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About Scenic Cruises

Founded in 1987, Australia-based Scenic expanded into cruising in 2008 and today offers an upscale river and ocean experience in contemporary surroundings with butler service in every cabin. Scenic is the luxury sister of Emerald Waterways; it calls its vessels Space-Ships to emphasize a higher-than-usual space-to-passenger ratio.

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Scenic Jade
Scenic Jade

14 Night
Romantic Rhine & MoselleDetails

108 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jun 8, 2022
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Scenic Jasper
Scenic Jasper (Photo: Scenic Cruises)

17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With ParisDetails

142 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 11, 2022
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Scenic Jasper
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10 Night
Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights With Floriade...Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 5, 2022
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Scenic Spirit
Scenic Spirit

7 Night
Luxury MekongDetails

72 Reviews
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Black Sea ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Black Sea ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Apr 13, 2022
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7 Night
Luxury MekongDetails

Leaving:Siem Reap
Cruise Line:Scenic
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 18, 2022
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7 Night
Rhine Christmas MarketsDetails

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Scenic
Dec 13, 2021
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7 Night
Gems Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Munich
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 15, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Gems Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Gems Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Aug 4, 2022
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7 Night
Highlights Of Normandy & The SeineDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Danube Christmas MarketsDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Nov 29, 2021
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7 Night
Gems Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Scenic
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7 Night
Highlights Of Normandy & The SeineDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Scenic
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Sep 12, 2022
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17 Night
Jewels Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Oct 24, 2022
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 25, 2022
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
May 29, 2023
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Scenic
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14 Night
Jewels Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
Jul 27, 2022
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Who goes on Scenic cruise ships?

Scenic attracts a well-traveled, somewhat affluent crowd of passengers. The company markets its cruises only in English-speaking countries and about 40 percent of a ship's typical passenger complement is Australian, with the rest predominantly made up of travelers from the U.S., Canada and U.K. Most are 55 or older.

Do I have to dress up on a Scenic cruise?

A little. Ships have a stylish but friendly and relaxed vibe. For dinner, smart-casual attire is recommended. Jeans can be worn in the restaurant, but shorts and flip-flops are not appropriate. Many passengers dress up for the captain's welcome dinner and/or farewell dinner, albeit even this tends to be smarter casual, rather than full-on cocktail dresses and suits.

Is everything free on Scenic cruises?

Just about. Scenic cruises are fully all-inclusive trips, with fares covering meals, an open bar throughout the day, restocked mini-bars in cabins, gratuities, butler service, shore excursions and Wi-Fi. Use of e-bikes in select ports is also included in the fare.

What are Scenic’s most popular activities?

Scenic cruisers want to be ashore as much as possible and the daily excursions are always busy; many enjoy the active options such as a 25-mile bike ride. Evening options are also popular, including the once-per-cruise Scenic Sundowners, which offer a cultural experience exclusively for Scenic passengers. More independent-minded cruisers appreciate the line's GPS devices, which offer a variety of suggested walking tours and background info.

Onboard, cruisers prefer to relax and chat with new friends.

Why go with Scenic?

  • Europe and Asia luxury river cruises for Aussies, Brits, Americans and Canadians
  • Itineraries in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
  • Butlers for every passenger, complimentary shore excursions, drinks all day, tips and more
  • "Space ships" feature Scenic Sun Lounge balconies

Best for: Mature luxury cruisers

Not for: Budget cruisers, families and late-night party animals

Scenic Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Most Memorable Trip

I have had many memorable trips, but this was #1! I think of this trip every day. The only disappointments during the trip were the electronic tour guides, that rarely worked; I found the bed sheets very warm &... Read More
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jamesenes

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Mekong River with Scenic Spirit

We have been with Scenic on numerous tours throughout the world. Scenic have always looked after us fabulously, everything is all inclusive, well catered, the best accommodation, and great guides. At the time of... Read More
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Andrejs

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

5-star perfection!

Everything was top-notch about this cruise. The service was impeccable: everyone, and I mean everyone, treated you like the special customer you want to be, including much of the staff learning your name from the... Read More
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WashougalGuy

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

11 Feb 20 to 18 Feb 20

The tour of Ho Chi Minh was an educational enlightment and covered the atmosphere and energy of the city Boarding and leaving the ship on completion of the tour was effortless and very easy The ship and... Read More
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graeme fitzsimmons

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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