Scenic Announces Two New Itineraries on the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse

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  Boston, July 2019 – Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has unveiled two new itineraries for its newest ship, the ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse. “Taste of the Caribbean” is a 13-day exploration (October 8 to 20, 2019) of one of the world’s most cruise-visited regions – but with a unique focus on some lesser visited ports. The 11-day “Colombia & Panama,” departing Miami on Oct. 20, 2019, combines some of the region’s major ports with off-the-beaten-path opportunities. Stops …

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Scenic Eclipse Surpasses Expectations During Sea Trials

  Boston & Vancouver, June 2019 — Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has today announced that Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yacht, continues to move closer to her official launch on August 15, 2019 with the successful completion of extensive sea trials. “It was a real pleasure to take Scenic Eclipse out to sea for the first time,” stated Captain James Griffiths, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. “Sea trials are a critical milestone in the construction …

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Scenic Unveils 2020 European River Cruise Brochure

  Boston, June 2019 – Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ new 2020 European River Cruise brochure is now available to travel agents and consumers online or in hardcopy form by mail. The brochure details the company’s more than two dozen cruise itineraries as well as the host of amenities and special experiences awaiting its guests. Whether it is the 15-day Jewels of Europe, sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest, the new 12-day Spectacular South of France, that focuses …

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Scenic’s Redesigned Space-Ship on Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers Offer Guests More

  Boston & Vancouver, May 2019 – Scenic continues its tradition of keeping its Space-Ships up to date with its recent redesign of eight of their European Space Ships, now sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The company’s two France-based Space-Ships were similarly redesigned for the 2017 season. Highlights from the rebuilds that took place this past winter include reducing the number of cabins/guest to 80/159 (Scenic Ruby and Pearl) and 82/163 (Scenic Jasper, Opal, …

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Scenic Unveils 2020/2021 SE Asia Cruise Season With Fares Held at 2019/2020 Levels for Guests Booking by June 30

  Boston, April 2019 – Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the most sought after regions to explore, offering travelers a look at ancient cultures, historic treasures, exotic locales and enticing foods. And Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours continues to offer one of the best ways to be immersed into the local scene with its exclusive excursions and its luxury Space Ships. For guests looking to explore SE Asia during the 2020-2021 season, whether sailing along …

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Scenic Delivers Next Generation Tailormade App for Exclusive Use by Guests on Their Mobile Device

  Boston, March 2019 – Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours launched the next generation of its very popular and exclusive Tailormade GPS device – moving from its own handheld device to an app that guests can download onto their own Apple- or Android-based smartphone. Utilizing an innovative software solution, Scenic Tailormade gives guests a powerful program on a platform they are already comfortable using – their own phone. Scenic Tailormade was originally launched in 2013 and comprised …

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The specifics about cabins on the Scenic Opal river ship

ABOARD THE SCENIC OPAL – We are about one third of the way into this two-week river cruise and today will be our first call in Germany. For the past days we have been traveling around tributaries of the Rhine visiting small towns and cities in the Netherlands – although Chet and I did opt for a day tour to Bruges, Belgium. In those ports, we were the only river ship there…a welcome change from our previous …

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A highlight on the Scenic Opal: Dinner at a local Dutch restaurant

ABOARD THE SCENIC OPAL – The third day of this cruise was quite lovely. We cruised all morning and reached the Dutch town of Veere just about noon. This little burg of 1,800 residents has a very long history and we learned all about it during a 40-minute walking tour. It is located among dikes, dams and locks and is very near the North Sea. This was also the first day for bike touring and 28 hardy …

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Preparing to sail aboard the new Scenic Opal

Once again the suitcases are on the extra bed in my office and I am carefully packing, trying not to forget some essential item and throwing in a few silly things (like a selfie-stick). However, I have so many travel-writer friends who brag about traveling 2-3 weeks in Europe with a single carry-on that I really am trying to cut down on what I bring. We leave Monday for Amsterdam, where on Wednesday we board the brand …

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Scenic Christmas Markets Cruise: The Bottom Line

The cruise lived up to promise, exceeding it on many levels. Rooms were comfortable and beautifully maintained, the windowed balcony was perfect for chilly season cruising, the staff were exemplary. My only regret was that I could only do one week of a possible two week cruise. When I read about the complete ‘all inclusive’ promise of the Scenic Cruise line, I have to admit that I was skeptical. Yet, at the end of the cruise, I …

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