France River Cruising

2021 Europe River Cruising Brochure


Rekindle your joie de vivre with the Scenic romance of our all-inclusive luxury France river cruises. Sail through the breathtaking southern landscapes of the Rhône and Saône; the historical north along the Seine; and all the lush beauty of Bordeaux.
Experience the wonders of France, a serenade for your senses that intertwines the pleasures of wine, history and art from the onboard luxury of our boutique 5-star state-of-the-art Space-Ship, and onshore through our authentic, exclusively curated Scenic Enrich, Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Tailormade itineraries.
At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, that’s what we mean. You can look forward to:
  • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, pillow menu, mini bar re-stocked daily, luxurious bath products and safe for your valuables
  • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar
  • Butler service for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
  • Scenic Freechoice - Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace
  • Scenic Enrich - Handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals
  • Scenic Tailormade - Scenic Tailormade App guides you through your own personal excursion on shore, and offers absorbing commentary on major points of interest while you're on board the ship
  • Scenic Sun Lounges - All-weather private outdoor balconies that ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery
  • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi Internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
  • Wellness centre, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments^
  • Personal airport transfers for any arrival or departure time
  • All tips and gratuities.
Treatments are at an additional cost


At the start of 2017, our Scenic Diamond and Sapphire ships underwent extensive refurbishment to provide an intimate ambience that makes guests feel instantly at home. Boasting a rooftop Vitality Pool, Wellness Area and Salt Lounge, each ship also boasts two one-bedroom Royal Owner’s Suites. At 506 square feet, they’re the largest on board any European river cruise ship, promising an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime journey along the waterways of France.

Step on board and experience the newly refurbished Scenic Diamond for yourself with our 360° virtual reality tour. Explore the reception area, our range of suites including Balcony Suites, Junior and Royal Balcony Suites, the Royal Panorama Suite and the Royal Owner's Suite. See our relaxing Sun Deck and our Lounge & Bar area, stroll through the River Cafe and Crystal Dining. Sit back and watch our Chef cook up at storm in Scenic Culinaire, our exclusive on board cooking experience.

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