Regardless of which option cruisers choose, Ms Maher encourages travellers to get off the boat and explore.
“The best way to make the most of a river cruise and its excursions is to include a range of different activities and to make the most of your free time,” she said.
“Excursions are what makes the river cruise so memorable for many of our guests. There is no better way to visit a region than with a local, which is why we use local expert guides on all of our Scenic river cruises.
“They offer the perfect balance of interesting and informative tales about the places being visited, as well as insider knowledge that can’t be found in any guide books.”
Of course, in order to satisfy all wants and needs, it takes some planning.
That is where Ms Maher and her team come in, however they couldn’t do it without the insight of previous guests.
“We rely heavily on the feedback from our previous guests when it comes to crafting each itinerary,” she explained.
“With this information, our team are constantly on the lookout searching for new and exciting experiences that we can bring to our programmes. We love to bring our guests exclusive excursions that are only available to guests travelling with Scenic as part of our Scenic Enrich programme.
“We love to be able to provide our guests with an experience purely for their own enjoyment.”
For Ms Maher, one of the best combines exercise with exploration.