Scenic launches virtual reality tour

Scenic Cruises has launched a virtual reality tour offering the Scenic Space-Ship experience before heading on board.

Filmed in April this year after renovations earlier in the year, travel agents and guests can now tour Scenic Diamond, which exclusively cruises the waterways of Bordeaux.

The cruise line’s UK brand manager Nichola Absalom said virtual reality was the next best thing to experiencing the ships firsthand, and would empower agents and customers alike during the booking process.

“For travellers that are new to river cruising, suite categories, and on board facilities, the virtual reality experience will really assist them when booking as well as the pre-journey experience.

“Guests will be able to walk through our newly built Royal Owner’s Suite and feel like they are taking part in Scenic Culinaire, the exclusive on board cooking school.”

Dawn Quinn, acting national sales manager for the brand, said: “The new virtual reality tour really brings Scenic Diamond to life. The video provides agents with an exciting and innovative way to learn about and promote Scenic Space-Ships, as they can experience the ultimate in 5* luxury river cruising for themselves.”

Salt Lounge, Scenic Diamond

Scenic Diamond was chosen as she recently underwent redevelopment, with the additions of a Salt Lounge, the first ever on board a river cruise (a Salt Lounge is a room handcrafted out of salt bricks, known for its therapeutic health benefits); the one-bedroom Royal Owner’s Suite, which is 47m2 of all-inclusive luxury; and Scenic Culinaire, an exclusive on board cooking class.

To view the virtual reality experience yourself, visit




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