Panel ERC Hero

Why choose a European river cruise with Scenic as your next holiday

Whether it’s your first river cruise or your fifth, here’s why you should choose a river cruise with Scenic  for your next Europe holiday.

All-inclusive, nothing to pay

From the moment you step on board your luxurious Scenic ship you won't need to spend a thing*. Whether on board or during shore excursions, it's all taken care of. From butler service for all guests to complimentary beverages all day, every day and a wide range of all-inclusive activities to personalise your journey as part of Scenic Freechoice, you can delight in the most indulgent holiday.

All beverages and meals complimentary across a wide range of dining options

From café-style snacks to our fine dining degustation menu, there's a gourmet fare for every taste. Drawing inspiration from the regions travelled through, all our food is seasonal and freshly prepared. Enjoy your favourite cocktail on the Sun Deck or the finest red wine at dinner. With our impressive selection of complimentary premium beverages, including your in-suite mini-bar - the choice is yours, all day, every day*.


Handcrafted and comprehensive range of activities and experiences

Our onshore Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice programs offer everything from history to culture and cuisine to nature. There's something for everyone to discover, and it can be done at your own pace. Absolutely everything is included, even entrance fees, tipping and gratuities. Our signature Scenic Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe whilst our Scenic Freechoice activities offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from.  And of course, they’re all included.

Scenic enrich

Majority of suites on board have balconies

Our Scenic Space-Ships feature among the largest and most luxurious suites on the rivers, with no inside cabins - everyone has a view. Our all-inclusive balcony suites also feature innovative technology, transforming each balcony to a Sun Lounge at the touch of a button, allowing you to enjoy the luxury of extra space as well as the unfolding landscape.


Dock in the heart of towns and villages with local guides

One of the top reasons to love a river cruise is you can simply walk off the ship right into the centre of beautiful towns and villages along our routes. Less commuting, more exploring. We use local guides onshore as we believe nobody knows a location quite like someone who lives there. We'll also take you off the beaten track to explore little know gems so you can rest assured that you'll get to experience the highlights of your destination.


Butler service

From nightly turndown to laundry concierge service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic experience extra special. They won’t be happy unless you are. We know that it’s the fine details and the outstanding service that really make your trip memorable. By offering butler service to every guest we provide an exceptional level of service that combines 5-star quality with personal attention to detail.
*All beverages are included except a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.

Start planning your European river cruise

Join us on one of our European River Cruises for an all-inclusive journey taking you down some of the world's most famous waterways. Order your free First Time Wonders River Cruising Guide today and you'll also receive our 2020 European River Cruise brochure, so you can start planning your next adventure with Scenic.
First Time Guide & Europe 2020

Travel Inspiration

What to expect on a European river cruise

From admiring the picturesque scenery on the Sun Deck to enjoying delicious, local cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner, there's always something to do on your Europe river cruise with Scenic. Here's a closer look at what you can expect both on board and onshore.

When and where to travel


We've put together a guide on when and where to travel when choosing your next European river cruise, along with featured itineraries, to inspire your next adventure.

Call our Experts on 138 128 to speak to a Scenic Luxury Travel Expert to help plan your next trip or
Enquire now