Posts Tagged ‘Scenic – Luxury Cruises & Tours’

Scenic, Emerald Waterways Hire Rob Huffman as VP Trade Sales

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Scenic and Emerald Waterways have hired industry veteran Rob Huffman as vice president of trade sales for the U.S. market, Travel Agent has learned from Joni Rein, the group’s vice president of sales and marketing, USA. (

National Geographic and Scenic Announce River Cruise Partnership

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The Scenic RubyNational Geographic Expeditions and award-winning operator Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours have teamed up to launch a new line of National Geographic River Cruises. These new offerings will combine Scenic’s truly all-inclusive luxury river cruise experience with National Geographic’s 129-year legacy of science, conservation and exploration to create an unforgettable experience for travelers. (more…)

Scenic unveils new experiences for Scenic Eclipse’s Inaugural Season

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)As the debut of Scenic Eclipse draws closer, Scenic has revealed further details of the shore excursions that will be available to guests during the ship’s inaugural season of cruises. (

Scenic Announces 2018-19 Southeast Asia Itineraries

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Scenic Spirit (Cruises on the Mekong River)Scenic has released its 2018-2019 Southeast Asia brochure with all the details about itineraries and add-ons. The line sails on the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. (

Scenic Adds Egypt Cruise and Land Tour to its Roster of Luxury River Cruises for 2018-2019

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Sanctuary Sun Boat III (Courtesy Scenic)The ancient wonders of Egypt come into view full on Scenic’s newest trip – an 11-day adventure that combines a five-day Nile sailing with six days exploring many of the incredible sights of this historically and culturally rich region. (more…)

V.Ships Leisure awarded contract for the Scenic Eclipse

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has been awarded a contract by Scenic for the technical and hotel operation management for the discovery yacht, Scenic Eclipse, which is due to be delivered in August 2018. (

Scenic Adds Two New 2018 Christmas Market Cruises

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Alsatian city of StrasbourgScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has added two new Christmas Market cruises for the 2018 season. Cruises will take guests on either the Rhine or Danube River through traditional European Christmas Markets. (

Scenic is First and Only River Cruise Line to Offer Therapeutic Salt Lounges on its Ships

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic Diamond (Click to enlarge)Scenic’s recent redesign of two of its France-based Space Ships (Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire) included numerous improvements, from reducing the number of cabins/guest to 78/155 while keeping the same crew count for even greater personal service to adding Culinaire – a private cooking emporium offering tailored cooking classes. (more…)

Scenic Adds Additional Cuba Departure on Scenic Eclipse

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at (Click to enlarge)Citing demand for Cuba aboard the Scenic Eclipse, the company has added a new departure in 2018, a two-week Cuba in-depth voyage departing on Oct. 5, according to a statement. (

Scenic Tours loses class action for forcing cruise travellers onto buses during European floods

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Extensive rainfall and flooding in France and Germany in April and May 2013 caused rising river levels, which meant cruise boats were unable to operate as planned. (

Scenic Reveals Dining Details for its First Ocean Cruise Ship

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic has revealed the 10 dining experiences that will be offered onboard Scenic Eclipse, a 228-passenger, all-suite discovery yacht slated to launch August 2018. (

Book a Scenic 2018 Europe River Cruise by Sept. 30 and Get Free or Greatly Reduced Flight Fares

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondBooking early has always been the best way to secure the best pricing and suites with Scenic. For those booking a 2018 Europe river cruise by Sept. 30, 2017, Scenic is taking the bite out of getting there – offering free and reduced airfare on select sailings. (more…)

The Great British Baking Show Returns on PBS Thanks to Scenic

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondLovers of live baking series The Great British Baking Show will now be able to watch the bake-off contest in its fourth season thanks to a sponsorship by Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours. (

Performer and comedian Jean Kittson is Godmother to Scenic Azure

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Jean Kittson, the eternally witty, popular Australian performer and writer – and now Godmother to Scenic’s first river cruise ship on Portugal’s Douro River, Scenic Azure ­– christened the ship on Saturday 29 April. Scenic Founder and Chairman Glen Moroney was also in attendance. (

Scenic Eclipse Reaches Next Milestone With Keel Laying

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)The keel laying and coin fixing ceremony of Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yacht, took place on April 28 — marking the official start of the ship’s construction. (more…)

Scenic, Emerald Waterways Launch Deposit Protection Plan

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

To help relieve the stress of travel planning, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Emerald Waterways are offering cruise travelers some piece of mind with their newly launched Deposit Protection Plan. (

Scenic Names Shary Dyer VP of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Industry veteran Shary Dyer is joining the Scenic family of brands – comprised of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways – as the vice president of business development and strategic partnerships. (

Scenic Reveals More Details of New Luxury Ocean Cruise Ship

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic’s first ocean-going cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse, will feature 10 dining experiences, eight bars and lounges, two pools, and a large spa. The ship, which the line is calling a Discovery Yacht, is scheduled to launch in the Mediterranean on August 31, 2018. (

Scenic Opens Dock on Douro River with Easy Access to Porto

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Scenic Azure on the Douro RiverBefore the commencement of 2017 sailings on the Douro River, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened a new dock for exclusive use by both Scenic’s and Emerald Waterways’ river ships. (

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours Offers New Insurance Program

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondScenic Luxury Cruises and Tours is offering a new program which automatically covers guests on cruises for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or labor strikes. (

Scenic Appoints Joelle Davis as VP of US Brand Management

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In her role, Davis will oversee the U.S. brand management team and be responsible for product marketing and pricing, digital marketing, competitive analysis, sales training, event management, lead development and creative services. (

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours to offer a Scenic Eclipse’s “Complimentary Guide” with Limited preview pricing through February 28

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Launching on August 31 2018, Scenic Eclipse will embark on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice before sailing to the Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.

Scenic Partners With Trek Travel to Create Bicycle Adventure Cruises

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The Danube in BudapestScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has partnered with Trek Travel to offer guests bicycle tours on Europe itineraries. Guests aboard the seven-night, all-inclusive Bike & River Cruise sailings will be able to enjoy Trek Domaine 5.9 carbon road bikes on explorations that range from 15 to 60 miles with daily route support and experienced bicycling guides. (

Scenic Eclipse cuts steel

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic marked the official start of production of the World’s First Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse, with a steel cutting ceremony at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia last month, a year after the contract was signed. (

Scenic to Run $20,000 Contest for Travel Agents

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)To give travel agents a chance to experience the new, 228-guest Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht when it launches in 2018, Scenic has announced a river cruise booking contest for travel agents, running from November 1 through April 30, 2017. (

Scenic Names Christine Sustreanu Managing Director, Global River Cruise Operations

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has named Christine Sustreanu managing director, global river cruise operations for both Scenic and its sibling line, Emerald Waterways. (

Scenic to Offer River Cruising Travel Guarantee

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Balconies are a big feature on Scenic's river cruisers (Courtesy Scenic)Scenic has announced that it has partnered with an insurance firm to offer all guests a River Cruising Travel Guarantee starting in 2017. (

Inside Classic Vacations’ New Cruise Offerings

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Space Ship Scenic DiamondAs part of Travel Agent’s recent coverage of Classic Vacations’ STAR Performers event in Maui, Hawaii, Travel Agent got the skinny on the tour operator’s new “Pre- and Post-Cruise Program” as well as its new “Scenic River Cruises” offerings. (

Scenic Tours Offers New Cycling and Culinary Experiences for 2017

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Cycling itineraries range from the Danube Path to the Arcachon Bay, while culinary offerings will take place in the new and exclusive Scenic Culinaire, an onboard cooking school with a dedicated space on three newly rebuilt Scenic Space-Ships. (

Scenic to Renovate Space-Ships in France for 2017

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Space Ship Scenic DiamondFor the 2017 river cruise season Scenic is redesigning its France-based Space-Ships, reducing the guest count to 155, enlarging the cabins and public areas, and adding a private cooking emporium. (

Trek Travel and Scenic to Offer New Bike and River Cruises in 2017

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Basel, Switzerland: The City Hall (Photo Stefano Fermi)Trek Travel, an active vacation company specializing in cycling vacations, is teaming with luxury river cruise company, Scenic, to offer two new bike and river cruise trips in 2017. (

Scenic Eclipse to Offer Eastern Mediterranean Sailings

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic has announced plans for the new Scenic Eclipse luxury yacht to offer 10-day eastern Mediterranean sailings in September 2018 and June 2019. (