Scenic Crystal

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 CruiseMinus.com
  • 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 2018

The below listed Scenic Crystal cruise prices on 2018 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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Budapest cruise port

25 April 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6135
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25 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
27 Apr     Budapest, Hungary   
28 Apr     Vienna, Austria   
29 Apr     Vienna, Austria   
30 Apr     Durnstein, Austria   
30 Apr     Wachau Valley, Austria   
30 Apr     Melk, Austria   
01 May     Linz, Austria   
01 May     Passau, Germany   
02 May     Regensburg, Germany   
03 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
04 May     Bamberg, Germany   
05 May     Wurzburg, Germany   
05 May     Main River   
06 May     Wertheim, Germany   
07 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
07 May     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
08 May     Cologne, Germany   
09 May     Amsterdam, Holland   
10 May      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

09 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3742
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09 May      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
11 May     Amsterdam, Holland   
12 May     Cologne, Germany   
13 May     Koblenz, Germany   
14 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
15 May     Mannheim, Germany   
16 May     Strasbourg, France   
17 May      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

16 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3930
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16 May      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
18 May     Strasbourg, France   
19 May     Mannheim, Germany   
20 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
21 May     Koblenz, Germany   
22 May     Cologne, Germany   
23 May     Amsterdam, Holland   
24 May      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

23 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3930
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23 May      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
25 May     Amsterdam, Holland   
26 May     Cologne, Germany   
27 May     Koblenz, Germany   
28 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
29 May     Mannheim, Germany   
30 May     Strasbourg, France   
31 May      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

30 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3742
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30 May      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
01 Jun     Strasbourg, France   
02 Jun     Mannheim, Germany   
03 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
04 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
05 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
06 Jun     Amsterdam, Holland   
07 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Budapest cruise port

20 June 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6285
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20 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
22 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
23 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
24 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
25 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
25 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
25 Jun     Melk, Austria   
26 Jun     Linz, Austria   
26 Jun     Passau, Germany   
27 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
28 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
29 Jun     Bamberg, Germany   
30 Jun     Wurzburg, Germany   
30 Jun     Main River   
01 Jul     Wertheim, Germany   
02 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
02 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
03 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
04 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
05 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Budapest cruise port

18 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $3668
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18 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
20 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
21 Jul - 22 Jul     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
22 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
23 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
23 Jul     Melk, Austria   
24 Jul     Linz, Austria   
24 Jul     Passau, Germany   
25 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
26 Jul      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Budapest cruise port

18 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague
Prices starting
from $4418
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18 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
20 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
21 Jul - 22 Jul     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
22 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
23 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
23 Jul     Melk, Austria   
24 Jul     Linz, Austria   
24 Jul     Passau, Germany   
25 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
26 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
26 Jul      Arriving in Prague, Czech Republic (Transfer)   

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Nuremberg cruise port

25 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3668
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25 Jul      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
27 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
29 Jul     Passau, Germany   
29 Jul     Linz, Austria   
30 Jul     Melk, Austria   
30 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug - 02 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
02 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Nuremberg cruise port

25 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4418
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25 Jul      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
27 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
29 Jul     Passau, Germany   
29 Jul     Linz, Austria   
30 Jul     Melk, Austria   
30 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug - 02 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
02 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

01 August 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6135
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01 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
03 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
04 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
05 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
06 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
06 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
06 Aug     Melk, Austria   
07 Aug     Linz, Austria   
07 Aug     Passau, Germany   
08 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
09 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
10 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
11 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
11 Aug     Main River   
12 Aug     Wertheim, Germany   
13 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
13 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
14 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
15 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
16 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Budapest cruise port

29 August 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6135
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29 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
31 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
01 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
02 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
03 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
03 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
03 Sep     Melk, Austria   
04 Sep     Linz, Austria   
04 Sep     Passau, Germany   
05 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
06 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
07 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
08 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
08 Sep     Main River   
09 Sep     Wertheim, Germany   
10 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
10 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
11 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
12 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

12 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $6210
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12 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
14 Sep     Antwerp, Belgium   
15 Sep     Veere, Holland   
16 Sep     Dutch & Belgian Waterways   
16 Sep     Nijmegen, Holland   
17 Sep     Maastricht, Holland   
17 Sep     Rhine River   
18 Sep     Duisburg, Germany   
19 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
20 Sep     Cochem, Germany   
21 Sep     Moselle River   
22 Sep     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany   
23 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
23 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
24 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
25 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
26 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
27 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

26 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3292
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26 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
28 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
29 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
30 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
01 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
02 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
03 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
04 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Budapest cruise port

17 October 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5842
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17 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
19 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
20 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
21 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
22 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
22 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
22 Oct     Melk, Austria   
23 Oct     Linz, Austria   
23 Oct     Passau, Germany   
24 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
25 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
26 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
27 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
27 Oct     Main River   
28 Oct     Wertheim, Germany   
29 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
29 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
30 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
31 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
01 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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