Scenic 2022 Europe River Cruise Season Release and Insights

Scenic 2022 Europe River Cruise Season Release and Insights


We are pleased to share an advanced release of our 2022 Europe river cruises. With increasing demand from our guests to confirm future travel, we have released our 2022 departure dates early, so you can be among the first to choose your preferred itinerary, departure date and spacious suite. The rich culture, diverse history and postcard-perfect landscapes are yours to dream, plan and look forward to in 2022.

Enjoy Scenic’s signature truly all-inclusive luxury

When travelling with Scenic along Europe’s iconic rivers, your journey will be one of truly all-inclusive luxury. Our Journey Designers have carefully curated each itinerary to include a selection of memorable experiences and new enhancements planned for our 2021/22 seasons. Enjoying small groups during our Scenic Freechoice activities, you will be able to immerse yourself in the heart of each destination and personalise your journey, to suit your interests and desired pace. Our exclusive behind-the-scenes Scenic Enrich experiences will create memories to last a lifetime.  
Scenic Enrich Palais Liechtenstein

Delight in a trusted small ship experience 

All elements of a Scenic Space-Ship have been carefully designed with you in mind. With no more than 163 guests on board, there’s ample space to relax, explore, indulge and dream. You’ll enjoy a variety spacious public areas (indoors and outdoors), multiple dining areas, a dedicated Wellness Area and some of the largest suites on Europe’s rivers.  
 
Your suite will also become your own private haven. Balcony Suites include our signature Scenic Sun Lounge, offering a floor to ceiling window onto the passing landscape and a fresh river breeze at the touch of a button. All of our luxurious suites feature exclusive Scenic Slumber Beds, exquisite amenities and butler service. 

Relaxation and well-being are at the heart of our river cruises. Enjoy the fresh air, reach your 10,000 steps or simply sit back and take in the passing European countryside from the Sun Deck, which spans the full length and width of each Space-Ship. Experience the healing benefits of the Salt Therapy Lounge# in our Wellness Area, known to benefit respiratory conditions and help immunity.  
Scenic Gem Standard Balcony Suite
Scenic Amber Vitality Pool, Budapest
You can also indulge in up to five all-inclusive dining options on board our Space-Ships, from casual dining to multi-course degustation meals. All dishes are expertly prepared by our chefs, using local ingredients and flair. All beverages are included* so you can relax and enjoy your favourite beverages with friends and family everyday. 
 
#Salt Therapy Lounge not available on all Scenic Space-Ships. *Excludes a  small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits. 

Walk in the footsteps of history

Along Europe’s waterways, you will encounter locations that were very prominent in history. From former battle sites and memorials to royal castles and historic homes, there are many tales waiting to be heard by those with an interest in European legacies or those after a glimpse into the colourful past. 

If you are seeking to learn more about the history of the two World Wars, our Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise includes two new insightful excursions. Visit the Belgian towns of Ypres and Passchendaele on a full day excursion as a Scenic Freechoice activity. Your expert local guide will share insights into the strategies deployed by the Allies to defend against the German troops and how these devastated towns were rebuilt in the aftermath. Another Scenic Freechoice excursion will take you to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial near Maastricht. Learn more about the American soldiers who fought here during WWII and visit the Eben Emael Fortress which was built to defend against the invading forces.

As well as infamous battles, you can trace a royal family tree during our Gems of the Danube river cruise. A new Scenic Freechoice activity will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of Austria’s 13th-century-built Artstetten Castle, situated near the Wachau Valley. The castle has welcomed famous residents over the years, including Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Join the castle’s current owners on a tour to hear longstanding tales, plus explore the family crypt and onsite museum. 
Menin Gate, Ypres
Artstetten Castle

Cook with the locals

A much-loved part of any travel experience is the diverse types of cuisines you get to experience. During your time on board our Scenic Space-Ships, you will find a dining menu and venue to suit your tastes. We will also take you on a culinary journey during your time spent onshore in the small villages and rural communities we visit. The on board cooking school on our France ships, Scenic Culinaire, is also a highlight for many guests. 
 
An exciting new addition invites you to discover the ‘Ancestry of the Kitchen’ during several Scenic Freechoice cooking experiences. A particular highlight is a Banica-making class on our Danube Delta Discovery river cruise in the quaint town of Vidin. Banica is a traditional Bulgarian pastry dish and you will visit with a local who will share their traditional family recipe for making it and share stories about life in rural Bulgaria. 


If you want to explore the vibrant flavours of Portugal in 2022, the Unforgettable Douro river cruise includes a bread-baking class in the renowned wine region of Régua. Meet with a local family for a demonstration of how to bake delicious crusty bread in a traditional wood-fire oven. The best part of all will be sampling the warm bread as you listen to family tales from the Douro Valley.  

Portugal cooking with the locals

Let the natural beauty and stunning landscapes inspire you

A river cruise through Europe will take you to times and places where Mother Nature is at her finest. Waking up to a new view each day from your Scenic Sun Lounge or watching the passing scenery unfold from the Sun Deck is the perfect way to spend your time. From rolling vineyards, colourful fields in bloom and luscious forests, these peaceful moments are yours to experience in 2022.  

The region of Provence in France boasts some of the country’s most stunning scenery. The 2021/22 South of France river cruise includes a visit to the charming village of Roussillon. Home to ochre-coloured houses and flower-lined cobblestone streets, your day features a tour of a local Lavender Museum. The fragrant purple flower captures Southern France’s quintessential relaxed atmosphere. 

During our most popular itinerary, Jewels of Europe, the windmills and Dutch countryside will inspire and amaze you. On the outskirts of Amsterdam, our newly added Scenic Freechoice 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 landscape. 
Roussillon Village, France
tulips and windmill The Netherlands

Cruise with Confidence

Start planning your future travels on a Scenic Europe river cruise in 2021 or 2022 and cruise with confidence. Our commitment to your health, safety and well-being remains our core priority. We are working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), local and international Government health agencies, to ensure our protocols exceed the latest regulatory requirements. You will be informed about these important procedures, well in advance of your departure. Click here for the latest information. 

2022 Europe River Cruises