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Black Sea Explorer - Bucharest to Budapest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 19 Apr 2022
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship Scenic Ruby
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1737323‍
  • Voyage code ‍BUBU190422.2‍

Your Itinerary

One night hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania Tue 19 Apr 2022

Welcome to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into your hotel for an overnight stay. (D)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Wed 20 Apr 2022

Cruises to Europe

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.

Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (B,L,D)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest - Giurgiu, Romania Wed 20 Apr 2022

Cruises to Europe

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.

Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (B,L,D)

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra, Bulgaria Thu 21 Apr 2022

Silistra, Bulgaria

Freechoice - Discover Silistra Fort on an active walk, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Alternatively, visit a local village and school to learn about life in Bulgaria. (B,L,D)

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Fri 22 Apr 2022

Cruises around Europe

Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. (B,L,D)

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Sat 23 Apr 2022

Iron Gates

Relax and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Sun 24 Apr 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Freechoice - Enjoy an in-depth tour of Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights before time at leisure to wander this fascinating city. Alternatively, join a bicycle ride along the Danube, or take a walk through the city with a local. Alternatively, journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci.

Enrich - Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt. (B,L,D)

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Mon 25 Apr 2022

Osijek, Croatia

Freechoice - Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, take a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, join a local for a fish stew cooking class.

Later, 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 really like in Croatia. (B,L,D)

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Tue 26 Apr 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Wed 27 Apr 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

After breakfast, prepare to head home. (B)

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
  • Flexible terms: For new 2021 or 2022 Europe river cruise bookings, guests can defer their travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure
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Balcony Suite

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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.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², this suite is the largest on the ship. 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.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites (250ft²), 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.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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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.

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Standard Stateroom

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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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Royal Owner's Suite

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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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The Ship - Scenic Ruby

  • Occupancy167
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Explore Europe on board the Scenic Ruby or Scenic Pearl and enjoy stunning views from the Sun Deck, exclusive dining and a choice between five spacious suite categories. Setting a new benchmark in luxury river cruising; Scenic’s original Space-Ships, Ruby and Pearl, have been fastidiously refurbished to ensure they adhere to our illustrious standards of luxury and comfort, without forgoing their charm, character and timeless innovation. Measuring 445 feet, the founding members of our luxury European Space-Ship fleet are slender enough to negotiate the waterways of the continent’s most esteemed cities. Each vessel is exquisitely appointed in-line with other ships in the Space-Ship line-up, boasting a trove of features and amenities, and capable of carrying 167 passengers in blissful comfort and luxury. Like every ship in the Scenic fleet, these vessels feature spacious luxury suites that are class-leading in terms of size and refinement. Suites and cabins are complete with lavish extras like large private balconies fitted with the pioneering Scenic Sun Lounge screen, as well as a 32-inch Samsung HD TV linked to a Mac computer and complimentary access to a high speed WiFi system. Other in-cabin features include a minibar, luxurious double (or twin) bed complete with pillow menu, and perfectly appointed bathrooms featuring the very latest shower and wet-room technology. 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.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
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  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
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  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2021.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Last updated: 22.01.21

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