Scenic Tours

Scenic Sapphire is one of Scenic Tours’s Space Ships. Photo courtesy of Scenic Tours

The History of Scenic Tours

In 1987, Australian entrepreneur Glen Moroney founded Scenic Tours, a company that got its start offering coach trips to the Australian coast. Initially, Scenic Tours marketed its product to residents of Melbourne but soon realized that its guests would travel further afar with them.

During the next two decades, Scenic Tours continued to grow and expand, earning accolades from travelers around the world for quality and service, not to mention Scenic’s rapidly diversifying array of tour packages.

In 2008, Scenic Tours expanded once again, this time jumping into the river cruise market with the launch of the trademark Scenic “Space Ships.”

The Scenic Fleet

All Scenic Tours “Space Ships” offer full, step-out balconies in place of more traditional French balconies. Photo courtesy of Scenic Tours.

Built between 2008 and 2012, there are now six “Space Ships” in the Scenic fleet: Scenic Sapphire, Scenic Emerald, Scenic Diamond, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Pearl, and the recently launched Scenic Crystal.

These near sister-ships are the first newly constructed river cruise vessels to be owned and operated by an Australian company. Each Space Ship features full step-out balconies in place of the French balcony staterooms that have characterized the majority of river cruise ships in the past. A full 80 percent of all staterooms aboard each Scenic Space Ship are equipped as such, while the remaining 20 percent of accommodations are made up of comfortable, 160-square foot Oceanview staterooms with large windows.

Thoughtful extras are also featured at many accommodation levels aboard Scenic’s Space Ships.Complimentary butler service is offered on all Balcony Suites, along with complimentary shoe shine service and two items pressed daily at no charge. Breakfast can be ordered in-room, a rarity among river cruise ships, many of which offer no room service of any kind.

These and many other features are just a few of the ways Scenic aims to distinguish itself from the pack.

Scenic Destinations

Currently, Scenic Tours offers river cruises that explore all the waterways of Europe, from the natural splendor of the Netherlands to the raw, untouched beauty of the Black Sea.

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