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'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.

Overall Ratings

4.6

Out of 5 Rating

20

Client Reviews

4.6

Out of 5 Rating

47

Client Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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
France's Finest
5 Star Review from Marg & Rob.

Four years ago we sailed with Viking on the Budapest to Amsterdam cruise and loved it so it was a no brainer for us to choose...read more
Rhine Getaway
4 Star Review from Kay & Chris.

Loved cruising the Rhine with Viking. They are very good at what they do and looked after us extremely well. Because of our...read more
Chateaux, Rivers & Wine
5 Star Review from Druce.

This cruise completely lived up to our expectations. The comprehensive excursion-included nature of this Viking cruise was...read more
Paris & the Heart of Normandy
5 Star Review from Chris & Janine.

A truly wonderful experience packed with beautiful scenery and interesting historical sites, all organised extremely well....read more
Grand European Tour
5 Star Review from Paul & Carmel.

Everything was very well organised, from the tours to the daily schedule of activities. The staff were both friendly and...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

4.2

Value

4.4

Value

4.5

Ship

4.8

Ship

4.1

Cabin

4.6

Cabin

4.3

Excursions

4.3

Excursions

4.3

Food

4.6

Food

3.9

Entertainment

4.1

Entertainment

Regions Visited

Operator Details

112

Trips

607

Departures

33

Trips

2,542

Departures

16

Average Trip Length

11

Average Trip Length

$621

Average Price Per Day

$495

Average Price Per Day

Average Age: 60+ years

Average Age: 60+ years

Budget: Luxury & Premium

Budget: Luxury & Premium

Tour Types: River Cruises

Tour Types: River Cruises

Gratuities: All Included

Gratuities: Gratuities Included, except on Mekong River Cruises

Transfers: All Included

Transfers: Included

Balconies: Private Balcony

Balconies: French & Private Balcony

Excursions: Included

Excursions: Included

Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included

Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals, Drinks Packages Available

Top 5 Trips:

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


5 Reviews
Grand European Tour
15 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


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


2 Reviews
Grand European Tour
15 Day River Cruise From Budapest to Amsterdam.


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


1 Review
Romantic Danube
8 Day River Cruise From Nuremberg to Budapest.


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


1 Review
Rhine Getaway
8 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Basel.


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


1 Review
Waterways of the Tsars
13 Day River Cruise From Moscow to St. Petersburg.


3 Reviews

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