Private Charter Ships

Tailor-made Travel Adventures

We are delighted to offer private charter opportunities on board our fleet for Meetings, Incentives, Charters and Events. Whether you’re a family celebrating a special occasion, a group wanting to expand your gastronomic horizons, intrepid explorers, or are hosting a corporate event, choose Scenic and we promise the ultimate all-inclusive luxury cruising experience. Let us tailor your itinerary to suit the needs of your entire party and take you to some of the world’s untouched wonders. We pride ourselves on our world-class service, from personal butlers to innovative dining experiences, meaning your guests enjoy a cruise adventure like no other. 
To contact our Charters Department, email our Charter and Incentives Sales Director, Donna Kurtz at to request a quote for a full ship charter or incentive group.

Why Charter a Scenic River Cruise Ship

Uncover the beauty of Europe's vast waterways by chartering one of our award-winning state-of- the-art Scenic Space-Ships or experience Southeast Asia in all of its glory by chartering Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura. Whatever ship is right for you, wonder abounds from the moment you step on board.

Scenic continues to lead the way in luxury river cruising, through innovative features and the very best in service. Our Space-Ships can accommodate 96-228 guests and our ships in Asia accommodate 44-68 guests for a more intimate group experience. Each ship provides a beautiful setting to relax with friends, family and loved ones, and wow staff and clients. Having private access to your own chartered ship mean every aspect is tailored to you. Enjoy an unrivaled on board service from spacious, contemporary balcony suites with personal butlers to unforgettable dining experiences and hosting champagne receptions in the on board lounges and bars. 

Why Charter the World's First Discovery YachtsTM?

Welcome to the next generation in ultra-luxury ocean cruising.

Explore the world’s hidden treasures in unparalleled opulence on board the World’s First Discovery YachtsTM, Scenic Eclipse. We’ll create an awe-inspiring itinerary taking you to some of the world’s final frontiers, from the frozen lands of Antarctica to the jungles of South America and the unspoiled beauty of the Mediterranean, chartering this revolutionary yacht will create unforgettable memories for your guests.

A capacity of just 228 – and only 200 in the Polar Regions – exudes an intimacy not afforded by larger ships, and as you traverse the globe, your guests will enjoy the height of 6-Star luxury. Unwind in an elegant suite, taste culinary innovations prepared by expert chefs every day, and indulge in a pampering session at Senses Spa. And, with our Zodiacs, kayaks, e-bikes, helicopter, and submarine, guests will have the opportunity to unlock their sense of adventure like never before*.

By chartering Scenic Eclipse, you can tailor your experience and ensure that your guests enjoy the very best in ultra-luxury cruising.
*Spa treatments, Helicopter and Submarine are at an additional cost. Helicopter and Submarine are weather permitting.

The Benefits of holding your Meeting, Incentives, Charters & Events onboard

When you charter with Scenic, the ship is all yours for the period of your charter. You use it according to your needs, whether it’ll be a business conference with colleagues in the lounge or a cocktail reception and gala dinner in one of the on board restaurants to celebrate a special anniversary. Your guests will delight in complete privacy and the feeling of traveling on the securest means of transportation. Other benefits include:

  • Complete privacy
  • Freedom to customize towards special interests, abilities and budgets
  • Undivided attention from the ships staff
  • Prestige and exclusivity of a private ship
  • Security and peace of mind
  • Everyone on board is in your own group
  • Lots of space as you can occupy the ship as you wish
  • Reduced costs versus booking all our cabins and suites on standard sale

Which Destination

River Cruise
From the Danube, which dissects 10 European countries and nearly as many ancient capitals, to the mystic and mysterious Mekong, which glides through the beauty of Cambodia and Vietnam; every river explored by Scenic offers a unique experience.
  • The Rhine, Main & Danube is great for: History buffs, classical music lovers and architecture enthusiasts
  • The Seine, Saône, Rhône & Bordeaux regions is great for: Foodies, art aficionados and wine connoisseurs
  • The Douro is great for: Wine lovers, architecture enthusiasts and historians
  • The Volga is great for: Scientists, performance art enthusiasts and vodka lovers
  • The Mekong & Irrawaddy is great for: Culture vultures, explorers and ancient historians
Ocean Cruise
From the wonders of the pristine oceans surrounding the Polar Regions, the Americas, the Mediterranean Islands and more, our carefully crafted itineraries create the perfect selection of cruises for your group to choose from, whatever their interests.
  • Antarctica is great for: Adventure seekers, wildlife spotters and active explorer types
  • The Americas are great for: Culture vultures and modern architecture enthusiasts
  • The Arctic and Fjords are great for: Natural beauty lovers, cultural history and exploratory travellers
  • Europe is great for: Foodies, history buffs and architecture enthusiasts

Customize your cruise

*Please note, additional itinerary and inclusion amends may be available on request for our charters. 
*Culinaire available on select Space-Ships in France only.
*Fitness and wellness areas and salt therapy lounge only on select ships.

Who can Charter a Ship?

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Private charters are the perfect choice for small groups to groups of up to 228 passengers. Travelers are increasingly looking for small ship and yacht charters for that intimate and private travel experience that is fully customizable to their group’s needs. People who may choose to charter a ship include:
  • Couples and friends traveling together
  • Birthday, anniversary and wedding celebrations
  • Family reunions or families traveling together
  • Business meetings, conferences or as a company incentive
  • Affinity travel and special-interest groups
  • Groups of travelers with particular needs and requirements
  • University alumni associations and other educational institution members
  • Travel clubs or other clubs of people who like to travel together
  • Exclusive clubs seeking luxury yacht charters for members

Group Travel with Scenic

For groups that don't require a full ship charter, we are delighted to offer exceptional deals for groups of as few as 10 guests across our Europe and Asia river cruise collection. And on board our yacht cruises, we have a free cabin offer for groups that book as few as 7 cabins.

Whether you choose a Scenic river cruise or an ocean cruise, our award-winning ships and spectacular superyachts are the perfect base from which you can explore each destination.
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Start planning your adventure

For further information and to find out how much it cost to charter a ship, please contact our charter and groups experts who will be delighted to help. 
To contact our Charters Department, email our Charter and Incentives Sales Director, Donna Kurtz at to request a quote for a full ship charter or incentive group.

Receive your free brochure

To help you make a decision on the perfect cruise for you, choose from either our rivers or oceans Groups and Charters brochures featuring our exciting destinations and itineraries, sharing with you all about our 5-star luxury river and ocean cruising experience. 

View or order our Groups and Charters Brochure - River Cruising

View or order our Groups and Charters Brochure - Ocean Cruising