Scenic invited a lucky group of travel agents on board the newest Scenic Space-Ship Scenic Amber. Boarding in the Baroque town of Passau, set on the confluence of Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, they travelled through Germany and Austria over seven days.
After crossing into Austria, agents were among the first Scenic guests to experience a brand new Scenic Enrich activity for the 2016 river cruising season – ‘The Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’. An exclusive production performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg which was a huge hit with everyone who loved the performance of all the catchy classics and the authentic Austrian lunch. Two years in the making – from concept development, castings, rehearsals and set up – agents enjoyed the 90 minute show which features a professional cast of seven actors including a children’s choir, and a 16-strong orchestra.
With two days in Vienna, agents chose from a range of Freechoice activities including; a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace; a visit to the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program; or ‘Shop with a Chef’ at the local food markets with the on board chef. Everyone also experienced the popular Scenic Enrich event at Palais Liechtenstein where they attended a private Viennese evening concert featuring music of Strauss and Mozart.
The cruise concluded with the official christening ceremony for Scenic Amber. Angela Turen christened the third next-generation Scenic Space-Ship Scenic Amber at a special ceremony for media and travel industry leaders from Australia, New Zealand, UK and North America in the Austrian town of Passau on ANZAC Day – Monday 25 April.