December 3, 2019

The Christmas Market Cruise That Brings All Inclusive Luxury

Mallory Sestak

Scenic Cruises' all inclusive and detail oriented experiences bring luxury to every holiday journey.

Take in the sights and smells of the holiday season with Scenic Cruises. The frosty air and twinkle of lights await you in the crowds of joyous Christmas shoppers. The Danube and Rhine Christmas river cruises that Scenic offers boast itineraries that offer festive decorations and once in a lifetime experiences. Visits to the Christmas Markets are just the beginning of this holiday experience, and you will witness centuries of traditions at every stop.  Pick up souvenirs and try authentic festive treats on your choice of these festive journeys taking place throughout November and December.


The Rhine Christmas Markets Await You in Europe 

Festive decorations and sparkling lights are just the beginning of the beauty these Christmas Markets possess. Every street and town square, in addition to your own Scenic ship, will be decked out in all the Christmas finery. 

Discover the canals of Amsterdam and marvel at the highlights of the legendary Rhine during your cruise through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Visit Rüdesheim and explore Cologne's Christmas markets. Take in Koblenz, explore Heidelberg Castle and venture on to charming Strasbourg and Basel. Thrill at the magical traditions of Christmas with the fragrant aroma of glühwein, roasted chestnuts and bustling markets bursting with festive excitement.

Sample Itinerary Departing from Zurich


All Inclusive Luxury Suites

Scenic’s ships feature up to six different on-board cabin grades, all luxuriously appointed and equipped with lavish amenities including slumber beds, Apple TVs, complimentary L’Occitane toiletries and a mini bar that’s replenished daily. They even provide a pillow menu, fleecy bathrobes and comfy slippers, so you can relax and make yourself at home. There are four different types of suites to choose from, but if you are looking to relax in ultimate luxury, take a look at the Junior and Royal Suites featured below. 


Junior Suites

Located towards the front of the ship on the Diamond Deck, these elegant suites feature their own Scenic Sun Lounge, pillow menu and more. These suites are perfect for those looking to have a little more room, while still enjoying a feeling of intimacy aboard. 

Junior Suites Include:

  • Complimentary laundry services including two pieces of pressed clothes daily 
  • Daily delivery of personalized savory and sweets canapes or fruit 
  • Breakfast and beverage service in your private suite 
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive 
  • Private Captain's cocktail party 
  • Priority dining reservations


Royal Suites

Located on the Diamond Deck and the largest suites available, our opulent collection of Royal Suites are spacious and feature wrap-around views. The oversized one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites take river cruising to a completely new standard. This is the best experience that Scenic has to offer, and the extra perks included make it even better. 

Royal Suites Include:

  • Unlimited complimentary laundry services
  • Daily delivery of personalized savory and sweets canapes or fruit
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of champagne
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Private Captain's cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • 200 euro per suite on board credit for use in the Wellness Center
  • Private transfers in Europe

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