you want a relaxed pace or you’re eager to fit in as much as possible, Scenic understands that each of their guests are unique. Freechoice excursions are categorised by pace (active, moderate or relaxed), making it easy for you to choose the prefect day out to suit your preference.
The Scenic Brexit Assurance
As the official date the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU approaches, you can continue to book your holiday to travel both before and after 31st January 2020, in complete confidence, safe in the knowledge that your Scenic holiday will be unaffected. The Scenic Brexit Assurance guarantees that no price increases, surcharges or supplements will affect the cost of your holiday, irrespective of any changes to the price of fuel and currency rates, if you book before 31st January 2020. Nothing will affect the price you pay for your holiday, and you’ll enjoy the same exceptional 5-star all-inclusive service.
The Scenic Brexit Assurance guarantees:
- No price increases, no surcharges or supplements, regardless of the Brexit outcome
- Scenic’s truly All-Inclusive philosophy, where even the things you’d expect to pay extra for are included in the price
- Scenic Club – our much-loved loyalty programme that rewards repeat travellers
- Complete financial protection, provided by ABTA, ATOL and IATA