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WHY IT RATES: Scenic was scrutinized by the discerning eyes of Cruise Critic editors and passengers and was not found wanting. -Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor
Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has named Scenic winner of “Best River Cruise Line” in the inaugural Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.
The awards, which are aimed exclusively for Australian cruisers, name the best cruise lines of the year in more than 15 categories and are featured on Cruise Critic’s dedicated Australian site.
Scenic was recognized for its impressive attention to detail in all areas, especially service, dining and cabin comforts.
The generous inclusions and the addition of butlers for everyone were acknowledged as welcome steps in a more luxurious direction. Plus it is consistently rated highly by passengers.
“Australians love to cruise and we’re seeing cruise lines send some of their best ships to our region, reflecting the increase in popularity,” explained Louise Goldsbury, Cruise Critic’s Australia Editor.
“With more selection than ever before, we launched our Australian Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards to highlight the top cruise lines and help travelers narrow down their options to plan their next cruise.”
Commenting on the win, Michelle Black, GM Sales and Marketing, said: “We are delighted to have won such a hotly contested award in the inaugural Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards. The editors are widely regarded as cruising experts so we really value their opinion, as do our guests.
We are really proud of our river cruise product and after a very busy 2016 launching four new ships, we will continue to deliver a five-star luxury travel experience in Europe and Southeast Asia.”
This is Scenic’s fourth award win in the past 12 months after picking up Cruise Passenger Magazine’s ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ award in their annual Reader’s Choice Awards in December; ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator’ for the second year running in Luxury Travel Magazine’s prestigious 2016 Gold List Awards; and being named one of Australia’s ‘Most Trusted Cruise Operators’ in Reader’s Digest’s 2016 Trusted Brands Survey, an independent annual survey which recognizes the products and services most valued by Australian consumers.
SOURCE: A Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours press release