Scenic Sapphire

Scenic Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Sapphire

Year built 2008  /  Age : 9
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 - 167
Crew 51
Decks 4
Cabins 85
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Catriona Rowntree

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  "space ships" are the cabin balconies called “Sun Lounges”. These are outdoor terraces which easily convert into indoor lounge areas.

Scenic Sapphire's 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 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 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.

Scenic Sapphire wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • 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 - DiamondPearlRuby 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.

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.

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.

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Scenic Sapphire Itineraries 2018

The below listed Scenic Sapphire 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
Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

10 April 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5392
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10 Apr      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
12 Apr     Beaune, France   
13 Apr     Tournus, France   
13 Apr - 14 Apr     Macon, France (Overnight)   
14 Apr     Macon, France   
15 Apr     Lyon, France   
16 Apr     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
17 Apr     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
18 Apr     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
19 Apr     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
19 Apr - 20 Apr     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
20 Apr     Avignon, France   
21 Apr     Camargue, France   
22 Apr     Tarascon, France   
23 Apr      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

24 April 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5392
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24 Apr      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
26 Apr     Beaune, France   
27 Apr     Tournus, France   
27 Apr - 28 Apr     Macon, France (Overnight)   
28 Apr     Macon, France   
29 Apr     Lyon, France   
30 Apr     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
01 May     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
02 May     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
03 May     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
03 May - 04 May     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
04 May     Avignon, France   
05 May     Camargue, France   
06 May     Tarascon, France   
07 May      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

13 May 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $6240
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13 May      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
15 May     Beaune, France   
16 May     Tournus, France   
16 May - 17 May     Macon, France (Overnight)   
17 May     Macon, France   
18 May     Lyon, France   
19 May     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
20 May     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
21 May     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
22 May     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
22 May - 23 May     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
23 May     Avignon, France   
24 May     Camargue, France   
25 May     Tarascon, France   
26 May      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

01 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5992
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01 Jun      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
03 Jun     Beaune, France   
04 Jun     Tournus, France   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     Macon, France (Overnight)   
05 Jun     Macon, France   
06 Jun     Lyon, France   
07 Jun     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
08 Jun     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
09 Jun     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
10 Jun     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
10 Jun - 11 Jun     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
11 Jun     Avignon, France   
12 Jun     Camargue, France   
13 Jun     Tarascon, France   
14 Jun      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

15 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5992
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15 Jun      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
17 Jun     Beaune, France   
18 Jun     Tournus, France   
18 Jun - 19 Jun     Macon, France (Overnight)   
19 Jun     Macon, France   
20 Jun     Lyon, France   
21 Jun     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
22 Jun     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
23 Jun     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
24 Jun     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
24 Jun - 25 Jun     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
25 Jun     Avignon, France   
26 Jun     Camargue, France   
27 Jun     Tarascon, France   
28 Jun      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

29 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5992
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29 Jun      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
01 Jul     Beaune, France   
02 Jul     Tournus, France   
02 Jul - 03 Jul     Macon, France (Overnight)   
03 Jul     Macon, France   
04 Jul     Lyon, France   
05 Jul     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
06 Jul     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
07 Jul     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
08 Jul     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
08 Jul - 09 Jul     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
09 Jul     Avignon, France   
10 Jul     Camargue, France   
11 Jul     Tarascon, France   
12 Jul      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

13 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5992
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13 Jul      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
15 Jul     Beaune, France   
16 Jul     Tournus, France   
16 Jul - 17 Jul     Macon, France (Overnight)   
17 Jul     Macon, France   
18 Jul     Lyon, France   
19 Jul     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
20 Jul     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
21 Jul     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
22 Jul     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
22 Jul - 23 Jul     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
23 Jul     Avignon, France   
24 Jul     Camargue, France   
25 Jul     Tarascon, France   
26 Jul      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

27 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $6240
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27 Jul      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
29 Jul     Beaune, France   
30 Jul     Tournus, France   
30 Jul - 31 Jul     Macon, France (Overnight)   
31 Jul     Macon, France   
01 Aug     Lyon, France   
02 Aug     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
03 Aug     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
04 Aug     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
05 Aug     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
05 Aug - 06 Aug     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
06 Aug     Avignon, France   
07 Aug     Camargue, France   
08 Aug     Tarascon, France   
09 Aug      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

24 August 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $6240
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24 Aug      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
26 Aug     Beaune, France   
27 Aug     Tournus, France   
27 Aug - 28 Aug     Macon, France (Overnight)   
28 Aug     Macon, France   
29 Aug     Lyon, France   
30 Aug     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
31 Aug     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
01 Sep     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
02 Sep     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
02 Sep - 03 Sep     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
03 Sep     Avignon, France   
04 Sep     Camargue, France   
05 Sep     Tarascon, France   
06 Sep      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

21 September 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $6240
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21 Sep      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
23 Sep     Beaune, France   
24 Sep     Tournus, France   
24 Sep - 25 Sep     Macon, France (Overnight)   
25 Sep     Macon, France   
26 Sep     Lyon, France   
27 Sep     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
28 Sep     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
29 Sep     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
30 Sep     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
30 Sep - 01 Oct     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
01 Oct     Avignon, France   
02 Oct     Camargue, France   
03 Oct     Tarascon, France   
04 Oct      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

05 October 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5918
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05 Oct      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
07 Oct     Beaune, France   
08 Oct     Tournus, France   
08 Oct - 09 Oct     Macon, France (Overnight)   
09 Oct     Macon, France   
10 Oct     Lyon, France   
11 Oct     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
12 Oct     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
13 Oct     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
14 Oct     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
14 Oct - 15 Oct     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
15 Oct     Avignon, France   
16 Oct     Camargue, France   
17 Oct     Tarascon, France   
18 Oct      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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Chalon-sur-Saone cruise port

19 October 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon
Prices starting
from $5918
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19 Oct      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
21 Oct     Beaune, France   
22 Oct     Tournus, France   
22 Oct - 23 Oct     Macon, France (Overnight)   
23 Oct     Macon, France   
24 Oct     Lyon, France   
25 Oct     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
26 Oct     Tournon-sur-Rhone, France   
27 Oct     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
28 Oct     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
28 Oct - 23:00     Avignon, France (Overnight)   
28 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Avignon, France   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Camargue, France   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Tarascon, France   
31 Oct      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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