Compare APT River Cruises vs Scenic River Cruises

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of APT River Cruises vs Scenic River Cruises.

APT River Cruises
4.8 out of 5
113 Reviews
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Scenic River Cruises
4.5 out of 5
21 Reviews
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Initially providing coach touring around Australia and NZ to the local market, APT have grown exponentially over the last decade to now offer trips around the world, and are well known for their European river cruises. Over the last few years APT have introduced small ship expeditions that cruise the waters through Asia, Europe, Canada and off the coast of Kimberley. Catering primarily for the retired market, their trips aren't cheap, but in APT's case - you get what you pay for.

Look out for their great Fly Free offers, and Earlybird Savings. The team here at Global Journeys have travelled multiple times by coach, cruise & river with APT, and we definitely recommend them as a quality, consistent, reliable Operator, and our past client reviews back that up.
Scenic's 5 star luxury river cruises are well known and popular in Australia (not so much in NZ). Scenic were the first to introduce balconies on their Scenic Space-Ships, which many clients love, but this comes at a cost to interior cabin space. Like many of the other premium river cruise Operators, look out for their great Fly Free offers, and Earlybird Savings. All inclusive, with Freechoice activities that allow you to choose what you want to do in each port, Scenic also offer a range of luxury additions (like your own Butler) depending on the cabin type select.

Most Recent Reviews

Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
5 Star Review from Arthur & Dianne.

We booked with Yvonne of Global Journeys. Everything was worry free and Yvonne promptly dealt with any questions and was...read more

Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague
4 Star Review from Marita & Paul.

Had a great time in Paris, the Lido was club fabulous. Found the ship & crew very accommodating, the excursions were rushed...read more

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Nick & Heather.

We booked our APT Europe River Cruise with Global Journeys, we upgraded flights and had a few changes, nothing was a problem...read more

Romantic Rhine & Moselle
4 Star Review from Geoff & Carol.

This was our third river cruise, and it is still the best way to travel. Unpack once, sit back and watch the world go by....read more

Luxury Mekong River Cruise
5 Star Review from Norma & Geoff.

First impression in Cambodia is the warm and friendly people. In Siem Reap visiting the temples is a snack by tuk tuk. Angkor...read more

Jewels of Europe
5 Star Review from Penny & Scott.

We thought the cruise was terrific even though we changed boats three times. I don't think Scenic could be blamed for lack...read more

Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
5 Star Review from Tony & Sue.

Absolutely fabulous cruise under the the direction of Daniela Obermeir on board AMA Reina & Venita, couldn't find a fault....read more

Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine
4 Star Review from Debbie & Murray.

We travelled from Zurich to Budapest by coach and then did a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, both trips with Scenic...read more

Russian Waterways
5 Star Review from Jim & Marg.

Many great experiences on this tour of the palaces, churches, Kremlin and a lot of places of interest along the way. The...read more

South of France with Switzerland
5 Star Review from Bruce & Catriona.

Right from the first contact with Global Journeys through to the end of our cruise it was seamless and carefree. Hannah was...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.5/5
Vs
4.1/5
Ship review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.4/5
Cabin review average
4.7/5
Vs
4/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.6/5
Vs
4.2/5
Food review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.1/5
Entertainment review average
4.2/5
Vs
3.7/5

Regions Visited

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Operator Details

137
Trips
1,480
Departures
15
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
601
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
13
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
All-Inclusive
125
Trips
1,312
Departures
16
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
630
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
16
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions