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Guests Can Book 2019 Scenic European River Cruise at 2018 Prices and Enjoy a Variety of Early-Booking Incentives
Pricing Special Runs until 2019 Full Brochure is released later in May – Space Available
As river cruising continues its tremendous growth in popularity, the best of the river cruise lines are seeing their ships filling earlier and earlier. As a leader in river cruising, Scenic is rewarding those guests who plan early by offering its just unveiled 2019 program of European and Russian river at 2018 prices. To sweeten the deal even more, the company is throwing in several otherincentives for the US market including free flights to Europe or savings of up to $1,000 per person, and 50% off the single supplement. Scenic’s deals gives those early planners the opportunity to choose exactly what they want in terms of cruise itinerary, date and cabin selection. Additional details are included in the 2019 Scenic Preview Brochure, available in print or online at www.scenicusa.com.
Besides the built-in savings of booking a 2019 cruise at 2018 prices, guests booking any European sailings of 12 days or longer, or sailings of any length on the Rhine River, the Danube River between Nuremburg-Budapest, or Russia’s Volga River, can choose to fly free or enjoy $1,000 per person savings on their fares. Guests on 8- to 11-day itineraries on any of the European itineraries receive either free flights (Standard suites) or $495 flights (Balcony suites) to Europe or can choose fare savings of $500 per person. Solo travelers are being offered 50% off all single supplements on any European sailing from April through November. Scenic is also offering reduced Premium Economy and Business class airfares.
Scenic guests also enjoy the company’s river cruise guarantee – the only river cruise line to offer one. Backed by Chubb Insurance, a top global insurance firm, the guarantee automatically covers every guest on the commencement of their cruise for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or labor strikes. Even high/low water issues that plague the industry every year. And just as impressive is that approved claimants will receive direct monetary refunds, up to $750 per day with a maximum of seven days or $5,250 per guest, instead of the industry standard of future cruise credits.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Normandy’s D-Day, Scenic has developed a new for 2019 eight-day Seine sailing, that explores the beautiful scenery and quaint towns between Paris and Honfleur, on the English Channel and gives guests the opportunity to walk the historic beaches of Normandy and pay their respects at the Normandy Cemetery. Other explorations include visits to the medieval town of Conflans; Vincent van Gogh’s room in Auvers-sur-Oise; a walking tour of Rouen, known for its magnificent Rouen Cathedral; wandering the rooms of the Benedictine Palace in Fécamp; and Monet’s residence and gardens in Giverny. Departures range from April through October. Other French sailings take in the beauty of Bordeaux and the South of France.
Venturing just south of France, guests can enjoy warm and inviting Portugal – sailing for 8 or 11 days along the country’s main river, the Douro. Beginning with the heritage city of Porto, the itineraries highlight many of the region’s best sites and activities: sparkling wine tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta Aveleda; exploring the restored Monastery of Saint John of Tarouca; a sumptuous lunch and Flamenco dance in the architecturally-rich city of Salamanca; a canoeing adventure on the Sabor River; and learn about the life in port wine town of Pinhᾶo from local residents.
Scenic’s offerings on Europe’s most popular rivers – the Danube, Rhine and Main Canal range from eight-day adventures to 16-day explorations. Scenic shows off the best of all these regions with their exclusive Scenic Enrich program including a private Viennese concert at the Princely family home, Palais Lichtenstein; fine dining and classical music at the fabulous Palais-des-Papes of Avignon; an evening of music at the oldest Baroque residence in the Upper Rhine – Rastatt Palace; and mingling with locals in the small Holland village of Hoorn accompanied by a hearty local meal.
The 5-star Scenic Space-Ships offer all-inclusive luxury experiences – from private butler service and unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits including mini-bar re-stocked daily, to six on-board dining options and a wellness area and fitness center. And guests will never have to reach for the wallet or purse as everything (except a haircut or massage) is included: tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic Freechoice activities that allow for a more personalized vacation, plus Scenic Enrich events which are exclusive to Scenic and its guests.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 31-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and the world’s first Discovery Yachts – Scenic Eclipse in 2018 and a sister ship in 2020. Award-winning Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or at: www.scenicusa.com; phone 844-788-7985; or email: email@example.com. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.