Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours offers upscale river cruises that it calls "truly all-inclusive." The upfront rate covers all meals, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, Wi-Fi, butler service, shore excursions and airport transfers.
Plus, Vacations To Go customers can enjoy special savings on Scenic cruises. To see all current offers, click here.
On Scenic's ships, guests will enjoy impeccable service and exceptional cuisine, ranging from casual to fine-dining options. Spacious cabins and inviting public spaces allow travelers to relax and take in the beautiful scenery of each region explored.
Scenic makes it easy for guests to customize their experiences in port. Scenic FreeChoice provides a range of options from museum visits and wine tastings to guided hiking and biking excursions. Scenic Enrich features cultural highlights like a private concert in Vienna or an exclusive event in a castle.
The company also offers luxury oceangoing yacht cruises in destinations like the Arctic, Antarctica and Europe. Truly all-inclusive fares include meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, gratuities, shore excursions in every port and airport transfers. Discovery leaders provide insights into the destination, and guests can explore by submarine, helicopter, Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes. Right now, customers can save up to 20% off the regular price with our special offers. To see all of these sailings, click here.
River cruise operators recognize that many of their guests want options for staying fit while traveling. These lines offer wellness programs and fitness amenities on board -- like gyms, spas and pools -- and provide unique and active ways to explore ashore.
Avalon Waterways includes guided active excursions on its itineraries, like a hike to Bratislava Castle in Slovakia or a morning run in the French town of Caudebec-en-Caux with the onboard Avalon Adventure Host. Active & Discovery itineraries provide even more immersive and active ways to take in the sights at every port of call with hiking, biking, canoeing and jogging excursions.
Emerald Cruises, sister company to Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours mentioned above, has the EmeraldACTIVE program, which might feature a guided bike tour along the Danube or a hike in Germany's Black Forest. Scenic has similar options, like cycling through the Dutch town of Veere or to a Bordeaux wine estate for a tasting.
As part of its program, AmaWaterways has wellness hosts fleetwide in Europe (except for ships in Portugal). They lead fitness classes like stretching, core strengthening and resistance-band training and also conduct hiking, biking and jogging excursions.
The "Let's Go" shore excursions of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises include walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing tours. Bicycle to Claude Monet's home at Giverny or hike up to a 12th-century castle on the Rhine, for example. The line's Wellness on the Water amenities include yoga sessions, TRX suspension training classes with certified instructors, fitness centers and heated pools.
Several lines also keep fleets of complimentary bicycles on their ships, so passengers can pedal along riverside paths or through cities and towns on their own.
Some companies offer shorter river cruises that provide customers with an opportunity to sample the experience. For example, Avalon Waterways has itineraries of four to six days on the Danube and Rhine and CroisiEurope offers a variety of four- and five-day cruises, including sailings on the Rhone and Seine. American Cruise Lines offers Mississippi and Columbia river cruises that are less than a week long.
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