Our 5-Star Ships

It’s more than a standard river vessel... it’s a custom-built, luxury Scenic Space-Ship, designed to offer maximum space and comfort for up to 163 guests on Europe's rivers.

Welcome to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

When it comes to the historic waterways of Europe and the ships that navigate them, size matters. Scenic’s Space-Ships are designed to navigate Europe’s rivers, whilst providing guests with abundant space on board to have a relaxing river cruise experience. With only up to 163 guests, our ships provide a more personalised and intimate environment for guests to relax, make friends and enjoy the all-inclusive luxury experience.

The Scenic Difference means that on board Scenic Space-Ships, you can expect impeccable service, exclusive moments, world-class dining and a river cruise handcrafted to meet your needs.

When you board a Scenic Space-Ship you can expect just that – plenty of space – to relax, explore, indulge and to dream, as the beautiful European landscape gently passes by.

Benefits of small ship cruising with Scenic

  • Bring the outdoors in from your Scenic Sun Lounge
    Included in Balcony Suites and above, your Scenic Sun Lounge will allow you to truly appreciate the beautiful landscape and enjoy the outdoors, all from the comfort of your suite.
  • Small riverside towns
    Your Space-Ship will meander along the waterways often close to shore, so the view is constantly changing moment by moment. They are also able to dock in the heart of towns so you have more time to explore onshore.
  • Smaller groups for shore excursions
    When heading off ship, guests break into smaller groups for their Scenic Freechoice shore excursions, each with a dedicated local guide who knows the town intimately. This
  • Space to yourself
    With no more than 163 guests on board and a variety of dining, wellness and relaxation areas it’s easy to find a quiet place to relax and indulge.
  • Well-being and healthy living
    If you’re seeking time to rejuvenate, visit to the exclusive Salt Therapy Lounge. This peaceful retreat allows a few people at a time to relax and revive.
  • Commitment to Health and Safety
    We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness whilst travelling. Our team is working closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of health and wellness measures for the resumption of our river cruise operations.

Discover your Scenic Space-Ship

Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Scenic Opal, Iron Gates

Scenic Jasper, Scenic Opal & Scenic Amber

Sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers in Europe, the Scenic Jasper, Scenic Opal and Scenic Amber are the luxury Scenic Space-Ships to grace these waters.

Scenic Pearl, Rheinfels Castle, Rhine, Germany

Scenic Ruby & Scenic Pearl

Immaculately designed and luxuriously appointed, these ships are a delight to sail on. Scenic Ruby and Scenic Pearl sail the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers.

Scenic Jewel Reichsburg Castle

Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jewel & Scenic Jade

Sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers in Europe are the Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jewel and Scenic Jade. Built between 2012 and 2014 these Scenic Space-Ships offer the ultimate luxury.

Rhône, Saône, Dordogne and Garonne Rivers

Scenic Diamond Bordeaux

Scenic Sapphire & Scenic Diamond

Cruising the Rhône, Saône, Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, these ships feature the finest of interiors and amenities including a vitality pool, fitness centre & spa complete a salt therapy room and Scenic Culinaire.

Seine River

Scenic Gem, Les Andelys

Scenic Gem

Launched in 2014 is the decadent Scenic Gem Scenic Space-ship. Indulge in ultimate luxury and cruise the stunning Seine River in France on the Scenic Gem.

Douro River

Scenic Azure, Douro Valley, Portugal

Scenic Azure

Our latest luxury river cruise ship in Europe, Scenic Azure, launched on the Douro River in April 2016. This luxurious ship cruises along the Douro on an enchanting round trip from Porto.

Russia Waterways

Scenic Tsar

Scenic Tsar

Scenic Tsar was the first boutique luxury small ship to join Scenic Tours fleet and in 2012 was the first new ship to be registered in Russia in 25 years.

Irrawaddy River

Scenic Aura

Scenic Aura

Our latest luxury river cruise ship, Scenic Aura, launched on the Irrawaddy River in September 2016. Catering for just 44 guests, Scenic Aura also features resort-style pool, sumptuous spa and wellness centre.

Mekong River

Scenic Spirit

Scenic Spirit

Launched in 2016 due to overwhelming demand, the luxurious Scenic Spirit sails the Mekong River. Our next generation ship Scenic Spirit provides a boutique and intimate environment with just 34 one-bedroom balcony suites for guests.

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