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
21 Reviews
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Viking River Cruises
4.6 out of 5
48 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Value review average
4.1/5
Vs
4.4/5
Ship review average
4.4/5
Vs
4.8/5
Cabin review average
4/5
Vs
4.6/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.3/5
Food review average
4.1/5
Vs
4.6/5
Entertainment review average
3.7/5
Vs
4.1/5

Regions Visited

2 Trips
123 Trips
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Operator Details

125
Trips
1,312
Departures
16
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
630
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
16
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions
41
Trips
3,451
Departures
11
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
506
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
64
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions