Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal cruise ship

Cruise line
Scenic Tours

Current cruise:
14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
19 Oct, 2016 - 02 Nov, 2016

  Current position



Scenic Crystal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Crystal

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.Scenic Crystal cruise ship All Scenic Tours 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 Crystal ship

Year built 2012 MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) 229065000 9HA300 Malta
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight LOA length 169 51 2721 tons 444 ft (135 m) Ship builder Owner and Operator Christened by Den Breejen Shipyards (Holland) Scenic Tours Heather Buttrose
  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • 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 - AmberJewel, Gem 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.

Scenic Crystal 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. For cabin and deck layouts - follow the Scenic Crystal deck plan review link.

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 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
08 February 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3218
09 Feb        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
10 Feb        Strasbourg, France
11 Feb        Mannheim, Germany
12 Feb        Rudesheim, Germany
13 Feb        Koblenz, Germany
14 Feb        Cologne, Germany
15 Feb        Amsterdam, Holland
16 Feb        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
07 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3368
08 May        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
09 May        Strasbourg, France
10 May        Mannheim, Germany
11 May        Rudesheim, Germany
12 May        Koblenz, Germany
13 May        Cologne, Germany
14 May        Amsterdam, Holland
15 May        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland