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
127 Reviews
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Scenic River Cruises
4.5 out of 5
25 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 - Amsterdam to Budapest
4 Star Review from Sandra.

Our first river cruise and we enjoyed every moment. Jemma Rosen from Global Journeys did a great job organising everything...read more

Breathtaking Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro with Paris
4 Star Review from Pauline & Colin.

Firstly, I have nothing but praise for Jemma Rosen and Global Journeys in how our trip was organised. Jemma was always helpful,...read more

Rhine, Rhone & Moselle - Amsterdam to Arles
5 Star Review from Andrew.

Generally an excellent cruise with good service and very good guides on shore excursions. The only event which we thought...read more

Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague
5 Star Review from Gary & Cheryl.

We booked our Scenic River Cruise with Paris and Prague extensions through Hannah at Global Journeys and I cannot speak highly...read more

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Andreas & Trudy.

A great cruise, very well organised, everything went on time and when one of the locks was damaged APT organised changing...read more

Gems of the Danube with Prague
5 Star Review from Graham & Caroline.

The trip started in Prague where the hotel was very good and centrally located. All you get from Scenic here is a walking...read more

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

Firstly we would have no hesitation in booking again with Global Journeys (hello Madeline). They were very professional,...read more

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland
5 Star Review from Victoria & Wayne.

Throughout our journey we were looked after every step of the way. We came across Global Journeys online and were very impressed...read more

Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
5 Star Review from Charles & Robert.

We have travelled extensively each year by air, on land and with many ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise for...read more

South of France
4 Star Review from Lynn & Thomas.

Our second trip with Scenic on this particular cruise. As usual the staff were great and the accommodation clean and comfortable....read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.5/5
Vs
4.2/5
Ship review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.5/5
Cabin review average
4.7/5
Vs
4.1/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.6/5
Vs
4.3/5
Food review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.2/5
Entertainment review average
4.2/5
Vs
3.6/5

Regions Visited

10 Trips
151 Trips
2 Trips
124 Trips

Operator Details

161
Trips
2,108
Departures
14
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
588
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
13
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
All-Inclusive
126
Trips
924
Departures
16
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
619
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
16
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions