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Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Crystal

Year built2012  /  Age : 7
BuilderScheepswerf Den 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
Passengers169
Crew51
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsScenic Jade, Scenic Jewel
Christened byHeather Buttrose

Current itinerary / position of Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam. The itinerary starts on 20 Nov, 2019 and ends on 04 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
20 Nov    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
21 Nov    Budapest, Hungary
22 Nov    Vienna, Austria
23 Nov    Vienna, Austria
24 Nov    Melk, Austria
25 Nov    Salzburg, Austria
26 Nov    Regensburg, Germany
27 Nov    Nuremberg, Germany
28 Nov    Bamberg, Germany
29 Nov    Wurzburg, Germany
30 Nov    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
01 Dec    Rhine Gorge, Germany
02 Dec    Cologne, Koln, Germany
03 Dec    Amsterdam, Holland
04 Dec    Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland hotels

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 fleet mates 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 is also a Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, an elevator (connecting all cabin decks), spacious top-deck with served terrace and shaded sitting area. 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 travellers from Australia and the UK, with a constantly growing number of Americans, Canadians and Germans. Passengers are 55+, financially comfortable and well travelled.

Scenic Crystal cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of Scenic cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Scenic Tours river cruise tour 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 - user reviews and comments

Scenic Crystal Wiki

The riverboat Scenic Crystal has as “Space-Ship” sisterships the same-designed fleet mates Jade and Jewel.

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.

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.

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 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2019 Nov 20 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2019 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
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
2020 Apr 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Apr 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest
2020 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest
2020 May 06 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 May 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Munich Budapest
2020 May 20 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 May 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jul 08 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2020 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2020 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2020 Aug 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2020 Aug 26 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2020 Sep 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2020 Oct 07 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2020 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2020 Nov 04 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2020 Nov 18 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2020 Dec 02 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2020 Dec 09 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2020 Dec 16 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam

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