Last updated: 07:00 AM ET, Fri January 15 2016

Scenic Named As Classic Vacations’ Luxury River Cruise Provider

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours | January 15, 2016

Scenic Named As Classic Vacations’ Luxury River Cruise Provider

WHY IT RATES: Almost every brand in the travel sector has some sort of partner. Aligning with Classic Vacations gives the Scenic brand an even stronger foothold in North America. - Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse senior writer

PHOTO: The Scenic Jasper (Courtesy Scenic)

Scenic, the award-winning operator of truly all-inclusive luxury European and Southeast Asia river cruises, is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading luxury tour operator Classic Vacations.

Classic chose Scenic as its only luxury river cruise provider after hearing from its many advisors.

“Our travel advisors encouraged Classic to add luxury European river cruises to our portfolio. And, we look forward to partnering with Scenic to deliver an experience beyond compare,” stated David Hu, President, Classic Vacations.

Classic will showcase Scenic’s many exceptional European river offerings on the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle.

“We are proud to align ourselves with a brand as respected as Classic Vacations,” said Joe Maloney, Scenic vice president USA sales & marketing. “Classic’s reputation for providing superior customer service for their Travel Agency partners and their clients marries perfectly with Scenic’s dedication to the agency channel and providing customers with the finest five-star, all-inclusive luxury river cruise experience available.”

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One of the driving factors for Classic Vacations in their choice of Scenic as their first foray into river cruise offerings is the luxurious nature of Scenic’s Space-Ships and its fully-inclusive fare structure.

“Having recently experienced a Scenic river cruise, I’m more convinced than ever that this will be a great addition to our product offering. The inclusive nature of Scenic appeals to our luxury audience,” says Jonna Jackson, Head of Strategic Partnerships for Classic Vacations.

The partnership with Classic Vacations continues the expansion of the Scenic brand in North America, started four years ago. The rapid growth of the line in the NA market has garnered considerable attention in the agency world with sales increases in triple-digits year over year.

Scenic has the newest fleet of ships to sail the European and Southeast Asia rivers with some of the largest staterooms in the industry and amenities that are often found only on high end ocean liners. The Scenic signature all-inclusive luxury means that absolutely everything is included in the fare: from personalized service with a low guest to staff ratio, unlimited beverages (including premium wines and spirits), all meals at any of six dining options, and personal butler service, to all excursions, events and entertainment; from Wi-Fi and airport transfers to all tipping and gratuities on board and ashore.

WATCH: Scenic Cruises Jasper Walkthrough

On-board river highlights and on-shore experiences are made exceptional by the included Scenic Tailormade handheld GPS guided tour system provided to every guest. Every ship includes the line’s unique Sun Lounge technology – where the walkout open-air balcony can convert to an all-weather lounge with a push of a button, expanding the living area of the stateroom.

Scenic offers award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and elsewhere, while offering the same level of expertise and the only truly all-inclusive river cruises in Europe and in 2016, the Mekong, Irrawaddy and Douro.

Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures, and reservations can be obtained via travel agents or at Scenic’s website; by phone (844) 272-3642; or e-mail: Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.

SOURCE: Scenic press release


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