Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Crystal

Year built2012  /  Age : 6
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSpace Ship
OwnerScenic Tours (Australia)
OperatorScenic Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage2720 gt
Passengers85 - 169
Crew51
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins3
Christened byHeather Buttrose

Current itinerary of Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel. Prices start from USD 6210 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 12 Sep, 2018 and ends on 26 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
12 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Sep     Antwerp, Belgium   
14 Sep     Veere, Holland   
15 Sep     Dutch and Belgian Waterways   
15 Sep     Nijmegen, Holland   
16 Sep     Maastricht, Holland   
16 Sep     Rhine River   
17 Sep     Duisburg, Germany   
18 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
19 Sep     Cochem, Germany   
20 Sep     Moselle River, Germany-France   
21 Sep     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany   
22 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
22 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
23 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
24 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
25 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
26 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Zurich, Switzerland   

Review of Scenic Crystal

The Scenic Crystal boat cruises on Moselle, Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in Europe. The itineraries visit Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic. Departures are from Amsterdam, Basel, Budapest and Prague. Itineraries from Paris (France) include a flight to Amsterdam Holland.Scenic Crystal cruise ship

Scenic Crystal is the first in a series of 4 new-class Scenic Tours ships launched between 2012 and 2016. The boat's fleetmates are named Scenic Jade, Scenic Jewel and Scenic Amber. These luxury riverboats, along with the 2015 launched ships Scenic Jasper and Scenic Opal, are part of the line's expansion program. It positioned the Scenic Cruises line among the best European river passenger shipping lines.

All Scenic 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 Crystal offers 85 staterooms and 4 passenger decks (including two decks full of balcony cabins). The ship boasts two restaurants, gourmet dining options, spacious top-deck with served terrace and shaded sitting area, Gym & Spa facilities, one 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 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 Crystal 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.

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 Crystal wiki

  • 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
  • Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks).
  • Scenic Crystal 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 Crystal has other “Space-Ships” sisters with the same design - AmberJewelGem and Jade.
  • 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), RS (x2, deck3), RJ, BJ (x4, deck2&3), A, PA, PP, C, BA, BB, BD-PD-Deluxe (x61, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
  • Window Staterooms - D, E (x12, 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 Crystal Itineraries

The below listed Scenic Crystal 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 May 30 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3742
2018 Jun 20 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6285
2018 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$3668
2018 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest$4418
2018 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3668
2018 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$4418
2018 Aug 01 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6135
2018 Aug 29 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6135
2018 Sep 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$6210
2018 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3292
2018 Oct 17 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$5842
2019 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4935
2019 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$2392
2019 Apr 17 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest$4230
2019 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6135
2019 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6885
2019 May 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$7035
2019 May 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6285
2019 May 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$7185
2019 May 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$4230
2019 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$3668
2019 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest$4418
2019 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3668
2019 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$4418
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$3668
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest$4418
2019 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3855
2019 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$4605
2019 Jul 03 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6135
2019 Jul 17 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$6592
2019 Jul 17 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$5842
2019 Jul 31 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$5842
2019 Jul 31 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$11842
2019 Jul 31 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6592
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$6592
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$5842
2019 Aug 28 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6135
2019 Aug 28 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6592
2019 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$6742
2019 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$5992
2019 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$5992
2019 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6742
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5542
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$7642
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$5542
2019 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3892
2019 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3142
2019 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3142
2019 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$5242