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Your well-being, your way with Scenic


Meticulously handcrafted by our expert Journey Designers, our Scenic Europe river cruise itineraries are paced so that you can take the scenic route and enjoy a relaxing experience. Engage your senses and appreciate what’s around you; the smells, sounds and views as each new wonder unfolds.

Whatever your definition of “well-being”, there is something for everyone, ranging from active excursions to well-paced sightseeing, epicurean adventures, holistic relaxation and casual days on board. With a range of health and wellness amenities designed to nourish your body and soul, you have the freedom to tailor your well-being, your way.

Here are a few of the well-being options you may like to consider on your luxury river cruise;

Peaceful Solitude, Your Way

If you are escaping a busy life at home and want to unwind – at Scenic we understand that. No hard decisions have to be made… apart from which wine to have with dinner and your preference of Scenic Freechoice activities to do.  If you’re after a more reflective time on your river cruise, start your day with a yoga and meditation class with the wellness team.

You can also retreat into the cosy comfort of your luxurious suite, order in-suite dining and watch the world float by from your breezy Scenic Sun Lounge. Choose the Riverview commentary on your Scenic Tailormade and learn all about the history, culture and landscape of the sights you pass with expert narration. You can also catch some quiet time with a good book and your favourite cocktail as you relax on the Sun Deck. And of course, it’s all included.

On shore, if you’d like to step away from the small groups and sightsee at your own pace, you’ll love our Scenic Tailormade GPS guided tours. Available in over 140 locations, this handy device will safely guide you back to your ship.

Active Exploration, Your Way

Sticking to your fitness routine (or starting a new one) is wonderfully easy on a Scenic Europe river cruise. Every 5-star luxury Scenic Space-Ship has a state-of-the-art gym on board, fitted out with all the equipment you need to meet your health goals. The wellness team is on hand to guide you through a sunrise yoga class in the fresh air up on the Sun Deck or you can get your step-count up on the walking track as you pass castles and small towns.

If you prefer to get your adrenalin rush in the great outdoors, you’re sure to find an ‘active’ grade Scenic Freechoice experience that will help you do just that. Cycle on an e-bike or join one of the active hikes to get your heartrate up. There are also more leisurely paced walking tours in many of the towns we stop by so there’s a pace available for guests of varying degrees of fitness.

E-Bike Adventures, Your Way

E-bikes are complimentary for you to use on our Scenic Space-Ships* and your Cruise Director can guide you through how to use their simple touch-pad system. You can explore further with your e-bike – independently or on a guided tour – and the bike will assist with the journey depending on your fitness level. All you need is a good sense of balance and you are on your way to discovering some of the most stunning and historic areas of Europe. *Excluding Portugal.

Breathe Deeply, Your Way

Unwind in the serene surroundings of the Salt Therapy Lounge# and breathe in the healing benefits of this ancient modality. A chic and modern version of the medieval salt caves, the salt brick walls of the humidity and temperature-controlled lounge are known to offer a range of health benefits to your respiratory and immune systems. Settle into the comfortable lounge and let the healing environment and particles work their magic.

If you love being outside and breathing in the fresh country air, head up to the Sun Deck where you can listen to the river commentary on your Scenic Tailormade app while you stroll around the walking track. Or, perhaps you wish to take advantage of your Scenic Sun Lounge where the outdoors can flow into the privacy of your suite while you do as little or as much as you wish. You can while away many an hour just watching the passing landscapes.

#Not available on Scenic Gem or Scenic Azure

Healing, Your Way

The expert wellness team on your Space-ship are on hand to ease any tired muscles and melt away  stress, with our range of aroma oil, Burmese and Thai massage therapies^. Discover the calming benefits of hydrotherapy by taking a dip in our invigorating Vitality Pool, available on select Scenic Space-Ships. You’ll also find a range of Scenic Freechoice activities that will help you relax while sightseeing onshore, such as a calming soak in one of the oldest and most beautiful Turkish baths in Budapest.

^Additional cost for massage and hair services.

Tickle Your Tastebuds, Your Way

Made from fresh regional and seasonal produce, every meal on board the Scenic Space-Ship will be a highlight of your journey. If you have special dietary preferences, our chefs will be happy to provide meals for special dietary requirements. Whether you choose a juicy steak or a wholesome vegetarian salad, whether you’re allergic to shellfish or gluten, most meal requests can be duly catered to. Discover truly all-inclusive dining

If you’d like to try your hand at some culinary therapy yourself, you’ll find plenty of occasions to participate in cooking demonstrations on the ships in Bordeaux and the South of France, including Scenic Culinaire, our on board cooking school.

Our Commitment to You

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness whilst travelling. Our team is working closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies, to implement a full range of health and wellness measures for the resumption of our river cruise operations. Read further information on these policies.

Your Well-Being, Your Way

However you wish to embrace your well-being during your river cruise, our team is available to help ensure your enjoyment on board or on shore.

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