Scenic Tours Launches New Ships in 2016

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The Deluxe Suite lounge aboard the Scenic Spirit.
The Deluxe Suite lounge aboard the Scenic Spirit.

Scenic Tours, an all-inclusive luxury river cruising operator, will add four new ships in 2016.

In January 2016, the Scenic Spirt launches on the Mekong River sailing an 8-day itinerary between Ho Chi Minh City and the Siem Reap. The 68-passenger ship features 34 large all-balcony one-bedroom suites including separate bedroom, living room and balcony areas, ranging from the Deluxe Suite with a Scenic Sun Lounge to the Royal Panorama Suite, which is the largest on the ship and is designed with separate areas including a bathroom with an extra large tub, a rainfall shower and walk-in dressing room; a bedroom; a living room; and an outdoor forward-facing deck with a daybed, jacuzzi and dining table. The Scenic Spirit also houses four dining venues, a pool deck and bar, a full spa with a sauna and steam room, a bar and lounge, a Sun Deck with an open-air cinema, butler and laundry service, and an elevator.

Scenic’s 2016 European River Cruise program includes the launch of a new destination—Portugal’s Douro Valley—and two Scenic Space-Ships—the Scenic Azure and the Scenic Amber. The 96-passengenr Scenic Azure, which has been custom-built, launches on Portugal’s Douro River in April 2016 sailing the 11-day Unforgettable Douro itinerary from Porto to Vega de Terron. The ship provides the same all-inclusive luxury experiences as seen on all Scenic Space-Ships, including private butler service and unlimited beverages.

The Scenic Aura launches in the Irrawaddy River September 2016 on 10-night itineraries between Mandalay and Pyay. The Scenic Aura features 22 all-balcony suites with a separate bedroom, living room and balcony areas. The Royal Panorama Suite, the largest on the ship, features four separate areas—a bathroom with an extra large tub, a rainfall shower and walk-in dressing room; a living room; and an outdoor forward-facing deck with a daybed and jacuzzi. Other on board amenities include a Sun Deck with an open-air cinema, complimentary beverages, butler service for all guests, as well as laundry service, expert local guides, Scenic Freechoice activities, Scenic Enrich special events and Scenic Sundowners cocktail receptions. For more information, visit scenictours.com.