Scenic Opal Review

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Jeannine Williamson

Australian-owned Scenic has increased its European fleet to 10 vessels with the launch of two more "Space Ship" class vessels: Scenic Opal and Scenic Jasper. The name of the ship class alludes to the plentiful space onboard, both in public areas and in cabins. Two standout features are the ship's two pools -- a splash pool and a resistance swimming pool.

The 85 cabins range from 160-square-foot standard cabins with picture windows on the lower deck, to the two 475-square-foot Royal Panorama Suites. Butler service is provided for all cabins -- with more services provided for more expensive cabins. Cabins located on the middle and upper decks have "Sun Lounge" balconies where the top half of the floor-to-ceiling retractable window can be opened. All cabins have a complimentary minibar that is restocked daily.

In addition to the main, open-seating Crystal dining room, there is the small Italian alternative restaurant, Portobello's. Evening meals are served the Crystal dining room and another open-seating dining venue called Table La Rive, a private area of the main dining room where a six-course tasting menu is served with wine pairing. The River Cafe serves lighter bites all day. The main lounge is the Panorama and a smaller relaxation area is the al fresco Riverview Terrace at the bow of the ship.

Scenic's fares include all excursions, drinks throughout the cruise, use of electric onboard bicycles and gratuities.


Passengers: 169
Crew: 53
Passenger to Crew: 3.19:1
Launched: 2015
Shore Excursions: 95

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Where does Scenic Opal sail from?

Scenic Opal departs from Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, and Vienna

How much does it cost to go on Scenic Opal?

Cruises on Scenic Opal start from $4,757 per person.
Scenic Opal Cruiser Reviews

Scenic and Emerald are excellent choices

Budapest to Amsterdam but we had to switch to the Opal in Nuremberg from the Emerald Sky due to low water. This was the first time the Scenic company had made such a switch upgrading the cruise.Read More
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K from Canada

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

skeptical at first but exceeded our expectations

We had never heard of Scenic before. We booked the Charming Castles and Vineyards and will never travel with any other cruise line but Scenic. They exceeded our expectations.Read More
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couple2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My second Scenic Cruise and not my last

I highly recommend Scenic, we've already started planning for 2025.Read More
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couple2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

An enjoyable cruise with a friendly and helpful crew. But with some reservations.

We chose Scenic for this cruise based on our expectations of the highest quality on offer given the reputation of Scenic and the price paid.Read More
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