Scenic Opal Review and Specifications
Specifications of Scenic Opal
|Year built||2015 / Age : 5|
|Builder||Scheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)|
|Owner||Scenic Tours (Australia)|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||2720 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Scenic Amber, Scenic Jasper|
|Christened by||Claire Newell|
Review of Scenic Opal
The Scenic Opal boat cruises on Moselle, Danube, and Rhine rivers in Europe. The ship's itineraries visit Holland, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic. Departures are from Amsterdam, Basel, Zurich, Budapest, and Prague. Itineraries with departures from Paris France include a flight to Amsterdam.
Scenic Opal, along with the other 2015 launched ship Scenic Jasper, are part of the line's expansion program. It positioned the Scenic Cruises line among the best European river passenger shipping lines.
All Scenic Tours 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 Opal has a total of 85 cabins (of which 73 balcony suites) in 16 grades and 4 passenger decks (including two decks full of cabins with balconies).
Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
- Suites - RR (x4, deck3), RP (x2, deck3), RJ, BJ, B1J (x4, deck2&3), A, PA, PP,BA, BB, C, BD-Deluxe, PD-Deluxe (x61, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
- Window Staterooms - D, E (x13, 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.
Scenic Opal 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, Gelati Bar, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), pool, shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks), spacious top-deck (with shaded terrace lounge and sitting areas). 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 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 Opal 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.
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Scenic Opal 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 Opal Itineraries
The below listed Scenic Opal 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.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2020 Apr 15||7 days, round-trip Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights||Amsterdam|
|2020 Apr 22||7 days, round-trip Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights||Amsterdam|
|2020 Apr 29||7 days, round-trip Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights||Amsterdam|
|2020 May 06||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 May 13||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
|2020 May 20||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 May 27||14 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
|2020 Jun 10||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 Jun 24||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
|2020 Jul 01||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 Jul 08||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
|2020 Jul 15||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Jul 29||7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg||Budapest|
|2020 Aug 05||7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest||Nuremberg|
|2020 Aug 12||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Aug 26||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Sep 09||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Sep 23||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 Oct 07||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
|2020 Oct 14||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 Oct 21||14 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
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