Scenic announces hosted river cruises in 2017



Scenic has announced three hosted river cruises in 2017: Getaway host Catriona Rowntree will cruise the Seine on 19 June; author and historian Peter FitzSimons will also cruise the Seine on 29 June; and Ray Martin will cruise the Mekong on 22 August.

Catriona will host an 11-day Seine river cruise which sails a round trip from Paris, taking in some of the most celebrated sites in France including Honfleur, the moving Normandy beaches, Giverny and Monet’s Garden, and Auvers-sur-Oise to explore Vincent van Gogh’s room. Priced from $8190 per person including return flights to France.

Peter will also host a Seine river cruise sharing his extensive knowledge of the war history this region of France is known for through regular lectures onboard. The journey through Northern France also includes visits to some of the country’s most renowned war history sites – the Somme Battlefields, Villers-Bretonneux and Normandy beaches. Priced from $7645 per person including return flights to France.

Ray will host an eight-day Mekong river cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City which includes visits to the Cambodian capital – Phnom Penh, the historic town of Tan Chau and the Cao Dai temple, the floating market at Cai Be and the ancient capital of Oudong. Priced from $3595 per person plus a saving of $250 for bookings made by 30 April 2017.

Michelle Back, General Manager Sales & Marketing, said: “We are delighted to announce a series of hosted river cruises for 2017. We have a great mix of hosts that will appeal to different people. Catriona is one of Australia’s most well-travelled women and we know our guests love sharing in her travel knowledge from 20 years spent travelling the world with Getaway. Peter’s extensive war history knowledge makes this cruise a must for history enthusiasts as it is a fantastic opportunity to visit this fascinating part of France with an expert host to enhance the experience. And Ray is a great storyteller with a wealth of interesting material from his years in journalism that he will be sharing with guests onboard.”


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