Sailing through the beautiful waterways of France, these vessels are known as “Space-ships” for their roomy suites and public areas. On board you will find a ship for guests seeking luxury and comfort while traveling through the country’s most charming passageways.

The Scenic Sapphire and Diamond boast just 75 cabins each and accommodate a maximum of 149 passengers on their departures through France. What each suite on the Scenic Sapphire and Diamond has in common is their refined style and ample space. Inside you will find thoughtful touches like generously sized en suite bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows that make use of Scenic’s exclusive Sun Lounge technology. With the push of a button, the top glass window drops down to create a private over-sized open-air balcony furnished with sun loungers. Here you are invited to take a seat and watch the French countryside go by. Indeed, it seems the view is always front and center with a mostly neutral palette to keep your attention on the passing scenery. Crisp white linens swathe comfortable beds, and drapery can be opened and closed to bring in the natural light or keep your space a quiet and restful cocoon. The Royal Owner’s Suites represent the height of luxury, with their 520 square foot floor plans, separate lounge areas, and complimentary bottles of champagne and wine to toast your journey.

Both Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond ships each have three decks with a variety of dining options, entertainment, an all-weather Vitality Pool, and an updated wellness areas including massage services and a hair salon. Breathe in the fresh air from the sun deck or take a brisk stroll on the walking track. Dining on board is a special affair with five different restaurant options. The chefs pull inspiration from the locations along your route, allowing you to dive into France’s culinary treasures and enjoy food prepared with local and fresh ingredients. You can even watch them whip up your next meal in a cooking demonstration inside the exclusive Scenic Culinaire cooking suite, or join the chef in the markets handpicking what you will eat at your next meal.

A journey with Scenic Cruises is an all-inclusive, luxury experience featuring world-class service. Enjoy unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits, private butlers that attend to your needs, and a wide range of shore excursions. When you disembark Scenic Sapphire, there are a boat load of experiences waiting for you: from Lyon’s Notre Dame Basilica and the cobblestone paths of medieval Perouges, to the wines in Beaujolais and the Roman amphitheater in Vienne. No matter the route, the Scenic Sapphire and Diamond allow you to float through France’s history and culture in fashionable style.

Scenic Cruises sail on select dates from March to December. Children ages 12 and older are welcome; children ages 7-11 are welcome on select dates and on prior arrangement.

Scenic Cruises in Western Europe

Click to learn more about the Scenic Jasper, Opal, and Amber, a trio of Scenic Cruises sailing the European Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers.