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Black Sea Explorer - Budapest and Bucharest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 15 Apr 2020
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Crystal
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1443344‍
  • Voyage code ‍BUBU‍

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Wed 15 Apr 2020

Austria, Danube river cruises

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your 5★ luxury Scenic Space- Ship for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise (D)

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Thu 16 Apr 2020

Kalocsa, Hungary

Cruise to the Baroque provincial town of Kalocsa, which lies at the periphery of the great Hungarian plain and is renowned for its decorative embroidery and paprika production. Today, you’ll get to attend a traditional Hungarian Puszta horse show (B, L, D)

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Fri 17 Apr 2020

Osijek, Croatia

You’ll enjoy options galore during your time in the Croatian city of Osijek. The region itself is modestly-sized, picturesquely positioned on the river Drava. Although the city was bombed in the wars that followed the break-up of the old Yugoslavia in 1991, much of its Baroque heart survived, intact (B, L, D)

★Freechoice: Embark on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside

★Enrich: As a special Scenic guest, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is like in Croatia. This is a rare opportunity for one-onone contact with people who understand the local way of life intimately

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Sat 18 Apr 2020

Austria, Danube river cruises

The Sava and Danube rivers meet in the city of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. As communist blocks rub shoulders with art nouveau masterpieces, you’re invited to explore this intriguing region of stark contrasts and see how Belgrade is heading towards a better, brighter future (B, L, D)

★Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. Or, for a true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local

Iron Gates

Iron Gate Sun 19 Apr 2020

Iron Gates

Relax and admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. A magnificent setting for a cruise and the natural border between Serbia and Romania (B, L, D)

★Sundowners: Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day. It’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svishtov – Rousse, Bulgaria Mon 20 Apr 2020

Svishtov, Bulgaria

★Freechoice: Journey from Svishtov to the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo, a town with a rich historical past. You’ll also venture to the nearby leafy village of Arbanassi, which features on the World Heritage cultural list.

Alternatively, you can stay on board your 5★ Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy sailing towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse for a guided tour. It’s the fifth biggest city in Bulgaria and home to a grand square enlivened by cafés and Austro-Hungarian influenced architecture. The city’s past is abundantly displayed in several museums, and in its ruined Roman fortress, which overlooks the Danube (B, L, D)

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra, Bulgaria Tue 21 Apr 2020

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra is a port city located on the southern bank of the lower Danube. During your visit you may be surprised at the abundance of historical landmarks found here (B, L, D)

★Freechoice: Explore Silistra Fort during an active walking tour and learn all about the ancient legacy of this landmark destination, or take an excursion to nearby Varna, the largest city on the Black Sea coast and a popular seaside resort for locals and travellers alike. Alternatively, Scenic have arranged for you to visit a local village and primary school to learn about life in Bulgaria


Giurgiu – Bucharest, Romania Wed 22 Apr 2020


This morning, disembark and transfer to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Transfer to a luxury hotel for your overnight stay. The city displays a perplexing mismatch of eras – grey housing blocks from Ceausescu’s brutal rebuilding phase, French-influenced palaces with Baroque clam-shaped canopies, the ruins of medieval churches and courts, and 21st century office buildings. Even a short walk is a revealing history lesson (B, L, D)

★Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers

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Private Balcony Suite

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19m2 /205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Deck with full length outdoor balcony and spacious Scenic Sun-Lounge with even more room to relax. Stay on the Diamond Deck and have access to additional services that will add to the luxury of your time on board. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets L’Occitane bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Complimentary laundry concierge Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Beverage service in your private suite Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party Priority dining reservations

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 30m²/325ft², these are the largest suites on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a lounge area and a luxurious bathroom.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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These Suites located 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.

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Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of our private Balcony Suites with our ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.

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Standard Suite

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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.

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Single Balcony Suite

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The Ship - Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade were the sixth, seventh, and eighth ships to join our fleet of luxury Space-Ships respectively. All three river cruise ships feature our signature Scenic Sun Lounges, as well as newly designed cabins and suites. Every Scenic European river cruise begins aboard one of our boutique vessels or custom-built Space-Ships, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access. With four sumptuous decks boasting a selection of private suites and public lounge and dining venues, every aspect of Scenic Crystal, Jade and Jewel has been carefully considered to be easily navigable and wonderfully luxurious. We set the benchmark for the standard of suites on board, the most spacious on any European vessel. From a Standard Suite to the Royal Panorama Suites, guests will find the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. Luxury, space, views, they’re all included. Luxury focused innovation and design mean Scenic is a class leader delivering the ultimate in European river cruising on our state-of-the-art Space-Ships. With the largest suites on the rivers, a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3, a wellness area and gym, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes to explore, all included in the price you pay, you’ll never want for anything else. Introduced to the Scenic dynasty in 2012; Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade set a new benchmark in luxury travel upon entering service in Europe. Since then, they’ve been attentively upgraded to bring them in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm that made our ships so popular with previous guests.

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