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What are the benefits of booking a Balcony Suite?


Whether you’re considering your first river cruise with Scenic or you are a valued returning guest, it’s important to know the benefits of staying in a Balcony Suite and the ways in which that can enhance your overall river cruising experience. 
During a 5-star, truly all-inclusive Scenic river cruise, you'll enjoy free time in each itinerary so you can unwind when not onshore exploring historic towns and charming villages. One of the greatest pleasures of cruising is the ability to sit in the fresh air on your own private balcony, whilst enjoying the ever-changing views of sundrenched vineyard terraces, fairytale-like castles perched on hilltops and medieval church spires. 

In each Balcony Suite on a Scenic Space-Ship, your Scenic Sun Lounge is transformed at the touch of a button, when the panorama-size glass window lowers to allow the fresh air and outside breezes, to gently flow into your own sun lounging area. It’s a perfect place to sit with a hot drink or a glass of wine and watch as you glide by the landscapes of Europe. With Scenic, you’ll find it’s more than a suite, it’s a spacious suite designed for maximum comfort.

If you are planning a river cruise through Europe, here are some of the benefits to consider in booking a Balcony Suite:


More Space

Our Balcony Suites range in size from 19sqm to 21sqm.The Junior Suites are 23sqm and located on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks towards the bow of the ship. With four available styles, the opulent Royal Suites, situated on Diamond Deck, take your river cruising experience to another level. These are the largest and most in-demand suites on our Space-Ships with an incredible 33 to 48sqm of space to enjoy. All feature the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, where at the touch of a button the glass window smoothly glides down. Your butler is on call to serve your favourite drink. 

Better views and more natural light 

A Balcony Suite provides you with the option to privately view some of Europe’s beautiful going to  the Sun Deck to take in the picturesque river views, or you can admire the diverse scenery from the convenience of your own exclusive Sun Lounge, in robe and slippers if you choose while sipping a cup of tea. Wake up in your luxurious Scenic Slumber bed and watch the sun rise over the town where you’re newly docked; 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. Our full-length balconies on Sapphire and Diamond Decks ensure your suite is bathed in plenty of natural light, creating a feeling of even more light and space.  

More inclusions 

When booking a Balcony Suite, it’s not just the stunning views and additional space that you’ll enjoy, there are also additional benefits depending on which level deck you are on. The 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 and an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

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 suite (approx. $AU315) on board credit for the spa and private transfers in Europe*.  

*Some conditions apply.


Accelerated Loyalty Status 

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

With Scenic, whichever suite you choose, you can be safe in the knowledge that it’s more than a 5-star cruise – it's a truly all-inclusive journey and small-ship experience where you can leave your wallet somewhere safe knowing everything is taken care of.

Learn more about our specific suites-types here: The Suite Life - a guide to selecting your suite on a Scenic Space-Ship - Scenic°