imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no schedule to follow but your own. That is the freedom Norwegian Cruise Line provides in all our itineraries. Indulge your taste buds at one of our wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination? Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.
Founded by an Australian-based company, Scenic Tours, which started in 1986 as a coach tour company serving Australia. By 1995 the company had grown well past it’s homeland borders and had become a world-wide tour company. In 2005, Scenic began to charter river cruise ships for its guests traveling in Europe and in 2008, the company launched an upscale river cruise line with its own ships, branded as “Scenic Space Ships.” While Scenic’s luxury brand catered to travelers who were seeking upscale river cruise experiences, the company also saw a need to serve the less-affluent (and possibly younger) travelers. Like the Scenic brand, Emerald Waterways has custom-crafted vessels referred to as “Star Ships” that began sailing on a few of the European rivers in early 2014.