Scenic opens bookings for 2023 European river cruising programme ahead of schedule

Scenic opens bookings for 2023 European river cruising programme ahead of schedule

Scenic Azure, Dom Luís Bridge, Porto, Portugal

Due to popular demand, luxury river cruise line Scenic ( has released a selection of European river cruise itineraries available to book for 2023 ahead of schedule. This early access provides greater flexibility for guests – allowing more availability on preferred itineraries, suite category and sailing day before the full collection is released. New bookings will also benefit from generous launch savings and early booking discounts.


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 35-year plus history to include award-winning river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Since 2008, Scenic has set the benchmark for truly all-inclusive, luxury five-star river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia as well as luxury cruises on Russia’s Volga River on board Scenic Tsar and on Egypt’s Nile on board a private luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, a 228-guest ultra-luxury ship, and plans to deliver a second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, in 2023. Scenic is part of Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours.

Guests booking before 30 September 2021 will save up to £1,400 per couple on cruises sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube, the rivers of France and the waterways of Russia. While those booking Portugal itineraries will save up to £1,200 per couple. All new bookings will receive complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur-driven transfers. Guests choosing to pay for their cruise in full 12 months prior to departure will enjoy an additional 10 per cent Super Earlybird saving.

Scenic’s five-day Tastes of Imperial Europe river cruise will sail in 2023, taking guests from Budapest to Vienna, calling at Bratislava en route. Guests will attend an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace in Budapest, visit a local Slovak family home for coffee and cake before learning about the Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour of the city. Prices start from £1,795 per person departing 4 April 2023 on board Scenic Pearl.

Scenic Pearl

While in Portugal, the eight-day Delightful Douro will sail a round-trip from Porto taking in the sun-drenched banks of the Douro with stops at Regua, Vega de Terron, Pocinho and Pinhāo. This sailing will see guests enjoy a visit to Mateus Palace, which graces the label of the country’s famous Rosé, and a guided tour and visit to Freixo de Espada à Cinta and its silk museum. Alongside several wine and food tastings, guests will be enchanted by a spectacular private concert within the wondrous São Francisco Church. Prices start from £2,845 per person departing 30 October 2023 on board Scenic Azure.

River cruises with Scenic are truly all-inclusive, as prices include return flights (or Eurostar travel on selected itineraries), transfers, spacious suites, a personal on board butler, all shore excursions, exceptional wining and dining experiences, premium-branded beverages and all gratuities.

All new bookings are covered by Scenic’s Deposit Protection Plan and include a Flexible Booking Policy that allows changes up to 60 days prior to departure without any fees*.

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