Scenic Gem

Why cruise on this ship?

Scenic Gem sails the beautiful rivers of France and delivers the same all-inclusive luxury experience synonymous with the new fleet of Scenic 'Space-Ships'.

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Dining

Aboard a Scenic Tours river cruise, you have a wonderfully diverse range of dining options to choose from; the informal all-day River Café, the intimacy of Portobellos Italian Restaurant, the elegance of the Crystal Dining Restaurant, the English tradition of high tea on the Riverview Terrace, and the exclusive Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Junior and Royal Suite guests. Refined to relaxed, al fresco to intimate, you truly are spoilt for choice.

While you’re onboard, all cocktails, spirits, beer and wine, are available with their compliments at any time. The only exceptions are a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits. Lunch and dinner are always accompanied by cocktails, a wide choice of wines, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Crystal Dining Restaurant

The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Catering for all guests to dine at a single sitting with open seating allows you to sit with friends or share a more intimate meal. It’s here you’ll start each day with a wonderful buffet breakfast and cooked-to-order hot favourites. Why not enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon, served for a Champagne breakfast- a perfect way to toast the day ahead! At lunch you’ll be spoilt for choice with generous buffets and a beautifully prepared à la carte menu. In the evening, your Maître d’ welcomes you to enjoy a delicious meal created by their award-winning chefs. A generous selection of complimentary beverages that include six red and six white premium regional wines handpicked by their sommelier, as well as beer, spirits, soft drinks and bottled mineral water, are available to accompany every meal.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual
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L'Amour Restaurant

All guests will get to experience this French fine dining restaurant, exclusive to the Scenic Sapphire, Emerald & Diamond ships, at least ones during their cruise. Enjoy a five course menu featuring regional specialties paired with local wines, in a stunning panoramic setting.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: French
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Table La Rive

An opportunity available to Royal and Junior Suite guests, this degustation menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skilfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. So for example, and perhaps to whet your appetite, the chefs will prepare a porcini cappuccino with blue potato chips, which is then served with Riesling. Or maybe marinated crayfish with mango and rocket, accompanied by a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Burgenland. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavours of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Fine
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Al Fresco Dining on Riverview Terrace

The real joy of being on a cruise is that feeling of freedom. As each moment brings with it new landmarks or breathtaking vistas, the Riverview Terrace affords a wonderful vantage point. On selected days, and if the weather permits, they transform the terrace into an outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy a cool drink and sizzling gourmet barbecue. At other times of the day, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream and savour the view. The time honoured tradition of high tea is another exclusive highlight for their guests – be tempted by cream tea, sweet petit fours, finger sandwiches, and an inordinate selection of fine loose leaf teas.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

River Cafe and Gelati Bar

Open between breakfast and dinner, River Café offers delicious sandwiches with, for example; parma ham, citterio salami, roast beef or cheese. You can even ask the River Café to pack a hamper for you to enjoy on shore. There’s also the perennial favourite, freshly prepared fish and chips. If you prefer something sweet, there’s a superb selection of tartlets, croissants, cakes, strudels and chocolates as well as a choice of refreshing, delicious ice creams from the Gelati Bar. New in 2014 is the addition of custom-built pizza ovens. Enjoy your pizza in the relaxing surroundings of the Café, or order ‘to go’ and enjoy it on your balcony with a glass of wine.

Features

  • Experience:
  • Food type: Ice_Cream

In-Suite Dining

Add to the five-star feel of your luxury river cruise and upgrade to a higher category cabin- depending on the category, you will enjoy the added benefit of some fantastic in suite dining options. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck or above, your butler can arrange cocktail drinks and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. If you’re staying on the Diamond Deck, you will also be treated to the added option of breakfast served in suite. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all of this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours delivered each afternoon and canapés before dinner. If you are a Royal Suite guest, enjoy in suite dining whenever it suits you.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Room

Entertaining

Scenic Gem strictly limit their guest and cabin numbers. Not out of pretension or pride, but because in their experience, they know their guests appreciate a real sense of space. In fact, the wonderful scenery gliding by is often the only reminder you have that you’re actually on a ship.

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Panorama Lounge

The Panorama Lounge is larger than any you’ll find on ordinary river cruise ships, and there is plenty of space to relax at the bar while taking in the breathtaking views. It’s here in the Panorama Bar and Lounge where you will enjoy a glass of champagne when you first board the ship. During your cruise, choose from a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits, and help yourself to teas and coffee, all at no extra cost. It’s worth noting that they store their wines in special EuroCave storage cabinets to ensure that your wine is matured and served at the perfect temperature.

Features

  • Lounge
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The Sun Deck

The perfect area to relax with four types of seating to choose from. There are the traditional deck chairs or sun loungers which are perfect for the sun worshippers, or the directors chairs and bistro seating sets for parties of 4 should you wish for a more formal setting.

Features

  • Sun Deck

Enrichment

Exclusive and extra special, Scenic Enrich creates once-in-a-lifetime moments that will live in the memory for ever, like private classical concerts in the grandest palaces and delicious dinners in outstanding ancient castles.

Best of all, you won’t pay a penny more for the pleasure of these incredible experiences.

Health and fitness

Whilst aboard the ship, guests are provided with a Fitness centre and a Wellbeing centre where luxurious treatments such as a one-hour aroma therapy full-body massage are available.

Wellness Area & Gym

For a little extra pampering, head to the on-board Wellness Area for a massage or treatment.

If you want to engage in something a bit more active, the Fitness Centre and Walking Track are available to all guests.

Features

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Wellness

Kids and teens

Please note: Scenic Gem does not have any specific facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.

Accommodation

Step into your suite and enjoy a spacious and peaceful haven complete with lavish touches throughout; exquisite L’Occitane toiletries and soft, luxurious bathrobes. The superior queen-size Scenic ‘Slumber Beds’ with fresh, crisp Egyptian cotton linen are a dream, while individual climate control and a pillow menu offer absolute comfort. Your suite or stateroom includes a flat-screen HDTV and Mac mini system, plus complimentary mini-bar and WiFi internet access. There’s also a personal safe for your valuables and a nightly turndown service.

Royal One Bedroom Suite

The suite includes a private balcony with a 'Sun Lounge' along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The spacious bedroom area has a Queen-size Scenic 'Slumber bed' with Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu. The spacious bathroom with bath and shower is well stocked with L'Occitaine toiletries as well as a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. The lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily. The suite has a Flat screen HDTV linked to Mac Mini, complementary WiFi and use of a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables. €100pp credit is also provided for use in the Wellness Centre. A Private Chauffeur will also be available in selected locations.

Guests staying within a Royal One Bedroom Suite will be provided with Butler service. This lavish service will include champagne on arrival and luggage unpacking/packing. A shoeshine service is available as well as unlimited laundry and pressing. A morning newspaper of choice will be delivered along with breakfast in suite. Fruit skewers, drinks, pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner petit fours will be delivered daily. Guests will also be invited to dine at Table La Rive.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Royal Balcony Suite

The suite includes a private balcony with a 'Sun Lounge' along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The spacious bedroom area has a Queen-size Scenic 'Slumber bed' with Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu. The spacious bathroom with bath and shower is well stocked with L'Occitaine toiletries as well as a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. The lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily. The suite has a Flat screen HDTV linked to Mac Mini, complementary WiFi and use of a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables. €100pp credit is also provided for use in the Wellness Centre. A Private Chauffeur will also be available in selected locations.

Guests staying within a Royal Suite will be provided with Butler service. This lavish service will include champagne on arrival and luggage unpacking/packing. A shoeshine service is available as well as unlimited laundry and pressing. A morning newspaper of choice will be delivered along with breakfast in suite. Fruit skewers, drinks, pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner petit fours will be delivered daily. Guests will also be invited to dine at Table La Rive.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Deluxe Balcony Suite

The Deluxe Balcony Suite includes a private balcony with a 'Sun Lounge' along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The bedroom area has a Queen-size Scenic 'Slumber bed' with Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu. The spacious bathrooms are with bath and shower and are well stocked with L'Occitaine toiletries as well as a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. The lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily. The suite has a Flat screen HDTV linked to Mac Mini, complementary WiFi and use of a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables.

Guests staying within a Deluxe Balcony Suite on Diamond Deck will be provided with Butler service that will include valet service, shoeshine service and two items pressed each day. Breakfast will be delivered and served in suite daily as well as drinks. Guests will also receive an invitation to dine at Table La Rive.

Guests staying on Sapphire Deck will receive service including, valet and shoeshine service, drinks, cocktails and morning tea and coffee.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Balcony Suite

Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers. The bedroom area has a Queen-size Scenic 'Slumber bed' with Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu. The spacious bathroom with shower is well stocked with L'Occitaine toiletries as well as a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. The lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily. The suite has a Flat screen HDTV linked to Mac Mini, complementary WiFi and use of a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables.

Guests staying within a Balcony Suite on Diamond Deck will be provided with Butler service that will include valet and shoeshine service along with two items pressed each day. Breakfast will be delivered and served in suite daily as well as drinks. Guests will also receive an invitation to dine at Table La Rive.

Guests staying on Sapphire Deck will receive service including, valet and shoeshine service, drinks service, cocktails and morning tea and coffee.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Standard Suite

Staterooms are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

The bedroom area has a Queen-size Scenic 'Slumber bed' with Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu. The bathroom with shower, is well stocked with L'Occitaine toiletries as well as a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. The suite also contains a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily. The suite has a Flat screen HDTV linked to Mac Mini, complementary WiFi and use of a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables.

Guests staying within this suite receive butler service that includes valet and shoeshine service as well as drinks service.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Sun Deck

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Wheelhouse
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
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Diamond Deck

  • Panorama Deck
  • L'Amour Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Royal One-Bedroom Suite- Cat RP
  • Royal Balcony Suite- Cat R
  • Junior Balcony Suite- Cat RJ
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite-Cat PD
  • Balcony Suite- Cat P
  • Balcony Suite- Cat PA
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Sapphire Deck

  • Crystal Dining Restaurant
  • Table La Rive
  • Galley
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite- Cat BD
  • Balcony Suite- Cat B
  • Balcony Suite- Cat BA
  • Balcony Suite- Cat C
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Jewell Deck

  • Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Standard Stateroom- Cat D
  • Standard Stateroom- Cat E