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All-Inclusive Luxury: A Tour of Our Sumptuous Space-Ships

With innovative new technologies, luxury finishes and a host of indulgent extras, our Space-Ships have come to redefine luxury river cruising on Europe’s timeless waterways.

Never has negotiating the waterways of Europe been so effortless, and unforgettable. From the moment you step on-board your luxury floating hotel, you’ll experience all of the spoils of our 5-star service — think sumptuous dining and the opportunity to relax with a beverage as the continent’s enriching backdrop slips on by.

To showcase the many wonders that await Scenic guests, here we take a tour of our Space-Ships and the extravagant passage they afford.

Suites

Where else to begin a tour of our luxury 5-star fleet than with our suites, which are among the most spacious on the continent. Marrying tasteful design choices with innovative technologies, our river cruise cabins are perfectly proportioned and offer all the comforts of a luxury hotel — meaning blissful downtime as you traverse Europe’s beautiful passageways.

Here, we look at some of the thoughtful features you can enjoy in your Space-Ship suite.

Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’

Maximising your connection with the world beyond your balcony suite; the ‘Sun Lounge’ system transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory at the touch of a button. Rain or shine, day or night, it’s now simpler than ever to enjoy the views as your ship drifts steadily downstream.

Luxury Queen Size Slumber Bed

Sink into the heavenly comfort of our luxury queen size slumber beds, and enjoy restful sleep throughout your journey. Available in every one of our suites, regardless of cabin class, these sumptuous beds are complemented by Egyptian cotton sheets and an exclusive pillow menu, guaranteeing your complete comfort and satisfaction.

Complimentary Mini-Bar

Care for a light bite or tipple before bed? Head over to your exclusive mini-bar, where you’ll find a complimentary range of snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Restocked by your Scenic Butler each day, the mini-bar is just one of the added extras which make our all-inclusive river cruises extra special.

Apple TVs

Not content to offer guests a standard television, all of our luxury suites feature Apple TV — allowing you to keep up to speed with the ship’s position, access your shipboard account and preview the day’s activities. There are also a range of digital television and music services, perfect for unwinding after another wonderful day ashore.

All-Inclusive Extras

When it comes to generous extras, Space-Ship suites are among the most pleasingly equipped of any river cruise cabin. Our Royal Suites include opulent additions such as daily delivery of canapés and petit fours, unlimited laundry services, and a complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut upon arrival. Even our Standard Suites are liberally appointed, and benefit from L’Occitane toiletries, a complimentary shoeshine service, and of course, the attentive care of our private butlers.

Dining Venues

Experiencing Europe’s diverse culinary offering is one of the highlights of a Scenic river cruise. Our celebrated chefs assemble dishes that reflect the gastronomy of the region, so guests can enjoy a culinary journey on and off their Space-Ship.

Here, we showcase some of the dining highlights you can savour as a Scenic passenger.

Crystal Dining

Relaxed, classy and opulent in equal measure; Crystal Dining is your first choice for a satisfying breakfast, light lunch or exquisite evening meal. The restaurant benefits from open seating for two to eight guests, giving you the option to enjoy a romantic meal or meet new friends over a hearty buffet breakfast. Our skilled on-board chefs prepare each dish served in Crystal Dining, so you can savour wonderful delicacies in beautifully relaxed and casual surroundings.

River Café

Graze on a menu of light lunches and tasty snacks at River Café, our most flexible and casual dining option. Located at the very heart of each of our Space-Ships, River Café is the perfect venue for a quick bite before departing on an enriching shore excursion. River Café is also home to our decadent gelato bar, where you can feast on an assortment of delicious frozen treats, all at no extra cost.

Portobellos/L’Amour

scenic dining portobellos

Inspired by the native cuisines of Europe, Portobellos and L’Amour (L’Amour replaces Portobellos on our French river cruises) each offer stimulating dining experiences that capture the culinary spirit of the continent. Our expert chefs have created a five-course menu featuring wonderful regional specialities, and each dish is paired with local wines to create a truly authentic dining experience.

Table La Rive/Table d’Or

Exclusively available to Diamond Deck and Royal Suite guests, Table La Rive/Table d’Or (Table d’Or replaces Table La Rive on our Douro river cruises) represents the crème de le crème of opulent dining experiences aboard Scenic Space-Ships. Featuring a six-course degustation menu, as well as a selection of sommelier-paired wines, Table La Rive invites you to feast on some of the finest cuisine on the continent’s waterways. Intimate and truly exceptional, this dining event sets a new precedent in culinary experiences on the waters of Europe.

Wellness Areas

Keep fit, meet new friends and spend an afternoon in absolute comfort and luxury. These are but a few of the wonderful experiences you can enjoy aboard our luxury Space-Ship fleet. With a host of wellness areas at your disposal, your relaxing getaway begins the moment you step aboard.

Here, we explore some of the all-inclusive wellness areas available to Scenic guests.

Sun Deck and Vitality Pool

At the top of each Space-Ship, you’ll find the Sun Deck — a place for alfresco entertainment, relaxation and wellness. Aside from magnificent views, the Sun Deck features sun loungers, all-weather seating areas, and a walking track for those who wish to keep active. Selected ships in the Space-Ship fleet also feature a relaxing vitality pool, so you can enjoy a tranquil dip as your ship negotiates its gentle course.

Gym

Guests hoping to sustain their daily fitness regime during their time aboard will benefit from a fully-equipped gym, which is available to use at no extra cost. With a number of state-of-the-art fitness machines, and a large HD television, a trip to the gym is the perfect way to start another glorious day aboard your Space-Ship.

Massage, Spa and Salon Services

spa scenic

No trip would be complete without a little indulgent pampering, which is why all of our Space-Ships feature spa, salon and massage facilities. With a whole host of treatments available, you can achieve absolute comfort and enjoyment during a visit to our wellness area — be it a foot massage, nail treatment or haircut.

(Please note: All spa treatments are priced individually and are not included in the price of your cruise)

Opulent Extras for a Truly Special Trip

We understand it’s the little extras which make holidays truly special, which is why our Space-Ships boast an array of lavish additions for your enjoyment and comfort. Here, we explore a selection of extra features you’ll enjoy as part of a luxury Scenic river cruise.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Recognising that our guests like to keep in touch with friends and family, or else stay up to date with the latest news, we offer complimentary Wi-Fi on all of our Space-Ships. Perfect if you want to do a little last minute research on tomorrow’s destination, or send memories of your journey to loved ones back home, it’s possible to access Wi-Fi in all areas of our ships, including public spaces and private suites.

E-Bikes

scenic e bikes

Exploring Europe’s colourful cities by e-bike is one of the great pleasures of a Scenic river cruise. These electric bicycles are supplied aboard each of our Space-Ships, and are available to any guest keen to take in the sights on two wheels. The bikes themselves feature an electric motor that takes the strain should you get tired, propelling you effortlessly from famous landmark to famous landmark.

On-board Entertainment

While you’ll no doubt wish to devote a few evenings to our unforgettable Enrich experiences, we do offer a comprehensive entertainment programme for when you’d prefer to relax aboard your ship. From performances by skilled vocalists and dancers, to Q&As with famous faces (on selected cruises only), there’s never a dull moment aboard a Scenic Space-Ship.

From designing exclusive river cruise itineraries to furnishing our elegant river vessels — luxury is what we do best here at Scenic. To find out more about our selection of all-inclusive luxury river cruises, visit the homepage or call us today on 0808 252 5111.

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