These Cruises Are Redefining Luxury In 2018

When it comes to river cruising, no one does it better than Scenic. Guests can set sail on board state-of-the-art Scenic Space-Ships for an all-inclusive 5-star luxury river cruise along some of the world’s most famous waterways.

Cruises run through Europe along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers, the Seine, Saône, Rhône, Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers in France and the Douro river in Portugal. The same level of luxury is available along the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in South East Asia.

Unlike other cruise companies, Scenic takes care of absolutely everything, from transfers and tips, to exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice activities. All of the luxury dining options are included, as well as an extensive selection of complimentary beverages all day long.

Scenic has some of the largest suites on the rivers, with a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3 in Europe. From a Standard Suite to the Royal Panorama Suites, guests will find the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury.

Inside most suites, the ever-changing scenery can be admired from the innovative Scenic Sun Lounge. Outside, the Sun Deck provides 360-degree panoramic views of historic castles, pretty villages and fabulous vineyards.

For added luxury, butler service is available day and night, making a Scenic river cruise even more special.

Here are three of the top cruises that are redefining luxury in 2018.


France - Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond

Gracing the waterways of France, the recently refurbished Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond feature the finest of interiors and amenities including a vitality pool, gym and Wellness Centre.

In France, Scenic is now the first and only river cruise line to offer a Salt Therapy Lounge and a dedicated area for cooking classes. In select ports, guests can even participate in the ‘Shop with a Chef’ experience before taking part in their intimate tailored cooking classes on board.

Boasting two luxurious 47-square-metre Royal Owner’s Suites, guests can cruise in absolute luxury whilst taking in the picturesque South of France and Bordeaux regions.

One of the most popular itineraries is the 11-Day Beautiful Bordeaux river cruise. This itinerary includes a visit to stunning wineries and a private concert at Château Agassac, exclusive to Scenic Enrich.


Myanmar - Scenic Aura

Another top cruise from Scenic that will redefine luxury in 2018 is the 14-Day Mystical Irrawaddy river cruise sailing from Yangon to Mandalay in Myanmar.

Launched in September 2016, Scenic Aura caters for just 44 guests with a 1:1 staff ratio. Featuring world-class facilities, which would not be out of place in a boutique luxury hotel, guests can relax in the onboard pool or Wellness Centre after a day spent visiting ancient temples, golden pagodas and meeting novice monks.

Every one of the luxurious 5-star, one-bedroom balcony suites has its own Scenic Sun Lounge, which converts to a private balcony at the touch of a button, ensuring complimentary cocktails can be sipped whilst enjoying the never-ending scenery.


6-Star Ocean Cruising - Scenic Eclipse Fleet

At the pinnacle of luxury cruising in 2018 will be Scenic Eclipse. Following her debut on 31 August 2018, Scenic Eclipse will take ocean cruising to a whole new level.

Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and designed to glide through ocean currents with ease, the World’s First Discovery Yacht will take guests to far-flung places surrounded by luxury.

Scenic Eclipse is home to 114 spacious suites across five decks – each with a private veranda and luxury Scenic Slumber Bed. The abundance of public spaces will also delight keen explorers and elegant travellers.

From the ultimate Spa Sanctuary; indoor, outdoor and plunge pools to the expansive array of dining experiences – this is a truly world-class, 6-star experience.

To allow guests to fully immerse themselves in their cruise, everything is included. From transfers and tips, exclusive shore excursions including by Zodiac, kayak, e-bike - even the mini-bar.

Guests can enjoy exclusive sightseeing experiences, take flight to previously inaccessible destinations in the on-board helicopter*, or dive to the ocean’s depths in the custom-built submarine*.

With only 228 guests on board (and 200 in the Arctic and Antarctica), there is almost a 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio providing exceptional personal service including butler service for everyone.

*Additional cost

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