Compare APT River Cruises vs Scenic River Cruises

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

Overall Ratings

4.7

Out of 5 Rating

110

Client Reviews

4.6

Out of 5 Rating

20

Client Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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
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
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
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
Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Prague
5 Star Review from Debbie.

What a trip. I've never done a cruise of any description before and this was certainly the way to go. My cabin on the ship...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
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
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
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
Normandy & Gems of the Seine
5 Star Review from Lynn.

It's hard to find fault with this tour. All 125 or so passengers were treated like nobility. Nothing was too much trouble...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

4.5

Value

4.2

Value

4.8

Ship

4.5

Ship

4.7

Cabin

4.1

Cabin

4.6

Excursions

4.3

Excursions

4.8

Food

4.3

Food

4.2

Entertainment

3.9

Entertainment

Regions Visited

Operator Details

116

Trips

914

Departures

112

Trips

607

Departures

15

Average Trip Length

16

Average Trip Length

$594

Average Price Per Day

$621

Average Price Per Day

Tour Types: River Cruises

Tour Types: River Cruises

Gratuities: All Included

Gratuities: All Included

Transfers: All Included

Transfers: All Included

Balconies: French & Private Balcony

Balconies: Private Balcony

Excursions: Included

Excursions: Included

Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included

Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included

Top 5 Trips:

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
15 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


43 Reviews
Jewels of Europe
15 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


5 Reviews
Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
15 Day River Cruise From Budapest to Amsterdam.


21 Reviews
Beautiful Bordeaux
11 Day River Cruise Starting and ending in Bordeaux.


2 Reviews
Magnificent Europe - Paris to Prague
21 Day River Cruise From Paris to Prague.


9 Reviews
Luxury Irrawaddy
11 Day River Cruise From Mandalay to Yangon.


1 Review
Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Prague
18 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Prague.


6 Reviews
Romantic Rhine & Moselle
15 Day River Cruise From Zurich to Amsterdam.


1 Review
Magnificent Europe - Prague to Amsterdam
18 Day River Cruise From Prague to Amsterdam.


5 Reviews
Normandy & Gems of the Seine
11 Day River Cruise Starting and ending in Paris.


1 Review

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