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

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.

Cabins

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 has a total of 85 cabins (of which 73 balcony suites) in 16 grades and 4 passenger decks (including two decks full of balcony cabins).

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.

Shipboard facilities

Scenic Crystal 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), shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks), spacious top-deck with served terrace and shaded sitting are. 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.

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  • 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.
  • Depending on departure dates, itineraries and special offers/promotions, sometimes, Scenic river cruise prices may include the airfare.

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
2019 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3290
2019 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$1595
2019 Apr 17 8 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest$2820
2019 Apr 24 17 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4590
2019 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4090
2019 May 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4190
2019 May 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$4690
2019 May 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$2820
2019 May 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$4790
2019 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest$2945
2019 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$2445
2019 Jun 12 10 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$2945
2019 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$2445
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest$2945
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$2445
2019 Jun 26 10 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3070
2019 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$2570
2019 Jul 03 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4090
2019 Jul 17 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3895
2019 Jul 17 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$4395
2019 Jul 31 25 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7895
2019 Jul 31 17 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4395
2019 Jul 31 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$3895
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$4395
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3895
2019 Aug 28 17 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4395
2019 Aug 28 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4090
2019 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam$4495
2019 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3995
2019 Sep 25 17 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4495
2019 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$3995
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3695
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5095
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3695
2019 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$2595
2019 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2095
2019 Dec 11 11 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3495
2019 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2095