Scenic Crystal

4.3 out of 5
6 Reviews

The Scenic Crystal space-ship will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise the waterways of Europe. Onboard you'll have full access to a Wellness area, hair salon, gym, onboard entertainment, free WiFi, electric bicycles and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day.

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River Ship
Passengers
Passengers
163
Crew
Crew
59
Year Launched
Launched
2012
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
2019

Scenic Crystal Cruises

Choose from 29 holidays cruising on board the Scenic Crystal

15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
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$262
18 Days Amsterdam to Prague
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$8,697
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$321
19 Days Amsterdam to Zurich
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$12,218
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$361
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Scenic Crystal Reviews (6)

Read recent reviews for the Scenic Crystal from Global Journeys' past travellers

“Relaxing river cruise”
- QLD, Australia Aug 2019 2 Helpful Votes

The river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was an excellent way to travel. It was fully catered and the food selection was varied to provide dishes from the country you travel through. It gave us an opportunity to taste food that we may not have ordered from a restaurant elsewhere. We enjoyed the ability to integrate cycling with our sight seeing. The Scenic river cruise was indeed scenic and the onboard app provided great insights to the various castles, churches and towns as we passed by.

The staff on this Scenic river cruise were friendly and very pleasant to deal with. Our cruise director was the best we have ever had compared to our travels. He was always around to help people with their queries and had a great dry sense of humour. We really enjoyed this cruise and would recommend it to others. Our booking through Global Journeys was simple, easy and without any problems. Anything that was promised was delivered on time and without any need for us to chase. This gave us the opportunity to start our trip in relaxed frame of mind and to enjoy the experience.

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“Relaxing and stress free City Stay and River Cruise”
- SA, Australia May 2019 3 Helpful Votes

The trip started in Prague where the hotel was very good and centrally located. All you get from Scenic here is a walking tour of the old town on the first morning and my only criticism would be that the walking tour was a bit too long. The rest of the time was ours to explore the town.

The river cruise is difficult to fault. Everything was very well done and totally stress free. A word of advice for those who think river cruising is like the advertisements where you sit on your balcony and watch the world go by. Reality on this cruise is that most cruising is done overnight. The best daytime cruising happens on the day between Passau and Linz but most people miss it because they are off the ship on all day excursions to either Chesky Krumlov or Salzburg. If you don't want to spend 10 hours on either of these excursions with a lot of time spent in the buses getting there and back, stay on the ship for a very nice and quiet day of cruising.

About 20 people stayed on board that day and we enjoyed a nice relaxed lunch while cruising a very nice stretch of river. You also get time to walk around Passau and Linz whereas those on the excursions don't see these places as they leave at 8 am and don't get back until 6 pm. The only other daytime cruising occurs one afternoon through the Wachau Valley and an afternoon between Vienna and Budapest.

Overall we had a great trip and would not hesitate to recommend it.

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“Scenic River Cruise Basel to Amsterdam”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2018 9 Helpful Votes

This was our third river cruise, and it is still the best way to travel. Unpack once, sit back and watch the world go by. However tours are available every day in a different city. Please yourself with what you do. All people are different and expect different things, we rarely used the butler as it is not our thing. We have been with another river cruise company (Avalon) and found their food and entertainment much better. Once again it's the only way to travel and relax.

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“Romantic Rhine & Moselle”
- QLD, Australia Jun 2018 1 Helpful Vote

We enjoyed the river cruise but were very disappointed to be told that the itinerary was altered due to lock maintenance on the Moselle. The tour director was of the opinion we knew about this but all the Australians onboard had not been notified. The English knew 3 months previously. The main reason for selecting this river cruise was to sail the Moselle. The highlight for us was catching up with friends in Koblenz.

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“Wonder ship and staff, long days on tour”
- WA, Australia Apr 2018 4 Helpful Votes

Although we got to see places that two decades ago would not be easily accessible we found that, apart from Ruse and Belgrade, we needed to be coached for some time to our selected location. The time ranged from an hour and a half to almost four hours. Indeed the trip to the Black Sea ( Black Sea Explorer) took 3.5 to 4 hours there and the same back. It made the day very trying. The ship and staff were wonderful as usual -

the on board piano player was excellent.

The Sundowner was a hurried waste of time - off the boat, over the bridge, on to a barge, down with one beer, group photo, off the barge back on the coach back to the boat. One hour tops.

Would not recommend this particular cruise to others.

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Life On board Scenic Crystal

What can you expect when cruising on board the Scenic Crystal

Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic Space-Ships offer a truly all-inclusive luxury package. No hidden extras, just exceptional experiences. Read more
Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice
These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
These are experiences that offer once-in-a-lifetime multi-sensory moments that are completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Read more
The Nth Degree
The Nth Degree
Scenic go above and beyond, making your trip a truly carefree, all-inclusive experience. Read more
Scenic Wellness
Scenic Wellness
You'll have access to a range of health and wellness amenities on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Read more
Scenic Tailormade
Scenic Tailormade
You’ll find Scenic Tailormade invaluable and it always knows the story of where you are. Read more

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Staterooms and Suites

Every Scenic Space-Ship Cabin Includes:
  • Modern and elegant furnishings
  • Individual climate control and pillow menu
  • In room dining available
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Butler service to every guest
  • Complimentary mini-bar replenished daily
  • Soft downy pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets and fleecy bathrobes
  • High Definition TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Scenic Crystal Standard Suites
Standard Suites
Scenic's Standard Suites (160 ft²) located on the Jewel Deck provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.
Scenic Crystal Balcony Suites
Balcony Suites
Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites (205 ft²) feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
Scenic Crystal Deluxe Balcony Suites
Deluxe Balcony Suites
Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Deluxe Balocny Suites (225 ft²) offer all the features of Scenic's private Balcony Suites with their ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
Scenic Crystal Junior Balcony Suites
Junior Balcony Suites
These spacious Suites (250 ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
Scenic Crystal Royal Balcony Suites
Royal Balcony Suites
Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Deluxe Balocny Suites (225 ft²) offer all the features of Scenic's private Balcony Suites with their ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
Scenic Crystal Royal Panorama Suites
Royal Panorama Suites
These spacious Suites (250 ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
Scenic Crystal Royal Owner's Suites
Royal Owner's Suites
Owners Suites (520 ft²) on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

Scenic Crystal Cruise Schedule

All cruise sailings by departure for Scenic Crystal

Starts Days Cruise $pp
Sunday15 Dec 2019 19 Christmas Wonderland with Paris $ 12,140
Wednesday18 Dec 2019 16 Christmas Wonderland $ 9,145
Wednesday01 Apr 2020 8 Gems of the Danube $ 4,295
Wednesday15 Apr 2020 8 Black Sea Explorer $ 4,145
Tuesday21 Apr 2020 9 Black Sea Explorer $ 4,850
Wednesday22 Apr 2020 8 Black Sea Explorer $ 4,545
Wednesday29 Apr 2020 8 Black Sea Explorer $ 5,095
Tuesday05 May 2020 9 Black Sea Explorer $ 5,895
Wednesday06 May 2020 8 Black Sea Explorer $ 5,595
Wednesday13 May 2020 8 Gems of the Danube $ 4,795
Sunday17 May 2020 11 Gems of the Danube with Prague $ 6,395
Wednesday27 May 2020 8 Gems of the Danube $ 4,795
Sunday31 May 2020 11 Gems of the Danube with Prague $ 6,395
Wednesday10 Jun 2020 8 Gems of the Danube $ 4,795
Wednesday24 Jun 2020 8 Gems of the Danube $ 4,795
Sunday28 Jun 2020 11 Gems of the Danube with Prague $ 6,245
Wednesday08 Jul 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 9,195
Wednesday22 Jul 2020 28 Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine $ 18,470
Wednesday05 Aug 2020 8 Rhine Highlights $ 4,695
Wednesday12 Aug 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 9,195
Sunday23 Aug 2020 18 Jewels of Europe with Prague $ 11,140
Wednesday26 Aug 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 9,195
Wednesday09 Sep 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 9,595
Wednesday07 Oct 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 9,145
Wednesday21 Oct 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 7,945
Wednesday04 Nov 2020 15 Jewels of Europe $ 6,995
Sunday15 Nov 2020 18 Christmas Markets with Prague $ 10,140
Wednesday18 Nov 2020 18 Christmas Markets with Paris $ 10,940
Wednesday02 Dec 2020 8 Rhine Christmas Markets $ 4,395
Sunday13 Dec 2020 18 Christmas Wonderland with Paris $ 11,470
Wednesday16 Dec 2020 18 Christmas Wonderland with Prague $ 10,670
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from Scenic. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.