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Scenic River Cruises

Scenic offers one of the most luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise experiences that you could hope to enjoy. Tour the most popular rivers in the world on-board beautiful ships, packed with excellent features to keep you entertained for the entire duration of your voyage. Scenic takes 5-star river cruising to a whole new level - everything is included, even luxuries which you would expect to pay for.

A luxurious experience

Almost everything about your holiday is included in your fare, giving you fantastic value on top of your wonderful holiday. 

Return flights from a choice of 15 airports, transfers and port charges are all included along with the tips for staff that other cruise lines may require you to pay. Plus, there are other small luxuries that you may not have assumed would be covered by your original fare. 

All dining on-board, in up to six venues, is included along with all drinks on-board, so you can have Champagne for breakfast, should you wish. Not only that but your butler service and Wi-Fi internet access are covered, and all tours and activities on-shore also require no charge. You'll even be able to enjoy discounted fares if you've travelled with the cruise line in the past.

What's Included

plane Return flights from the UK Return flights from the UK
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
wine beer soft drinks Complimentary drinks all day, every day Complimentary drinks all day, every day
wine beer soft drinks Free in-Suite mini bar, replenished daily Free in-Suite mini bar, replenished daily
welcome reception champagne Exclusive cocktail receptions at majestic destinations Exclusive cocktail receptions at majestic destinations
map Choice of shore excursions in every port of call Choice of shore excursions in every port of call
bicycles Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board Gratuities on-board
man Private butler Private butler
cabin Complimentary laundry concierge in selected Suites Complimentary laundry concierge in selected Suites
man Staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3 Staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes


Scenic's luxurious Space-Ships provide a range of marvellous and truly spacious accommodation, filled with the finest amenities and guaranteed to make guests feel at home. Relax as you watch your Apple TV, enjoying the complimentary mini-bar which is replenished daily and the complimentary L’Occitane toiletries. For extra comfort, Scenic also provides a pillow menu, fluffy bathrobes and comfy clippers.   

As well as comfortable beds, stylish bathrooms and plenty of living space, most of Scenic's suites feature private balconies with the exclusive ‘Scenic Sun Lounge’ system. This unique innovation lets your transform your balcony into a conservatory-style space at the touch of a button. Perfect for when you want to enjoy your balcony during inclement weather.


Dining is a real strength of Scenic's ships, with some of the fleet offering up to six different dining venues - an exceptional amount for a river cruise ship when compared to other cruise lines. You can expect fine dining prepared by fantastic on-board chefs, with only the freshest ingredients used. Perhaps one night you'll decide to try the Italian flavours of a specialist restaurant, or you may take your own hamper ashore packed with sandwiches from the casual café. Not to forget - all your drinks are included in your price, so you can pair your food with delightful wines, or whichever drink you please.


The facilities on-board every Scenic river cruise ship vary, but with a mixed fleet that consists of brand-new ships and those refurbished in the past couple of years you can be assured of only the highest quality throughout. The main focus in the design of the Scenic river cruise ships is in the number of open areas and space that guests can enjoy. You'll never feel cramped on-board, hence the term coined by the cruise line of 'Space Ships'. Whether you unwind on open sun terraces as you watch the world go by, take a stroll around the walking track, or work up a sweat in the fitness centre on-board, you can enjoy your holiday as you see fit.


Scenic offer river cruises on all of the most popular rivers. In Europe, you can explore the towns and cities along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhone, Seine and Douro. For a more exotic escape, head to Russia where you can enjoy a cruise on the Volga, fly to Southeast Asia to experience the Mekong or the Irrawaddy or sail along Egypt’s famous Nile. 

Health & Safety

Cruise with Confidence with Scenic and look forward to setting sail once more safely. The cruise line has been working on it's procedures on safety, health and wellbeing. Scenic is committed to their guests and the experience on-board, ensuring that protocols are met and often exceeded in the latest regulatory requirements. Working closely with the IG River Cruise, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and local and international government health agencies the following protocols have been implemented to safeguard the health and safety of guests and crew on-board.

This includes guidelines such as pre-boarding health checks; strict control of who enters the ship; doubling of already frequent cleaning protocols in public spaces and suites; onshore excursions strictly adhere to destination specific regulations; and hand sanitiser available on-board all public spaces, guest corridors and suites. For the full guidance read more here

Scenic River Cruises Itineraries


Treasures of Egypt - Cairo to Cairo

12 sailing dates February 2023 to November 2023
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Imperial Russia - Stalingrad to Moscow

1 sailing date October 2023
14 Nights From Stalingrad, to Russia , Moscow
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Moscow Canal

Imperial Russia - Moscow to Stalingrad

1 sailing date September 2023
14 Nights From Moscow, Russia to , Stalingrad
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Scenic River Cruises Ships

Scenic’s impressive fleet of Space-Ships offers one of the most luxurious river cruise experiences in Europe. Each one of the 5-star luxury vessels has been carefully designed to offer passengers the utmost in comfort. Featuring a wealth of cutting-edge technologies, Scenic’s Space-Ships have been designed to set the standard in luxury river cruising. From the spacious and beautifully decorated suites to the welcoming dining areas and elegant wellness venues, every aspect has been carefully planned to bring you the very finest luxury river cruising experience.

Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber

The newest of the fleet, these Space-Ships carry 169 guests as they sail on Europe’s Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Built in 2015 and 2016, these ships feature a vitality pool on the sun deck – perfect to relax with a cocktail as you watch the scenery pass by. Guests have a choice of six dining venues, including Portobello which offers five-course meals paired with select wines. Each balcony suite features an exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system which can transform your balcony into an all-weather conservatory at the touch of a button.

Scenic Aura

Scenic Aura has been specially-designed for cruises on the exotic waters of Myanmar’s Irawaddy River. This luxury vessel accommodates just 44 passengers and 35 crew members and offers all the amenities of a floating five-star hotel. Launched in 2016, the ship features a swimming pool, a steam sauna and an open-air cinema. Every suite has a separate bedroom and living area along with the Scenic Sun Lounge all-weather balcony system.  

Scenic Azure

Cruises on Portugal’s Douro River take place on-board Scenic Azure. Launched in 2016 and with just 96 passengers and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:2, guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The Sun Deck is the perfect place to enjoy High Tea, whilst the Panorama lounge bar is a great place to unwind with a drink and watch the scenery pass by.

Scenic Spirit

Cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River take place aboard Scenic Spirit. Launched in 2016, this five-star vessel accommodates just 68 guests and 56 crew members. She’s equipped with fabulous facilities, including a swimming pool, stem sauna and open-air cinema. Scenic’s balcony suites are the most spacious on the Mekong, with personal butlers on-hand to ensure that every guest receives the very best service.

Scenic Gem

You’ll find Scenic Gem sailing Northern France’s Seine River. Launched in 2014, this Space-Ship accommodates 128 passengers and features spacious suites and a range of dining venue including L’Amour which offers a five-course fine dining menu paired with local French wines. The fitness centre and walking track will help overcome any extra indulgences. Each balcony suite features the Scenic Sun Lounge all-weather balcony system.

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade

These Scenic Space-Ships sail the waterways of Europe such as the Rhine, Moselle and Danube. Since launch in 2012, they’ve been attentively upgraded to bring them in line with the newest members of the fleet. With accommodation for 169 guests, guests can enjoy a range of dining venues and spacious suites featuring Scenic Sun Lounges. For a little extra pampering, head to the Wellness Area for a massage, or take care of yourself in the fitness centre or with a stroll on the walking track.

Scenic Tsar

Scenic Tsar was launched in 2013, as the first ‘new build’ ship on Russia’s waterways for over 25 years. Accommodating 112 passengers in complete luxury, Scenic Tsar has elegant features and facilities akin to a floating five-star hotel.  Guests can enjoy a range of dining venues serving locally-sourced fare as well as relaxing entertainment venues, a Wellness Area and a beauty salon. There’s a real sense of space on-board, accompanied by an intimate atmosphere and a guest-to-staff ratio of 2:1.

Scenic Ruby and Pearl

Scenic’s original Space-Ships, Ruby and Pearl, were launched in 2009 and 2011 and have since been regularly refurbished to ensure that they meet the same high standards as the rest of the fleet. Accommodating 167 guests as they sail on the waterways of Europe such as the Rhine, Moselle and Danube, these vessels boast a range of features and facilities. Enjoy spacious suites, a choice of dining venues, wellness facilities and every guest’s favourite feature – Scenic e-bikes.

Scenic Diamond and Sapphire

Sailing on the waterways of France, Scenic Diamond and Sapphire are slightly older Space-Ships which have been recently renovated to match the same five-star standards as the newest ships in the fleet. On-board, guests can enjoy L’Amour, a French fine-dining restaurant serving a five-course menu of regional specialities paired with local wines. There’s also an on-board cookery school, where guests can learn how to cook the culinary delights of the region. Leisure facilities include a pool, gym and spa

Scenic River Cruises Awards

  • Best Luxury River Cruise Line 2018
    • Silver Travel Award
  • Feefo Gold Trusted Service 2018
    • Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award
  • River Cruise Company of the Year 2017
    • Scottish Passenger Agent's Association Award
  • Favourite River Cruise Line 2016
    • Globe Travel Awards
  • Best Shore Excursions 2016
    • Cruise Critic Editor's Picks

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