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
23 Reviews
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Viking River Cruises
4.6 out of 5
52 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

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

Passage to Eastern Europe
4 Star Review from Russell & Susan.

Like any trip there are a lot of positives and an occasional grouch. Our last trip with Viking fell into that category. The...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

Tulips & Windmills
5 Star Review from Peter & Esther.

What was so enjoyable about the cruise was the relaxed pace and plenty of opportunities to get to know our friendly fellow...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

Danube Waltz
5 Star Review from Judy.

We had a wonderful time and were lucky to have excellent weather. The ship was so luxurious, and we were impressed by the...read more

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

Grand European Tour
5 Star Review from Michelle & Wayne.

We chose Viking for a higher end river cruise but value for money, including flights, and weren't disappointed! From the...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

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

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.4/5
Ship review average
4.5/5
Vs
4.8/5
Cabin review average
4.1/5
Vs
4.6/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.2/5
Vs
4.3/5
Food review average
4.1/5
Vs
4.5/5
Entertainment review average
3.6/5
Vs
4/5

Regions Visited

2 Trips
124 Trips
41 Trips

Operator Details

126
Trips
1,088
Departures
16
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
624
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
16
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions
41
Trips
3,007
Departures
11
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
504
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
64
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions