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Book a Scenic 2018 Europe River Cruise by Sept. 30 and Get Free or Greatly Reduced Flight Fares

Release Date: 7/18/2017

Book a Scenic 2018 Europe River Cruise by Sept. 30 and Get Free or Greatly Reduced Flight Fares

Pay in full by Oct. 31 and save up to $500 per couple; Single supplements reduced by 50%

Vancouver, July 2017 – Booking early has always been the best way to secure the best pricing and suites with Scenic. For those booking a 2018 Europe river cruise by Sept. 30, 2017, Scenic is taking the bite out of getting there – offering free and reduced airfare on select sailings. The airfare offer is based on the itinerary: fly free on cruises of 15 days or longer; CAD $295 for flights on the 11-day Gems of the Danube with Prague and Douro sailings; and CAD $495 for flights on eight-day itineraries. As an added incentive, paying the trip in full by October 31 reduces the cruise fare by CAD $500 per couple on sailings of 11 days or longer or CAD $250 per couple on eight to 10-day sailings. Even guests traveling solo can save as Scenic is offering a 50% reduction in their single supplements.

Featured itineraries include the eight-day Rhine Highlights between Amsterdam and Basel which also includes a private tour of a Baroque Palace; the Unforgettable Douro – an 11-day exploration of Portugal’s distinctive culture, foods and wines; and the 11-day romantic Beautiful Bordeaux, sailing roundtrip from Bordeaux with guests enjoying a private concert, chef shopping tours, wine tastings and much more.

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 six dining options, including the French tradition of dégustation at Table La Rive, fine dining at Portobellos 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 and its guests.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-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: www.scenic.ca; phone (866) 689-8611; or email: canada@scenic.ca. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.


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