Scenic Opal

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

  • 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, 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 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
Amsterdam cruise port

25 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3405
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25 Apr      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
27 Apr     Amsterdam, Holland   
28 Apr     Cologne, Germany   
29 Apr     Koblenz, Germany   
30 Apr     Rudesheim, Germany   
01 May     Mannheim, Germany   
02 May     Strasbourg, France   
03 May      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

02 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3742
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02 May      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
04 May     Strasbourg, France   
05 May     Mannheim, Germany   
06 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
07 May     Koblenz, 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 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $6285
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09 May      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
11 May     Amsterdam, Holland   
12 May     Cologne, Germany   
13 May     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
13 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
14 May     Wertheim, Germany   
15 May     Wurzburg, Germany   
15 May     Main River   
16 May     Bamberg, Germany   
17 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
17 May     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
18 May     Regensburg, Germany   
19 May     Passau, Germany   
19 May     Linz, Austria   
20 May     Melk, Austria (Morning)   
20 May     Wachau Valley, Austria   
20 May     Durnstein, Austria (Afternoon)   
20 May - 21 May     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
21 May     Vienna, Austria   
22 May     Vienna, Austria   
23 May     Budapest, Hungary   
24 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

23 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6660
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23 May      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
25 May     Budapest, Hungary   
26 May     Vienna, Austria   
27 May     Vienna, Austria   
28 May     Durnstein, Austria   
28 May     Wachau Valley, Austria   
28 May     Melk, Austria   
29 May     Linz, Austria   
29 May     Passau, Germany   
30 May     Regensburg, Germany   
31 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
01 Jun     Bamberg, Germany   
02 Jun     Wurzburg, Germany   
02 Jun     Main River   
03 Jun     Wertheim, Germany   
04 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
04 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
06 Jun     Amsterdam, Holland   
07 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

06 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3855
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06 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Jun     Amsterdam, Holland   
09 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
10 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
12 Jun     Mannheim, Germany   
13 Jun     Strasbourg, France   
14 Jun      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

27 June 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $6585
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27 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
29 Jun     Antwerp, Belgium   
30 Jun     Veere, Holland   
01 Jul     Dutch & Belgian Waterways   
01 Jul     Nijmegen, Holland   
02 Jul     Maastricht, Holland   
02 Jul     Rhine River   
03 Jul     Duisburg, Germany   
04 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
05 Jul     Cochem, Germany   
06 Jul     Moselle River   
07 Jul     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany   
08 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
08 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
09 Jul     Mannheim, Germany   
10 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
11 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
12 Jul      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

11 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3780
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11 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
13 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
14 Jul     Mannheim, Germany   
15 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
16 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
17 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
18 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
19 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

18 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3592
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18 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
20 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
21 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
22 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
23 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
24 Jul     Mannheim, Germany   
25 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
26 Jul      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

25 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3292
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25 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
27 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
28 Jul     Mannheim, Germany   
29 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
30 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
31 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
01 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
02 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

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

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Budapest cruise port

15 August 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6135
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15 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
17 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
18 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
19 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
20 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
20 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
20 Aug     Melk, Austria   
21 Aug     Linz, Austria   
21 Aug     Passau, Germany   
22 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
23 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
25 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
25 Aug     Main River   
26 Aug     Wertheim, Germany   
27 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
27 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
28 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
29 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
30 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

29 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $4455
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29 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
31 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
01 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
02 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
03 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
04 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
05 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
06 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

05 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3592
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05 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
07 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
08 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
09 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
10 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
12 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Budapest cruise port

26 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5992
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26 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
28 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
30 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
01 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
01 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
01 Oct     Melk, Austria   
02 Oct     Linz, Austria   
02 Oct     Passau, Germany   
03 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
05 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
06 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
06 Oct     Main River   
07 Oct     Wertheim, Germany   
08 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
08 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
09 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
10 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
11 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

10 October 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $5842
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10 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
12 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
14 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
14 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
15 Oct     Wertheim, Germany   
16 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
16 Oct     Main River   
17 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
18 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
18 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
19 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
20 Oct     Passau, Germany   
20 Oct     Linz, Austria   
21 Oct     Melk, Austria (Morning)   
21 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
21 Oct     Durnstein, Austria (Afternoon)   
21 Oct - 22 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
22 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
23 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
24 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
25 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

24 October 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5842
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24 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
26 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
27 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
28 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
29 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
29 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
29 Oct     Melk, Austria   
30 Oct     Linz, Austria   
30 Oct     Passau, Germany   
31 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
01 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
02 Nov     Bamberg, Germany   
03 Nov     Wurzburg, Germany   
03 Nov     Main River   
04 Nov     Wertheim, Germany   
05 Nov     Rudesheim, Germany   
05 Nov     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
06 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
07 Nov     Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

07 November 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3892
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07 Nov      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
09 Nov     Amsterdam, Holland   
10 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
11 Nov     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
11 Nov     Rudesheim, Germany   
12 Nov     Wertheim, Germany   
13 Nov     Wurzburg, Germany   
13 Nov     Main River   
14 Nov     Bamberg, Germany   
15 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
15 Nov     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
16 Nov     Regensburg, Germany   
17 Nov     Passau, Germany   
17 Nov     Linz, Austria   
18 Nov     Melk, Austria (Morning)   
18 Nov     Wachau Valley, Austria   
18 Nov     Durnstein, Austria (Afternoon)   
18 Nov - 19 Nov     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
19 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
20 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
21 Nov     Budapest, Hungary   
22 Nov      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Scenic Opal Itineraries 2019

The below listed Scenic Opal cruise prices on 2019 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
Amsterdam cruise port

12 September 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $6660
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12 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
14 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
15 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
16 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
16 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
17 Sep     Wertheim, Germany   
18 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
18 Sep     Main River   
19 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
20 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
20 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
21 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
22 Sep     Passau, Germany   
22 Sep     Linz, Austria   
23 Sep     Melk, Austria (Morning)   
23 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
23 Sep     Durnstein, Austria (Afternoon)   
23 Sep - 24 Sep     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
24 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
25 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
26 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
27 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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