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Scenic Unveils New Year Sale in Canada with Fare Savings and Free/Reduced Air or Air Credits

Release Date: 1/18/2018

Scenic Unveils New Year Sale in Canada with Fare Savings and Free/Reduced Air or Air Credits on

River Cruises in Europe, Russia & SE Asia and on the World’s 1st Discovery Yacht - Scenic Eclipse

Vancouver, BC January 2018 – Scenic is kicking off the new year with a “New Year Sale” on dozens of sailings on the rivers of Europe and Southeast Asia as well as on the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. Guests who book a 2018 cruise by March 3, 2018 will enjoy savings of up to $4,400 per couple, free/reduced air or air credit, early-payment discounts of CAN$500 or $1,000 per couple, US$250 per suite onboard credit, one-night hotel stays, reduced single supplements and free deposit protection plans, depending on the itinerary, cabin selection and sailing date. Additional details can be found at www.scenic.ca/2018-sale

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 due to the onboard six-passenger helicopters and submarine. “New Year Sale” offers on the Scenic Eclipse include nine itineraries – from the 11-day Ultimate Arctic, which does a circumnavigation of much of the Svalbard Archipelago, home to more than 3,500 polar bears, to the 14-day Cuba in Depth with included flights and hotel stay, to the 21-day Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands ultimate adventure with 2-for-1 airfare, a hotel overnight in Buenos Aires and reduced single supplements. Sale sailings run from September 2018 through August 2019.

Two other bucket list opportunities from Scenic are the 13-day Treasures of the Mekong and 14-day Mystical Irrawaddy – both of which offer in depth exploration of Southeast Asia’s most historic and impressive countries while sailing aboard luxurious Scenic Space-Ships and enjoying savings of CAN$300 per couple and free airfare on select departures. The Mekong savings are offered on select July through December departures. The Irrawaddy sailings include six exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich events including the ‘oil lamp lighting’ ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda and a host of excursions and cultural activities. Departures are available from September through December with September sailings discounted 25%.

A 15-day cruise on Russia’s Volga River, from Stalingrad to Moscow, opens the doors to numerous insights into true Russian history, culture and art. Guests can enjoy exclusive experiences such as a visit to the Choreographic College of National Ballet and a concert at the Noble Assembly House. Those booking the Oct. 14, 2018 departure on the Scenic Tsar, enjoy free flights and CAN$300 per couple off the fare.

Those wishing to indulge in a European exploration – and save – can choose from sailings on Portugal’s Douro River, France’s Seine and Bordeaux region rivers, and the Danube, Rhine, Moselle and Main Rivers which crisscross the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and others. Examples of savings where guests booking suites receive either free or $295 flights and $300 per couple savings on fares include:

  • 15-day Jewels of Europe, which sailings between Amsterdam and Budapest;
  • Eight-day Danube Christmas Markets, celebrating the holidays and visiting many of the Christmas markets that have appeared in European cities for centuries;
  • A 12-day cruise & tour of Bordeaux where guests enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime classical concert at Château Agassac wine estate;

The Scenic Eclipse 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.

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. The luxury boutique ship Scenic Tsar offers beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner.

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 (excepting the Scenic Tsar), 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.

Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures, and reservations can be obtained via travel agents or in Canada: www.scenic.ca; phone 866-689-8611; or e-mail: canada@scenic.ca. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.


Gillies and Zaiser

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