Scenic Azure

Scenic Azure Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Azure

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
Flag state Portugal
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassDouro river cruiser
OwnerScenic Tours (Australia) and Douro Azul
OperatorScenic Cruises Portugal
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Passengers48 - 96
Crew36
Decks4
Cabins48
Decks with cabins3
Christened byJean Kittson

Review of Scenic Azure

The Scenic Azure boat cruises on Douro River in Portugal. Scenic Azure is among the most luxurious and newest Douro River cruise ships. The boat is owned and operated by Scenic Tours. Being the first river line to have its own vessel on the Portuguese cruising market, Scenic stands among the best river cruise companies in Europe with various itineraries and all inclusive fares.

Scenic Azure cruise ship, Douro River, Portugal

Cabins

All Scenic Tours cruises are all-inclusive deals. These boats are bigger in size but with smaller guest capacity compared to standard-design riverboats sailing in Europe. This new design (patented as "space ships") allows bigger river cruise cabins and most spacious and comfortable 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 Azure has a total of 48 cabins (all of which Suite) in 10 grades and 4 passenger decks. 

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - RP (x2, deck3), RJ, BJ (x4, deck2&3), B, BB, C, P, PA (x36, deck2&3), D, E (x6, deck1).

Shipboard facilities

Scenic Azure restaurants include: Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Diamond Deck, for Suite passengers only). There are also a Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), swimming pool, shop, shaded top-deck with swimming pool, served terrace and sitting area, elevator (connecting all cabin decks). On all (price-inclusive) Scenic cruise tours and excursions ashore, guests receive GPS tracking devices ("ScenicTailorMade") with uploaded digital maps. They 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 cruise itineraries and land tour routes.

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 Azure cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Scenic Cruises Portugal rates. They might be different when you book your Scenic Tours Douro river cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

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 Azure wiki

  • Scenic Azure 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.
  • 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.
  • Other luxury ships on Douro River chartered by major European river cruise lines with operations in Portugal (AmaWaterways, Uniworld, CroisiEurope, Viking) are AmaVidaQueen IsabelFernao de MagalhaesGil EanesInfante Don HenriqueViking HemmingViking OsfridViking Torgil.

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 Azure Itineraries

The below listed Scenic Azure cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 19 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3895
2018 Nov 19 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3245
2018 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2245
2018 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2245
2018 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2245
2018 Dec 20 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3795
2018 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3245
2019 Apr 04 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3795
2019 Apr 04 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3145
2019 Apr 14 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3020
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2370
2019 Apr 28 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3795
2019 Apr 28 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3145
2019 May 18 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3395
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2745
2019 Jun 04 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3520
2019 Jul 01 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3895
2019 Jul 01 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3245
2019 Jul 11 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3895
2019 Jul 11 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3245
2019 Jul 21 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3895
2019 Jul 21 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3245
2019 Jul 31 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3395
2019 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2745
2019 Aug 07 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$4195
2019 Aug 07 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3545
2019 Aug 17 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$4195
2019 Aug 17 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3545
2019 Aug 27 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3395
2019 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2745
2019 Sep 03 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$4245
2019 Sep 13 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$4245
2019 Oct 10 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$4045
2019 Oct 10 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3395
2019 Oct 20 13 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$3895
2019 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro Porto-Leixoes$3245
2019 Oct 30 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$2895
2019 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2245
2019 Nov 06 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$2895
2019 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2245
2019 Nov 13 10 days, round-trip Delightful Douro with Lisbon Porto-Leixoes$2895
2019 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Delightful Douro Porto-Leixoes$2245