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Scenic Kicks Off Wave Season With Multiple Deals

Scenic kicks off Wave Season with deals on Discovery Yacht Scenic Eclipse and a new ‘Choose Your Savings’ program on its European river itineraries;



Boston, January 2018Scenic, the award-winning cruise line known for truly all-inclusive luxury cruises, is kicking off the 2018 Wave Season with multiple offers. Guests wanting to be one of the first to experience the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, enjoy early-bird fares – up to 10% off regular fares – on 13 different itineraries between September 2018 and July 2019. Including the Scenic EclipsePanama & Columbia Discovery” itinerary, just named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the world’s best cruises for 2018. They also receive deposit protection at no charge, an early payment discount of up to $1,000 per couple, and free airport transfers to and from their homes on itineraries longer than 10 days. Free roundtrip air is being offered on the 15-day “South America to Canary Islands” transatlantic sailing in 2019. Scenic Eclipse offers are on new bookings made by February 28, 2018 and space available.


Those wishing to explore Europe’s rivers in 2018 on one of Scenic’s luxury Space-Ships can “Choose Your Savings” – a new program that offers a choice of either free roundtrip airfare, up to $1,500 per person fare savings, or a two-category balcony suite upgrade on any of many European river itineraries. Bookings on “Choose Your Savings” must be made by Feb. 15, 2018. More information is available at


The Scenic Eclipse, launching August 31, 2018, is a “6-star” ultra-luxury mega yacht, carrying just 228 guests, (200 in the polar regions of Arctic and Antarctica). By marrying luxury, discovery and safety with world-class innovation, Scenic guests can explore above and beyond what was previously possible from a cruise ship. The itineraries in the Wave Season offer cover much of the world. From an incredible 21-day Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands adventure to a relaxing away-from-the-world 14-day Transatlantic crossing to 11-day discover your roots in the British Isles to a five-day Argentina & Brazil exploration.


The ship has 10 dining options, a 5,900ft² Spa Sanctuary, staterooms that range in size from the generous 345ft² Verandah Suites to the 2,660ft² two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, eight spacious bars and lounges offering unlimited complimentary beverages, butler service, and numerous pools. A six-passenger helicopter and six-passenger submarine take guests far beyond the environs of a normal cruise.


Guests interested in seeing Europe from its many rivers get to choose both their savings offer and their itinerary: eight-day Rhine Highlights or Gems of Danube itineraries; 15-day Jewels of Europe, sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube; 11-day Unforgettable Douro (Portugal); 11-day Normandy & Gems of the Seine, sailing from Paris to Honfleur; and 14-day Spectacular South of France Paris to Nice exploration. Each itinerary offers its own slew of included tours and Scenic Enrich events – from a concert at Palais Lichtenstein in Vienna to a French extravaganza in Lyon, that includes the can-can and other great performances – all exclusive to Scenic.


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 full-size private balcony staterooms – all making use of Scenic’s unique Sun Lounge technology – where the walkout open-air balcony can convert to an all-weather lounge with a push of a button, expanding the living area of the stateroom.


As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will never have to reach for the wallet or purse as everything (except a haircut or massage) is included: tips and gratuities, all meals in any of the multiple dining options, all drinks, expert local guides, transfers, all Scenic Freechoice activities that allow for a more personalized vacation, plus Scenic Enrich events.


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, in 2018, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. 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 from Scenic: in the US:; phone 844-788-7987; or email: [email protected]: and in Canada:; phone (866) 689-8611; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.