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Scenic Cruises

4.0 | Great
  • 75% Recommend
  • Global Operator
  • 1986
  • Boston, MA
  • 2

Scenic Cruises Reviews & Ratings 75% Recommend

4.0 out of 5
Excellent 3 Great 0 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 1
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Tour Reviews



Very pleased! August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I am at this moment on the "Jade" cruising from Amsterdam to Budapest. We are now in Bamberg. So far I have been very pleased with everything, their service is excellent and the food and the drinks is ...... Well I think you should find out yourself. I am very happy that I selected the Royal Suite, we are on the cabin # 316; good size and very comfortable.
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Does Not Recommend

Very disappointed! August 2015

  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
We just disembarked from the Nuremberg to Budapest cruise and I needed to tell you before writing to Trip Advisor and other sites how disappointed we are with the total lack of hygiene and assistance provided!
I have never experienced a situation where servers and food prep workers who were coughing and sneezing and obviously sick were allowed to work and spread germs to passengers or customers! We as well as many others on your ill fated cruise became sick due to your negligence.
No one was required to sanitize their hands when entering or leaving the dinning room or ship. the rails were never wiped down or disinfected, and people who were coughing or sneezing then used the rails only made things worse.
When we were in Vienna I was too ill to leave the ship, the front desk person Jozeph was going to the post office and I asked him if he could purchase for me some decongestants. He only drew on the map how I could walk there???? Is this the special five star treatment you offer and advertise?
Many passengers on board became sick and it is your fault.
There were other issues like the quality of food at dinner and the poor service, but the above is outrageous and reportable to prevent others from this situation.
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Love to do it again! August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Went on a Scenic River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in 2012--Best trip I've EVER taken. Would love to do it again!!!



Scenic Cruises is top of the line January 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Everything about Scenic Cruises is the best you can find on European rivers -- the cabins, the food, the port excursions, the technological innovations, everything is top of the line. They even have bicycles with electric boosters that you can take out for a spin while your ship is in port -- the boosters help get you over any hills you're having trouble with. If you can afford to pay top dollar for a memorable cruise, I highly recommend them.
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Scenic Cruises, part of the Australian-based Scenic Tours company, is one of the top luxury river cruise operators in Europe. 

What Makes Them Stand Out

With two new "Space-Ships" (so named for their large spacious staterooms) in 2014, Scenic Cruises expanded to nine vessels, none older than six years. That makes it the newest fleet on European waterways (and even the "oldest" ships were just refurbished). On Scenic Cruises, you get your own full-sized, walk-out balcony, available in most cabins. Luxurious amenities, fine dining, and attentive service are pillars of their customer experience.

Who Travels With Them

Those seeking a luxurious all inclusive cruise experience and unique on shore excursions.

Where Do They Operate

Scenic travels all over the globe, and operates both river and ocean cruises, expanding their reach even further. 

Why Travel With Them

Scenic Cruises are fully inclusive. That means that all meals in multiple dining venues, all drinks (including fine wines and spirits), land excursions, Wi-Fi, butler service, all gratuities onboard and on land -- even airport transfers -- are covered. About the only things you’ll need cash for are souvenirs and postcards.

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From Scenic Cruises

At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, that’s what we mean. As the curators of Scenic Wonder, we proudly invite you to experience the all-inclusive luxury lifestyle of our floating world, with us.

From your transfers and tips; your exclusive Enrich, FreeChoice and Tailormade excursions; to your luxuriously appointed suites and amenities (complete with thoughtful, exclusive touches), you won’t have to worry about money at all. We’ve thought of everything, from your very own personal butler, to including bottled water service onboard.

Our signature Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe.

From great seats of learning to traditional country ways of life, step into a truly memorable experience. Our Journey Designers have handpicked a range of diverse and thrilling experiences that will become highlights of your tour. We’ll take you into the private rooms of castles and chateaux, we’ll give you exclusive concerts and mouth-watering feasts, we’ll open the door on village life and take you back generations.

At Scenic, we’re in the business of beautiful destinations. Right from our humble beginnings of hosting tours along Australia’s spectacular Great Ocean Road, enabling guests to enjoy stunning places in all their splendor is why we started doing what we do – and continue to do it today.

So it’s our priority to make sure the wonderful destinations we visit remain just that; wonderful. This appreciation of the world’s wonder is at the heart of our environmental and sustainability initiatives.

We know that just by visiting our destinations we have an impact on that environment. So we’re constantly looking for ways to minimize this impact locally, while doing what we can for the wider environmental challenges the world is facing, too.

Whether it’s on our fleet of ocean and river ships themselves, within the local communities we explore on our land tours, or across our ground operations in Scenic offices around the world, we’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint in any way we can.

We feel it is our duty to continually challenge ourselves, our suppliers and our guests to find new ways of becoming even more sustainable in our everyday lives.


  • American Society of Travel Agents
  • International Air Transport Association
  • United States Tour Operators Association

  • Cruisers Choice 2019 - Top 10 River Cruise Line
  • Travel Leisure - World's Best Awards 2018
  • 2018 Cruise Critic Awards – Best River Cruise Line Shore Excursions
  • 2018 Prevue Visionary Award – Silver Award – Best River Cruise Line
  • Condé Nast Traveler – 2018 Reader’s Choice Award Top River Cruise Lines
  • 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List
13 days
River Cruise
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 5,990


  • Visit small towns along the Mekong and discover colourful floating markets and traditional factories
  • Witness the sun rise over Angkor Wat before touring this spectacular complex
  • Discover the magnificent Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom and Bayon temples as well as the Roluos Group
  • Learn about the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge and visit the infamous Killing Fields
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from monks at Wat Hanchey
  • Attend a unique performance of Phare, the Cambodian Circus
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant training young Cambodians from poor families in hospitality
11 days
River Cruise
Basic - 2 star
Physical :
From: $ 5,555


  • Meet your fellow guests at a lavish Captains welcome dinner on board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’
  • Seize the opportunity to take easy paced bicycle rides at your leisure through spectacular scenery and villages
  • Sail along the majestic Seine River through landscapes that have inspired artists for generations
  • Dock in Rouen, most notable as the location where Joan of Arc was accused of heresy and burnt at the stake at 1431
  • Delight in the gastronomic specialties of northern France on board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’
  • Discover the highlights and charming villages of the Normandy, Calvados and Isle de France regions of France
  • Sail to the open waters of the English Channel on board the luxurious Scenic Gem
  • Cruise into Paris by night and see the lights of this magical city
  • All tipping and gratuities

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