Introducing our 2022 Europe River Cruise Collection


We are delighted to introduce our brand new 2022 Europe river cruise collection. With its rich history, diverse landscapes and dynamic destinations, Europe is a continent boasting endless charms – yours to discover in 2022. Due to rising demand, we’ve released our 2022 departure dates early, letting you be one of the first to choose your preferred river cruise itinerary, desired sailing date and suite. Book online today, taking advantage of our special early release offer, and look ahead to a luxurious holiday in the future. 
When you travel on a Scenic river cruise through Europe, you can guarantee your journey will be one of truly all-inclusive luxury, with all of the finer details taken care of. Our Journey Designers have carefully crafted each of our river cruises to include an array of unforgettable experiences, with further enhancements for our 2021/22 seasons. Immerse yourself in the heart of each destination, travelling in small groups on our Scenic Freechoice activities – designed to allow you to personalize your journey to suit your interests and desired pace – and our exclusive behind-the-scenes Scenic Enrich experiences.
 
You can cruise with complete confidence in 2022; our commitment to the extraordinary all-inclusive travel experience and your health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority. Always keep your sense of wonder and start planning your next incredible travel experience with Scenic. Here’s what to expect from our 2022 season.

Delight in the small ship experience

Every element of a Scenic Space-Ship has been carefully designed with you in mind. Delight in the small ship experience in 2022 with an array of spacious public areas, a dedicated Wellness Area, and some of the largest suites on European rivers. With no more than 163 travellers on board, there’s plenty of space to relax, to explore, to indulge and to dream.
 
Our well-appointed suites include our exclusive Scenic Slumber Beds, luxurious amenities and an all-day butler service, meaning your suite will become your own luxurious private haven. When you choose a balcony suite, you will also benefit from our signature Scenic Sun Lounge, offering a serene window onto the world and a fresh river breeze at the touch of a button.
 
Relaxation is at the heart of our river cruises. Soak up the fresh air and fascinating European landscapes as they float by from the Sun Deck, which spans the full length and width of each Space-Ship. Or experience the healing benefits of the Salt Therapy Lounge# in our Wellness Area, known to improve respiratory conditions and immunity. To enhance your small ship experience in 2022, you can indulge in up to five all-inclusive dining options on board our Space-Ships, from casual dining to five-course degustation. All dishes are expertly prepared by our chefs, mirroring authentic delicacies and classics favourites alike.

Trace poignant moments through history

Numerous destinations along Europe’s majestic waterways are deeply rooted in history. From sacred former battle sites and memorials to royal castles and imperial heritage landmarks, there are plenty of tales just waiting to be discovered by the avid historian. Be fascinated by Europe’s rich history throughout your 2022 journey, with our handpicked excursions that offer a glimpse into the past. 
 
If you are seeking to learn more about the history of the World Wars, our Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise includes two insightful excursions, brand new for our 2021/22 seasons. Visit the Belgian towns of Ypres and Passchendaele on a full day excursion as part of Scenic Freechoice. You will have the chance to witness the poignant WWI memorials. Your expert tour guide will also share insight into the strategies deployed to defend against the ascending German troops, as well as sharing how these devastated towns were rebuilt in the aftermath. Another Scenic Freechoice highlight on our 2022 itinerary will take you to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial near Maastricht. You will have the chance to learn more about the WWII American soldiers who fought here, and visit the Eben Emael Fortress which was built to protect from German invasion.
 
As well as infamous battles, you’re invited to trace a royal family tree on selected 2022 Europe river cruises. On our best-selling Gems of the Danube river cruise, a new Scenic Freechoice highlight takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of Artstetten Castle, situated near the Wachau Valley in Austria. Dating back to the 13th century, the castle has welcomed famous residents over the years, including Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Embark on a tour with the castle’s current owners hearing age-old tales, plus visit the family crypt and onsite museum.

Savour authentic culinary excellence

An appealing part of any travel experience is the cuisine. During your time on board our Scenic Space-Ships, you will find a dining menu and venue to suit your tastes, from fine dining and à la carte dishes to casual lunches and healthy breakfasts – all dining is included in the price. We’ll also take you on a culinary journey during your time on shore. 
 
An exciting new addition for 2021/22 invites you to discover the ‘Ancestry of the Kitchen’ on a number of exclusive Scenic Freechoice cooking experiences. A particular highlight is a Banica-making class on our Danube Delta Discovery river cruise. Journey to the quaint town of Vidin, visiting a local maker who will share their traditional family recipe for Banica. You will learn how to make this delicious cheese-filled filo pastry pie, and hear stories about life in rural Bulgaria.
 
If you wish to explore the vibrant flavours of Portugal in 2022, our Unforgettable Douro river cruise includes a bread-baking class. While you are in the renowned wine region of Régua, you will meet with a local family for a demonstration on how to bake delicious crusty bread in a traditional wood-fire oven. The best part of all is sampling the warm bread as you listen to tales from the Douro Valley.

Be inspired by the natural beauty

A river cruise through Europe will take you to some of the most popular capital cities, but there are plenty of moments that let you experience Mother Nature at her finest too. Waking up to a new landscape from the balcony of your private suite or watching the passing scenery unfold from the Sun Deck is the perfect way to ignite your wanderlust.
 
From rolling vineyards and colourful fields in bloom to luscious forests and craggy mountainsides, these peaceful destinations are yours to wander in 2022 during a number of Scenic Freechoice activities. France may be the European epicentre of cuisine, but the Provençal region also boasts some of the country’s most stunning nature. Our South of France river cruise is enhanced for 2021/22 to include a visit to the charming village of Roussillon, home to ochre-coloured houses and flower-lined porches. Your trip features a tour of a local Lavender Museum; the fragrant purple flower captures Southern France’s quintessential relaxing atmosphere.
 
On our popular Jewels of Europe river cruise, be inspired by the classical windmills and Dutch countryside. On the outskirts of Amsterdam, our newly added tour of the villages of Alkmaar and Schermerhorn will showcase some of the finest 16th-century windmills that have become such an iconic part of the Netherlands.

Discover Europe in 2022

Start planning your 2022 Europe river cruise today and look forward to next year’s incredible travel experience. When you travel with Scenic, you can rest assured your health and wellbeing are at the forefront of everything we do, letting you cruise with complete peace-of-mind. Learn more about our Cruise with Confidence Assurance here.

Enjoy the small ship experience on board our luxurious Scenic Space-Ships and discover our truly all-inclusive promise. Book online now to choose your preferred suite and departure date from our collection of handcrafted itineraries. What’s more, you can take advantage of an early release special offer.

#Salt Therapy Lounge not available on all Scenic Space-Ships.