Scenic 2022 Europe River Cruise Season Release and Insights

A Day In Europe With Scenic

From immersive onshore experiences to culinary delights, there’s always something to enjoy on your Scenic river cruise. If you’re wondering how you might spend your time, here’s what a typical day looks like, along with some great ideas to help you get the most out of your next river cruise through Europe. 

Early risers

Order your morning coffee, tea or juice the night before and your Butler will deliver it to your suite at your requested time. Watch the sun rise from your Scenic Sun Lounge or head up to the Sun Deck for morning yoga with the Wellness Coach. Enjoy a light breakfast at the River Café from 6:30am. Located alongside the Panorama Bar, River Café offers casual dining for an early breakfast, all-day grazing and light snacks. 
plates of dessert


From 7:30am you can choose from the extensive breakfast offerings or dine à la carte in Crystal Dining. You may even like to toast the day ahead with a glass of French champagne. If time permits, head to the Wellness Area for a quick gym session or a moment of meditation in the Salt Therapy Lounge*. Scenic is the first - and only - river cruise company to feature the therapeutic Salt Therapy Lounge on board most Scenic Space-Ships. Salt therapy was developed in medieval times, when the air inside salt caves was employed to treat respiratory illnesses. 
Scenic Sun Deck dining
Work out in the gym

Morning exploration

After breakfast, it’s time for your selected Scenic Freechoice activity, where you can choose from a variety of hand-picked and fascinating shore excursions with expert local guides, all covering an array of interests. You may choose an exciting e-Bike* ride, a guided walking tour or a journey into some local towns. You can choose from active, moderate and relaxed activities, allowing you the freedom to select the pace that suits you on any particular day. Explore the ports without straining your muscles or breaking a sweat on our complimentary e-Bikes* (electronically assisted bicycles). Pedal yourself and keep fit or let your fun and eco-friendly bike do the work for you. Your personal Scenic Tailormade App* will also allow you to hear your local guide as you take in the picturesque surroundings.  
Explore with an E-bike
Norfolk Island ebikes

Late morning

Depending on the duration of your Scenic Freechoice activity, there may be time for independent exploration of the local sites, souvenir shopping or agreeable, aimless wandering. Your Scenic Tailormade App* is clever enough to guide you even if you choose to go your own way. You may also like to relax on board and enjoy the amenities and views. 

Scenic Freechoice, Truffle Hunting
Scenic Freechoice - Luberon Region


Return to the ship for an à la carte lunch in Crystal Dining and a chat with fellow guests and crew about your morning’s activities. Enjoy a glass of wine with your meal as you take in the splendid scenery. Crystal Dining is the main restaurant on board and offers fresh choices every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wide-ranging cuisines and ever-changing à la carte choices feature local delicacies and vegetarian specialities. After lunch, spend your free time as you wish, on board or onshore. Maybe get a massage^ with the Wellness Team. 
Enjoy a relaxing massage delivered by expert therapists


Your Space-Ship may reposition to an exciting new location or remain docked in the same place, in which case you can borrow an e-Bike* and continue your explorations of the surrounding township. If cruising, unwind in the Panorama Lounge with a cocktail or mocktail and an interesting afternoon on board lecture, relax in your suite sanctuary or take in the views while exercising on the Sun Deck. If cruising in the South of France or Bordeaux, you may wish to take part in the Scenic Culinaire cooking class where you will learn to prepare the delicious French cuisine. Scenic’s expert chefs guide groups of 10 guests through the consummate artistry of French cuisine, using locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients. 

Culinaire banner


Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Panorama Lounge while your Cruise Director briefs you on what awaits tomorrow, followed by a five course a la carte banquet in Crystal Dining. One evening during your cruise, you will receive an invitation to dine at Portobellos/L’Amour, where you will savour the freshest produce, matched with local wines. This intimate setting is restricted to a maximum of 32 guests. Your cruise will determine the cuisine and you could be treated to authentic Italian, French or Portuguese fare. 
Sample Europe's local cuisine
Onboard food and wine


One evening you will be transported to a magical location for your Scenic Enrich classical concert and wander the lavish halls of sites such as Palais Liechtenstein. Scenic Enrich experiences elevate your cultural discoveries to the realms of royalty, to modern times, and the times of fable, folklore and sophistication. Reserved for Scenic guests, these sensory encounters place you at the heart of the world’s most refined art, music and architecture. Return to the ship and enjoy drinks in the Panorama Lounge, or simply relax and unwind in your suite in preparation for another exciting day tomorrow. 

Scenic Enrich Palais Liechtenstein private concert
Budapest, Hungary

Terms & Conditions: *Not available on all ships. ^At an additional cost