Scenic Celebrates Growing River Cruise Success in 2017

2016 was a big year for Scenic. Not only did we celebrate our 30th anniversary, our 5-star river cruises proved more popular than ever, with thousands of travellers choosing to join us for a luxury journey on the enriching waters of Europe.

Since our Space-Ship fleet first launched on Europe's rivers in 2008, we’ve continued to innovate and improve our signature 5-star service — adding new ships and new destinations to our luxury river cruise offering.

It’s this constant innovation, coupled with our transparent approach to inclusivity and fixed pricing, which have been integral to our growing success. As travel trends change in favour of more culturally rewarding holidays, and the Brexit result casts uncertainty over the value of the pound, our all-included river cruise itineraries are proving an attractive proposition for the discerning traveller.

Nichola Absalom, UK Brand Manager for Scenic, comments: “2016 was a strong year for us. With a combination of fantastic customer offers and a lot of ambition, we look forward to making 2017 an equally successful year. Scenic’s innovative approach, with absolutely everything for a great river cruise included in the price, means many holidaymakers’ fears about hidden costs are automatically alleviated.”


Earlier this month we launched our January sale, offering discounted prices of up to 45% on a vast selection of luxury river cruises in Europe. Plus, book your Scenic river cruise before 15 February, and you’ll enjoy free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers across all 2017 Europe river cruises — so you can travel in style from the moment your holiday begins.


These special New Year offers extend across a range of exciting European river cruise itineraries, so no matter where you choose to travel, you’re sure of an exceptional deal that’s great value for money.

Take a waltz through the cultural heart of Europe as part of our Gems of the Danube river cruise, where you’ll visit enriching destinations like Budapest, Vienna, Passau and Nuremberg. Or, experience the fascinating history and distinct cultures of the Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise, which takes you from Basel to Amsterdam via some of Germany’s best-loved destinations.

If it’s sunshine and relaxation you’re after, our Unforgettable Douro river cruise marries warm Portuguese sunshine with the slow-paced beauty of the Douro River. This 11-day round-trip itinerary transports you from the age-old streets of Porto to the vineyard-strewn landscapes of the Douro Valley, where you’ll call at charming destinations like Regua, Pocinho and Vega de Terron. You’ll also cross the border into Spain and visit the beautiful historic university city of Salamanca, before returning to Porto to sample the delicious local produce for which Portugal is so well renowned.

As well as the fantastic deals in our New Year sale, Scenic is also offering an extra £100 off per booking to all Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery customers, whose holidays were unfortunately cancelled following the collapse of the All Leisure Holiday Group. These savings can be enjoyed as part of our New Year sale, and can be accessed by calling and speaking with a member of the Scenic team.


To enjoy great savings on your 2017 European river cruise with Scenic, visit our special offers page for full details about our exclusive deals and discounts. Alternatively, visit the homepage or call 0808 256 6706 to start planning your next journey of discovery with Scenic.



Dominic Keely
Dominic Keely
Dominic is Scenic's Marketing Exec. His favourite river is the Seine, because of the rich history of the region. Dom's a huge football and Manchester United fan, and plays on a team himself.