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Max Passengers: 149
Ship Type: River Cruise Ship
Operated by: Scenic Cruises

The Scenic Sapphire, built in 2008 and refurbished in 2017, was reconfigured exclusively for cruising the rivers of France with a sister ship, Scenic Diamond. Scenic Sapphire affords guests the utmost luxury, comfort, and refinement on these charming and serene passageways. 

On top of all-new facilities and amenities, Scenic Sapphire boasts the finest luxury suites in France — each perfectly appointed to afford you a truly luxurious stay. One of the highlights of these updated ships is the Royal Owner's suites, 520 square feet of sheer luxury located at the vessel's rear, affording panoramic views of the water beyond.

Luxury amenities and various new and innovative features abound on these sister ships. From the all-weather vitality pool and upgraded spa area to the unique Scenic Culinaire, guests onboard either of these river cruise ships can enjoy plenty of luxury features.

Scenic Sapphire Cabins, Staterooms and Suites

Scenic removed six staterooms after an extended drydock to limit the ship's capacity from 167 passengers and provide new amenities. Two new Royal Owner's Suites, each measuring 47 square meters (510 square feet), have been added to Scenic Sapphire. With impeccable service, thoughtful details, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and oversized bathroom, these Diamond Deck Suites are the epitome of luxury.

Scenic Sapphire features all-suite accommodations. A sumptuous retreat equipped with L'Occitane products and plush bathrobes await. Scenic's excellent queen-size Slumber Beds include crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and a pillow menu for ultimate comfort. Your suite or stateroom comes with a flat-screen HDTV and Mac mini system, as well as complimentary mini-bar and WiFi internet access. Nightly turndown service and a personal safe are also provided.

Dining
Scenic Sapphire provides guests with every dining experience, from a formal gastronomic spectacular to a simple homemade pizza. Food comes from local vendors, which means it's both fresh and in season at all times. Thanks to the chefs ' inspiration from their travels, you'll get a real taste of the cuisine from each country visited. The River Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Portobellos offers fine dining and degustation dining can be found at Table La Rive. Additionally, there is Gelati Bar, and Al Fresco Dining on Riverview Terrace.

The Scenic ship's renovation coincided with our new Scenic Culinaire program, which offers immersive courses in the Rhône, Saône, and Bordeaux regions of France. Using fresh products from local markets, travelers prepare itinerary-specific regional delicacies with the help of expert chefs.

Onboard Amenities

Wellness Centers aboard Scenic Sapphire have been enlarged to include the largest salons and fitness and spa treatment facilities, as well as private demonstration kitchens where guests may learn to cook for free.

The Panorama Lounge is larger than other river cruise ships, with plenty of room to relax at the bar and take in the views. The Sun Deck has four types of seating to choose from. There are the usual sun loungers or deck chairs. The ship has a fitness center and a wellness center where passengers may get premium treatments, including an hour-long aromatherapy full-body massage. Exclusive and memorable, Scenic Enrich provides unforgettable evenings like intimate classical concerts in big palaces and gourmet feasts in old castles.

Scenic Sapphire Cruise Ship Specifications

Flag: Malta
Year Built: 2008
Refurbished: 2017
Built by: Scheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard 
Built in: Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland
Christened by: Catriona Rowntree
Owner: Scenic Tours Australia
Speed: 12 Knots
Length: 443 feet
Length: 135 m (443 ft)
Beam: 11 m ( =36 ft)
Gross Tonnage: 2,720 gt
Passengers: 149
Cabins: 75
Crew: 57
Decks: 4

Scenic Sapphire Itinerary 2022

Scenic Sapphire offers an 8-day Idyllic Rhône river cruise from Tarascon to Lyon and an 11-day Rhone river cruise round-trip from Lyon on a South of France itinerary. This Scenic Sapphire River Cruise is a treasure trove of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. A picturesque trip through Provence takes you to Avignon and the spectacular Popes' Palace.

About Scenic Cruises 

Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond have been redesigned specifically for cruising the French rivers to provide passengers with the ultimate elegance, comfort, and refinement. Scenic has a fleet of 17 river and ocean Star Ships' including Scenic Amber, Scenic Sapphire, Scenic Jade, Scenic Jasper, Scenic Jewel, and Scenic Spirit.

Founded in 1987 by Australian businessman Glen Moroney, the company is known as Scenic Cruises. Scenic debuted its first river cruise ship, Scenic Sapphire, in 2008, sailing the rivers of Europe.

Celebrating 35 years of innovation, Scenic is famous for its commitment to continuous innovation, taking all guest feedback seriously, and placing the visitor experience at the center of all it does. When it comes to new touring destinations and modes of transport, many Scenic innovations have been inspired by member input as they seek new destinations and experiences.

What is included in Scenic river cruises?

All-inclusive trips on scenic cruises are guaranteed. Exceptional meals and drinks, spectacular excursions, round-trip flights and transfers, complimentary WiFi in the cabin, and all porterage, port fees, and taxes are all included.

Scenic Sapphire River Cruise Ship Reviews

Scenic is one of the top choices in terms of all-inclusive river lines. All meals, drinks, excursions, Internet, and butler service are included in the fare (except the finest liqueurs and French Champagne).

Guests are delighted with the elegant and all-inclusive river cruise but quickly notice the differences between Australian and American cruise ships. More European food is served on board Scenic Sapphire, and PowerPoint presentations are either European or Australian, plus itineraries are longer (15 days or more). 

To secure your space on this fabulous vessel, please contact our European river cruise specialists today.
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Book your Scenic Europe River and South East Asia cruise for select 2024-2025 departures by June 30, 2024, and enjoy 2-for-1 fare on your cruise pricing.

Additional bonus of up to $750 Scenic select savings per suite on select departures. Savings vary by departure.

You can save up to $3000 per suite for cabin categories RP, RR, RO, R, RA, RD, RS or R and $2000 per suite for other cabin categories when you pay in full within 30 days of booking for sailings 6+ months from departure, within 2
weeks of booking for departures within six months of departure or 90 days before departure, whichever is soonest. 

Single Supplement: A free single supplement is available on select 2024 departures. Full payment is required. Other departure dates may have a 45% single supplement. Single supplement offers do not apply to RP, RR, RO, R, RA, RD, RS, or RJ cabin categories.

Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applicable to select 2024 and 2025 departures. 

Cabins

Standard Suite E
160ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
Standard Suite D
160ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
Single Balcony Suite BS
160ft2. Single Balcony Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
Balcony Suite C
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Balcony Suite B
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Junior Balcony Suite BJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites are located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
Balcony Suite A
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Balcony Suite PA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Balcony Suite PP
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Balcony Suite P
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
Junior Balcony Suite RJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
Royal Balcony Suite RA
315ft2. These Suites 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.
Royal Panorama Suite RS
At 325ft², and at the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.
Royal Owner's Suite RO
510ft2. including outdoor balcony. 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.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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