Scenic has unveiled a range of new immersive Scenic Enrich experiences with the release of its 2022 European River Cruises Collection - from exclusive after-hours access to Bordeaux’s Les Bassins de Lumières, to canapés and a guided tour of Motorworld in Cologne. Additional details as well as information on each of the itineraries offered are provided in Scenic’s 2022 Hidden Wonders of Europe’s Rivers brochure, now available to order or view online at www.scenic.ca/request-a-brochure.
Although Scenic’s many shore-based offerings often ‘steal the show,’ 2022 will also find an array of new onboard programs to further educate and entertain the guests. Every Scenic Space-Ship now has an onboard Enrichment Manager for all European river cruises. The Enrichment Manager will be responsible for hosting cabaret nights, cooking lessons, wine tastings, informative lectures and ensuring guests fully enjoy their experience. Some of the new offerings include an onboard glass blower demonstration, painting classes for guests sailing the Rhône and a lecture from a tulip grower in the Netherlands.
Scenic’s enrichment program (Scenic Enrich) has always been one of the true highlights for its guests and 2022 will see several new ones. Bordeaux’s immersive exhibition, Les Bassins de Lumières, is housed in a cavernous former submarine base that has been transformed into a vast centre for digital art. The largest of its kind in the world, the immersive exhibition features spectacular sensory light and sound displays. Scenic guests will enjoy exclusive after-hours access to enjoy the stunning displays without the crowds. The exhibition visit is included on two of Scenic’s 2022 11-day river cruises – Beautiful Bordeaux (fares start at CAD $7,768 per person, double) and Flavours of Bordeaux Culinary Cruise (priced from CAD $8,758).
The 15-day Jewels of Europe (fares start at CAD $9,543 per person, double) has added Motorworld, Cologne. This exclusive event for Scenic guests showcases the high-octane German motoring heritage and private collection of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher at Motorworld in Cologne. After a welcome drink with canapés, guests will enjoy an after-hours access guided tour of Motorworld. They can even put their pedal to the metal on one of the race simulators.
Guests also enjoy the latest Super Earlybird offers when booking a Balcony Suite or above. Options include free and reduced economy fare flights, Super Earlybird savings of 10%, and more, can be found at: www.scenic.ca/offers/2022-europe-river-cruise.
Scenic guests can book with confidence as the company is providing a range of practical policies. New bookings receive Scenic's Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (valued at CAD$125 per person) and Flexible Booking Policy, where guests can defer or cancel up to 60-days prior to departure. Guests can also add a Risk-Free Platinum Protection Plan (PPP) for CAD$395. By purchasing this plan, they are covered if they are unable to travel due to health reasons, or their travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost).
Scenic is also working closely with the relevant regulatory authorities, to ensure that all health and safety protocols will be met or exceeded, based on the latest requirements to ensure the well-being and safety of the guests and crew.
For more information, visit www.scenic.ca.