Scenic River Cruises?

Boasting more than 30 years of experience, Scenic river cruises promise extraordinary journeys through waterways throughout the world. Scenic river holidays are thoughtfully-designed with relaxation and intimacy in mind for the entirety of your trip. This focus on creating tranquility and serenity is highlighted through Scenic’s smaller guest numbers on board, high staff-to-guest ratio, and selection of extravagant ships.

River cruises with Scenic are all-inclusive experiences, with almost everything you will need for your holiday accounted for as part of your booking. Whether you want an expansive selection of dining options, a thirst-quenching range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, or internet connection when available, Scenic will always have you covered. Sail with Scenic knowing you will never need to stress over the finer details no matter the itinerary or destinations.

Every Scenic river sailing also allows for adventuring at your own pace, with an astounding library of tours, activities, and experiences on offer at most ports of call. This in turn allows you and your friends unparalleled freedom for the entirety of your trip. From hands-on intensives through the Italian countryside, explorative walks through Russian landmarks, to transformative moments with Vietnamese villagers, the choice completely up to you!

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1986
Ships: 15
Max Passengers: 44 - 163

Is Scenic right for you?

Scenic river cruises are excellent for adventurers seeking a holiday that combines luxury and relaxation with exploration and immersion. With decades of experience crafting hand-picked itineraries for discerning travellers, Scenic has rapidly become one of the tentpole travel companies in Australia and internationally. Focused on providing guests with an unforgettable experience at every moment, Scenic strives to be your first choice when it comes to travel.

Guests also often highlight the outstanding staff and cruise director on hand for the entire journey. Unobtrusive but endlessly friendly, the Scenic cruise director works tirelessly to ensure every request or need you have is accounted for. Moreover, with their years of experience, they are more than happy to impart guests with useful tips and essential information about every locale.

Scenic guests also appreciate the level of luxury afforded to them on every river cruise. From the commodious suites and lodgings, remarkable choice of experiences at every stop, to tantalising dining and beverages, Scenic ensures everything is taken care of.

What comes complimentary with Scenic river cruises?

Generally, here is what comes complimentary on Scenic river cruises:

  • Scenic Freechoice: Choose from a vast library of activities and sightseeing experiences - all of which are included.
  • Scenic Enrich: Enhanced experiences that are often the highlights of most travellers - all of which are also included.
  • Airport Transfers, local transport.
  • All tips and gratuities
  • Extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All dining options
  • Wi-Fi is included when available

Why choose a Scenic river cruise?

  • Explore the wonders of river cruising in delightful accommodations and smaller guest numbers on board
  • Enjoy all-inclusive adventure with every Scenic river cruise sailing with no hidden fees
  • Experience every stunning destination at your own pace with a selection of stimulating activities and tours

Our Recommendation

Uncover the hidden harbours of Portugal

Portugal will never be more alluring than through a whimsical Douro river cruise. Fitted with gorgeous accommodation and featuring world-class service, your journey through these stunning waterways will always be in lavish luxury. Boasting itineraries filled with magical moments and life-lasting memories, mark your calendars and book into a Scenic Douro river cruise today.

Enquire here to learn more about Scenic Douro river cruises with Discerning Traveller.

Adventure through the enchanting Mekong river!

Discover the awe-inspiring region of South-East Asia in elegance through an exceptional Scenic Mekong river cruise. Interact with friendly local riverside communities and be immersed in centuries-old tradition. Lounge in sophistication as you sail past beautiful tropical environments. Embark on daring tours and experience phenomenal wonders of nature. Adventure is just around the corner, book a Scenic Mekong river cruise now.

Enquire here to learn more about this fantastic destination.

What are the accommodation options on Scenic?

Scenic river cruises offer all-suite accommodation across all its ships, ensuring that every passenger - regardless of destination - is able to receive immense luxury for their entire journey. All Scenic suites feature an extensive range of extravagant amenities and service that ensure you are always more than satisfied. From luxury bath products, a complimentary mini-bar that is regularly stocked, complimentary Wi-Fi, and much more, Scenic has created a sophisticated selection of suites that aim to please every type of traveller.


Scenic offers a phenomenal range of suites perfect for any kind of voyager on each of their brilliant ships. The Standard suite offers a commodious amount of space to move around and all the essentials for a traveller who wishes to spend most of their sailing outside the room. Balcony suites elevate the cruise experience by bringing you unfiltered picturesque views of the surroundings right from your own lodning.

Generally found towards the front of Scenic ships, Junior suites further enhance your stay with even more space as well as a complimentary dining experience. For voyagers who desire unmatched luxury, the Royal suites are perfect for you. Boasting the largest space on the ship meticulously adorned with stunning modern furnishings, the Royal suites offer the pinnacle of excellence.

What dining options are available on Scenic river cruises?

With an inviting and warmly atmosphere throughout each of its sublime restaurant venues, the Scenic dining experience is one guests will highlight after every sailing. Utilising local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients, the award-winning chefs can create an ever-evolving menu which promises to tantalise the taste buds. Flexible seating is available across every venue, allowing guests to enjoy their meal wherever they please. Furthermore, special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian are all catered for with a selection of exquisite dishes that will keep you coming back for more.

Aside from a small selection of fine wines and champagnes, all food and beverages are included in your fare, allowing you to experience every dining venue without having to stress about expenses. Moreover, room service is available at all times for all suites, allowing Scenic river cruise guests to delight in delicious regional cuisine from the comfort of their own accommodation. Chef-prepared picnic baskets are additionally on offer for those who wish to spend their lunchtime outside the ship.

Is there a dress code for Scenic?

The dress code on a Scenic river cruise during the day is casual, which generally means comfortable but appealing clothing. During the night, while not enforced, guests usually don a smart casual attire that encompass button-down shirts for and slacks for men while women put on fine dresses. You will often find guests dress up a little more sharply on special nights such as the Captain’s Welcome or the Farewell dinner as well as at their premium dining options.

What are the most popular activities on Scenic river cruises?

Guests spend the majority of their time on a Scenic river cruise taking part in one of the various onshore excursions, experiences, and tours on offer at every port of call. From relaxed walking tours along the shoreline, immersive jaunts through iconic landmarks and buildings, to an adventurous bike tour across the European countryside, Scenic promises magic at every moment of the itinerary. Furthermore, Scenic offer an exclusive selection of unique and deeply stimulating ‘Enrich’ encounters that further elevate your enjoyment of a locale through impressive behind the scenes access to famed landmarks and events.


Scenic River Cruises Offers

14 Night Cruise + 3 Nights Hotel + Includes Free Flights

Scenic - Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Enjoy return airfare, hotel stays and cruise through Europe with Scenic onboard this spectacular river cruise*

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10 Night Cruise + 8 Nights Hotel + Includes Free Flights

Scenic - Beautiful Bordeaux

Enjoy return airfare, hotel stays, rail and cruise through Europe with Scenic onboard this spectacular river cruise*

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