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Scenic Opal Review

Scenic Opal
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Passengers 169
Crew 53
Passenger to Crew 3.19:1
Launched 2015
Shore Excursions 98

Jeannine Williamson
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Scenic Opal Overview

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.

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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. 

Scenic Opal Member Reviews

Scenic Opal
Sail Date: Aug 2019
Before boarding the Scenic Opal we walked to the Gallert Baths and enjoyed a relaxing swim before later returning to explore the Food Markets....Read More
Scenic Opal
Sail Date: Nov 2019
From the second we stepped on-board Scenic Opal we knew we were in for a very special 15 days....Read More
Scenic Opal
Sail Date: Jul 2019
From start to finish our Rhine Highlights cruise on the Scenic Opal from Amsterdam to Basel was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our cabin was spacious and very comfortable....Read More
Scenic Opal
Sail Date: Jul 2019
We recently cruised on the SCENIC Opal on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. This was supposed to be a ‘luxury’ cruise....Read More

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