- Ship in Detail
- Deck Plans
Possibly Europe’s most luxurious river cruise line, Scenic began building their Space-Ships back in 2008, and such was their success, growth in the fleet has continued unabated with 16 now in service on the Seine, Saône, Rhône, Garonne and Dordogne rivers in France; the Duoro in Portugal; as well as the Rhine and Danube. Every aspect of design on a Scenic Space-Ship is meticulous, from the marble inlays to the handpicked art.
These sleek Space-Ships are amongst the most lavish in Europe and the crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3 ensures attentive service. Accommodation ranges from Standard Staterooms to Balcony and Deluxe Balcony Suites; Junior Suites, Royal and Royal Panorama Suites. All suites come with a wealth of plush amenities and 84% feature the revolutionary 'Scenic Sun Lounge' which transforms private balconies into an all-weather retreat at the touch of a button. Each suite is decorated with blond woods, a black-and-white colour scheme and come with ‘Scenic Slumber Beds’. Thoughtful extras include complimentary butler service in all Balcony Suites and higher grades.
The Crystal Dining Room is the main open-seating restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner when seasonal and locally-sourced dishes are prepared by Scenic’s award-winning chefs. Portobellos is an intimate Italian speciality dining options for all guests; while a six-course degustation menu with paired wines is offered at Table La Rive which is reserved exclusively for Junior Suite, Royal and Royal Panorama Suite guests. For casual dining the River Café serves an array of light snacks and healthy options, there’s also the choice to dine al fresco on the Riverview Terrace. The Panorama Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a complimentary drink while admiring the captivating scenery, so too is the heated Vitality Pool on Sun Deck.
All excursions are included and passengers can choose from an array of ‘ScenicFreeChoice’ excursions. To avoid the regimental nature of organised tours Scenic have come up with ‘Scenic Tailormade’ - a GPS-enabled device and headset preloaded with 240 different tour options offering expert narration and explanation of the history, culture and landscape of the destinations. There’s also an interactive map feature which includes 50 different e-bike cycling options.
We have no reservation about recommending Scenic’s unique culinary experiences on land which range from an exclusive gala dinner and classical recital at the Palais des Papes in Avignon to a medieval feast in Marksburg Castle overlooking the Rhine. There’s no doubt, Scenic is one of the most inclusive river cruise lines – a feature appreciated by many repeat guests.
20m2/215ft2. Located towards the front of the ship, these elegant suites feature their own Scenic Sun Lounge, pillow menu and more. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets L’Occitane bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Complimentary laundry concierge including two pieces of pressed clothing daily Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours Beverage and meal service in your private suite Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party