Your Ultimate Travel Bucket List


A Scenic river or ocean cruise includes all you need to make your journey one of truly all-inclusive luxury. From handcrafted itineraries, an impeccable level of service and luxurious suites to sublime dining and your choice of awe-inspiring excursions, we take care of everything – right down to the Nth Degree.
Reignite that excitement for travel and start planning your next unforgettable journey with Scenic. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or an adventure seeker, a gourmand or a wine connoisseur, we’ve selected some of our best-selling destinations that our guests love time and time again. 
 
Create your own personal travel bucket list and get ready to fulfill your wanderlust by looking ahead to your next incredible holiday.

Weave an enchanting wine heritage route through Portugal

Portugal’s Douro River winds its way past charming towns, rolling vineyards and elegant cities. From the long tradition of viticulture at the distinctive terraced vineyards to the age-old cork oak plantations, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley is home to some of Europe’s most renowned wineries.
 
The perfect destination for wine lovers, when you travel with Scenic you can delight in an abundance of experiences that bring Portugal’s rich wine heritage to life. On our Unforgettable Douro river cruise, you can visit two of the region’s most esteemed Quintas as part of our Scenic Freechoice program. Savor a special wine tasting experience in the fairytale surrounds of Quinta Aveleda in the Vinho Verde area, with the chance to explore the estate’s beautiful landscaped gardens as well. In Porto, tour the Vila Nova de Gaia, the city’s most famous port wine aging cellar. Sampling regional wines amid this atmospheric backdrop will be a highlight of your river cruise.

Satisfy your inner gourmand in France

Often considered the European epicenter of fine dining, France boasts a limitless number of culinary delights to satisfy your inner gourmand. From delectable cheeses and wines to elegant foie gras and sweet patisserie treats, the country’s food scene offers a rich mix of flavors to whet your appetite.
 
Our collection of France river cruises have been carefully crafted to showcase the very best cuisine and wines on offer. Be treated to wine tastings at local vineyards and wineries, including at Château Meursault (one of Burgundy’s premium wine estates) and in Médoc (one of the world’s leading red wine regions).
 
Our on board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire, is an exclusive addition to our Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond Space-Ships travelling through France. You can join our expert chefs to learn how to create delicious regional cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The best part of all is the pleasure of sampling your dishes at the end. In addition, ‘Shop with a Chef’ in Avignon or Bordeaux, picking out the finest fresh produce at each city’s bustling markets before returning to Scenic Culinaire for a cooking masterclass.
 
If you are seeking the ultimate culinary experience, choose one of our brand new Culinary Cruises. Your river cruise will be enhanced by special food and wine experiences, alongside our much-loved sightseeing excursions. On our Tastes of Southern France river cruise, delight in after-hours access to the chocolatier museum Cité de Chocolat in Tain-l’Hermitage and a private dinner prepared by Michel star chef Didier Goiffon on board your Space-Ship. As part of our Flavors of Bordeaux river cruise, sample local delicacies during a tour of the Château de La Riviere and participate in a food photography masterclass.

Trace a majestic course through history in Russia

One of the world’s most intriguing countries, Russia will fascinate you with its breadth of imperial and royal history. This vast country is a recommended choice for those travelers with a keen interest in history and architecture.
 
With Scenic, you can discover the majestic landmarks and trace a rich route through history during a luxurious cruise along Russia’s grand waterways on board Scenic Tsar. When you book our Jewels of Russia river cruise, you can visit the beautiful Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, discover more about the infamous Grigori Rasputin on a tour of Yusupov Palace, and witness the priceless weapons, jewels and ceremonial robes in the State Armoury at Moscow’s Kremlin. Alongside this engrossing trail of history, ballet has become quintessential with Russian culture; during a Scenic Enrich experience, you’ll be treated to an exclusive ballet performance in the Palace of Prince Vladimir with a Champagne reception. 
 
For those seeking insight into Russia’s imperial history, our Imperial Russia river cruise includes an orientation walk around Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), the historic city home to the infamous WWII Battle of Stalingrad, as well as a guided tour to visit the Lenin memorial complex in Ulyanovsk.

Immerse yourself in a tapestry of cultures in Southeast Asia

While Europe offers an abundance of charms, if you wish to travel further afield, Southeast Asia is an exotic melting pot of unique cultures, ancient traditions and inspiring temple-lined landscapes. 
 
Immerse yourself in the fascinating cultures along the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers with Scenic. Our Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura Space-Ships have been specially commissioned to sail these rivers, boasting luxurious 5-star amenities unrivaled by any other ships on Asian waters. On board, the elegant dining venues will let you indulge in the authentic flavors of the region. On shore, be enchanted by our program of special excursions and experiences. With Scenic Enrich, you will be invited to a magical themed gala dinner and traditional Apsara dance performance at an Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. If you travel to Myanmar, a Scenic Sundowners highlight is relaxing with an evening drink while you watch the sunset over the iconic U-Bein Bridge. 

Discover exotic wildlife in South America

Connecting Central and South America’s coastlines, the Panama Canal is alive with luscious tropical foliage and exotic wildlife – the ideal destination for those seeking to reconnect with Mother Nature.
 
Discover the unique habitats of this region in exceptional luxury on our Panama & Colombia Discovery itinerary with Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht™. You will experience close encounters with nature like never before. Take to the skies in one of Scenic Eclipse’s onboard helicopters^, witnessing awe-inspiring views across the tropical landscapes. There's no better way to understand the fascinating beauty of the hundreds of archipelagos that make up San Blas islands than from above. 
 
You’re invited to explore the coastlines by Zodiac or kayak too, letting you get up close to the verdant jungles, vibrant bird life and inquisitive dolphins, all while receiving the expert knowledge of our Scenic Discovery team about this ultra-tropical paradise. Or gaze in wonder at the colorful coral reefs and marine life of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea during a snorkeling experience.

 The ultimate once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the Polar regions

As mysterious as they are pristine, the Arctic and Antarctica offer some of the world’s most breathtaking natural beauty. From the delightful King penguins of South Georgia and the penguins of the Antarctic Peninsula, to the snowy Polar bears of the Svalbard archipelago and the unspoiled wilderness of Greenland, the Polar regions are a bucket list destination for any intrepid traveler.
 
With Scenic Eclipse you can uncover these awe-inspiring destinations like never before; places that have previously been inaccessible to the ordinary traveler. The World’s First Discovery Yacht™ sets a new benchmark in expedition cruising, bringing together 6-star luxury with unrivaled discovery. 
 
On our Arctic Adventure itinerary, you can embark on a Scenic Discovery excursion by Zodiac in search of the magical wildlife that call this region home, before basking in the invigorating natural geothermal pools of Iceland’s Sauðárkrókur. When you join us on our Antarctica in Depth itinerary, you can witness the region’s untouched icescapes from above in our onboard helicopter^, sail past vast penguin rookeries with our Scenic Discovery team by Zodiac, and dive underwater to see the diverse marine wildlife in our Scenic Neptune submarine^.

The Scenic Difference

At Scenic, we include what others don’t. Whether you join us on an Europe river cruise, uncover the exotic rivers of Southeast Asia or board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, for an incredible adventure, you can rest assured that your journey will be one of truly all-inclusive luxury.
 
There’s no better way to reignite your love for travel than with Scenic. Which destinations make it onto your travel bucket list?

^Helicopter and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.