Scenic Tours General Manager of Europe Product, Aleisha Fittler said, “Since the launch of our 2013 France and Russia River Cruises programme in April, sales have exceeded expectations and continue to be strong.”
For France the deployment of a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ on the French waterways has been the key contributing factor. It is the newest ship on the waterways of France and the only one to be offering full outdoor balconies as well as all the benefits Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ cruising offers. All-inclusive luxury with unlimited beverages, a choice of three dining venues and full butler service. It is truly the first class cruising experience. Another reason is that the itinerary is now set at a more leisurely pace with no overnight sailings. The relaxed pace of the cruise allows more time for guests to enjoy the on board experience and the culture of the destination.
For Russia the decision for Scenic Tours to build their own ship in Russia has been the key contributing factor. The ship enables Scenic Tours to provide the standard of cruising across all destinations that guests expect with the company. The Scenic Tsar completed refurbishment and set sail in June this year. It is the first ship in Russia over 25 years to be registered as ‘new build’ as 80% of the ship is new.
Fittler said, “We recognised a gap in the market and so have built a program to meet the markets demands – a boutique size ship, 93% balcony cabins and all-inclusive. As the first new build in 25 years in Russia, the Scenic Tsar has taken river cruising in Russia to a new level so it is no surprise that our departures are filling fast”.
Source = Scenic Tours