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Cruises with Scenic River Cruises

Founded in 1986 by Glen Moroney, Scenic River Cruises boasts decades of experience in offering luxury river voyages onboard small, intimate ships. From their flexible itineraries meaning you'll get the most out of your time ashore to an all-inclusive fare, all that's left for guests to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

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Scenic River Cruises: Life on-board

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Scenic River Cruises boast up to five dining options, some of the most spacious suites on the waterways of Europe, and a wide range of complimentary extras including drinks and Wi-Fi, combining for the perfect onboard experience.


Dining onboard depends on the ship, but guests can typically choose from two open-seating venues: the larger main dining room and a smaller alternative, such as Italian restaurant Portobello on European sailings or L'Amour on French itineraries. You may also find a River Café serving sweet and savoury bites, as well as ice cream and drinks.

Seasonal, locally sourced produce and regionally-inspired menus are key, with excellent chefs taking great pride in every plate. Diamond Deck and Junior Suite passengers will also have the option of attending an invite-only indulgent 6-course meal at the Table La Rive, if you're looking for something really special.

All food and drinks onboard any Space-Ship are included, with the exception of a few high end wines and spirits that are clearly priced. From the first fresh coffee and croissant in the morning to full use of the well-stocked in-suite mini bar, there are no hidden charges. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in one of the lounges, ask for some wine-pairing advice from the professional sommelier or try one of the local beers with dinner, the choice is yours.


Entertainment is low key and relaxed during a Scenic river cruise, with occasional themed dinners that include entertainment. Each of Scenic's Space-Ships has two lounges which can be used during the evenings, with entertainment programmes including local performers, music and dancing available. The Panorama Lounge and Bar is ideal for post-dinner drinks, music and dancing, while the Riverview Terrace offers a covered open-air area to sit and relax as you watch the sunset over the surrounding vistas. There are also ship-specific amenities that will keep guests entertained, such as the open air cinema onboard the Scenic Spirit.

Shore Excursions

When it comes to shore excursions, Journey Designers help to create unique and completely complementary experiences that reflect the region, its customs and traditions. Choose from the ScenicEnrich and ScenicFreechoice options including exclusive concerts, guided tours of castles, and lessons and lectures that can help guests to embrace the culture and heritage of the destinations. Scenic Tailormade offers guests the use of innovative GPS headsets for use during their time in port, which include pre-recorded commentaries and information on the towns visited. They are also equipped with a map and photos of specific sights to help with route planning. Bicycles are provided for use by guests to explore certain ports of call; some are electrically-assisted to help guests to go even further afield, without worrying about their pedal power.

Scenic River Cruises Ships

Designed with comfort and luxury in mind, Scenic River Cruises' space-ships live up to their name, offering guests elegant public spaces and cabins, all while making the most of the passing views wherever in the world guests are sailing.

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Scenic River Cruises Destinations

With Scenic Waterways you'll get the chance to explore destinations along the river banks of iconic European rivers, as well as being able to embark on more unique itineraries in Russia or South East Asia.

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Scenic River Cruises Covid-19 safety measures

  • Before Cruising

    As well as requiring a health evaluation prior to the cruise, guests will also receive a health briefing before departure.

  • Onboard

    Once onboard, food and drink service will adhere to rigorous protocols, while frequent handwashing is made easy through readily available hand sanitiser stations.

  • Ashore

    High standards continue ashore with hand sanitiser, social distancing and excursions adhering to local regulations.

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