River cruising for women

There isn’t any other holiday more tailormade for women travelling together than a river cruise. You’ll be pampered, indulged and delighted by every experience both on board and onshore. Unpack once, order your favourite cocktail and enjoy incredible amenities on board our 5-star luxury ships; then arrive at the next beautiful port and let the adventures (and shopping) begin.

Take time out from your busy life, catch up with dear friends or spend more time with family. Travelling with the most important women in your life, your mum, sisters, best friends or even on your own is something you can do with ease on a Scenic river cruise.

From the moment you step off the plane to the end of your journey, we will ensure that you’ll travel in the utmost luxury and comfort and the best bit is that everything is included. We won’t even ask for a credit card at check-in, you could leave your wallet at home … unless you have big plans for shopping that is.

We cruise along some of the most beautiful rivers in the world, including the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Saône Bordeaux and Douro in Europe and the Mekong and Irrawaddy in South East Asia. Your time on board one of our state-of-the-art ships will be that of pure indulgence. Unpack once and stay in luxuriously appointed suites, pamper yourself in the wellness centre, dine on the finest cuisine and relish the chance to be with the women you care about the most.

At each port along the way you’ll have the chance to explore the many towns and villages we visit along the river. Take a tour through pretty streets, sample the local fare, experience sunset with a breathtaking view and the best cocktail you’ve ever tasted or shop up a storm at an iconic market, the options are endless thanks to our Enrich, Freechoice and Sundowner experiences.

What to expect on board

With Scenic, perks and privileges are part of your all-inclusive on board experience.

  • Largest balcony suites on the rivers
  • Scenic Sun Lounge, your private outdoor
  • balcony
  • Your own butler
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Dining options from casual to fine dining
  • On board entertainment
  • Wellness and fitness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Expert local guides
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

European River Cruises include:

  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for selfguided
  • touring and on board commentary
  • Laundry concierge
  • The freedom of our e-bikes (electronically
  • assisted bicycles)

South East Asia River Cruises include:

  • Complimentary guest laundry
  • Elevators to all service levels

Akin to the world’s finest hotels, staying on board a Scenic ship is a truly beautiful experience. Intimate and exclusive, your ship features large private balcony suites where you can relax in comfort. You’ll have the best sleep of your life on board our ships thanks to the deluxe linen, a comprehensive pillow menu and the most comfortable bed you’ve ever encountered. Your suite will be supplied with beautiful toiletries, a well-stocked minibar that is refreshed every day and a range of delicious snacks. Equipped with Wi-Fi internet, HDTV and a host of other technological innovations, keeping in touch or switching off has never been easier.

It’s not just groups of women who seek out river cruises. A growing number of solo female 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.

The Douro River

Flowing through Northern Portugal from Spain, the Douro River cuts a dramatic swathe through the Douro Valley, traversing a spectacularly beautiful region. You will be treated to enchanting landscapes, local culinary delights, port and wine tastings and tales of a fascinating history and culture.

Discover magnificent Porto on a river cruise through Portugal. Visit the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, encounter the archaeological heritage of the Vale do Côa, and wander through the vertiginous granite terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro.