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Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 25 Sep 2023
  • Sails from Basel, Switzerland
  • Ship Scenic Crystal
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1891823
  • Voyage code ‍AMBL250923.2

Your Itinerary

Rhine river in Basel Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland Mon 25 Sep 2023

Rhine river in Basel Switzerland

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your award-winning 5★ Scenic Space-Ship for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception (D)

Breisach am Rhein

Breisach, Germany Tue 26 Sep 2023

Breisach am Rhein

Journey into the picturesque Black Forest region for a guided tour and tasting of the iconic Black Forest cake. Alternatively, enjoy a wine tasting in the Kaiserstuhl region, or if you’re feeling more active, take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Freiburg stopping along the way for a tasting of delicious Black Forest cake. (B,L,D)

Church of St. Paul in Strasbourg at sunrise, France

Kehl, Germany - Strasbourg, France Wed 27 Sep 2023

Church of St. Paul in Strasbourg at sunrise, France

Freechoice - Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover the unique historic quarter and its impressive cathedral, or choose to see the picturesque city from a different perspective on board a canal cruise. Admire the stunning district known as Le Petite France and take in the sites such as the European Parliament and the Imperial quarter. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer.

Enrich - Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (B,L,D)

Rhine River

Mannheim, Germany Thu 28 Sep 2023

Rhine River

Freechoice - Join a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit its Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time. Alternatively, experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit. (B,L,D)

Rhine Gorge, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany - Rhine Gorge Fri 29 Sep 2023

Rhine Gorge, Germany

Freechoice - Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Alternatively, join an excursion to Mainz and see the impressive sandstone cathedral, the tremendous Old Town and visit the Gutenberg Museum. (B,L,D)

Later, enjoy unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

Cochem, Germany

Cochem, Germany Sat 30 Sep 2023

Cochem, Germany

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale.

Freechoice - Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if you’re feeling more active, join a bicycle tour and explore the beautiful region. (B,L,D)

Bernkastel

Bernkastel, Germany Sun 01 Oct 2023

Bernkastel

Freechoice - Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, or take a guided walk through Trier, a city with an important Roman past. Alternatively, take in beautiful Bernkastel, with its perfectly preserved half timbered houses located on the picturesque Moselle river. (B,L,D)

Moselle Valley Cruising Mon 02 Oct 2023

Today sail along the curvaceous path of the Moselle River past quaint half timbered villages, vine covered slopes and hilltop castles that are perched proudly on their lookout over the river. Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in this full day cruise. (B,L,D)

Rhine River

Koblenz, Germany Tue 03 Oct 2023

Rhine River

Freechoice - On arrival to Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city, or visit Marksburg Castle for a guided tour. Perched high above the river, this is the only castle on the Middle Rhine that has avoided destruction. (B,L,D)

Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf, Germany Wed 04 Oct 2023

Dusseldorf

Freechoice - Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour, or join a guided cycling tour along the river, passing by Düsseldorf’s bustling modern harbour precinct. Alternatively, learn about the city’s long beer producing traditions as you visit some local Microbreweries, you will also get to taste the local Altbier, a dark beer traditional to this region, or visit the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe. (B,L,D)

Cruises around Europe

Maastricht, Netherlands Thu 05 Oct 2023

Cruises around Europe

Freechoice - Enjoy a guided tour of Maastricht, or visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. Dedicated to the American soldiers who perished in this region during World War II. You will also get to visit the Eben Emael Fortress, which was built to protect the city from the German invasion during the second world war. (B,L,D)

Nijmegen

Nijmegen, Netherlands Fri 06 Oct 2023

Nijmegen

Freechoice - Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or if you’re feeling energetic, take an active bicycle tour throughout the city. (B,L,D)

Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium Sat 07 Oct 2023

Antwerp

Freechoice - Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour of Antwerp, followed by leisure time, or take the opportunity to visit the towns of Ypres & Passchendaele to learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele. Visit the memorials dedicated to the Allied troops who perished during this terrible battle. (B,L,D)

Cruises around Europe

Veere, Netherlands Sun 08 Oct 2023

Cruises around Europe

Freechoice - Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier. (B,L,D)

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Mon 09 Oct 2023

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

After breakfast disembark the ship

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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 10th July 2022 and receive a FREE Pimm's Gift Set

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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 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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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 Crystal

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
  • Length442 ft (134.72 m)
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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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  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Scenic River Cruises FAQs

Do Scenic river cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic cruises do 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 for your 2022, 2023, or 2024 travel plans. 

Scenic cruises 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 river 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 river 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. 


Are drinks included on a Scenic River cruise?

There are designated complimentary tea and coffee making facilities throughout the ship. Complimentary alcoholic premium wine, beer and spirits are available all day every day as well as complimentary premium soft drinks.

Each suite has a complimentary mini bar with alcohol, soft drinks and snacks re-stocked daily with your preferences.


Is there internet available onboard?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available onboard but cannot be guaranteed.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on board?

All tipping and gratuities are included in your cruise fare.


Can I smoke on board a Scenic River Ship?

Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas, it is NOT permitted in the Suites or any inside areas.


Do Scenic cater to dietary needs, food intolerances and diets?

Scenic can cater for most dietary needs and intolerances but these are request only and advance notice will need to be given.


Are there multiple dining options onboard?

There is a buffet style breakfast and lunch available onboard. In the evening there is an array of à la carte dining options from casual to fine dining made with local produce.


Is there a dress code onboard Scenic?

The dress code is comfortable and casual onboard, with dinner attire being smart casual, dresses, shirt and trousers.


What clothing should I pack?

It is recommended that you pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves so you can be prepared for any weather. If you are travelling in summertime do not forget your sunscreen.


What is the currency onboard?

The currency onboard for most destinations is the Euro. There are a few countries that have retained their own currency: Switzerland, Eastern European States and the Scandinavian nations.


What language do the staff speak onboard?

All the staff onboard speak English, and the announcements are also in English.


What is the luggage allowance for Scenic?

Each guest is entitled to one suitcase width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm (30 x 21 x 11in) with the weight not exceeding 20kg


Are shore excursions and tours included?

The majority of excursions and tours are included in your cruise, however there are some optional tours that incur a supplement.


Are there any Scenic River itineraries that are no-fly?

Yes, some itineraries are also available as a no-fly option with trains departing from London St. Pancras station.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle, Rhine Highlights and Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights travel to Brussels via train and transfer to Amsterdam.

Idyllic Rhône, Normandy & Gems of the Seine, South of France, Bordeaux Affair and Beautiful Bordeaux travel to Paris and transfer to the ship.

All trains generally depart early morning and may include a change of stations or train, transfers between stations are included. Should guests decide not to go with rail once the timings are released flight supplements will apply at an additional cost.


Last Updated: 14/06/2022

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