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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 small ship experience. Engage your senses and appreciate what’s around you – the smells, the sounds and the views – as each new wonder unfolds.

Whatever your definition of ‘well-being’ and however you’d like to enjoy your river cruise, our itineraries can be tailored to suit you. With our Scenic Freechoice activities and excursions, you can set your own pace, whether you’d like to embark on an active excursion, a leisurely sightseeing trip or an epicurean adventure. Our Space-Ships are designed with health and relaxation in mind too, allowing for a casual day on board in one of the many spacious public areas, a holistic spa treatment, or a relaxing afternoon taking in the views from the Sun Deck.

Thanks to our 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 can take advantage of on your luxury river cruise with Scenic.

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

Peaceful Solitude, Your Way

We understand the importance of relaxation while on vacation. If you are escaping a busy life at home, a Scenic Europe river cruise provides the perfect respite. The only hard decisions to make are which wine to have with dinner and which Scenic Freechoice activities you’d like to do.

On shore, you’ll have the chance to explore independently at your leisure. With our Scenic Tailormade GPS guided tours, you can sightsee in over 140 locations, and this handy device will safely guide you back to your ship.

If you’re seeking some quiet time to reflect, join our wellness team for a yoga and meditation class – the perfect way to start your day. You can also retreat to the comfortable surroundings of your luxurious suite. Order in-suite dining and watch the world float by from your breezy Scenic Sun Lounge, basking in a moment of peaceful solitude. Choose the Riverview commentary on your Scenic Tailormade and learn all about the history and culture of the sights you pass. Or why not soak up the views from the Sun Deck, relaxing with a good book and your favorite cocktail?  And, of course, it’s all included.

Active Exploration, Your Way

Sticking to your fitness routine (or starting a new one) is wonderfully easy on a Scenic Europe river cruise. Each of our Scenic Space-Ships has a state-of-the-art gym on board, complete with all the equipment you need to meet your health goals. Wake up to a new morning by joining our wellness team for a relaxing sunrise yoga class in the fresh air up on the Sun Deck. Or boost your step-count up on the Sun Deck’s walking track as you pass serene riverside views.

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. Take one of our on board e-bikes for a ride or join one of the active hikes to get your heart rate up. There are also more leisurely paced walking tours in many of the towns and cities you’ll visit, so there’s a pace available for guests of varying degrees of fitness.

E-Bike Adventures, Your Way

You’ll be able to make use of our complimentary e-bikes on all of our Scenic Space-Ships*. Cycling couldn’t be easier. Your Cruise Director is on hand to guide you through how to use the simple touch-pad system on the e-bikes.

Join one of our guided bike tours to discover some of the most stunning and historic areas of Europe. Or go on your own leisurely, independent e-bike adventure to uncover wonders away from the typical tourist route. The bikes are designed to assist with your journey, adapting to your fitness level. See your destination in a whole new light with our e-bikes.

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 medieval salt caves, the salt brick walls of our humid and temperature-controlled Salt Therapy Lounge are designed 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.

Our Salt Therapy Lounge is not the only place you can meditate and unwind. If you love being outside and breathing in the fresh country air, head up to the Sun Deck. Spanning the entire length and width of each Space-Ship, you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the scenery. Listen to the river commentary on your Scenic Tailormade app while you stroll around the walking track, spotting interesting landmarks on the horizon.

If you’d prefer ultimate peace and solitude, take advantage of your Scenic Sun Lounge where the outdoors can flow into the privacy of your suite. You can while away many an hour just watching the passing landscapes.

Healing, Your Way

The expert wellness team on your Space-Ship is on hand to ease any tired muscles and melt away any stress. Our range of aroma oil, Burmese and Thai massage therapies^ will help you truly unwind, basking in some indulgent ‘me time’. Or 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. If you’re joining us in Budapest, you can enjoy a calming soak in one of the oldest and most beautiful Turkish baths.

Sumptuous Cuisine, Your Way

An important part of any unforgettable holiday is the cuisine. With Scenic, you’ll be taken on a gastronomic journey, letting you experience the best-loved flavors of your route through Europe. 

Made from fresh regional and seasonal produce, every meal on board the Scenic Space-Ship will be a highlight of your journey. With a variety of dining venues on board and an abundance of dishes to choose from, there’s something to suit all taste buds. If you have any particular dietary requirements, our chefs will be happy to accommodate, adapting a menu for you. Whether you desire a meaty beef bourguignon or a wholesome vegetarian salad, whether you’re allergic to shellfish or gluten, most meal requests can be duly catered for.

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 our Space-Ships traveling to Bordeaux and the South of France. Our exclusive on board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire, includes private tuition from our team of experienced chefs, letting you master the art of French gastronomy.

Our Commitment to You

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. Discover our complete collection of Europe river cruises and start planning your truly all-inclusive holiday.

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness whilst traveling. 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.

Please note, *eBikes are not available on our Space-Ships sailing in Portugal. **The Salt Therapy Lounge is not available on Scenic Gem or Scenic Azure. ^There is an additional cost for massage and hair services.