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At last! Scenic ships fire up for a European river season

Scenic has revealed it will be returning to European rivers by the end of the month. The line has released itineraries on the Rhine and Danube rivers, Portugal’s Douro and France’s Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers in Bordeaux.

Departures begin on Portugal’s Douro from 30 July, followed by France’s Bordeaux on August 29, the Rhine on August 30 and the Danube on September 27.

Scenic will join a number of lines who are restarting European river cruising, as reported in last week’s Cruise Passenger newsletter.  Across the continent, passengers are being warned to be flexible as countries begin opening their borders.

But it’s not such good news for Australian and New Zealand guests, with the line also announcing that they will cancel sailings through to December 31 for Australians and New Zealanders who are, of course, still subject to no-travel rules.

“We are so excited to be able to greet our guests again after such a challenging year,” said Rob Voss, COO, from Scenic. “Our teams in operations, sales and marketing have worked hard with our travel partners to bring about our European launch and we are seeing very positive responses from our guests, who have been looking forward to this news.

“We plan to continue adding more itineraries as Europe and many other countries like the USA, United Kingdom and Europe continue to re-open their borders to travel.”

There will be six Bordeaux cruise departures through October –the 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux and the eight-day Bordeaux Affair. The eight-day Gems of the Danube will have our departures in September and October.