Scenic Crystal


Cruise line
Scenic Cruises

14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
20 Sep, 2017 - 05 Oct, 2017

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Scenic Crystal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Crystal

Year built 2012  /  Age : 5
Builder Den Breejen Shipyards (Holland)
Owner Scenic Tours (Australia)
Operator Scenic Cruises
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage 2720 gt
Passengers 85 - 169
Crew 51
Decks 4
Cabins 85
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Heather Buttrose

Review of Scenic Crystal

The Scenic Crystal boat cruises on Moselle, Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in Europe. The itineraries visit Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic. Departures are from Amsterdam, Basel, Budapest and Prague. Itineraries from Paris (France) include a flight to Amsterdam Holland.Scenic Crystal cruise ship

Scenic Crystal is the first in a series of 4 new-class Scenic Tours ships launched between 2012 and 2016. The boat's fleetmates are named Scenic Jade, Scenic Jewel and Scenic Amber. These luxury riverboats, along with the 2015 launched ships Scenic Jasper and Scenic Opal, are part of the line's expansion program. It positioned the Scenic Cruises line among the best European river passenger shipping lines.

All Scenic river cruise ships in Europe are operated with inclusive deals. These boats are also nearly 1/5 longer but with smaller guest capacity compared to standard-design riverboats sailing on the big European rivers and inland waterways. This type of design (patented as "space ships") allows bigger cabins and spacious public areas. A signature feature of all Scenic Cruises "space ships" are the cabin balconies called “Sun Lounges”. These are outdoor terraces which easily convert into indoor lounge areas.

Scenic Crystal offers 85 staterooms and 4 passenger decks (including two decks full of balcony cabins). The ship boasts two restaurants, gourmet dining options, spacious top-deck with served terrace and shaded sitting area, Gym & Spa facilities, one elevator. On all (price-inclusive) Scenic cruise tours and excursions ashore, guests receive GPS tracking devices (called ScenicTailorMade) with uploaded digital maps. They also double as listening devices for the live narration by the line's local expert tour guides provided on all group travel excursions. Binoculars and bicycles are also provided complimentary to fully enjoy the scenery everywhere along the itinerary route.

Scenic river cruise deals are among the industry's most all-inclusive. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service and Internet are included in the fares. Even the drinks in cabins' mini-bars are complimentary. Scenic Tours cruises traditionally attract travelers from Australia and the UK, with a constantly growing number of Americans, Canadians and Germans. Passengers are 55+, financially comfortable and well traveled.

Scenic Crystal cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Scenic cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Scenic Tours river cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

Scenic Crystal wiki

  • Accident reports and news
  • Cabin grades number: 16
  • Total number of cabins: 85 (of which 73 balcony suites).
  • Restaurants: Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Diamond Deck, for Suite passengers only)
  • Lounges & Bars: Panorama Lounge, River Cafe
  • Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks).
  • Scenic Crystal cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, hotel stays, gratuities, port taxes, all beverages consumed on the ship (coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks). River cruise fares are also inclusive of alcohol - wine and beer at lunch/dinner, but also of cocktails and liquor offered at the boat's bars.
  • In the Scenic fleet, the river ship Crystal has other “Space-Ships” sisters with the same design - AmberJewelGem and Jade.
  • Be sure to join the Scenic Cruises loyalty program named "Scenic Club". The Scenic Club membership is free and offers numerous benefits, including exclusive deals, booking discount vouchers, members-only river cruise and tour itineraries, complimentary hotel packages and limousine services, unlimited laundry, Scenic-logoed merchandise, gift cards, special (exclusive) onboard events and competitions.
  • Note: Depending on departure dates, itineraries and special offers/promotions, sometimes, Scenic river cruise prices may include the airfare.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - RA, R (x4, deck3), RS (x2, deck3), RJ, BJ (x4, deck2&3), A, PA, PP, C, BA, BB, BD-PD-Deluxe (x61, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
  • Window Staterooms - D, E (x12, deck1).
  • More than 80% of the accommodations feature full-size balconies. Every room has a “Scenic Slumber Bed” that is queen-size, with fine linens and a menu of pillows. Junior and Royal Suites offer butler service.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Scenic Crystal Itineraries 2017

The below listed Scenic Crystal cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scenic Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
Amsterdam cruise port

06 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3630
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06 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
09 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
10 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
12 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
13 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
14 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Amsterdam cruise port

20 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $6548
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20 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
22 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
23 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
24 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
24 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
25 Sep     Wertheim, Germany   
26 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
26 Sep     Main River   
27 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
28 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
29 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
30 Sep     Passau, Germany   
30 Sep     Linz, Austria   
01 Oct     Melk, Austria (Morning)   
01 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
01 Oct     Durnstein, Austria (Afternoon)   
01 Oct - 02 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
02 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
03 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
04 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
05 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

04 October 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5985
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04 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
06 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
07 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
08 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
09 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
09 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
09 Oct     Melk, Austria   
10 Oct     Linz, Austria   
10 Oct     Passau, Germany   
11 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
12 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
13 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
14 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
14 Oct     Main River   
15 Oct     Wertheim, Germany   
16 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
16 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
17 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
18 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
19 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   
Amsterdam cruise port

18 October 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $5130
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18 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
20 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
21 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
22 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
22 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
23 Oct     Wertheim, Germany   
24 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
24 Oct     Main River   
25 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
26 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
26 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
27 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
28 Oct     Passau, Germany   
28 Oct     Linz, Austria   
29 Oct     Melk, Austria (Morning)   
29 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
29 Oct     Durnstein, Austria (Afternoon)   
29 Oct - 23:00     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Vienna, Austria   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Vienna, Austria   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Budapest, Hungary   
01 Nov      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary