Scenic Cruises is building its sixth luxury river cruise vessel in four years. The Scenic Crystal will be launched April 2012 and will offer 85 staterooms for a guest capacity of 169.
The 135-meter Scenic Crystal offers staterooms with exclusive Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ balconies – balconies that become fully-enclosed on command; three dining choices; butler service throughout the ship; and a quiet propulsion system. Initial sailings include the eight-day Gems of the Danube ($3,245 to $5,615 per person, double), 11-day Gems of the Danube and Prague ($4,415 to $6,785), and the 15-day Jewels of Europe sailing between Budapest and Amsterdam ($4,895 to $10,915). Prices are all-inclusive including gratuity.