Scenic Sapphire

Scenic Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Sapphire

Year built2008  /  Age : 10
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
Passengers85 - 167
Crew51
Decks4
Cabins85
Decks with cabins3
Christened byCatriona Rowntree

Current itinerary of Scenic Sapphire

Scenic Sapphire current cruise is 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon. Prices start from USD 3945 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Oct, 2018 and ends on 31 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
19 Oct      Departing from Chalon-sur-Saone, France   
20 Oct     Beaune, France   
21 Oct     Tournus, France   
21 Oct - 22 Oct     Macon, France(Overnight)   
22 Oct     Macon, France   
23 Oct     Lyon, France   
24 Oct     Tournon-sur-Rhone, Tain-l'Hermitage, France   
25 Oct     Rhone River, France   
26 Oct     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
27 Oct     Chateauneuf du Pape, France   
27 Oct - 28 Oct     Avignon, France(Overnight)   
28 Oct     Avignon, France   
28 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Camargue, France   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Tarascon, France   
30 Oct      Arriving in Tarascon, France   

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, 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 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.

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 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.
  • In the Scenic fleet, the river ship Sapphire has other “Space-Ships” sisters with the same design - DiamondPearlRuby and Emerald.
  • 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
2018 Oct 19 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3945
2019 Apr 08 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3595
2019 Apr 08 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$3945
2019 Apr 08 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone$4345
2019 Apr 22 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$3945
2019 Apr 22 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3595
2019 Apr 22 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone$4345
2019 May 06 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$5110
2019 May 06 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$4510
2019 May 06 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4160
2019 May 20 7 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$2645
2019 May 27 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Paris Tarascon$3595
2019 May 27 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone Tarascon$2645
2019 Jun 03 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4945
2019 Jun 03 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3995
2019 Jun 03 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$4345
2019 Jun 17 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4160
2019 Jun 17 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$4510
2019 Jul 01 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone$5695
2019 Jul 01 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4945
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 01 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone$4745
2019 Jul 15 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4945
2019 Jul 15 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3995
2019 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$4345
2019 Jul 29 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4945
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 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$5110
2019 Aug 12 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone$4910
2019 Aug 12 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4160
2019 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$2645
2019 Sep 02 10 days, one-way from Tarascon to Paris Tarascon$4345
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 Paris Tarascon$3595
2019 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone Tarascon$2645
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$4345
2019 Sep 09 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3995
2019 Oct 07 15 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$5060
2019 Oct 07 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$4110
2019 Oct 07 14 days, round-trip South of France Indulgence Chalon-sur-Saone$4460
2019 Oct 21 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon Chalon-sur-Saone$3945
2019 Oct 21 12 days, one-way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Monte Carlo Chalon-sur-Saone$4695