Scenic Opal

Scenic Opal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Opal

Year built2015  /  Age : 4
Flag state Malta
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
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsScenic Amber, Scenic Jasper
Christened byClaire Newell

Current itinerary of Scenic Opal

Scenic Opal current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague. Prices start from USD 4495 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 May, 2019 and ends on 29 May, 2019.

Date / TimePort
15 May    Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels
16 May    Amsterdam, Holland
17 May    Cologne, Koln, Germany
18 May    Rhine Gorge, Germany
18 May    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
19 May    Rhine River
20 May    Wurzburg, Germany
20 May    Main River, Germany
21 May    Bamberg, Germany
22 May    Nuremberg, Germany
22 May    Main-Danube Canal, Germany
23 May    Regensburg, Germany
24 May    Passau, Germany
24 May    Salzburg, Austria
25 May    Melk, Austria(Morning)
25 May    Wachau Valley, Austria
25 May    Durnstein, Austria(Afternoon)
26 May    Vienna, Austria
27 May    Vienna, Austria
28 May    Budapest, Hungary
29 May    Budapest, Hungary
29 May    Arriving in Prague, Czech Republic hotels

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 cruise ship

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.

Shipboard facilities

Scenic Opal restaurants inclue: 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, 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 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 Opal 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.

Scenic Opal wiki

The riverboat Scenic Opal has as “Space-Ship” sisterships the same-designed fleetmates Amber and Jasper.

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.

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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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 15 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Prague Amsterdam $4495
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2445
2019 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2395
2019 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2395
2019 Jul 24 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3895
2019 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3895
2019 Aug 21 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3895
2019 Sep 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3895
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3895