Scenic Opens Up Europe for 2021 With Sailings in Multiple Countries Including France, Germany and Portugal

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours (Logo)Scenic is excited to announce the return of European river cruises with truly all-inclusive luxury sailings on the Rhine and Danube rivers, Portugal’s Douro, and France’s Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers in Bordeaux.

Departures begin on Portugal’s Douro on July 30, followed by France’s Bordeaux on August 29, the Rhine on August 30, and the Danube on September 27.

To kick off this most welcome news, Scenic is offering USA guests savings of up to $2,400 per couple on 2021 departures. These new bookings must be made by August 31. Solo travelers are also enjoying an incentive with free single supplements.

“We are so excited to be able to greet our guests again after such a challenging year,” states Rob Voss, COO, The Scenic Group. “Our teams in operations, sales and marketing have worked hard with our travel partners to bring about our European launch and we are seeing very positive responses from our guests, who have been looking forward to this news. And we expect to continue to add more itineraries as Europe and the world continues to open up.”

Scenic’s Bordeaux cruises have six departures thru October – the 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux and the eight-day Bordeaux Affair – that offer guests a wonderful immersion into all things French. From the tastings of the world renown red wines of Médoc and the Grand Cru Classé wines of Sauternes to enjoying foie gras at a local farm and the opportunity to cycle, walk and explore many of the region’s most historic sites. The eight Rhine River sailings include the eight-day Rhine Highlights that sails between Amsterdam and Basel, and the 14-day Romantic Rhine & Moselle, that veers off the Rhine to spend several days on the romantic Moselle, showcasing the region’s half-timbered villages, vineyard covered slopes and ancient castles that sit high above the river.

The eight-day Gems of the Danube sails with departures in September and October and Christmas Market cruises in November and December. The Danube Christmas Market itinerary focuses on the celebratory atmosphere and seasonal delicacies of the holiday season and the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts while exploring the many traditional Christmas markets.

Two sailings of the 15-day Jewels of Europe combine the best of both the Rhine and Danube Rivers between Amsterdam and Budapest. Scenic previously announced Portugal Douro sailings beginning July 30. The eight-day Delightful Douro has five departures and the 11-day Unforgettable Douro has eight sailings.

Guests can cruise with complete confidence knowing that Scenic Group’s dedicated Health & Safety Steering Committee ensures all guests’ wellbeing and safety is taken care of to the highest standard. All guests must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure.

The company is working closely with relevant bodies, including CLIA and the local government authorities, to ensure operations adhere to all necessary guidelines.

New bookings receive Scenic’s Flexible Booking Policy, where guests can defer or cancel up to 60-days prior to departure. Guests can also add a Risk-Free Platinum Protection Plan (PPP) for $295. By purchasing this plan, they are covered if they are unable to travel due to health reasons, or their travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost).

(Scenic – Luxury Cruises & Tours)