Scenic Opal

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Scenic Cruises

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

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Scenic Opal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Opal

Year built 2015  /  Age : 2
Flag state Malta
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 53
Decks 4
Cabins 85
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Claire Newell

Review of Scenic Opal

The Scenic Opal boat cruises on Moselle , Danube and Rhine rivers in Europe. The ship's itineraries visit Holland, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic. Departures are from Amsterdam, Basel, Zurich, Budapest and Prague. Itineraries with departures from Paris France include a flight to Amsterdam.Scenic Opal cruise ship

Scenic Opal, along with the other 2015 launched ship Scenic Jasper, are part of the line's expansion program. It positioned the Scenic Cruises line among the best European river passenger shipping lines.

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 Opal offers 85 staterooms and 4 passenger decks (including two decks full of cabins with balconies). The ship has two restaurants, gourmet dining options, spacious top-deck (with shaded terrace lounge and sitting areas), Gym & Spa facilities, an 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 Scenic river cruise 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 Opal 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.

Scenic Opal wiki

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  • 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, Gelati Bar
  • Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), pool, shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks).
  • Scenic Opal 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 Opal has other “Space-Ship” sister with the same design - Jasper.
  • 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 - RR (x4, deck3), RP (x2, deck3), RJ, BJ, B1J (x4, deck2&3), A, PA, PP,BA, BB, C, BD-Deluxe, PD-Deluxe (x61, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
  • Window Staterooms - D, E (x13, 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 Opal Itineraries 2017

The below listed Scenic Opal 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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Basel cruise port

20 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5422
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20 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
22 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
23 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
24 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
25 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
25 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
26 Sep     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany   
27 Sep     Moselle River   
28 Sep     Cochem, Germany   
29 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
30 Sep     Duisburg, Germany   
01 Oct     Rhine River   
01 Oct     Maastricht, Holland   
02 Oct     Nijmegen, Holland   
02 Oct     Dutch and Belgian Waterways   
03 Oct     Veere, Holland   
04 Oct     Antwerp, Belgium   
05 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   
Basel cruise port

11 October 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3930
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11 Oct      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
13 Oct     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
14 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
15 Oct     Mannheim, Germany   
16 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
16 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
17 Oct     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany   
18 Oct     Moselle River   
19 Oct     Cochem, Germany   
20 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
21 Oct     Duisburg, Germany   
22 Oct     Rhine River   
22 Oct     Maastricht, Holland   
23 Oct     Nijmegen, Holland   
23 Oct     Dutch and Belgian Waterways   
24 Oct     Veere, Holland   
25 Oct     Antwerp, Belgium   
26 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

Scenic Opal Itineraries 2018

The below listed Scenic Opal 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

07 November 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4035
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07 Nov      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
09 Nov     Budapest, Hungary   
10 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
11 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
12 Nov     Durnstein, Austria   
12 Nov     Wachau Valley, Austria   
12 Nov     Melk, Austria   
13 Nov     Linz, Austria   
13 Nov     Passau, Germany   
14 Nov     Regensburg, Germany   
15 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
16 Nov     Bamberg, Germany   
17 Nov     Wurzburg, Germany   
17 Nov     Main River   
18 Nov     Wertheim, Germany   
19 Nov     Rudesheim, Germany   
19 Nov     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
20 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
21 Nov     Amsterdam, Holland   
22 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland