How to choose your suite

The Suite Life - a guide to selecting your suite on a Scenic Space-Ship


We understand that there are several choices when you start to plan your river cruise. One thing to consider is that with Scenic, it’s more than a 5-star river cruise – it’s a journey and small-ship experience in a class of its own. Our truly all-inclusive luxury philosophy and impeccable service standards, coupled with having some of the most spacious suites sailing Europe’s waterways, makes Scenic the smart choice for your European cruise of a lifetime. 

Our vessels, Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ are so-named because of the incredible amount of space you can expect to find not only in your suite, but in the shared public spaces too. From the moment you step on board you’ll be warmly welcomed into the Scenic family. When it comes to choosing your preferred suite, there are a few key points worth considering before making your selection. Let us help guide you through the options available to you on board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. 

It’s more than a suite…

The suites on board the Scenic Space-Ships are some of the most spacious and accommodating on Europe’s waterways today, provide plenty of places where you can relax and make yourself at home.


Positioned on the Jewel Deck, the Standard Suites are a perfect introduction to river cruising. They are ideal for those who prefer to maximise their time relaxing in the venues throughout the Space-Ship, exploring onshore, socialising with other guests or taking in the views from the Sun Deck.

If you prefer to spend more time in your suite, enjoying luxurious amenities and time to yourself, then the Balcony, and Junior Suites are an ideal choice for you. If you desire even more space with a separate living and sleeping area, the range of Royal Suites are the ultimate available suite category on board.

Whichever suite category you select, rest assured that with Scenic, it’s more than a suite – it’s settling into some of the most generously-appointed and beautifully designed suites cruising European rivers. 

It’s more than having a butler to call on… 

As a standard, all Scenic suites include a luxury queen size Scenic Slumber bed, and you can personalise your sleeping comfort by selecting from our pillow menu. All bathrooms include luxurious amenities and your complimentary mini-bar is restocked daily. Guests in all suites enjoy butler service, where it’s more than having a butler to call on – it’s an attentive professional remembering your personal preferences and tastes.  In your suite, you can access the Mac-mini infotainment system and enjoy complimentary movies on demand. Your essentials are also included – a luxury bathrobe and slippers, as well shoeshine service, early morning tea/coffee service and complimentary laundry concierge (once per cruise).

In addition to these inclusions, guests staying on Diamond Deck in Royal and Junior suites also receive daily savoury and sweet canapés or fruit, in-suite beverage service, complimentary laundry concierge plus two items of pressed clothing daily; and an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive guests on cruises of 10 nights or longer, and Royal and Junior Suite guests on cruises of 7 nights or fewer.

It’s more than a new view every day…

All suites on board Scenic Space-Ships offer river views. There are no inward-facing suites on a Scenic Space-Ship. Balcony Suites, Deluxe Balcony Suites, Junior Suites and Royal Suites all feature a Scenic Sun Lounge. This innovative lounge is a sanctuary where you can enjoy stunning views whatever the weather, with a glass window that lowers at the touch of a button to allow the fresh, outside air to flow in. These suite types are spread across two decks (Diamond and Sapphire). With Scenic, it’s more than a suite, it’s a generously-appointed suite giving you space and freedom for maximum comfort.
The Royal Panorama Suites enjoy stunning panoramic views of the unfolding landscape with 180-degree views.

On the lower deck, Jewel, you will find the Standard Suites with large picture windows to ensure great views. These are ideal for those guests who prefer to spend more time roaming throughout the numerous areas on the Space-Ship and mixing with friends.  

Location, location, location

While all suites are conveniently located, if you prefer to be closer or further away from the common areas of the Space-Ship, here is a general guide to positioning.

Standard Suites on the Jewel Deck are close to the Salt Therapy Lounge and gym where you can rejuvenate or revive during the day. The benefits of salt therapy include natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which strengthen the immune system and help relieve symptoms for a range of conditions.

Deluxe Balcony Suites and Junior Suites are in prime position at the front of the ship, closest to the bar, lounge and restaurants for easy access. Positioned in the middle of the ship, Royal Owner’s Suites and Royal Balcony Suites benefit from a quiet, stable location. While Royal Panorama Suites enjoy stunning panoramic views of the unfolding landscape and are furthest from the bar, lounge and restaurants.

At the time of booking, you will be able to view the deck plans on our website and in our brochures to select the preferred suite location for you.

Celebrating special occasions

If your cruise coincides with a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday, or you just want to experience the ultimate in luxury, our Royal Suites (Royal Balcony Suite, Royal Panorama Suite and Royal Owner’s Suite) will ensure your European river cruise will be as decadent as it is memorable. Located on the Diamond Deck, there is more space, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom with a separate bathtub for pure relaxation. Guests can look forward to unlimited complimentary laundry service, a complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite, packing and unpacking your luggage, €200 per suite on board credit for use in the wellness centre and private transfers in Europe.

It's more than all-inclusive...

Regardless of which suite you choose, your Scenic Space-Ship will be your luxurious oasis as you explore the waterways of Europe and enjoy the ultimate in 5-star cruising, every moment of the day. It’s more than an all-inclusive cruise, it’s truly all-inclusive luxury that allows you to place your wallet somewhere safe and relax, leaving everything to us. It’s luxury cruising in a class of its own.

Commitment to Health & Safety

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness whilst travelling. Our team has worked closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of health and wellness measures for our river cruise operations.

Read further information on these policies. Cruise with confidence | Ourcommitment to your health & safety - Scenic°