Scenic Group’s Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises will be back sailing on several of Europe’s rivers, beginning in late July 2021 on Portugal’s Douro River.
In addition to the Douro, both brands will resume sailing on the Rhine River in August. Also, in August, Emerald Cruises will add the Danube while Scenic will resume services on France’s Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers in Bordeaux. Scenic will kick off sailings on the Danube in September.
Lisa McCaskill, VP of Sales and Marketing for Scenic Group Canada, said that: “With Europe opening more widely to international travellers, it’s exciting to see Emerald Cruises and Scenic resuming sailing.”
McCaskill continued: “Consumer confidence is building with the return to the European rivers this summer and we are pleased to be experiencing a boost in 2022 bookings. We are hopeful that with the great progress made with vaccination programs, Canadian travel restrictions will be lifted within the next few months and Canadian residents will soon be able to join us on the rivers of Europe.”
Both brands offer a Flexible Booking Policy, where guests can defer their travel plans or cancel up to 60 days prior to departure with no additional booking fees (third party fees may apply).
Parent company, Scenic Group, is working closely with CLIA and local governments to ensure operations adhere to all necessary guidelines. Additional details on booking policies and health and safety protocols can be found on each brand’s websites: www.emeraldcruises.ca and www.scenic.ca.