Scenic Ruby Review and Specifications
Specifications of Scenic Ruby
|Year built||2009 / Age : 10|
|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|
Review of Scenic Ruby
The Scenic Ruby boat cruises on Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in Europe. The itineraries visit the 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 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.
Scenic Ruby restaurants include Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Ruby 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).
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 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.
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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.
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.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Oct 21||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Apr 06||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Apr 20||7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg||Budapest|
|2020 Apr 27||7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest||Nuremberg|
|2020 May 04||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 May 18||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Jun 01||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Jun 15||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam|
|2020 Jun 22||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel|
|2020 Jun 29||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Jul 13||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Jul 27||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Aug 10||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Aug 24||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Sep 07||14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest|
|2020 Sep 21||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam|
|2020 Oct 05||7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest||Budapest|
|2020 Oct 12||7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest||Giurgiu|
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