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Scenic Sapphire

It's a balmy summer evening as your Scenic Sapphire 'Space-Ship' glides through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. You relax on your private outdoor balcony, refreshment in hand, marvelling at the fairytale castles towering above. Listen to the gentle lapping of the river and watch the water birds coming back to roost. This is bliss.

    • 443

    • Length
    • 2008

    • Built Year
    • 2017

    • Refurbished Year
    • 55

    • Crew
    • 149

    • Pax Capacity
    • 75

    • Suites
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Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Apr 21, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonNice8$5,595
Apr 21, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonMarseille8$5,595
Apr 28, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireNiceLyon8$5,595
Apr 28, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireMarseilleLyon8$5,595
May 03, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,295
May 05, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,995
May 13, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,295
May 15, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,995
May 23, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,745
May 25, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonRome21$15,990
May 25, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,445
Jun 02, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,295
Jun 04, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireRomeLyon21$17,390
Jun 04, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,995
Jun 14, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$9,920
Jun 24, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,445
Jul 04, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,595
Jul 14, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonNice8$5,995
Jul 14, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonMarseille8$5,995
Jul 21, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireNiceLyon8$5,995
Jul 21, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireMarseilleLyon8$5,995
Jul 26, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,345
Jul 28, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,045
Aug 07, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,220
Aug 15, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,345
Aug 17, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,045
Aug 27, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonNice8$5,995
Aug 27, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonMarseille8$5,995
Sep 03, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireNiceLyon8$6,520
Sep 03, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireMarseilleLyon8$6,520
Sep 08, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,295
Sep 10, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,995
Sep 20, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,995
Sep 28, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,745
Sep 30, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,445
Oct 10, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,070
Oct 20, 2023ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,195
Apr 08, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonParis21$15,415
Apr 08, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,545
Apr 18, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,545
Apr 28, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonTarascon8$5,895
May 05, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireTarasconLyon8$6,495
May 10, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,765
May 12, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonParis21$16,865
May 12, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,395
May 20, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,765
May 22, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,395
Jun 08, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireTarasconLyon8$6,495
Jun 15, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonBordeaux21$16,545
Jun 15, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,395
Jun 25, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonBordeaux21$16,095
Jun 25, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,395
Jul 05, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonParis21$16,115
Jul 05, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonBordeaux21$15,645
Jul 05, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,945
Jul 13, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireParisNice10$7,665
Jul 15, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonTarascon8$6,295
Jul 22, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireTarasconLyon8$6,295
Jul 29, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonBordeaux21$15,645
Jul 29, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,945
Aug 08, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonParis21$16,115
Aug 08, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonBordeaux21$15,645
Aug 08, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,945
Aug 16, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$9,315
Aug 18, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonParis21$16,115
Aug 18, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,945
Aug 26, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireParisNice10$7,665
Aug 28, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonTarascon8$6,295
Sep 04, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireTarasconLyon8$6,495
Sep 11, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,395
Sep 21, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonParis21$16,265
Sep 21, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonBordeaux21$16,095
Sep 21, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$8,395
Sep 29, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireParisLyon13$8,915
Oct 01, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,545
Oct 11, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,545
Oct 21, 2024ScenicScenic SapphireLyonLyon11$7,545

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2008
  • Refurbished Year: Jan 1, 1970
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 149
  • Normal Crew Size: 55
  • Staterooms: 75
  • Suites: 75

Dining

It is Scenic Tours pleasure to provide a Maitre d' seating service for your convenience and comfort at the Crystal Dining Room for all meals. They  operate an open seating service. Having a free choice of seating allows you to join friends for dinner as you wish. A request to pre-book a specific table is accepted for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday dinner. Please contact the Restaurant (line 504) for further information.
 
Breakfast & Lunch are a full buffet service offering a wonderful selection of hot & cold dishes.
 
Dinner will be a la carte and will be served personally. Wine is included during the Lunch & Dinner Service. A ‘Directors Choice’ list of personally selected wines is also available for purchase, please enquire with our Restaurant and Bar staff. You may choose a soft drink or a draft beer if you prefer not to drink wine with your meal. For opening times please see your daily program.

Age Restrictions

Passengers under 21 years of age as of the date of departure must be accompanied by an individual over 21 years of age as of the date of departure (an “Adult”), and share their accommodation with an Adult. Children under 12 years of age must be expressly accepted by Scenic prior to Booking. Children under 12 years of age are not encouraged except for Christmas tours and cruises.

Tipping

All gratuities and tipping on land tours and river cruises whilst with Scenic Tours are included. However, if you wish to show your gratitude for exceptional service you are welcome to do so in the box provided at Reception at the end of the cruise.

Cabins

Category E
Square Footage: 160

Category E

Located on the Jewel Deck. The Standard Suite offers a comfortable environment that will make you feel at home featuring a superior queen sized bed, two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a minibar, a book case, and a spacious bathroom with a shower. Additionally, enjoy private butler services, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet for every guest.




Category D
Square Footage: 160

Category D

Located on the Jewel Deck. The Standard Suite offers a comfortable environment that will make you feel at home featuring a superior queen sized bed, two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a minibar, a book case, and a spacious bathroom with a shower. Additionally, enjoy private butler services, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet for every guest.




Category C
Square Footage: 205

Category C

Located on the Sapphire Deck. The Balcony Suite is spacious with a balcony that will give you a wonderful view featuring a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a desk with seat, and a shower. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet is also available along with Butler services.




Category BA
Square Footage: 205

Category BA

Located on the Sapphire Deck. The Balcony Suite is spacious with a balcony that will give you a wonderful view featuring a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a desk with seat, a flat screen TV, and a shower. Additionally, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and a private butler that will assist with drinks.




Category BB
Square Footage: 205

Category BB

Located on the Sapphire Deck. The Balcony Suite is spacious with a balcony that will give you a wonderful view featuring a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a desk with seat, and a shower. Additionally, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and a private butler that will assist with drinks.




Category B
Square Footage: 205

Category B

Located on the Sapphire Deck. The Balcony Suite is spacious with a balcony that will give you a wonderful view featuring a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a desk with seat, and a shower. Additionally, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and a private butler that will assist with drinks.




Category A
Square Footage: 205

Category A

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Balcony Suite features a superior queen size bed, with a desk with seat and two bedside tables, a flat screen TV and a shower. Guests will also enjoy in-suite inclusions.




Category PA
Square Footage: 205

Category PA

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Balcony Suite features a superior queen size bed, two bedside tables, a desk with seat, a flats screen TV, and a shower. Guests will enjoy in-suite inclusions.




Category PP
Square Footage: 205

Category PP

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Balcony Suite features a private balcony with Scenic Sun-Lounge, superior queen size bed, two bedside tables, a desk with seat, a flats screen TV, and a shower.




Category P
Square Footage: 205

Category P

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Balcony Suite features a private balcony with Scenic Sun-Lounge, superior queen size bed, two bedside tables, a desk with seat, a flats screen TV, and a shower.




Category BJ
Square Footage: 250

Category BJ

Located on the Sapphire Deck. The Junior Balcony Suite features a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a desk with seat, and a spacious bathroom with a bath and shower. Additionally, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and a private butler that will assist with drinks.




Category RJ
Square Footage: 250

Category RJ

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Junior Balcony Suite features a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a flat screen TV, a desk with seat, and a spacious bathroom with a bath and shower. Junior Suite guests will enjoy all of the extra in-suite inclusions plus seasoned fruit, pre-dinner canapes, and petit fours.




Category RA
Square Footage: 315

Category RA

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Royal Balcony Suite features a lounge area with a flat screen TV and desk with seat, a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, and a spacious bathroom with a bath and shower. Royal Suite guests will enjoy all of the extra in-suite inclusions such as complimentary bottle of champagne, daily newspaper and unlimited laundry serviced.




Category RS
Square Footage: 325

Category RS

The Royal Panorama Suite is located on the Diamond deck and features; Private Balcony with Scenic "Sun Lounge", complimentary mini-bar (re-stocked daily), complimentary WiFi internet, queen size Scenic "slumber bed" with Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu, telephone, safe, individual climate control, Samsung HDTV linked to Mac mini system, butler service with champagne on arrival, luggage packing and unpacking, shoeshine, unlimited laundry and pressing, morning newspaper of choice, drinks service, breakfast served in suite, daily delivery of fruit skewers, pre-dinner canapes and post-dinner petit fours.




Category RO
Square Footage: 510

Category RO

Located on the Diamond Deck. The Royal Owner's Suite features a superior queen size bed with two bedside tables, a lounge area with a flat screen TV and a desk with seat, and a spacious bathroom with a bath and shower. Royal Suite guests will enjoy all of the extra in-suite inclusions such as a complimentary bottle of champagne, daily newspaper and unlimited laundry serviced.




Life on Board

Recreation

Crystal Dining

The main restaurant on board, Crystal Dining offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax in the comfortable open seating for two to eight guests and enjoy a wide range of cuisines from local specialties to a seafood gala evening. À la carte menus are available daily. Located on the Sapphire Deck.

Recreation

Portobellos Restaurant

Scenic Tours is the only European river cruising company to give you a choice of on board dining, as all guests have the opportunity to dine at Portobellos, our fine dining Italian restaurant offering a 5-course menu and the finest Italian wines. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

River Café

The River Café provides a wonderful range of delicious light meals, snacks and refreshments that guests can enjoy any time. Open early in the morning for early risers looking for breakfast, until late afternoon, the River Café has something for every craving. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Table La Rive

A personal invitation from Table La Rive’s Executive Chef will be extended to Diamond Deck and Junior Balcony Suite Sapphire Deck guests. This elegant and intimate dining experience includes a six-course degustation menu replete with sommelier paired wines. Located on the Sapphire Deck.

Recreation

Gift Shop

Daily essentials from toothpaste to shaving items may be purchased from the onboard shop. Logo items and other articles are also available in the shop. Please see Reception for any further individual requirements. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Panorama Lounge & Bar

The heart of the ship, Panorama Lounge and Bar is where guests can relax, catch up with new friends and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. The bar’s always open and there’s tea and coffee making facilities; along with a selection of board and card games plus a comprehensive library. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Fitness Centre

The Wellness Area is available for your use, to work out and have fun. Located on the Jewel Deck.

Recreation

Walking Track

The walking track is approximately 125 metres in length 8 laps and you have 1 km enjoy! Located on the Sun Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Pre-departure
Guests are required to comply with any government requirements to enter countries on their itinerary at the time of travel. It will remain the responsibility of the guests to ensure they meet all necessary requirements including any necessary proof of vaccination, and/or negative COVID-19 test results, or any COVID-19 Travel Insurance policies should this apply at the time. For further information please visit the GOV.UK website and refer to the Government Health Advice.

We recommend that our guests travel with a supply of their own face masks and hand sanitizer, to be available in their hand luggage for connecting travel arrangements, which may include flights, hotels, and transfer arrangements.

Onboard

Every Crew Member will be fully vaccinated prior to joining all our river Space-Ships and they must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test, following 7 days of self-isolation in their home country prior to travel to the vessel.

On arrival, all Crew Members are further isolated for a period of 5 days, following a Rapid Antigen Test. All Crew Members will receive extensive instruction and training in COVID-Security, prior to travel and also prior to starting work on board. Crew Members are empowered to ensure all team members work safely within the strict protocols and a COVID secure way. 

All crew members will follow local government and health advisories, and masks will only be required to be worn if it is mandated or deemed necessary by local authorities or for the health and wellbeing of our guests on board.

We have enhanced our already intensive, frequent, and high standard of cleaning protocols in public areas and suites to ensure all surfaces and spaces are kept clean. Additional care and attention will be paid to high contact zones, such as communal restrooms and dining facilities. Any touchscreens such as iPads will be thoroughly disinfected after each use and hand sanitisation stations will be placed throughout the ship.

We will follow local government and health advisories which Scenic must adhere to.  Your dedicated on board staff will keep you updated on requirements.

Our ships are fitted with an on board medical facility.  The facility is staffed by one doctor and one nurse.  Our medical staff have undergone specific training and awareness in infection control, monitoring and treatment.  The medical facility is fitted with equipment to perform PCR testing.


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