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Scenic Makes Waves with Its 2019 Wave Season Offers

Travel Agent News for Scenic River Cruises 2019 Wave Season Promotions

Free flights, suite upgrades, pre and post hotel stays and onboard credits



Boston, December 13th, 2018 – Wave Season is the cruise industry’s version of Black Friday and is considered one of the best times to book a cruise. What sets it apart from the Thanksgiving sales is that consumers have up to three months — Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019 — to decide on that special cruise at a great fare. So Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is stepping up and making its own waves with some of their best deals, giving guests the opportunity to choose from several great options:


·      Free premium economy flights on the 15-day Jewels of Europe or Romantic Rhine & Moselle or 12-day Breathtaking Bordeaux sailings and free economy air on all other itineraries


Guests preferring to arrange their own air enjoy fare savings of $1,500 (premium) or $1,000 (economy)


Free four- to eight-day, pre- or post-cruise land extensions, available on many of the itineraries


A two-category upgrade on balcony suites and higher


Additionally, any guest who books and pays in full by February 28, 2019 will receive an onboard credit of €300 (@$340US) per suites for the Jewels of Europe, Romantic Rhine & Moselle or Breathtaking Bordeaux, and €200 (@$230US) for all other sailings. These offers are available for new bookings only and are combinable with most other Scenic savings and referral offers.


Scenic is also the only river cruise line to include a river cruise guarantee, automatically covering every guest on the commencement of their cruise for any delays or cancellations due to weather, high/low water issues, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or labor strikes, reimbursing approved claimants 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.


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. Plus, there is a vitality pool on the Sun Deck (on several Space Ships), a guest lift between decks, wellness area and fitness center. On board cuisine offers multiple dining options, including the French tradition of dégustation at Table La Rive, fine dining at Portobellos or, in France, L’Amour, and the more casual fare at the River Cafe. 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, expert local guides, all Scenic Freechoice activities that allow for a more personalized vacation, plus Scenic Enrich events which are exclusive to Scenic 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 and, since 2008, truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia and Egypt on its 15 Space-Ships. In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse, and a sister ship to launch in 2020. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching in 2019 for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River.


Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents or; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.