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Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond sailings

Launching ahead of the 2017 river cruise season, Scenic Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond will set a new precedent in luxury cruising when they first emerge onto the culture-rich waterways of France.

Transporting passengers in boundless luxury and elegance, these sister vessels marry opulent designer flourishes with the very latest technological features — placing them among the most exclusive vessels on France’s wonderful riverine passageways.

Meticulously redesigned to afford comfortable and refined waterborne travel in France; Scenic Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond cruise a handful of the country’s preeminent waterways, including the Seine, the Rhone and the Garonne. Awash with history, heritage and cultural intrigue, these ageless rivers offer a truly unforgettable travel experience, no matter when you choose to book.

Whether you’re keen to sightsee amid the chic boulevards of Paris, savour the time-tested viticulture of the Rhone Valley, or trace the history of the Romans in the UNESCO-protected centre of Bordeaux — a world of once-in-a-lifetime cultural highlights awaits on a luxury river cruise in France aboard Scenic Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond.

 

Cruise Calendars

Unsure of when you’d like to book a journey aboard Scenic Sapphire, Emerald, or Diamond? Browse the cruise calendars below to pencil in your once-in-a-lifetime trip on the waterways of France.
 

Browse our cruises

Gems of the Danube

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
Along every bend in the Danube River you'll be amazed by the sights that greet you from historical Budapest to beautiful Nuremberg over 8 lovely days.
from £2,440
Early Bird Offer

Gems of the Danube with Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
Take a 7 day cruise along the enchanting Danube from mighty Budapest to the Bavarian city Nuremberg before visiting Prague, the 'Paris of the East'.
from £2,995 £2,495
Early Bird Offer

Idyllic Rhone

8 days
Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon
Be enchanted on this 8 day cruise along the Rhone river from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon. Explore the very best of France, including Lyon, Vienne & Avignon.
from £3,270 £2,770

Idyllic Rhône

8 days
Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon
Enjoy 8 days of visual delight on this elegant experience throughout Burgundy and the Riviera. Try life the French way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon.
from £3,520
Early Bird Offer

Bordeaux Affair

8 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Learn wine tasting in one of the traditional vineyards or visit an authentic local food market on this 8 day cruise through the magical Bordeaux region.
from £2,870 £2,370
Early Bird Offer

Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Learn how to taste wine from a sommelier during the visits to the wineries and vineyards on this romantic 11 day cruise through the Bordeaux region.
from £3,380 £2,880
Early Bird Offer

Jewels of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
You'll be enchanted by the grand palaces and fairytale castles of Europe on this 15 day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine and Danube.
from £3,095 £2,595
Early Bird Offer

South of France

13 days
Lyon > Marseille
On this 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon you will have the chance to feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes.
from £4,095 £3,595