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ABOVE: A Scenic "Space Ship" on the Rhine.

Scenic Cruises suite with balconyScenic is an Australian company that entered the European river-cruise market in 2008 with what it described as a "five-star" standard of accommodations and service. More than 80 percent of suites and cabins have balconies, all guests have personal butler service, and passengers can choose among several restaurants at dinnertime--including afternoon tea and barbecue dinners on the Sun Deck when the cruising schedule and weather permit.

The company has a growing fleet of  new "Space-Ships," which tend to be larger than most river ships in Europe. Itineraries on these ships include cruises on the Rhine, Danube, Moselle, Rhône/Saône, and Seine. (Other itineraries combine cruises with touring by bus.)

Fares include airport transfers, unlimited complimentary beverages, free Wi-Fi, and  all gratuitites. (Even tips for local tour guides are included in the fares.) The line's newest amenities are electric-assist bicycles for DIY shore excursions and the Scenic Riverview personal GPS commentary device, which is said to act like a "personal tour guide" while the ship is cruising.

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