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See Europe in grand style aboard a ALL-INCLUSIVE Scenic ‘Space–Ship.’



Scenic River Cruises is not yet widely known here in North America, but we know why they are truly exceptional!
If you’ve ever dreamed of going on a “space-ship,” then a Scenic river cruise vacation will surely excite those hidden passions and much, much more. You can enjoy cruising the Danube, Rhine, Moselle including their most popular cruise, a 14-day Jewels of Europe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Scenic also offers the most all-encompassing selection of river cruises through France of any cruise line and that's because Scenic's itineraries in France are usually more than 7 nights, affording you more time to see the region better. Recent itinerary additions also include cruises through Bordeaux with a focus on wines and, an incomparable river cruise on Portugals remarkable River of Gold, the Douro River. At Premier, we believe Scenic is light years ahead the competition. Why? Because they provide each guest with the most comprehensive destination experience and the most all-inclusive.

Why all-inclusive?
Scenic is an "ALL INCLUSIVE" river cruise line and that's truly important to you. It means that once on board, you'll pay for absolutely nothing extra on your cruise, not even tips to bus drivers or guides. Things that other cruise lines consider optional, are included in your cruise price. So, when you get home, no surprise credit card bills like you would have received from other cruise lines or on prior ocean cruises. If you've never enjoyed a river cruise, let's shed a bit more light on the nature of all-inclusive. Say you're taking a 14-day river cruise... your basic gratuities to ships staff, cruise director and tour guides/drivers would be about $1400 a couple, but on Scenic that's one of the many things that you don't pay for.

A more "casual" experience.
like me, you don't want to "go formal" when you're on vacation. With some luxury river cruise lines, you do tend to dress up just a bit in the evenings and while it's not mandatory, you may feel a bit out of place if you don't. One of the things we love about Scenic is that it is casual, but in all the good ways. This is a luxury line, but the atmosphere on board is casual and relaxed, much as it should be at any fine resort. That does not mean that the service levels are relaxed — they are not — but they are done in a, shall we say, "Australian" way which is warm and friendly but never over bearing.

The most comprehensive shore excursions.
Another aspect of river cruising that also sets Scenic apart from the other lines. All other lines provide you with a shore excursion in every port and a limited selection of extra cost optional tours. Only Scenic provides you with a fine selection of excursions in each port, PLUS more than 100 addtional excursions designed to appeal to your personal interests. They call this remarkable feature, Scenic FreeChoice. Click the Scenic FreeChoice button on the right to read more...

Exploring on your own — go right ahead.
One of the highlights of any vacation to Europe is, as my wife calls it "tootling around." On Scenic, they also take this element of your free time touring to the extreme with their exclusive, Scenic Tailormade GPS touring. Tailormade is available on every cruise and for every passenger. It is a really cool iPhone-type device that is similar to what you may have used to explore a museum or other attraction, but much enhanced. The device knows where you are in relation to the ship, has over 115 European attractions and lifestyle interests (art, history, architecture, food, etc.) available for you to use on foot, or as you take a ride on your complimentary Scenic bicycle. Click the button above right to read more...

Fine dining. With choices!
Aboard any Scenic ship, you'll be able to enjoy up to six varied and unique restaurants with free flowing fine wines, beers, and all spirits (all included in your fare). Being all-inclusive, you'll also enjoy unlimited alcoholic beverages at the bars, on deck and, of course, even in your stateroom as it comes with a completely stocked mini-bar that is replenished each and every day of your cruise.

As we mentioned, dining is a delight on Scenic.
We feel one of the more enjoyable dining features aboard Scenic versus most other lines is that they offer guests not one, but multiple, very intimate alternative dining venues on every ship. It's great to feel you're in a super club atmosphere with only 20 or so other lucky guests. Only Scenic provides this opportunity with both the Portobellos Restaurant and Table La Rive which compliment their delightful Crystal Dining room. If you're in the mood for a light meal, you can enjoy the scrumputous food in the River Cafe or on the riverview terrace.

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Scenic also assists you in packing less (no other cruise line does this)... that's right! Here's how.
They call it Laundry Concierge and it's really great. During your cruise, Scenic will launder one bag of clothing for you, free of charge during your cruise. It's cool, it's free. It means you can pack less.

We've saved the fun news for last.
Scenic includes Butler Service for each and every stateroom. That's right... butler service for you. Your personal butler can arrange anything for you both on the ship and ashore, just ask them. It's like having your own personal "genie in a bottle!" In select suites, you may also enjoy "inroom" dining for the evening meal should you prefer a bit more intimacy. Imagine sleeping in one morning and enjoying the fact that your butler will plan your breakfast, prepare it and then serve it to you on your own private balcony with, let's say a glass or two of Moet & Chandon... as they say, priceless!


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