Scenic

Scenic Opal

The Scenic Opal 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.
SHIP TYPE
River Ship
PASSENGERS
163
CREW
59
LAUNCHED
2015
REFURBISHED
N/A

Scenic Opal Cruises View all Choose from 620 holidays cruising on board the Scenic Opal

15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Scenic

From 6,133
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19 Days Amsterdam to Zurich

Operator: Scenic

From 11,311
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16 Days Vienna to Bucharest or Budapest to Bucharest

Operator: Scenic

From 7,781
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8 Days Budapest to Nuremberg or Budapest to Munich

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From 4,752
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Scenic Opal Reviews (8) 58 reviews of Scenic Opal from past clients of Global Journeys

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Luxurious all-inclusive river cruise.   1 , Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 2023
From the moment we embarked on our scenic river adventure, it was evident that Scenic was committed to providing a level of luxury and enrichment that surpassed our expectations. The highlight of our trip was the private concert at Richitenstein Palace - the intimate performance In the opulent Palace setting was a prestigious event and was the epitome ...read more of the Scenic experience.

What stood out to us was the genuine commitment of the Scenic team to go above and beyond for their guests. Cathy, our cruise director was the most cheerful person I’ve ever met. She was full of positive energy which made us feel energized too. The bar staff, all of them were working hard. Ali and Luka were constantly offering drinks to guests. The restaurant staff, the housekeeping staff, the hotel manager, all of them were committed and made a very good team between themselves.

One of the standout features of the Scenic River Cruise was the comprehensive all-inclusive package, from meal to excursion, all day drink onboard to gratuity, everything was included and this made our vacation worry-free experience. In conclusion, we really enjoyed our river cruise. We are grateful for the memories created and can't wait to embark on another adventure with Scenic in the future. We booked our cruise through Georgie of Global Journeys. The booking process went on seamlessly and Georgie is a wonderful agent to deal with.
The Best Scenic River Cruise We Have Done   3 , SA, Australia, Jun 2023
If you only ever do one European river cruise, this is the one. Our ship, Scenic Opal, was in very good condition, both inside and outside. The cabin was very comfortable and clean and in excellent condition. The Scenic Crew were exceptional and could not be faulted. Nothing was a problem for them. The Tour Director was also exceptional, extremely organised ...read more and provided useful information with good humour throughout the cruise.

The food was very good but serves are on the small side. They did however make the point a few times that if you wanted more, just ask. Either way you won't leave this cruise hungry. The drinks were free flowing both in the dining room and the lounge. The cruise itinerary is very good with lots of options when it comes to tours or the opportunity to do your own thing in many parts as we did because we had been to most of the towns / cities before.

There was about 144 passengers on board and the nationality mix was about 80 Australians and the rest were mainly Canadians and British with a handful of Americans and New Zealanders. This was our fourth Scenic Cruise and the nationality mix has been different on each cruise.

Our cruise started in early June and the weather was quite good, ranging from around 22 C with some showers at the beginning to 28 C and sunny at the end. The river water levels were OK and we had no problems but there was speculation that later cruises may encounter lower levels which could impact their cruise. Our advise for cabin choice is to get as far forward as you can so you can to avoid engine noise and vibration. It's also a long walk to the back of the ship if you just want to pop back to your cabin for something. Our Cabin 208 was very quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and highly recommend it.
Jewels of Europe River Cruise     0 , SA, Australia, Jun 2023
Booking through Georgie at Global Journeys made our holiday seamless. Georgie was available to answer any of our questions in a timely and professional manner. Scenic were a great company to travel with. Accommodation on board the ship was really good. Staff and food were amazing. Other passengers were lovely. There were a number of excursions to choose ...read more from to suit most needs. The only negative we have is that there was information overload. Would highly recommend a river cruise. 15 days was perfect length for us. Well done Georgie and Scenic.
Wonderful Christmas Markets     1 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
We recently returned from the Scenic Christmas Markets River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. The cruise was excellent with visits to many Christmas markets along the route. The markets usually opened around 11.00am until later that evening. Due to the short daylight hours the markets were twinkling with Christmas lights and many stalls to buy your ...read more Christmas decorations. The excursions were also educational and entertaining. Scenic also provided entertainment locally sourced, these were themed on what we had seen or visited that day.

If you are willing to endure the cold temperatures, the highest temperature was a maximum of 7 degrees while the coldest day was maximum 1 degree, this is a cruise that is well worth while especially if you would like to experience how Christmas is celebrated in Europe.

We would like also to send many thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys for her detail to attention, help and support as this trip was booked pre-COVID and Hannah was able to keep us up to date and repeatedly rebooked for us when the cruise between 2019 to 2021 were cancelled. Thanks Hannah and your fellow colleagues. We will definitely book with Global again as we used them for our overseas trips before onset of COVID too.
Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague     5 , QLD, Australia, Dec 2018
Had a great time in Paris, the Lido was club fabulous. Found the ship & crew very accommodating, the excursions were rushed & if you weren’t one of the tour directors favourites you didn’t receive same service. Very disappointed with Xmas day, the food was ordinary & nothing different was offered. Except for 6 people all Australians on board, no entertainment ...read more to accommodate them. Crew were great. Overall a good trip but not a great trip. Global Journeys did a great job of organising this trip thanks to Hannah.
Fabulous Grand Alpine and River cruise   7 , SA, Australia, Sep 2018
We travelled from Zurich to Budapest by coach and then did a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, both trips with Scenic Tours. We had a fabulous time on both trips. The scenery in Switzerland was amazing, particularly when we travelled through the Swiss Alps. Seeing the Matterhorn was one of the highlights, we had a magnificent view from our bedroom ...read more window in Zermatt.

The river cruise was wonderful, although a little stressful as river levels were very low and we weren’t sure if we would be able to cruise all the way to Amsterdam. Our cruise director was very good and kept us informed daily. We were actually the first Scenic cruise ship in 3 months to make it to Amsterdam without needing to transfer to coaches or change ships, we were very fortunate. Made some lovely new friends who we are going to catch up with next year. Yvonne was always very helpful and prompt in returning any calls or emails I sent, we really appreciate all her help with our booking. We would certainly recommend this trip.
Wonderful Rhine holiday   6 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2017
Truly indulgent luxury, every need catered for and thought of. Can't recommend Scenic enough for their excellence. Sightseeing was the major attraction, with streamline efficiency getting to each destination and a well thought out program with choice of options. Local guides enhance the understanding of each place and being able to hear them with the ...read more Tailor Made device was wonderful.
Fabulous Europe   17 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2016
Whether relaxing in the spa by day or night or bike riding through the beautiful scenery this river cruise has something for everything.

Life on Board Scenic Opal What can you expect when cruising on board Scenic Opal

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
D
Standard Suite
E
Standard Suite
Jewel Deck (Level 1)
BA
Balcony Suite
BB
Balcony Suite
BS
Balcony Suite
C
Balcony Suite
BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
B1J
Junior Balcony Suite
BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
A
Balcony Suite
PA
Balcony Suite
PP
Balcony Suite
PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
RR
Royal Balcony Suite
RO
Royal Owners Suite
RP
Royal Panorama Suite
Diamond Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck
Ship Profile
E
Standard Suite
Jewel Deck (Level 1)
C
Balcony Suite
BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
B1J
Junior Balcony Suite
BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
A
Balcony Suite
PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
RR
Royal Balcony Suite
RP
Royal Panorama Suite
RO
Royal Owners Suite
Diamond Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

Oceanview

Standard Suite

Standard Suite (15m2 / 160ft2). Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge included.

Balcony

Balcony Suite

Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Balcony Suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system (19m2 / 205 sqft). Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge included.

Balcony

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Deluxe Balcony Suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system (21m2 / 225 sqft). Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge included.

Balcony

Junior Balcony Suite

These spacious Suites (250sqft), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily. Daily delivery of fruit skewers, canapés and petit fours. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Suite

Royal Balcony Suite

These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe.

Butler service and unlimited complimentary laundry service. Daily delivery of fruit skewers, canapés and petit fours. Complimentary welcome bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml). Morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite. €200 per cabin on board credit. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Suite

Royal Owners Suite

At 48m2 / 520sqft, this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin. Luxury Scenic slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, in room safe and Nespresso machine.

Butler service and unlimited complimentary laundry service. Daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapés or fruit. Complimentary welcome bottle of Drappier Champagne (750ml). Morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite. €200 per cabin on board credit for use in the Wellness Centre. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Suite

Royal Panorama Suite

At 44m2 / 475sqft, this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe.

Butler service and unlimited complimentary laundry service. Daily delivery of fruit skewers, canapés and petit fours. Complimentary welcome bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml). Morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite. €200 per cabin on board credit. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Oceanview

Standard Suite

Standard Suite (15m2 / 160ft2). Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge included.

Balcony

Balcony Suite

Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Balcony Suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system (19m2 / 205 sqft). Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge included.

Balcony

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, Deluxe Balcony Suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system (21m2 / 225 sqft). Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge included.

Balcony

Junior Balcony Suite

These spacious Suites (250sqft), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe. Butler service and complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily. Daily delivery of fruit skewers, canapés and petit fours. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Suite

Royal Balcony Suite

These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe.

Butler service and unlimited complimentary laundry service. Daily delivery of fruit skewers, canapés and petit fours. Complimentary welcome bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml). Morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite. €200 per cabin on board credit. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Suite

Royal Panorama Suite

At 44m2 / 475sqft, this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin. Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone and In room safe.

Butler service and unlimited complimentary laundry service. Daily delivery of fruit skewers, canapés and petit fours. Complimentary welcome bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml). Morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite. €200 per cabin on board credit. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Suite

Royal Owners Suite

At 48m2 / 520sqft, this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin. Luxury Scenic slumber bed with pillow menu, Scenic Sun Lounge, marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary mini bar, Mac-mini infotainment system, hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, in room safe and Nespresso machine.

Butler service and unlimited complimentary laundry service. Daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapés or fruit. Complimentary welcome bottle of Drappier Champagne (750ml). Morning delivery of newspapers, beverage and meal service in your private suite. €200 per cabin on board credit for use in the Wellness Centre. Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. Private Captain’s cocktail party and priority dining reservations.

Scenic Opal Cruise Schedule All 620 cruise sailings by departure date on board Scenic Opal

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Saturday
27 Apr 2024
19 Jewels of Europe with Zagreb & Ljubljana Zagreb to Amsterdam 13,115
Wednesday
01 May 2024
15 Jewels of Europe Budapest to Amsterdam 11,315
Wednesday
08 May 2024
29 Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine Vienna to Amsterdam 23,490
Wednesday
15 May 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Zurich 6,055
Wednesday
15 May 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Basel 6,055
Wednesday
22 May 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Zurich to Amsterdam 11,195
Wednesday
22 May 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Basel to Amsterdam 11,195
Wednesday
05 Jun 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Zurich 5,895
Wednesday
05 Jun 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Basel 5,895
Wednesday
12 Jun 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Zurich to Amsterdam 5,895
Wednesday
12 Jun 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Basel to Amsterdam 5,895
Wednesday
19 Jun 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Zurich 11,195
Wednesday
19 Jun 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel 11,195
Wednesday
03 Jul 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Zurich to Amsterdam 5,695
Wednesday
03 Jul 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Basel to Amsterdam 5,695
Wednesday
10 Jul 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Zurich 5,695
Wednesday
10 Jul 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Basel 5,695
Wednesday
17 Jul 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Zurich to Amsterdam 10,945
Wednesday
17 Jul 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Basel to Amsterdam 10,945
Wednesday
24 Jul 2024
29 Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine Vienna to Amsterdam 23,440
Wednesday
31 Jul 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Zurich 5,695
Wednesday
31 Jul 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Basel 5,695
Wednesday
07 Aug 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Zurich to Amsterdam 10,945
Wednesday
07 Aug 2024
15 Romantic Rhine & Moselle Basel to Amsterdam 10,945
Wednesday
21 Aug 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Zurich 5,855
Wednesday
21 Aug 2024
8 Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Basel 5,855
Wednesday
04 Sep 2024
19 Jewels of Europe with Ljubljana & Zagreb Amsterdam to Zagreb 13,715
Wednesday
04 Sep 2024
15 Jewels of Europe Amsterdam to Budapest 11,915
Thursday
19 Sep 2024
23 Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey Vienna to Istanbul 14,395
Thursday
19 Sep 2024
16 Danube Delta Discovery Vienna to Bucharest 10,565
Saturday
28 Sep 2024
20 Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania Bucharest to Vienna 11,865
Wednesday
02 Oct 2024
16 Danube Delta Discovery Bucharest to Vienna 10,265
Friday
18 Oct 2024
8 Gems of the Danube Budapest to Munich 5,855
Friday
18 Oct 2024
8 Gems of the Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 5,855
Friday
18 Oct 2024
11 Gems of the Danube with Prague Budapest to Prague 7,455
Tuesday
22 Oct 2024
11 Gems of the Danube with Prague Prague to Budapest 7,295
Friday
25 Oct 2024
8 Gems of the Danube Munich to Budapest 5,695
Friday
25 Oct 2024
8 Gems of the Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 5,695
Wednesday
20 Nov 2024
21 Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris Prague to Paris 14,315
Wednesday
20 Nov 2024
18 Christmas Markets with Prague Prague to Amsterdam 11,815
Saturday
23 Nov 2024
15 Christmas Markets Budapest to Amsterdam 10,315
Saturday
23 Nov 2024
18 Christmas Markets with Paris Budapest to Paris 12,815
Tuesday
10 Dec 2024
12 Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland Zurich to Amsterdam 8,755
Saturday
14 Dec 2024
8 Rhine Christmas Markets Zurich to Amsterdam 5,555
Wednesday
18 Dec 2024
21 Christmas & New Year with Paris & Prague Paris to Prague 14,915
Saturday
21 Dec 2024
15 Christmas & New Year Amsterdam to Budapest 10,915
Saturday
29 Mar 2025
18 Danube Delta Discovery with Vienna Vienna to Bucharest 11,790
Saturday
29 Mar 2025
24 Danube Delta Discovery with Vienna & Istanbul Vienna to Istanbul 15,805
Saturday
29 Mar 2025
22 Danube Delta Discovery with Vienna & Transylvania Vienna to Bucharest 13,390
Monday
31 Mar 2025
22 Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey Budapest to Istanbul 14,595
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.