New on Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire: two 47-square-meter (510-square-foot) Royal Owner’s Suites, expanded Wellness Centers, including the largest salons, gyms and spa treatment rooms I’ve see on the French rivers, and private cooking demonstration spaces where guests can take part in complimentary cooking classes.
I am currently sailing on Scenic Diamond in Bordeaux. I am finding both the ship and destination to be appealing. I particularly enjoy the multiple dining venues, the ebikes, the excursions (including dinner last night in a chateau), the all-inclusive offerings (including gratuities onboard and ashore), the staff and the €15,000 coffee machine (more on that later).
Scenic’s refit of the two ships coincided with the new Scenic Culinaire program that features an onboard cooking school that uses a new dedicated space in order to offer immersive courses that highlight the culinary delights of France’s Rhône, Saône and Bordeaux regions. Using fresh ingredients sourced from local markets, guests make regional recipes that are itinerary-specific, all under the guidance of experienced chefs.