Scenic Cruises to re-build five of its six European "Space Ships"


Scenic Cruises announced that five of its six European 'Space-Ships' are being nearly completely rebuilt to match newest ships' specifications (Scenic Crystal and the soon-to-launch Scenic Jewel).  These ships range in age from 18 months to four years.

In the dining segment, the new River Café has been added, Portobellos Restaurant has been upgraded, the mainrestaurant has enhanced omelet and carver stations and the new Table La Rive degustation dining venue has been added. Cabins (except on Scenic Emerald and Tsar) have been redone floor to ceiling (wallpaper, marble desk tops and side tables, furniture, carpets, etc.) and will now boast the company’s Scenic ‘Sun-Lounges,’ allowing guests to convert their private, full-size balcony into an indoor all-weather lounge with the push of a button; new furniture throughout; and 32 inch Samsung HD TVs linked to MiniMac computers for in-cabin email and Internet. 

Steelwork has extended the floor plans of all Royal and Panorama Suites and their interiors gutted and rebuilt to Crystal/Jewel specifications. The lounge has a new upgraded bar done with "Port Laurent" marble, additional coffee machines, and additional Eurocave wine dispensers for added choices.  Reception has been completely renovated with new floors, reception desks, “Bolon” wallpaper, artwork and light fixtures.  The ships will also see new carpet, curtains and designer furniture throughout. 

For 2013, Scenic Cruises is offering unlimited complimentary beverages (top-shelf brands are additional); private butler service for every guest; three new dining venues: River Café (all day offerings), Table La Rive (degustation), High Tea on the Terrace and 24-hour room service; new themed dinners with entertainment (including Hungarian and Bavarian); Scenic Riverview – a personal GPS ONBOARD guided tour system devices providing commentary on passing sites; and complimentary Wi-Fi internet.

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