In 2013 enjoy a drink for every occasion with complimentary beverages on board at any time of the day, from fine regional wines and boutique beers to pure bottled water and espresso coffee. Plus your in-suite mini-bar is replenished daily, which means you will enjoy complimentary drinks whenever and wherever you fancy; with meals, at the bar or from the privacy of your balcony.
One of the great joys of travel is experiencing the cuisine of other countries. On a Scenic Cruise you will be treated to the delights of Europe's regional cuisine at our five dining venues. At the heart of on-board dining is our magnificent Crystal Dining Room, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
The Crystal Dining Room is spacious and light, with floor to ceiling glass exposing the passing panorama. The room is large enough for all our guests to dine at a single sitting without allocated tables. With this flexibility you can sit with whomever you wish. You may choose an intimate table for two or choose to dine with a group of new friends.
For those days where you feel like lounging on the Sun Deck watching Europe pass by, we have our exclusive River Café, a place to satisfy your all-day dining needs. Whether you are in the mood for coffee, cakes, sandwiches or gelato, you will find it at River Café.
Bountiful breakfasts, leisurely lunches
Early risers can enjoy a light breakfast of fruit and freshly baked pastries with tea and Barista coffee in the River Cafe (2013). For added flexibility the Cafe provides full service casual dining from early morning until dinner.
If you have a hearty appetite, choose from the extensive breakfast buffet or order hot favorites to be served at your table. Lunches are unmatched, with bountiful buffets or a la carte specials, superbly cooked and served to you by your waiter.
Dinner is always a highlight
In the evenings, the restaurant sparkles with lively conversation during the service of a four course a-la-carte meal. You will sample the best of European cuisine, featuring fresh local produce, the finest cuts of meat and regional specialities.
New in 2013 there are additional features for Crystal Dining.
Portobello's - Italian, intimate and 'perfecto'
Scenic Tours offers you a choice of on-board dining, as all guests have the opportunity to dine at Portobello's, our fine dining Italian restaurant offering a 5-course menu and the finest Italian wines. Exclusive and intimate, Portobello's seats just 30 guests and is strategically placed at the front of the ship to take full advantage of the spectacular views. The Portobello experience is one you shouldn't miss - you won't find it on any other ship and it's all included, so you won't be asked to pay a supplement to dine there.
Table La Rive - New for 2013
Guests on the Danube Deck are invited to join our Head Chef for an evening of sumptuous degustation dining. This intimate dinner, showcasing sensational seasonal produce, and premium international wines chosen by our sommelier, is an sumptuous six-course dining extravaganza. This is truly an extraordinary experience of expert food and wine matching.
The crisp acidity of a South African Sauvignon Blanc will bring out the best in a dish marinated crayfish served with mango duck and rocket, while Austrian Cabernet Sauvignon will perfectly completed beef filet with foie gras, potato gratin and truffled jus thanks to its rich palate and ripe tannins. An evening at Table La Rive is a truly extraordinary experience discovering the pleasure of food and wine matching.
Al Fresco on the upper deck
On selected days, the Sun Deck turns into a unique outdoor dining experience with High Tea and alfresco barbeques amidst the shifting panorama of Europe.