For 2014 In Response To Unprecedented Demand

Scenic Jade To Sail Along Europe’s Most Popular Rivers – Rhine, Danube and Main

Due to unprecedented demand, Scenic Cruises, a division of leading tour operator Scenic Tours, has announced the commission of a second new Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ to be delivered in 2014. This comes on the back of the company’s April announcement of a new Scenic ‘Space-Ship’, the Scenic Gem, custom-built for sailing on France’s Seine River in 2014; the completion of a $10 million rebuild to the current fleet sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle and Black Sea routes; and the recent launch of the Scenic Jewel. The Scenic Jade will bring the company’s world-class fleet of Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ to nine and will sail along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

Scenic Jewel River Cruise Ship / Photo © Scenic Tours

Scenic Jewel River Cruise Ship / Photo © Scenic Tours

Scenic Tours General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Michelle Black says the company has already had an overwhelming response to their 2014 Europe River Cruising program launch, largely because of their unrivalled all-inclusive luxury offering.

“Our commitment to delivering the ultimate in true all-inclusive luxury to our guests has been met with an unprecedented response. As a result we have expedited the building of our ninth Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ to create additional capacity for the 2014 season.”

Including the company’s boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, which exclusively sails in Russia and was launched less than a year ago, the Scenic Jade and Scenic Gem will bring the total Scenic Cruises fleet to ten in 2014. And the Scenic Tours group of companies will command an even greater market share in Europe in 2014, when sister company, Evergreen Tours, launches two brand new ships of its own – yet to be named.

“The group’s overall investment in new ships for 2014 is now at $90 million,” says Michelle Black. “It’s a true testament to both the popularity of river cruising and the demand for the ultimate all-inclusive luxury experience that Scenic Tours continues to deliver.”

Scenic Jade will feature all of the exceptional embellishments that have made Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ the most popular on the market and fostered the incredible demand. These include personal butler service for all guests; the finest luxury cabins and suites, most of which boast the Scenic ‘Sun Lounges’ – the large private walk-out balconies that convert into all-weather lounges with just the push of a button; complimentary mini-bar stocked daily; 32-inch Samsung HD TVs linked to Mac mini computers with complimentary internet access; and a queen-size ‘Scenic Slumber-Bed’ with a pillow menu. Unlimited complimentary beverages handpicked by the company’s sommelier complement the exceptional range of cuisine prepared from fresh local produce in all five dining options including the River Café for casual fare, the Italian-based Portobello Restaurant and dégustation at Table La Rive.

Additional on board features include large walk-in showers and Egyptian linens in the cabins, a 24-hour fitness center with top-rated equipment and electric assist bicycles, and sailing in near silence as the fleet features double-insulated enclosures and a new configuration for the engines and props that reduce vibration. Also available on most of the fleet is Scenic Riverview, which is a personal onboard GPS system that provides commentary on sites as the ship passes them, as well as Scenic’s new exclusive “Tailormade” system – a personal handheld GPS unit that includes full audio and mapping during independent touring ashore – whether walking and cycling.

Besides showcasing European river cruising’s most luxurious ships, Scenic is committed to the concept of “all-inclusive,” taking it further than any other line. Between the arrival airport and the destination airport, Scenic guests have only to pay for personal items such as gifts, massages or hair styling in the ship’s Spa, or the most elite of top-shelf beverages. Everything from the optional excursions to all meals to the mini-bar replenishment in the cabins to entertainment aboard and ashore is included. Even the gratuities on board and on tours is included.

The full Scenic 2014 Europe River Cruises brochure is coming soon. Scenic Tours, parent of Scenic Cruises and recently named Best Luxury Tour Operator by Luxury Travel Magazine, offers all-inclusive escorted tours in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and elsewhere. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures, and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; the company’s visitor-friendly website, www.scenictours.com; phone (866-689-8611); or e-mail: usaoffice@scenictours.com in the United States and canada@scenictours.com in Canada. Brochures can be downloaded directly from the website.

Information source: Scenic Tours

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