Scenic announced its return to European river cruises with all-inclusive luxury sailings on the Danube and Rhine rivers, Portugal’s Douro River, and France’s Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne in Bordeaux.
Departures start on Portugal’s Douro river on July 30 (Scenic Azure), followed by Garonne River (from Bordeaux, on August 29/Scenic Dimond), Rhine River (on August 30) and Danube River (on September 27).
Scenic Cruises is offering USA passengers savings of up to US$2,400 per couple on 2021 departures. The new bookings have to be made by August 31. Solo travelers are also enjoying free single supplements.
Bordeaux cruises have 6 departures through October – the 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux and the 8-day Bordeaux Affair – that offer passengers an immersion into all things French: from tastings of the world-renown red wines of Medoc and Grand Cru Classe wines of Sauternes to enjoying a local farm and the chance to cycle, walk and explore the region’s historic sites. The 8 Rhine River sailings include the 8-day Rhine Highlights sailing between Amsterdam Netherlands and Basel Switzerland, and the 14-day Romantic Rhine & Moselle, spending several days on the Moselle, showcasing the half-timbered villages, ancient castles, and vineyard-covered slopes of the region.
The 8-day Gems of the Danube sails in September-October. Christmas Market cruises are offered in November-December.
2 sailings of the 15-day Jewels of Europe combine the best of the Rhine and Danube between Amsterdam Netherlands and Budapest Hungary.
The 8-day Delightful Douro has 5 departures and the 11-day Unforgettable Douro has 8 sailings.
All passengers must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure.