The SCENIC Cruise Difference
Create stories for life as you explore Europe in ultra-luxury with Scenic.
For over 37 years, one cruise line has made a name for itself by doing things a little differently, emphasising true small ship cruising, 5-star ultra-luxury, and destinations we dream about. We’re talking, of course, about Scenic.
Now, with the launch of its 2024 Europe river cruising program, Scenic continues to set the benchmark with new itineraries, new experiences, and new levels of personalisation – a tempting proposition indeed for those seeking to journey on the water, and further confirmation of Scenic’s status as the number one choice for ultra-luxury river cruising.
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Consider Scenic’s ‘Danube in Depth’ itinerary. New for 2024, guests will enjoy a leisurely 10 days’ cruising through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, exploring towns like Passau, Germany, Linz and Budapest along the way, passing castles that have stood watch over the river for centuries, and medieval abbeys where the bells still ring daily.
“The Danube River is an incredible location,” says Janelle Maher, Scenic’s Europe Journey Designer. “This itinerary allows guests to enjoy multiple guided excursions in fantastic locations, and also to make the most of free time with several overnight stops added for extra immersion into local life.”
Travellers also have the opportunity to truly taste the cultural life of the towns of the Danube with local guides, as part of Scenic’s revitalised Scenic Freechoice excursions and Scenic Enrich experiences – designed to help guests to shape their adventures in accordance with their interests and values.
From “Active, Your Way” to “Interactive Encounters” and “Moments, Music and Masters”, there’s a Scenic experience for every guest – and scope for a lifetime of new memories, including kayaking down the Inn River in Passau, or hiking the trail up to Postlingberg Church high above Linz.
“At Scenic, we realise that our guests want to meet and interact with the locals to understand the way of life in this region. It’s more than just hearing a local guide talking about the local life; they also want to experience it firsthand,” says Maher.
Whether it’s a wander through local produce markets, stopping for coffee at a hole-in-the-wall café or relaxing in leafy riverside gardens, Maher explains how Scenic connects you directly with the pulse of these communities. “We have planned to be docked right in the heart of the ports we visit, meaning guests can easily explore onshore at their leisure.”
With this emphasis on flexibility and individual personalisation, Scenic offers perhaps the most enjoyable and luxurious way to explore Europe’s historic cities and town. The difference is in the details – and in Scenic’s ‘Nth Degree’ service.
With world-class crew, extensive dining options (everything from casual to gourmand-grade) and, of course, the sheer sophistication of the Scenic Space-Ships you’ll be travelling on, everything you could desire in a cruise experience is included.
Looking for an alternative to the divine Danube itinerary detailed above? Scenic’s ‘Jewels of Europe’ is the preferred option for first-time river cruise guests. Explore romantic ruins, Gothic spires rising above riverbank communities, and tranquil countryside in a picture-book encapsulation of the Europe of childhood fairy tales.
Whichever itinerary you choose, you can travel with confidence with Scenic and its all-inclusive ultra-luxury river cruises. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by – Europe, and the journey of a lifetime, beckons.
View Scenic’s 2024 Europe river cruising season itineraries and its launch offers in full at scenic.com.au