Lower Danube, The Black Sea & Danube Delta

Explore the magnificent wonders of Eastern Europe along the Danube Delta, Lower Danube and The Black Sea

Scenic’s all-inclusive, 5-star luxury river cruises are the best way to immerse yourself in the delights of Eastern Europe. Cruising down the romantic Danube River, you'll be in awe as you pass through the magnificent Iron Gates and admire the astounding rock sculpture at Decebalus. As your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship journeys towards the Black Sea and the breathtaking Danube Delta, you'll delight in the variety of birdlife and the spectacular natural beauty.

Our Eastern Europe river cruises take you to lesser-known towns and river tributaries including Vidin on the southern bank of the Danube River in north-western Bulgaria and Sava River, a tributary of the Danube River that discharges into the Danube in Belgrade. Your picture postcard Eastern Europe river cruise also journeys through spectacular landscapes of countries including Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Scenic's Eastern Europe river cruise also takes in the delights of Belgrade (one of Europe's oldest capital cities), Belogradchik and its fortress in Bulgaria and Hungary's oldest towns on the Great Hungarian Plain where the Pannonian Steppe (a grassland biome) is located in Puszta. The breathtaking Carpathian Mountains that stretch through Eastern Europe and Central Europe with their soaring peaks and spruce forests are like stepping into a fairy-tale. 

Immerse yourself in luxury on board Scenic’s 5-star Scenic Space-Ship

For the trip of a lifetime in Eastern Europe, you deserve an all-inclusive luxury river cruise. Scenic have a renowned reputation for taking care of every detail on your river cruise. From all tips and gratuities, airport transfers, on-shore excursions, sightseeing tours, complimentary beverages at every meal and a laundry concierge. When you embark on our river cruise, you'll feel like you've stepped on board a glamorous floating hotel. Your onboard Cruise Director and crew are here to ensure every minute of your luxury river cruise is a memorable experience. With a wide range of dining options onboard, a Wellness Centre, Sun Deck and gym, all you need to do is unpack your suitcase and relax.

Scenic's Lower Danube Black Sea River Cruises reveal Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, German and Slovakian history, culture, scenery, cuisine and fine wines. Your walking tour with local guides will highlight Baroque, 14th-century and 19th-century architecture, royal palaces and parliament buildings. When you disembark after your river cruise, you'll have forged new friendships and experienced the delights of Eastern Europe that other cruise ships don't have access to. 

Explore the wonders of the Black Sea with Scenic

Our 23-day all-inclusive, 5-star luxury Black Sea Europe river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is the trip of a lifetime along the Danube River and Rhine River. 

Our luxurious river cruise starts with sightseeing and a walking tour in the capital of Romania, Bucharest. With a turbulent political history, Romania was invaded by Ottoman Turks, despite desperate opposition from Wallachia and Moldovan provinces. Transylvania was a semi-autonomous province under Habsburg, Ottoman, Hungarian and Wallachian rule. The post-World War 2 history of Romania is perhaps better known due to the former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's excesses. In 1989 a national uprising resulted in his Communist regime being overthrown before a republic was established in 1991. With a multiparty parliamentary system, freedom of speech and a market economy, a visit to Romania reveals the political history and geographical wonders. During your free time in Bucharest, you'll be able to tour Nicolae Ceausescu’s Spring Villa and the Village Open Air Museum.

Our 9-day all-inclusive, 5-star luxury Black Sea river cruise from Budapest to Bucharest is the best way to see parts of Eastern Europe other cruise lines can't access. From the village of Arbanassi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the Byzantine village of Veliko Tarnovo and the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. The spectacular scenery on your Black Sea cruise includes the Iron Gates, a gorge the Danube River has carved out between the Balkan Mountains and the Carpathian Mountains. From Romania and Serbia to Hungary, this Black Sea river cruise gives you opportunities for full-day guided tours or self-guided E-bike tours onshore.

Immerse yourself in the delights of the Danube Delta

Scenic’s 16-day all-inclusive, 5-star luxury Danube Delta river cruise begins in Bucharest and journeys along the Danube canals towards Vienna. During this trip of a lifetime through Central Europe, your Danube Cruise takes in the delights of Pecs (Hungary's 5th largest city) and Mohacs. Scenic's Danube river cruise onboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship is the best way to experience the Danube river and Danube canals.

Lower Danube, The Black Sea & Danube Delta cruises