How to choose the best suite on a European river cruise

How to choose the best suite on a European river cruise

Choosing the right suite is an important decision when booking a Europe river cruise. Whether you prefer admiring the picturesque views of Europe’s pretty towns and countryside from the comfort of your Balcony Suite or celebrating a special occasion in a spacious Royal Suite with a complimentary bottle of Champagne, we have a variety of suites for all types of cruisers.

As a standard, all of our suites include a luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, marble bathrooms with luxurious amenities, complimentary mini bar restocked daily and Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. There are also your everyday essentials including a hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and in room safe, luxury bathrobe and slippers, as well as butler service, shoeshine service, early morning tea/coffee service and complimentary laundry concierge once per cruise.

1. Standard Suite (From 15m2 to 16m2)

Positioned on the Jewel Deck, our Standard Suites are perfect for anyone preferring to spend time exploring, both on and off the ship and socialising with other guests in the lounge area and Sun Deck. Spaciously designed, with a clever layout, you can enjoy views of the river through large picture windows whilst enjoying all the luxurious amenities and furnishings.

We also have a standard suite for singles on selected ships, suitable for solo travel or those travelling as a group of three.

Standard Suite

2. Balcony Suites (From 19m2 to 21m2)

Let in the fresh air and the picturesque views with our selection of balcony suites. Our private Balcony Suites are on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, making your European river cruise extra special. Featuring a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system, our balconies are larger than other standard European river cruise cabins. Wake up to quaint towns and historic castles over your morning coffee or simply relax with your favourite book as you cruise on by. The innovative Scenic Sun Lounge also means you can enjoy stunning views whatever the weather, with a glass window that drops down at the touch of a button.

If you prefer even more space to relax then our private Deluxe Balcony Suites are for you. Offering all of the features of our private Balcony Suites, these suites are in prime position at the front of the ship. 

In addition to your standard suite inclusions, you can also receive beverage service in your private suite, whilst guests of Diamond Deck Balcony Suites can also enjoy complimentary laundry concierge, plus two items of pressed clothing daily, an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive and priority dining reservations.

Standard Balcony Suite

3. Junior Suites (23m2)

Enjoy our spacious Junior Balcony Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, complete with private full-length balcony with Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathroom featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

As well as enjoying the same perks as Diamond Deck Balcony Suite guests, you can also enjoy daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapés or fruit. Junior Suites are also located at the front of the ship, closest to the bar, lounge and restaurants for easy access.

Junior Balcony Suite

4. Royal Suites (From 29m2 to 48m2)

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to experience the ultimate in luxury, our Royal Suites (Royal Balcony Suite, Royal Panorama Suite and Royal Owner’s Suite) will ensure your European river cruise will be as luxurious, as it is memorable. Located on the Diamond Deck of your Scenic Space-Ship, guests enjoy more space, impeccable service, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom with bathtub for pure relaxation.

Positioned in the middle of the ship, Royal Owner’s Suites and Royal Balcony Suites benefit from a quieter, stable location, whilst Royal Panorama Suites enjoy stunning panoramic views of the unfolding landscape.

In addition to the benefits of a Junior Balcony Suite, guests can look forward to unlimited complimentary laundry service, a complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite, packing and unpacking your luggage, €200 per cabin on board credit and private transfers in Europe*.

Royal Owner's Suite

Book early to enjoy

For the greatest choice of suite we recommend booking your European river cruise as early as possible to secure those glistening water views from our spacious Balcony Suites or a holiday of pampering in our two Royal Owner’s Suites on selected Scenic Space-Ships.

*Subject to availability and in select locations.

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