Scenic Sapphire

Scenic Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Sapphire

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Review of Scenic Sapphire

The Scenic Sapphire boat cruises on Saone and Rhone rivers in Provence and Burgundy (wine regions in southern France). Departures are from Chalon (on Saone River) and Tarascon (on Rhone River). Itineraries with Paris (France) are inclusive of TVG (speed-train) travel to or from Chalon (for embarkation/disembarkation). Itineraries with Barcelona (Spain) are inclusive of air travel to or from Tarascon (for embarkation/disembarkation).

Scenic Sapphire cruise ship

Scenic Sapphire was launched in 2008 as a member of Scenic Cruises “space ships” fleet. The extraordinary “space ship” class design offers plentiful cabin and public space, as well as one of the highest in industry passenger space ratio. 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 Sapphire cruise ship Scenic Sapphire standout features include “Sun Lounge” balconies, simultaneously making the staterooms feel large and make the balcony usable in inclement weather. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service and Internet are included in the fare. The additional amenities include television-Mac computers in every cabin, glassed-in showers, L’Occitane products and fluffy bathrobes. 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 Sapphire ship

Year built 2008 MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) 248236000 9HA2277 Malta
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight LOA length 167 51 2721 tons 444 ft (135 m) Ship builder Owner and Operator Christened by Den Breejen Shipyards (Holland) Scenic Tours Catriona Rowntree
  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 14
  • Total number of cabins: 85 (of which 70 balcony suites).
  • Restaurants: Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Sapphire Deck, for Suite passengers only)
  • Lounges & Bars: Panorama Lounge, River Cafe
  • Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks).
  • Scenic Sapphire 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 Sapphire has other “Space-Ships” sisters with the same design - Diamond, Pearl, Ruby and Emerald.
  • 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 Sapphire cabins

Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
  • Suites - RA, R (x4, deck3), RJ, BJ (x6, deck2&3), A, B, BA, C, P, PA (x58, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
  • Window Staterooms - D, E (x15, 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 Sapphire deck plan review link.

Scenic Sapphire 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 Sapphire Itineraries 2017

The below listed Scenic Sapphire 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
11 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $3518
12 May        Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France
13 May        Macon, France
14 May        Lyon, France
15 May        Vienne, France
15 May        Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
16 May        Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
16 May        Avignon, France
17 May        Avignon, France
18 May        Tarascon, France
19 May        Arriving in Tarascon, France
29 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $3518
30 Jun        Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France
01 Jul        Macon, France
02 Jul        Lyon, France
03 Jul        Vienne, France
03 Jul        Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
04 Jul        Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
04 Jul        Avignon, France
05 Jul        Avignon, France
06 Jul        Tarascon, France
07 Jul        Arriving in Tarascon, France
31 July 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone
Prices starting
from $3368
01 Aug        Departing from Tarascon, France
02 Aug        Tarascon, France
03 Aug        Avignon, France
04 Aug        Avignon, France
04 Aug        Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
05 Aug        Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
05 Aug        Vienne, France
06 Aug        Lyon, France
07 Aug        Macon, France
08 Aug        Arriving in Chalon-sur-Saone, France
07 August 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone
Prices starting
from $3368
08 Aug        Departing from Tarascon, France
09 Aug        Tarascon, France
10 Aug        Avignon, France
11 Aug        Avignon, France
11 Aug        Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
12 Aug        Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
12 Aug        Vienne, France
13 Aug        Lyon, France
14 Aug        Macon, France
15 Aug        Arriving in Chalon-sur-Saone, France
09 September 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone
Prices starting
from $3518
10 Sep        Departing from Tarascon, France
11 Sep        Tarascon, France
12 Sep        Avignon, France
13 Sep        Avignon, France
13 Sep        Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
14 Sep        Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
14 Sep        Vienne, France
15 Sep        Lyon, France
16 Sep        Macon, France
17 Sep        Arriving in Chalon-sur-Saone, France
21 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $3518
22 Oct        Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France
23 Oct        Macon, France
24 Oct        Lyon, France
25 Oct        Vienne, France
25 Oct        Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
26 Oct        Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
26 Oct        Avignon, France
27 Oct        Avignon, France
28 Oct        Tarascon, France
29 Oct        Arriving in Tarascon, France