Scenic Ruby

Scenic Ruby Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Ruby

Year built2009  /  Age : 10
Flag state Switzerland
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 Pearl

Current itinerary of Scenic Ruby

Scenic Ruby current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest. Prices start from USD 4495 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 May, 2019 and ends on 03 Jun, 2019.

Date / TimePort
20 May    Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels
21 May    Amsterdam, Holland
22 May    Cologne, Koln, Germany
23 May    Rhine Gorge, Germany
23 May    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
24 May    Rhine River
25 May    Wurzburg, Germany
25 May    Main River, Germany
26 May    Bamberg, Germany
27 May    Nuremberg, Germany
27 May    Main-Danube Canal, Germany
28 May    Regensburg, Germany
29 May    Passau, Germany
29 May    Salzburg, Austria
30 May    Melk, Austria(Morning)
30 May    Wachau Valley, Austria
30 May    Durnstein, Austria(Afternoon)
31 May    Vienna, Austria
01 Jun    Vienna, Austria
02 Jun    Budapest, Hungary
03 Jun    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Review of Scenic Ruby

The Scenic Ruby boat cruises on Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in Europe. The itineraries visit Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic. Departures are from Amsterdam, Nurnberg (Nuremberg), Budapest and Prague. Itineraries with Paris (France) include the flight to or from Amsterdam Holland.

Scenic Ruby cruise ship

Scenic Ruby was launched in 2009 as one of Scenic Cruises popular “space ships”. If you are from USA or Canada, you may have never heard of this European river cruise line. The reason is that its parent company from Australia (Scenic Tours) hasn’t marketed to North Americans. The extraordinary “space ship” class design offers plentiful and most spacious cruise cabin and public areas, as well as one of the highest in the industry passenger-space ratio.


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 Ruby ship's standout features include the “Sun Lounge” balconies in most staterooms. All meals, drinks (except luxury Champagne brands and highest-end liquors), tours and excursions, butler service and the Wi-Fi Internet are included in the fares. The special amenities in all cabins include television-Mac computers, glassed-in showers, L’Occitane products. Scenic Ruby has a total of 85 cabins (of which 70 balcony suites) in 14 grades.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - RA, R (x4, deck3), RJ, BJ (x6, deck2&3), A, B, BA, C, P, PA (x58, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
  • Window Staterooms - D, E (x15, 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 Ruby restaurants include: Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Ruby Deck, for Suite passengers only). There are also a Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, elevator (connecting all cabin decks). 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 Ruby 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.

Scenic Ruby wiki

The riverboat Scenic Ruby has as “Space-Ship” sistership the same-designed fleetmate Pearl.

Scenic Ruby 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 Ruby Itineraries

The below listed Scenic Ruby 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 06 18 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5345
2019 May 06 14 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3945
2019 May 20 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4495
2019 Jun 03 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3995
2019 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2445
2019 Jul 01 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3945
2019 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2395
2019 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3945
2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2445
2019 Aug 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3895
2019 Aug 26 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3895
2019 Sep 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3995
2019 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest $2945
2019 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2445
2019 Oct 07 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3895
2019 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3895