Compare Scenic River Cruises vs Viking River Cruises

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

Scenic River Cruises
4.5 out of 5
27 Reviews
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Viking River Cruises
4.5 out of 5
59 Reviews
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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.
Cruising down the rivers of Europe you are sure to pass a Viking Longship on your travels. Viking boasts the most extensive fleet of river cruises vessels in Europe, and while their core market is the US, there are many clients from Australia that choose to cruise with them each year. In 2017 Viking launched their range of mid-sized ocean cruises - with just 930 guests this gives their ships greater maneuverability, allowing them to dock where the mega-liners cannot. Viking do not offer NZD pricing, so if you're a Kiwi wanting jump onboard then you'll need to pay in AUD or USD.

Most Recent Reviews

Jewels of Europe
4 Star Review from Gill and Eva.

The scenery was brilliant. The service in the restaurant was just below perfect. The reason for this qualification was due...read more

Lyon & Provence
1 Star Review from Parvez & Christine.

I will be contacting Viking directly to voice my concerns as this trip did not meet expectations. The ship repair for change...read more

Jewels of Europe
5 Star Review from Ari & Eileen.

The river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was an excellent way to travel. It was fully catered and the food selection was...read more

Cities Of Light
3 Star Review from Linda.

Many thanks to Juliet (who has since left!) and Jodie for organising our holiday. All dealings with Global Journeys were...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

Waterways of the Tsars
3 Star Review from Ian & Barbara.

The booking procedure was seamless from selecting our holiday to the receipt of our travel documents. The airfares were...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

Rhine Getaway
4 Star Review from Eileen & Samuel.

Our first river cruise ever and it didn't disappoint! We had a French balcony room which gave us a lovely view of the river...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

Rhine Getaway
4 Star Review from Josephine.

We very much enjoyed our first river cruise. The included excursions were excellent though started quite early in the morning...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.3/5
Ship review average
4.6/5
Vs
4.7/5
Cabin review average
4/5
Vs
4.5/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.3/5
Vs
4.2/5
Food review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.5/5
Entertainment review average
3.7/5
Vs
4/5

Regions Visited

4 Asia Trips
4 Trips
124 Europe Trips
124 Trips
41 Europe Trips
41 Trips

Operator Details

128
Trips
691
Departures
16
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
601
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
16
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions
41
Trips
2,200
Departures
11
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
451
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
64
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions