VANCOUVER — Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ new 2020 European River Cruise brochure is now available to travel agents and consumers online at www.scenic.ca or in hardcopy by mail.
The brochure outlines the company’s more than two dozen cruise itineraries as well as all the amenities and special experiences awaiting passengers.
There are also three new itineraries.
The new 12-day Spectacular South of France introduces guests to the estate of Château Meursault and its acclaimed wines; shopping with the chef at a local Avignon food market followed by a cooking class in the ship’s Culinaire; e-bike rides through the countryside; and a private classical concert in the historic Palais des Papes.
The eight-day Lower Danube Explorer links two of Europe’s great capitals, Budapest and Belgrade, and highlights the local cultures in places such as Kalocsa, Novi Sad and Belgrade.
And the new 15-day Christmas Wonderland brings back yesteryear’s traditions of the holiday season. Sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest, guests enjoy numerous Christmas Markets, some dating back hundreds of years, roasted chestnuts and glühwein, traditional crafts, Midnight Mass and an abundance of holiday cheer.
Fly Free, Fly for $295 or Fly for $495 offers are available on select luxury all-inclusive river cruises with most of the eight- to 15-day sailings in Europe and Russia offering the free air version.
Celebrating the decennial performance of the Passion Play, Scenic is offering a series of six- to eight-day touring itineraries between May 20 and Sept 21, 2020, which include tickets to the play and a seamless link to a selection of river cruise itineraries including Rhine and Danube sailings.
Scenic also offers land extensions on many of their sailings. New in 2020 is Basque Highlights – a four-day exploration of Spain’s Bay of Biscay coastline that takes in Biarritz in France and Spain’s San Sebastián and thriving city of Bilbao, that can be added to the Bordeaux river cruises. Other possibilities include Paris, Prague, Transylvania, Monte Carlo, Turkey, Switzerland, Madrid, Berlin and Lisbon.
Scenic now has 15 ‘Space-Ships’ sailing the world’s rivers. In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching this year for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River.
See scenic.ca, call (866) 689-8611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.