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What are the benefits of booking a Balcony Suite?


Whether it’s your first European river cruise or your third, a Balcony Suite enhances your overall river cruising experience. 

With plenty of free time available, there’s ample time to sit on your balcony and enjoy the stunning views of sundrenched vineyard terraces, fairytale castles perched on hilltops and colourful quaint villages. Enjoy the views over complimentary tea, coffee or wine or simply watch the world go by and connect with the beautiful landscape.

Planning a river cruise through Europe? Here’s why you should consider booking a Balcony Suite.

Better Views & More Natural Light

Europe’s beautiful scenery is one of the main reasons to book a river cruise. Instead of walking upstairs to the Sun Deck to enjoy the picturesque river views, you can admire the ever changing scenery at your convenience. Wake up as the sun rises to a new charming town or step outside in the evening and enjoy star gazing. Let the sounds and smells of Europe in, whether it’s the spice-laden aromas of glühwein at a German Christmas market in winter or the fresh scent of spring flowers and the sounds of tweeting birds. Our full length balconies on Sapphire and Diamond Decks ensure plenty of natural light bathes your suite, making it feel more spacious, especially on the shorter winter days.

More Inclusions

When booking a Balcony Suite, it’s not just the stunning views and additional space that you’re benefiting from, you also receive extra benefits. Sapphire Deck guests receive beverage service in their private Balcony Suite, whilst Diamond Deck guests can also enjoy complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing, in-suite breakfast service, an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, as well as priority dining reservations. For those choosing a Junior Suite or Royal Suite, you’ll also receive daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapés or fruit, €200 per cabin on board credit and private transfers in Europe*.

Accelerated Loyalty Status

Our loyalty guests can earn up to 50% more status points by booking our balcony suites on all river cruise departures. Be recognised and acknowledged as an exclusive Scenic Club guest, enjoying all of the additional pre-travel and onboard rewards, services and benefits that increase in value as you progress towards Platinum, Diamond and Emerald status.

More Space 

Our Balcony Suites range from 19m² to 21m² with space to move around and unpack. Situated on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Balcony Suites feature the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, where at the touch of a button the glass window smoothly glides down. Step outside and appreciate the views in private with ample space to sit and enjoy a coffee or a late afternoon snack.

2021 Preview Europe River Cruising Brochure