Scenic Sapphire

Scenic Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Sapphire

Year built2008  /  Age : 11
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
Passengers167
Crew51
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsScenic Diamond, Scenic Emerald
Christened byCatriona Rowntree

Current itinerary / position of Scenic Sapphire

Scenic Sapphire current cruise is 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence. Prices start from USD 4345 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Jul, 2019 and ends on 29 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
15 Jul    Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France hotels
16 Jul    Beaune, France
17 Jul    Tournus, France
17 Jul - 18 Jul    Macon, France(Overnight)
18 Jul    Macon, France
19 Jul    Lyon, France
20 Jul    Tournon-sur-Rhone, Tain-l'Hermitage, France
21 Jul    Rhone River, France
22 Jul    Viviers-sur-Rhone, France
23 Jul    Chateauneuf du Pape, France
23 Jul - 24 Jul    Avignon, France(Overnight)
24 Jul    Avignon, France
25 Jul    Camargue, France
26 Jul    Tarascon, France
27 Jul    Tarascon, France
28 Jul    Rhone River, France
29 Jul    Arriving in Chalon-sur-Saone, France hotels

Review of Scenic Sapphire

The Scenic Sapphire boat cruises on Saone and Rhone rivers in Provence and Burgundy (wine regions in southern France). Departures are from Chalon (on Saone River) and Tarascon (on Rhone River). Itineraries with Paris (France) are inclusive of TVG (speed-train) travel to or from Chalon (for embarkation/disembarkation). Itineraries with Barcelona (Spain) are inclusive of air travel to or from Tarascon (for embarkation/disembarkation).

Scenic Sapphire river cruise ship

Cabins

Scenic Sapphire was launched in 2008 as a member of Scenic Cruises “space ships” fleet. The extraordinary “space ship” class design offers plentiful cabin and public space, as well as one of the highest in industry passenger space ratio. A signature feature of all Scenic  "space ships" are the cabin balconies called “Sun Lounges”, simultaneously making the staterooms feel large and make the balcony usable in inclement weather. These are outdoor terraces which easily convert into indoor lounge areas. The additional amenities include television-Mac computers in every cabin, glassed-in showers, L’Occitane products, and fluffy bathrobes. The ship 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

All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service, and Internet are included in the fare. 

Scenic Sapphire restaurants include Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Sapphire Deck, for Suite passengers only). The ship also has 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 Sapphire 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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The riverboat Scenic Sapphire has as “Space-Ship” sisterships the same-designed fleet mates Emerald and Diamond.

Scenic Sapphire 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 Sapphire Itineraries

The below listed Scenic Sapphire 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 Jun 17 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone $4510
2019 Jul 01 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone $3995
2019 Jul 01 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone $4345
2019 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone $4345
2019 Jul 15 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Jul 29 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone $3995
2019 Jul 29 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone $4345
2019 Aug 12 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone $5860
2019 Aug 12 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Sep 02 10 days, one-way from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone Tarascon $3395
2019 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Budapest Tarascon
2019 Sep 09 14 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Budapest Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Sep 09 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Marseille Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Sep 23 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Marseille Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Oct 07 14 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Budapest Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Oct 07 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Marseille Chalon-sur-Saone
2019 Oct 21 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone $4695
2020 Apr 13 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Marseille Lyon
2020 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Lyon Tarascon
2020 May 07 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 May 17 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 May 27 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Marseille Lyon
2020 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Lyon Tarascon
2020 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Jun 20 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Jun 30 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Jul 10 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Jul 20 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Aug 09 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Aug 19 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Marseille Lyon
2020 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Lyon Tarascon
2020 Sep 12 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Sep 22 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Oct 02 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon
2020 Oct 12 10 days, round-trip South of France Lyon

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