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Scenic Cruises has released its 2013 Europe River Cruise Brochure, detailing its 25 cruise and cruise-tour offerings in Europe and Russia, its new level of all-inclusive pricing, new excursion programs — both guided and self-guided, Paris, Prague and London extensions and its new exclusive GPS guided tour system — Scenic Tailormade.
Scenic is offering savings for those booking by Nov. 30 that include free air to Europe and Russia and stateroom savings of $400 to $2,000 per couple. Fares range from $2,460.
Scenic is expanding its all-inclusive policy — applicable to all cruises except Russia — with unlimited beverages including the cabin minibars, private butler service for every guest, free Wi-Fi, new themed dinners with entertainment, new dining venues and Scenic Riverview — a personal onboard GPS-guided tour system device (not available on the Scenic Emerald or Scenic Tsar). These are in addition to complimentary electric-assist bicycles, escorted airport transfers and gratuities.
All ships except the Scenic Emerald in France and the Scenic Tsar in Russia will have the new Scenic Sun-Lounges, allowing guests to convert their private balconies into an indoor lounge with a push of a button, as well as a number of innovative new technical ship upgrades including a silent drive system.
New itineraries include the eight-day Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland, cruise and three new French cruises as the company moves Scenic Emerald, to the Saone and Rhone rivers with excursions including wine tastings, Roman cities, the Ardeche countryside, and a typical French family homestead with a homecooked meal in Tournon.
The launch of the Scenic Tsar this year in Russia continues the company’s all-inclusive excursion programs — Scenic Cultural, Scenic Enrich, Scenic FreeTime and Scenic FreeChoice — as well as private concerts and exclusive performances. New for 2013 is the exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS guided tour system that allows guests to choose from independent walks or cycling tours to explore interest areas such as food, wine or history while full commentary is heard over the headset.