Scenic Opal

Built in 2015 and 2016 to join our European fleet the Scenic Jasper, Opal & Amber are the latest generation of Space-Ships, complete with vitality pool, sun deck and a range of exclusive dining venues.

Designed with peerless attention to detail, the newest members of our fleet have set a new precedent in luxury river cruising. Like every vessel in our growing roster of luxury Space-Ships; Scenic Jasper, Opal & Amber have been meticulously designed and crafted to afford the most luxurious and unforgettable journeys, so you can expect nothing less than the trip of a lifetime.

Measuring 135 metres in length and carrying just 169 guests, these luxury vessels marry space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity not regularly found on Europe’s waters. Couple this with a 1:3 crew to guests ratio, and guests can expect an attentive service from the minute they step aboard these illustrious river cruise liners.


Accomodation Types

Step into your suite and enjoy a spacious and peaceful haven complete with lavish touches throughout; exquisite L’Occitane toiletries and soft, luxurious bathrobes. The superior queen-size Scenic ‘Slumber Beds’ with fresh, crisp Egyptian cotton linen are a dream, while individual climate control and a pillow menu offer absolute comfort. Your suite or stateroom includes a flat-screen HDTV and Mac mini system, plus complimentary mini-bar and WiFi internet access. There’s also a personal safe for your valuables and a nightly turndown service.

Royal Owner's Suite

These Suites 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.

Royal Panorama 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.


Balcony Suite

Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.


Deluxe Balcony Suite

Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of our private Balcony Suites with our ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.


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.


Junior Balcony Suite

These spacious Suites, 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.


Single Balcony Suite

Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveller. Enjoy fantastic views from your full size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroon with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

Standard Suite

Our Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.



Deck Plans

Step into your suite and enjoy a spacious and peaceful haven complete with lavish touches throughout; exquisite L’Occitane toiletries and soft, luxurious bathrobes. The superior queen-size Scenic ‘Slumber Beds’ with fresh, crisp Egyptian cotton linen are a dream, while individual climate control and a pillow menu offer absolute comfort. Your suite or stateroom includes a flat-screen HDTV and Mac mini system, plus complimentary mini-bar and WiFi internet access. There’s also a personal safe for your valuables and a nightly turndown service.

Sun Deck

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Wheelhouse
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Vitality Pool

Diamond Deck

  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • Panorama Deck
  • River Cafe
  • Panorama Lounge and Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Royal Owner's Suite Cat RO
  • Royal Balcony Suite Cat RR
  • Junior Balcony Suite Cat RJ
  • Royal Panorama Suite Cat RP
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat PD
  • Balcony Suite Cat PP, PA & A

Sapphire Deck

  • Galley
  • Table La Rive
  • Crystal Dining
  • Junior Balcony Suite Cat BJ & B1J
  • Single Balcony Suite Cat BS
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BD
  • Balcony Suite Cat BB, C & BA

Jewel Deck

  • Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Salt Therapy Lounge
  • Standard Suite Cat D
  • Standard Suite Cat E


Dining

Aboard a Scenic river cruise, you have a wonderfully diverse range of dining options to choose from; the informal all-day River Café, the intimacy of Portobellos Italian Restaurant, the elegance of the Crystal Dining Restaurant, the English tradition of high tea on the Riverview Terrace, and the exclusive Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Junior and Royal Suite guests. Refined to relaxed, al fresco to intimate, you truly are spoilt for choice.

While you’re onboard, all cocktails, spirits, beer and wine, are available with their compliments at any time. The only exceptions are a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits. Lunch and dinner are always accompanied by cocktails, a wide choice of wines, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee. 

Crystal Dining

Experience complimentary · Cuisine casual

Our spacious main restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Award-winning Chefs prepare buffet, while regional wines are hand picked by our sommelier.

  • Á la carte menus
  • Four-course dinner
  • Open seating with tables from 2 to 8
  • Wide range of cuisine from local specialties to a Seafood Gala evening
  • Buffet and á la carte menus available daily
  • In-room dining served by a butler

Portobellos

Experience complimentary · Cuisine italian

Exclusive and intimate, Portobellos boasts the best vantage point at the front of the ship showcasing sumptuous regional specialities from the freshest local produce.

  • Authentic Italian, French or Portuguese dining
  • A maximum of 32 guests an evening
  • All guests will dine here at least once during their cruise
  • Five-course menu featuring regional specialties paired with local wines from the region’s best wineries
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the view as you dine

Table La Rive

Experience complimentary · Cuisine fine

This intimate affair is the ultimate treat for your palate.

Royal and Junior suite guests as well as Diamond Deck guests are invited, by our Executive Chef, to join Table La Rive for an evening of sumptuous dégustation.

  • Exclusive for Royal and Junior suite guests on cruises of 7 nights or less, and for all Diamond deck guests on cruises of 10 nights or longer
  • Six-course dégustation menu with sommelier paired wines
  • Intimate dining for only 10 guests per evening

Riverview Terrace

Experience complimentary · Cuisine casual

Accompanied by our all-inclusive food and drink offering, the Riverview Terrace is the perfect spot for a little alfresco living on board our Space-Ships. Whether it’s an afternoon aperitif or a light bite, you can enjoy a range of snacks and refreshments from the comfort of the Sun Deck as sweeping views pass you by.

River Café

Experience complimentary · Cuisine ice_cream

The River Café provides you with a wonderful range of complimentary delicious light meals, snacks and refreshments that you can take anywhere at any time.

  • Open from early in the morning until late afternoon
  • Casual and flexible dining options to suit your schedule
  • Offers full service and mouth-watering buffet style food
  • A great meeting spot, open for all day grazing and socializing
  • Gelato bar, light snacks, healthy options, tasty treats

In-Suite Dining

Experience complimentary · Cuisine room

  • Dine in the comfort of your suite enjoying the views
  • Room service is available, and included throughout your cruise


Entertainment

Scenic strictly limits the guest and cabin numbers. Not out of pretension or pride, but because in their experience, they know their guests appreciate a real sense of space. In fact, the wonderful scenery gliding by is often the only reminder you have that you’re actually on a ship.

Panorama Lounge & Bar

Located at the heart of the Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber, the Panorama Lounge & Bar is the primary bar area on board – providing an intimate and contemporary place to relax and take advantage of our extensive bar menu. This is also where you can enjoy a programme of entertainment, including performances by local musicians and cultural troupes.

The Sun Deck

The Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber each benefit from an open-air location at the top of each Space-Ship, where you can make the most of sunlit days on the river. Enjoy competing with new friends in the games area, sink into the comfort of a deck chair, or simply take a walk and admire the view.

Reception

A warm welcome awaits at your reception area, which you’ll find in the central atrium on board our Space-Ships. Our crew are on hand 24 hours a day to help with whatever you need, while the area also doubles as the meeting point for the day’s shore excursions.

Wheelhouse

The Sun Deck is where you’ll find the Wheelhouse, the command centre on board the Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber. This is where your crew pilot the ship, and they’ll be all too happy to let you have a look behind the scenes should you be interested.

Enrichment

Scenic e-bikes

Take a ride on a Scenic E-Bike and experience the wonders of Portugal like never before. These power-assisted bicycles are perfect for seeing the sights at a pace that suits you.

Scenic Tailormade

Immerse in the wonders of Europe with Scenic Tailormade, a GPS-powered discovery system, which can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play, lets you see more of the continent both on board and on shore.

Scenic Freechoice

Enjoy the freedom of customising your holiday your way with Scenic Freechoice. Choose from a wide range of truly all-inclusive experiences classified into ‘Active’, ‘Moderate’, and ‘Relaxed’ grades, and find the ones to match your pace each day.

Scenic Enrich

Enjoy wondrous moments exclusively created for you, ranging from a private concert in a grand 18th century palace in Germany or indulging in a sumptuous dinner in a local home in the Netherlands. Enjoy these exquisite handcrafted experiences that are not available to the regular traveller.

Health & Fitness

Vitality Pool

Designed for total relaxation on the rivers of Central Europe - Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber all feature a Vitality Pool, a luxurious, heated pool that boasts air and water jets. Whether you’re looking to unwind after an immersive excursion or want a little ‘me’ time; a dip in Vitality Pool is absolute heaven.

Wellness Area

From massages to facials, you can feel pampered during your river cruise in our Wellness Area. Our beauty therapist can offer a selection of treatments, at an additional cost, to promote wellness and wellbeing, helping you to relax and unwind.

Fitness Centre

Stay active on your travels in our Fitness Centres, available on board the Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber. With a mix of both cardio and weight-training equipment, our on board gyms can help you work up a sweat and get ready for another wonderful day on the river.

Salt Therapy Lounge

New to the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, our Salt Therapy Lounge utilises the healing power of salt to promote health and wellbeing, as well as a good night’s sleep. Stop by and try this innovative spa and wellness therapy for yourself.

Kids & Teens

Please note: Scenic Opal does not have any specific facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.


Useful Information

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is semi formal or business casual and casual elegance for ladies. For gentlemen a jacket and tie are requested for the Captain’s Dinner.

Age Restriction

Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/ room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children under 12 years of age are not accepted. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators.

Dietary Requirements

Scenic accommodate special dietary requirements to the best of our ability across our river and ocean cruises, and escorted tours. If you have special dietary requests, please notify us at the time of booking and inform your Cruise Director when you arrive.

Please note: while we endeavour to accommodate all dietary requirements, special requests are not guaranteed and failure to meet any request is not breach of contract on our behalf.

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available on board some of our vessels. Please be aware that internet access may be limited or none existent at certain times due to high demand from other users, or proximity to telecommunication services. We cannot guarantee that you will have full Wi-Fi coverage in your suite.

If you are travelling on an escorted tour, please note that Wi-Fi is available at selected hotels only.

Medical Facilities

Scenic Space-Ships do not carry medical personnel on board and immediate medical attention cannot always be guaranteed. However, our staff are trained in first aid, and can provide basic medical assistance. Should you need to call medical services, this will be at your own expense. Please be aware that we cannot provide personal escorts for medical visits.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted in suites or any other indoor area across the Scenic fleet.

Smoking is permitted in specific areas of external decks. However, we cannot guarantee that these facilities will always be available.

Packing Tips

There are no specific pieces of clothing we insist you pack, however we can offer pieces of advice, based upon your itinerary. We recommend comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing, as well as any garments, such as hats, gloves and water-resistant jackets, which will help you to stay comfortable whatever the weather. The dress code across all Scenic cruise and tour itineraries is casual and comfortable. Dinner attire is smart casual — open-neck shirts, trousers and dresses; you may wear a jacket or blazer with a tie but it is not required.

Languages

The on board language is English. All staff, crew and tour guides speak English, and all announcements and lectures will be made in English.

Truly All-Inclusive Onshore Experiences

Scenic Enrich | Enjoy wondrous moments exclusively created for you, ranging from a private concert in a grand 18th century palace in Germany or indulging in a sumptuous dinner in a local home in the Netherlands. Enjoy these exquisite handcrafted experiences that are not available to the regular traveller.

Scenic Freechoice | Enjoy the freedom of customising your holiday your way with Scenic Freechoice. Choose from a wide range of truly all-inclusive experiences classified into ‘Active’, ‘Moderate’, and ‘Relaxed’ grades, and find the ones to match your pace each day.

Expert Local Guides | Nobody knows a place like those who live there. Explore the highlights and the hidden gems of your destination through the expert and passionate eyes of a local and take comfort in knowing you’re in good hands.

E-bikes | Enjoy the flexibility of our electrically-assisted bikes to explore your destination with minimal pedalling.

Scenic Tailormade App | Our exclusive app is the perfect accessory for independent exploration. Select between CityTour and Riverview modes to enjoy effortless self-guided touring.

Return Airport Transfers | Enjoy seamless included return airport transfer at the end of your trip.

The Scenic Space-Ship Experience

Spacious Suites | Scenic Space-Ship suites offer you the luxury of space. Our suites are some of the largest on Europe's rivers. Relax in the signature Scenic Sun Lounge providing you with your very own window to the world in all our Balcony Suites.

Up to five dining options | With an array of dining options, you can sample new cuisines and a different meal each day on your relaxing river cruise. From casual to fine dining, you will experience fresh local produce and a taste sensation for every occasion.

Complimentary beverages | Whether relaxing by the pool accompanied by a refreshing cocktail, or a nightcap for a good night’s sleep, enjoy our range of unlimited complimentary premium beverages all day, every day.

Butler service | Need your shoes shined, breakfast sent to your suite or laundry done? Consider it done. Our all-day butler service will ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Complimentary mini-bar | The mini-bar in your room will be restocked daily with all your favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, customisable to your taste.

Wellness area and fitness area | Stay in your best shape while on board with our fitness centre and wellness zone. Enjoy the healing benefits of the Salt Therapy Lounge known to improve respiratory conditions and immunity.

Cruise Director | Our expert Cruise Directors are your storyteller, historian, guide, and friend rolled into one. From helping you set up your Tailormade App to directing you to the nearest golf course, you can count them to address your every need.

Complimentary Wi-Fi | Stay in touch with your family and friends no matter where you set sail to with our complimentary on board Wi-Fi.

All tipping and gratuities | We’ve included all your tipping and gratuities for the entire cruise so you can lock away your wallet and simply enjoy the truly all-inclusive experience.