Relaxation or exploration for your next luxury Scenic cruise?

When it comes to choosing a cruise, it can be difficult to decide whether to go for a relaxing jaunt or a thrilling adventure, which is why we’ve found you some options that allow you to get a little of each.

Scenic is a pioneer of luxury cruising, bringing elevated luxury to both the oceans and rivers, taking guests to magnificent untamed landscapes and characterful cities lining tranquil waterways. This handy guide shows you how you can find a sense of exploration yet also enjoy some down time across all of their cruises.

River cruising

The secret to a Scenic river cruise is simple – everything's included. From their elegant, state-of-the-art ships to the generous signature all-inclusive service and even a collection of excursions to envelop you in the culture of your ports-of-call, everything is taken care of to guarantee your comfort, luxury and enjoyment.


Experience 5-star, truly all-inclusive luxury as you cruise Europe’s iconic waterways on board an award-winning Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy world-class accommodation with everything you need included in the price you pay, from flights, transfers and tips, to fine dining, complimentary premium branded beverages and once in-a-lifetime excursions. Scenic take care of everything, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey of a lifetime. Plus, you can book with confidence, with Scenic’s Flexible Booking Policy and included Deposit Protection Plan, giving you total peace of mind.

A Scenic river cruise puts the concept of wellness at the heart of everything. Unwind in the onboard Salt Therapy Lounge and let the expert wellness team get to work on your tired muscles with a range of aromatherapy oils-based Burmese and Thai massage treatments.

With your own luxurious suite to retreat to, you’ll have your own private space where you can enjoy in-suite dining and marvel at the scenery that you float by as you listen to guided commentary on the Scenic Tailormade app.


Rolling several city breaks into one journey, a Scenic river cruise gives those with a penchant for new experiences, the opportunity to see more of a region. Take their ‘Jewels of Europe’ journey for example which stops off in Amsterdam, Cologne, Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest amongst others.

There are a range of ‘active’ grade Scenic Freechoice experiences available on every itinerary, which include things like e-Bike trips through your ports-of-call, active hikes, or walking tours to take you into the cultures of the passing settlements.

Expedition cruising on board Scenic Eclipse

One of the World's First Discovery Yachts™, Scenic Eclipse brings together six-star luxury and adventure for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. Inspired by sleek sailing yachts, the ship offers up to 114 suites all with their own verandahs and private butler service and an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, ensuring the ultimate in personal attention. In fact, in polar regions, Scenic Eclipse sails with only 200 passengers instead of 228, for a truly intimate small-ship cruise experience.


Facilities aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Eclipse are second to none – they include a 550m2 spa, a yoga and Pilates studio, no fewer than 10 dining experiences ranging from casual to fine dining, and several Scandinavian-inspired outdoor vitality pools and blissfully indulgent cabanas.

Scenic’s truly all-inclusive philosophy means every detail is taken care of, including flights, transfers, tips and WiFi but also a pre-departure hotel stay as standard (so you're rested and relaxed before your adventure), all-inclusive shore excursions, in-suite mini-bars and all onboard dining and complimentary premium branded drinks including more than 100 whiskeys.


Home to world-class facilities and amenities including Airbus H130 helicopters and a seven-seat submarine, this remarkable vessel can take you to places previously inaccessible to ordinary travellers – including the pristine landscapes of Antarctica.

The ship also has an Observation Lounge & Terrace for prime views of the ever-changing landscapes and wildlife, and guests have the use of Swarovski telescopes and in-suite binoculars to really get up-close and personal with their surrounds. Scenic Eclipse also hosts fascinating lectures and other education sessions by its on-board experts, so you can really get under the skin of this glorious destination, and there are exclusive Scenic Enrich and personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences to deepen your knowledge and experience.

To get your taste of exploration and relaxation onboard a Scenic cruise, contact your Travel Counsellor today.      

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