Scenic has also been awarded ‘Best for Enrichment’ and ‘Best for Shore Excursions’ in the river cruise category, testament to our focus on recognising individual needs and preferences with our varied shore excursion programme.
What the judges said...
Best New Luxury Ship (Luxury Category) - Scenic Eclipse
Cruisers might book Scenic Eclipse because it offers two state-of-the-art helicopters and a six-person sub, but they'll come back because of the 200-passenger ship's chic, modern design, generously sized suites and incredible dining offerings. Scenic pulled out all the stops with its first ocean ship, which seamlessly combines luxury and soft-adventure travel to exotic destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica.
Best for Enrichment (River Category): Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Scenic's partnership with National Geographic has significantly broadened and deepened enrichment offered onboard specified cruises. Expert lecturers and photographers give in-depth talks about the culture, the people and the historical significance of the places you are visiting, as well as accompanying selected tours. Photographers offer tips and advice to help you better capture the sights you are visiting.
Best Shore Excursions (River Category): Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
This line has long recognised passengers don't want to be part of a crowd and have individual needs and preferences. Each day the all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice programme offers shore tours at a relaxed, moderate or active pace, Scenic Enrich excursions explore local culture and evening sundowner trips take cocktail hours to picturesque spots. Independent cruisers can discover ports by themselves with the updated Scenic Tailormade app.
Cruise Critic is the world's largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community with more than 650,000 cruise reviews, covering approximately 700 cruise ships and over 500 worldwide ports. The 2019 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards are selected by a global panel of impartial cruise experts from Cruise Critic, to highlight the best ocean, river and luxury cruise lines for UK travellers, across dozens of categories.
Named and launched in New York City, in an inspiring ceremony by the ship’s Godmother, Dame Helen Mirren, Scenic Eclipse is already standing up to its revolutionary credentials. The first ocean ship for Scenic, the 228-passenger (200 in Polar regions) Scenic Eclipse, seamlessly combines state-of-the art design and technology with luxury and discovery travel to the world’s most remote destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica. Find out more about Scenic Eclipse and order your brochure here
We are further expanding our award-winning excursion programme in 2020 by offering guests sailing in Europe an exclusive Sound of Music performance in the Austrian hillside, an acapella choir performance inside Fontainebleau Castle’s Trinity Chapel or a guided tour of the fascinating Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. Find out more about our Scenic river cruise collection to Europe and Southeast Asia here