Welcome to the world of river cruising
River cruising is a much more intimate way to see the world, with smaller guest numbers on board at any one time, higher staff to guest ratios and larger cabins, everything is handcrafted to make your experience unique and personal.
A Scenic river cruise is truly an all-inclusive experience.
All your drinks and shore excursions are included and early reward deals often mean that your flights are included too. Once you board your flight you’ve nothing else to spend.
River cruises offer you the maximum time to explore your chosen destination. You dock right in the heart of a city which means no long transfers or waiting times to reach the sights. You can literally stroll off the ship and you’re there.
Again because of the size of your Scenic Ship you won’t have long embarkation and disembarkation times. From arriving at the ship you can be in your cabin within minutes.
The Scenic experience
There’s no standing in long queues waiting to get on and off the ship. Thanks to the gentle nature of the rivers we traverse, along with the engineering excellence of our ships, sea sickness is not something you need to be worried about on a river cruise.
With a river cruise the scenery is constantly changing as you slowly glide down the river. From villages to castles, beautiful landscapes to temples, there is always something new just around the next river bend.
Why River Cruising?
There are a host of reasons why Scenic river cruising is increasingly the first choice of travel for guests.
From your transfers and tips, your exclusive Enrich, Freechoice and Tailormade excursions and even your mini-bar, you won't have to worry about money at all.
Leave the wallet at home
Once you get on the plane you need never reach for your wallet again, we won’t even ask for your credit card at check-in.
Everything is included, from activities to meals, even tipping and gratuities.
The heart of the matter
Skip the rigours of finding your own way to a destination. With a river cruise you simply walk off the ship and into your destination. No queues, deciphering maps or ship tenders to deal with.
You call the shots
With a range of handcrafted activities and once in- a-lifetime experiences included across our itineraries, you choose the activity or experience that suits you, at the pace you want.
Or simply choose to stay on board and relax.
Whatever your interest, fitness or mobility level, you’re in charge.
Ask a local
We use local guides as we believe that nobody knows a place like the people who live there. As a result, our tours will not only make sure you see all the highlights, but we’ll also take you in search of the hidden gems known only to locals.
The best local food, entertainment and culture, we even invite you into local homes so that you can experience true local hospitality.
When you choose Scenic river cruising you’re choosing the first on the rivers for innovation and technology.
We have the largest cabins on the rivers, featuring the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, which converts your suite into a vast viewing deck at the touch of a button.
Our e-bikes and Tailormade GPS guided tours are further proof of our commitment to innovation, allowing you to explore on your own.
Scenic all-inclusive luxury
At Scenic when we say all-inclusive, we mean it.
When cruising with Scenic in Europe and South East Asia, you won’t have to worry about money at all. Everything is included, from experiences and activities to the re-stocking of your in-suite bar to the laundry and tipping – we even include bottled water to take on excursions.
Our expert Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be amongst the highlights of your cruise.
Whether you want a relaxed pace or to fit in as much as possible, Freechoice offers a range of sightseeing & activities for you to choose from.
In Europe, our exclusive Tailormade GPS guided tours mean you can explore on your own - on foot or on two wheels with our e-bikes.
From nightly turndown to laundry service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic journey extra special.
Our state-of-the art fleet features some of the largest suites on the rivers, a high staff-to-guest ratio and incredible facilities on board.
Dining & Beverages
From casual fare to fine dining and degustations, on board we cater for every style. Sourced from regional suppliers, our food is fresh & in season.
Technology & innovation meet to provide your Scenic Sun Lounge, a private balcony with luxurious views at the touch of a button.
The Nth Degree
We’ll greet you personally at the airport and transfer you to and from your cruise. Absolutely everything is taken care of, including tipping.
Who should river cruise?
Discernment, curiosity and passion are just a few of the key qualities that many of our river cruise guests share.
You’ll meet a range of like-minded people on board a Scenic cruise who are typically interested in exploring the artistic, historical, culinary and cultural aspects of our destinations. They enjoy the laidback pace of river cruising and its appreciation for individual choice and exploration.
Our guests like to take their time peeling back the layers of the lands we visit, rather than rushing through a crazy itinerary. A mix of independent travellers, couples and small groups, our guests are looking for diverse, culturally enriching experiences.
An appreciation for the finer things in life – great food, music, knowledge, along with a thirst for new experiences drives their journey.
With a balance of both working and retired guests, luxury and great service is a must for them, as is the reassurance that everything is all-inclusive, including tipping and gratuities. With the small number of guests on board, there’s plenty of opportunities to make many new friends.
It’s not just couples and groups who seek out river cruises. A growing number of solo travellers are choosing the delights of a river cruise. Offering comfort, peace of mind and the chance to meet like-minded souls, river cruising is ideal for those travelling on their own.
As a solo traveller you’ll have the flexibility to join in Freechoice and Enrich activities or if solitude is more what you crave, simply kick back and relax on board in 5-star luxury.
Solo river cruising