Scenic Starts 2020 Cruise Season With 2019 Pricing

Article Published: Monday, March 4, 2019

Scenic has kicked off its 2020 river cruise opportunities with a host of new opportunities, deals, and 2019 pricing.

Scenic Azure

Scenic Azure on the Douro. © 2017 Ralph Grizzle

Leading the news is a new South of France sailing. The 12-day adventure focuses on food, wine, and sights. Guests visit the estate of Château Meursault to enjoy some of its acclaimed wines; shop with the chef at a local Avignon food market followed by a cooking class on the ship; take an e-bike ride through the countryside from Andance to Tournon; and enjoy a private classical concert in the historic Palais des Papes. April through October departures start at $7,045 per person, double.

Scenic is also offering several incentives for those who plan early. All 2020 Scenic Europe and Russian river cruises are being offered at 2019 prices if booked by April 30, 2019. Itineraries of 11 days or longer come with free premium air for guests staying on the Diamond deck and free economy air for all others; and eight- to 10-day sailings include air at only $395 additional. To qualify for the incentives, book by April 30. Guests can elect to arrange their own air and enjoy savings of $1,500, $1,000 or $750 off their fare, respectively.

Celebrating the decennial performance of the Passion Play, which began in Oberammergau, Germany, in 1633, Scenic is offering a series of six- to eight-day touring itineraries between May 20 and Sept 21, 2020, which include tickets to the play and a link to a selection of river cruise itineraries including Rhine and Danube sailings.

Scenic also offers land extensions on many of their sailings. New in 2020 is Basque Highlights – a four-day exploration of Spain's Bay of Biscay coastline that takes in Biarritz in France and Spain's San Sebastián and Bilbao, that can be added to the Bordeaux river cruises. Other possibilities include Paris, Prague, Transylvania, Monte Carlo, Turkey, Switzerland, Madrid, Berlin, and Lisbon.

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