Are you ready for something magical? A rare experience awaits you onboard Scenic Azure. Being the only Scenic ship that sails the Douro river in Portugal, you’ll experience river sailing at its absolute finest. With her stylish interior and super spacious design, you’ll create unforgettable memories.
Enjoy an intimate experience onboard Scenic Azure – and with only 96 guests onboard, you really will make friends for life. The staff go above and beyond to make sure your sailing is extra special, and with a 1:2 ratio of staff to cruisers, prepare to be waited on hand and foot. Plus, you’ll have your very own butler to attend to your every need!
Scenic want to make sure you make the most of the Portuguese sun using their specially designed features. Top up your tan in the Vitality Pool, lounge around with a cocktail in hand on the sun loungers and enjoy stunning river scenery on the terrace. Simply relax and unwind without a care in the world.
Enjoy the freedom of your generously spacious cabin and make the most of the exclusive dining options – Table D’or is not to be missed, with six-courses of culinary delights and carefully crafted menus, you’ll be in your element. Not to mention that experts onboard will pair your wines with each course, for that extra special dining experience. Take full advantage of being All Inclusive with a number of lounges, bars and restaurants.
So, why wait any longer? A unique sailing is calling your name – you’ll experience river cruising like never before with Scenic.
Arranged over four decks, the Azure offers four accommodation grades, from stylish Standard Suites with river views to the incredible indulgence of the Royal Panorama Suites, each benefitting from a HDTV, pillow menu, complimentary minibar and WiFi and, of course, a personal butler service.
This is the largest suite on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.
These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
Standard Suites are located on the Sapphire Deck with a retractable Scenic Sunlounge to ensure a great view. They have a spacious layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings
Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
Guests can choose to dine at a choice of five on-board venues, from a casual cake and sandwich at the River Café to a six-course degustation menu at the exclusive Table La Rive where delicious dishes and complementary wines are expertly paired. And, for a spot of relaxation, guests can unwind in the Vitality Pool on Sun Deck or visit the dedicated fitness and wellness areas.
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Catering for all guests to dine at a single sitting with open seating allows you to sit with friends or share a more intimate meal.
It’s here you’ll start each day with a wonderful buffet breakfast and cooked-to-order hot favourites. Why not enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon, served for a Champagne breakfast- a perfect way to toast the day ahead!
At lunch you’ll be spoilt for choice with generous buffets and a beautifully prepared à la carte menu.
In the evening, your Maître d’ welcomes you to enjoy a delicious meal created by the award-winning chefs. A generous selection of complimentary beverages that include six red and six white premium regional wines handpicked by the sommelier, as well as beer, spirits, soft drinks and bottled mineral water, are available to accompany every meal.
No other river cruise ship in Europe offers a comparable dining experience like Portobellos Restaurant, which offers traditional Italian cuisine to a select group of just thirty guests. Be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and take your seat for this authentic culinary experience. Portobellos is perfectly located at the front of the ship, taking full advantage of the spectacular views. The skilled highly acclaimed chefs will treat you to a delicious five-course menu complimented by exceptional wines, handpicked by the sommelier. As you can imagine, an evening at Portobellos is a wonderful experience that should not be missed.
If you're an early riser, you might choose to east at the River Café, which opens early for breakfast and serves casual Asian-inspired fare and snacks throughout the day.
An opportunity available to Royal and Junior Suite guests, this degustation menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skilfully with international and local wines by their sommelier. So for example, and perhaps to whet your appetite, the chefs will prepare a porcini cappuccino with blue potato chips, which is then served with Riesling. Or maybe marinated crayfish with mango and rocket, accompanied by a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Burgenland. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavours of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
If you're in a more relaxed mood, or simply want a little time to yourself, the inclusive room service ensures that you can also eat in the comfort of your own suite.
Scenic strictly limits the guest and cabin numbers. Not out of pretension or pride, but because in their experience, they know their guests appreciate a real sense of space. In fact, the wonderful scenery gliding by is often the only reminder you have that you’re actually on a ship.
Their Panorama Lounge is larger than any you’ll find on ordinary river cruise ships, and there is plenty of space to relax at the bar while taking in the breathtaking views. It’s here in the Panorama Bar and Lounge where you will enjoy a glass of champagne when you first board the ship. During your cruise, choose from a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits, and help yourself to teas and coffee, all at no extra cost. It’s worth noting that they store their wines in special EuroCave storage cabinets to ensure that your wine is matured and served at the perfect temperature.
The perfect area to relax with four types of seating to choose from. There are the traditional deck chairs or sun loungers which are perfect for the sun worshippers, or the directors chairs and bistro seating sets for parties of 4 should you wish for a more formal setting.
Whilst aboard the ship, guests are provided with a Fitness centre and a Wellbeing centre where luxurious treatments such as a one-hour aroma therapy full-body massage are available*.
*Treatments are not included in the price
The new Vitality heated pool located up on the Sun Deck is perfect for unwinding after a days sightseeing, with its hydrotherapy jets and plunge pool.