Scenic Tours was an Australian Tour company that decided to appeal to the new River Cruise market. In 2008 the company started European River Cruises and in the ensuing years they begin to market to North Americans. Scenic expanded to South East Asia and Russia and now they are adding an Ocean vessel – the Scenic Eclipse.
Scenic is a 5 Star All Inclusive line.
You’ll find each suite complemented by stylish amenities, state-of-the-art facilities, the services of a butler and of course, all-inclusive dining, top shelf beverages, Wi-Fi, transfers and gratuities. Scenic calls its river cruise vessels Space Ships. The all-inclusive balcony suites feature innovative technology, transforming each balcony into an open-air Sun Lounge at the touch of a button, allowing you to enjoy the luxury of extra space as well as the unfolding landscape.
Scenic has partnered with National Geographic for some cruises. Each cruise will be accompanied by a National Geographic expert who will give talks throughout the week and join guests on shore excursions. A National Geographic photographer will also be on board Europe sailings to share techniques and help guests hone their photography skills. On National Geographic River Cruises, Scenic guests will have their choice of new Free choice excursions developed in collaboration with National Geographic, from hikes and bike rides to in-depth learning experiences that focus on the natural world, culture, and history.
On board the Scenic fleet, guests may choose from 5 dining options. Crystal Dining is at the heart of the culinary experience, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Portobellos, L’Amour on our France ships, offers a five-course menu featuring specialties paired with local wines from the region’s best wineries in a more intimate setting for up to 32 guests. At Table la Rive, exclusive dining for our Diamond Deck guests, join the Head Chef for a sumptuous six-course degustation feast. River Cafe delivers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Room service and al fresco dining on the sundeck complement the dining experience.