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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
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8:00 AM 12th June 2021
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Scenic & VIVA Cruises – A Double Unveiling

River cruise specialist, VIVA Cruises, has unveiled the 2022 programme of its first ever expedition ship, SEAVENTURE.

From April to October 2022, the 164-guest vessel will offer new ocean itineraries in Northern and Western Europe, as well as Arctic cruises - departing from Bremerhaven, Dublin, Edinburgh, Tromsø and Reykjavik.

All of the new sailings can now be booked online at: https://www.viva-cruises.com/en/.

Sample Cruises
‘Coastal Magic’: 7 nights from/to Dublin, departing 16 April 2022. The expedition ship will take passengers along the Irish coast to Belfast and across northern Scotland to Edinburgh. This sailing will be followed by further stops in Nordic cities including Spitsbergen, Norway’s northernmost archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

‘Eternal Ice of the Arctic’: a 24-day voyage from/to Bremerhaven (Germany), with two departures in July and August. On this expedition cruise, SEAVENTURE will go through the Shetland Islands - the northern-most tip of Scotland – while making its way to Greenland. Passengers will have the chance to see impressive glaciers and icebergs in Disko Bay as well as spotting humpback, minke and fin whales in the summer months.

Prices for 2022 SEAVENTURE expedition cruises start from €2,205 (approximately £1,900) per person in an outside cabin. An early bird discount of 10% will apply to all bookings made by 31 July 2021.

2022 Europe River Cruising programme
Scenic has unveiled a range of new immersive Enrich Experiences with the release of its 2022 European River Cruises Collection.

New for 2022 is an onboard Enrichment Manager for all Europe river cruises, responsible for hosting cabaret nights, cooking lessons, wine tastings, informative lectures and ensuring guests fully enjoy their experience.

Some of the new experiences offered will also include an onboard glassblower demonstration, painting classes for guests sailing the Rhône and a lecture from a tulip grower in the Netherlands.

New included exclusive experiences include:
Exclusive access to Bordeaux’s immersive exhibition, Les Bassins de Lumières. Bordeaux’s cavernous former submarine base has been transformed into a vast centre of digital art. The largest of its kind in the world, the immersive exhibition features spectacular sensory light and sound displays. Guests will enjoy exclusive after-hours access to enjoy the stunning displays without the crowds. The exhibition visit is included on two of Scenic’s 2022 river cruises; the 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux starting from £3,195 sailing 8/4/22 and the 11-day Flavours of Bordeaux Culinary Cruise starting from £3,645 sailing 25/5/22.

Motorworld, Cologne
...exclusive event for Scenic guests. Experience the high-octane German motoring heritage and private collection of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher at Motorworld in Cologne. After a welcome drink with canapés, guests will enjoy an after-hours access guided tour of Motorworld.

The visit is included on the 15-day Jewels of Europe sailing starting from £4,395 sailing 7/11/22.

Scenic is currently offering savings of up to £1,500 per couple on 2022 Europe river cruises booked before 15 July 2021.

Visit www.scenic.co.uk to book online or call 0808 250 1181.