Our Awards


Scenic wins 'Best Luxury River Cruise Line' and 'Best River Cruise Line Overall'

Cruise Passenger Magazine has named Scenic winner of ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ and ‘Best River Cruise Line Overall’ in the Readers' Choice Awards for 2016.

Scenic has previously been voted as the annual Reader’s Choice Awards best cruise operators within the travel industry as ranked in order of readers’ choice.

The annual awards accredit the best luxury travel operators and destinations as voted for by their readers.

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Scenic wins ‘Best River Cruise Line’ in inaugural Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has named Scenic winner of ‘Best River Cruise Line’ in the inaugural Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.

The awards, which are aimed exclusively for Australian cruisers, name the best cruise lines of the year in more than 15 categories and are featured on Cruise Critic’s dedicated Australian site.

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Scenic wins Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand

As we celebrate our 30th year and for the second year running, Scenic has been named one of Australia’s ‘most trusted cruise operators’ in Reader’s Digest 2016 Trusted Brands Survey, an independent annual survey which recognises the products and services most valued by Australian consumers.

Earning the trust of our valued guests is one of our highest priorities as a company and we’re thrilled to have received this recognition once more.

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Scenic wins 'Best Luxury Tour Operator'

Luxury Travel Magazine has named Scenic winner of ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator’ for the second year running in their prestigious 2016 Gold List Awards. The annual awards accredit the best luxury travel operators and destinations as voted for by their readers.

Scenic also came second in the ‘Best Luxury Cruise Company’ category and had two Scenic Space-Ships feature in the ‘Best Luxury Small Cruise Ship’ category – Scenic Gem and Scenic Jade.

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Scenic wins 'Best Luxury River Cruise Line'

Cruise Passenger Magazine has named Scenic winner of the first ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ category for 2015.

This is the fourth year running Scenic has won, previously picking up ‘Best River Cruise Line’. The annual Reader’s Choice Awards accredit the best cruise operators within the travel industry as ranked in order of readers’ choice.

Scenic marks the award as the end of another successful year after winning ‘Best Cruise Company’ and ‘Best Tour Operator’ in Luxury Travel Magazine’s prestigious 2015 Gold List Awards in April. The annual awards accredit the best luxury travel operators and destinations as voted for by their readers.

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Scenic voted one of Australia’s most trusted brands

Scenic has been named one of Australia’s ‘most trusted cruise operators’ in Reader’s Digest 2015 Trusted Brands Survey, an independent annual survey which recognises the products and services most valued by Australian consumers.

The leading global luxury tour company was voted highly commended in the most trusted cruise operator category which makes Scenic the most trusted river cruise operator in Australia.

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Scenic wins double at Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2015 Gold List Awards

Luxury Travel Magazine has named Scenic winner of ‘Best Cruise Company’ and ‘Best Tour Operator’ in their prestigious 2015 Gold List Awards.

The annual awards accredit the best luxury travel operators and destinations as voted for by their readers.

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Globe Travel Awards’ Favourite River Cruise Line

Scenic Tours was proudly crowned ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ at the 2014 Globe Travel Awards which took place earlier this month.

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British Travel Awards - Best River Cruise Line - Silver Award

We are delighted to have won the Silver Award for 'Best River Cruise Line' at the British Travel Awards for the second year running. Our guests enjoy bigger cabins than other river cruise vessels, full-sized balconies, a personal butler service for all guests, a range of delicious dining options, unforgettable on-board entertainment and Scenic FreeChoice options to make a holiday that’s perfect for you.

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British Travel Awards - Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia

Not only did we win 'Best Small Holiday Company - Escorted Tours' in 2012 and 2013, but we're excited to announce that we also won the British Travel Award for 'Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia' for the second year running, awarded to companies sending fewer than 10,000 passengers a year. This demonstrates that our unique approach to flexible, spectacular and fully-inclusive holidays to Australia and New Zealand offer something out of the ordinary.

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British Travel Awards - Best Small Holiday Company - Escorted Tours

In recognition of our innovative approach to touring we are proud to have scooped the 2012 and 2013 British Travel Awards for 'Best Small Holiday Company - Escorted Tours', awarded to companies sending fewer than 10,000 passengers a year. As voted for by both trade and customers, we believe our fully-inclusive approach, great accommodation and exclusive experiences make us stand out from other companies.

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Telegraph Travel Awards - Favourite Escorted Tours Operator

Scenic Tours is proud to have received the Telegraph Travel award for ‘Favourite Escorted Tour Operator’ for 2013. As an award voted for by Scenic Tours’ guests, it’s their fantastic time on tour with us that’s allowed us to add another trophy to our collection.

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Telegraph Travel Awards - Favourite River Cruise Line

Scenic Tours has been voted Telegraph Travel’s ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ for the third year running. Voted for by guests who have travelled with Scenic Tours, this third consecutive award is a great endorsement that we offer the best river cruises available to buy.

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Scenic Tours named 'Best River Cruise Line' for second consecutive year

Cruise Passenger Magazine recently named Scenic Tours winner of the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ category for 2013 in their Reader’s Choice Awards.  The annual awards held by Cruise Passenger magazine accredit the best cruises within the travel industry as ranked in order of readers’ choice.

Scenic Tours General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Michelle Black says winning the award again in 2013 is a great achievement for the company which prides and commits itself to delivering the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury cruising experiences. “These awards are a testament to our reputation and it is wonderful to be acknowledged by not only those within the travel industry, but by our guests which is so very important to us.”

Scenic Tours marks the award as the end of a successful year, winning a series of prestigious awards both internationally and Australia wide in 2013.

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Scenic Tours has been awarded Australasia’s Leading Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards

Scenic Tours has been awarded Australasia’s Leading Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards. Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry”, the World Travel Awards celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. It aims to “celebrate those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.”

The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, recognising the commitment to excellence which Scenic Tours has demonstrated in the last twelve months.

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The World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2013 was held at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Scenic Tours General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Michelle Black, attended the gala dinner on Tuesday 1 October and accepted the award before an invited audience of the industry's leading luminaries and international media. Over four hundred senior travel decision-makers from across Asia and Australasia attended what is renowned as one of the most important events in the travel industry calendar.

Black said, “We are thrilled to receive the award after it being first time nominated. This accolade is testament to our global reputation and recognises our efforts and uncompromising promise to create the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury touring experiences world-wide.”

The award comes after the recent announcement of receiving an ‘Award of Excellence’ from author Steven B. Stern who ranked Scenic Tours in the highest class category for river cruise ships in his book, ‘Guide to European Riverboats and Hotel Barges’, as well as being named the ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ by the prestigious New York Travel Writers Society (NYTWS), the ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator’ by Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2013 Gold List, and the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ by Cruise Passenger Magazine.


Scenic Tours receives highest rank of river cruise ship category with an ‘award of excellence’

Scenic Cruises, the cruising division of Scenic Tours, has received an ‘Award of Excellence’ from renowned author Steven B. Stern after being ranked in the highest class category for river cruise ships in his book, ‘Guide to European Riverboats and Hotel Barges’. Stern has sailed on over 790 cruise ships, river cruise ships and hotel barges, visiting every major port of call in the world, and personally inspecting virtually every ship currently in operation. He has evaluated every vessel based on comfort and luxury.

In the comprehensive guide, Stern has ranked 16 different river cruise companies into four categories, Deluxe, Premium, Standard and Economy. The river cruise ships have not been categorised based upon price or clientele like ocean cruising. Instead Stern says, “Some riverboats offer more than others, and therefore, I have assigned class categories to reflect which are in the best condition, are most well-appointed, and offer the most common facilities, the best dining and service, and the most comfortable accommodation. Those that are all-inclusive and include all alcoholic beverages, all tours, and other amenities will receive the highest ratings.”

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Scenic Cruises is proud to announce that they were one of two companies in the world and the only Australian based River Cruise line (out of 16) to have all their river cruise ships classed into the highest category (Deluxe).  Scenic Cruises Managing Director, Glen Moroney, says “This award recognises our efforts to ensure high standards and consistency of these standards right across the Scenic fleet. We want our guests to enjoy the same luxurious experience regardless of what ship they sail on.”

The awards comes after the recent announcement of being named the ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ by the prestigious New York Travel Writers Society (NYTWS), the ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator’  by Luxury Travel magazine’s 2013 Gold List, and the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ by Cruise Passenger Magazine.


Best Luxury Cruise Line by New York Travel Writers Society

Scenic Cruises, the cruising division of Scenic Tours, has been named the ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ by the prestigious New York Travel Writers Society (NYTWS) at its first annual Business Awards. Further cementing Scenic Tours’ international reputation as Australia’s leading luxury cruising and touring company, this award comes just weeks after being recognised as ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator’ in Luxury Travel magazine’s 2013 Gold List.

The NYTWS is a renowned international association of travel media professionals and their inaugural Travel Industry Awards have been created to recognise travel excellence internationally in 17 categories including cruising operators, hotels, tour operators, airlines and travel media. The award will be formally presented at a gala in New York City on 14 December.

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Scenic General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Michelle Black says winning a third prestigious award in as many months is “phenomenal recognition” for the company’s commitment to delivering the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury cruising experiences on the waterways of Europe. “This accolade is testament to our global reputation and it is wonderful to be acknowledged in the North American market, which is very important to us.”

This award also follows the company’s recent announcement of the commission of a ninth Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ being built to meet the demand of an unprecedented response to their 2014 Europe river cruising program, which launched in April. 


SCENIC TOURS NAMED ‘BEST LUXURY TOUR OPERATOR’ IN LUXURY TRAVEL’S 2013 GOLD LIST AWARDS

The Gold List Awards, which began in 2005, recognise travel excellence locally and internationally in 34 categories including destinations, rail, air, cruising, food and wine, adventure experiences, travel agents and tour operators. This is the first year the winners were announced via social media with the hashtag #LuxTravGoldList. They have also been published in the current Winter edition of the magazine.

Scenic Tours General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Michelle Black says the award is “fantastic recognition” for the company’s world-class commitment to quality on every level. “This accolade acknowledges our uncompromising promise to create the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury touring experiences for our guests. The fact that the Gold List is voted for by consumers, our guests, makes this even more rewarding.”

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From Australia’s only premier travel and lifestyle magazine devoted exclusively to luxury travel, Luxury Travel’s Gold List Awards are one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys undertaken in Australia and widely accepted as Australia’s leading travel awards. They are compiled by a survey voted by the magazine’s subscribers and readers. Luxury Travel magazine is an audited quarterly magazine with a readership in excess of 100,000.


Cruise Passenger Magazine - Best River Cruise Line

We are excited to announce we have been awarded the winner of the Best River Cruise Line by Cruise Passenger Magazine. It was a people’s choice award where readers of the magazine voted for various categories of ships, cruise lines and travel agencies over the last year. We work hard to ensure we deliver the ultimate in luxury river cruising at all levels and we thank you all for this recognition.

January 2013

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Telegraph Travel Awards - Favourite River Cruise Line

Scenic Tours have been voted Telegraph Travel’s ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ for the second year running. Voted for by guests who have travelled with Scenic Tours, this second consecutive award is a great endorsement that we offer the best river cruises available to buy.

November 2012

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British Travel Awards - Best Small Escorted Tours Operator

In recognition of our innovative approach to touring we are proud to have scooped the 2012 British Travel Award for 'Best Small Escorted Tours Operator', awarded to companies sending fewer than 10,000 passengers a year. As voted for by both trade and customers, we believe our fully-inclusive approach, great accommodation and exclusive experiences make us stand out from other companies.

September 2012

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British Travel Awards - Best Small Tour Operator to Australasia

Not only did we win 'Best Small Escorted Tours Operator' but we're excited to announce that we also won the British Travel Award for 'Best Small Tour Operator to Australasia', awarded to companies sending fewer than 10,000 passengers a year. This demonstrates that our unique approach to flexible, spectacular and fully-inclusive holidays to Australia and New Zealand offer something out of the ordinary.

September 2012

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British Travel Awards - Best River Cruise Line - Silver Award

This year we are delighted to have won the 2012 Silver Award for 'Best River Cruise Line' at the British Travel Awards. Our guests enjoy bigger cabins than other river cruise vessels, full-sized balconies, a personal butler service for all guests, a range of delicious dining options, unforgettable on-board entertainment and Scenic FreeChoice options to make a holiday that’s perfect for you.

September 2012

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Telegraph Favourite River Cruise Line

We’re proud to have picked up this award just by doing what we love doing, and doing it well. The Telegraph Travel Awards are voted for by past passengers and are based on their experiences when travelling with us.

Over 23,000 people took part in and it is usually the companies with a bigger reach picking up the plaudits, but we’re delighted that a family-owned company like us was named Favourite River Cruise Line in 2011.

October 2011

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The New Zealand Experts

Our commitment to always innovating hasn’t gone unnoticed by the travel industry either.

We’re proud to have been named the UK’s Most Innovative Touring Holiday four time by Tourism New Zealand. It’s reassuring to know that you’re travelling with people who really do know and love everything New Zealand has to offer.

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