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Scenic Ruby Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Ruby

Year built2009  /  Age : 11
Flag state Switzerland
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
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsScenic Pearl

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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 river 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 is also a Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, an elevator (connecting all cabin decks).

Scenic Ruby river cruise ship

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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
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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