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Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 05 Oct 2023
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Amber
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1941170
  • Voyage code ‍BCTR051023.1

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Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Thu 05 Oct 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa Fri 06 Oct 2023

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa is a town in Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary. It lies 142 km south of Budapest. It is situated in a marshy but highly productive district, near the left bank of the Danube River. Historically it had greater political and economic importance than at present.

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek Sat 07 Oct 2023

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. It is the largest city and the economic and cultural centre of the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia, as well as the administrative centre of Osijek-Baranja County.

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade Sun 08 Oct 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Iron Gates

Iron Gate Mon 09 Oct 2023

Iron Gates

Iron Gates is a large natural gorge on the River Danube that divides the Carpathian and Balkan mountains forming a division between the former Yugoslavia and Romania.

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svistov Tue 10 Oct 2023

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svishtov is a town in northern Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province on the right bank of the Danube river opposite the Romanian town of Zimnicea. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Svishtov Municipality.

Cruises around Europe

Rousse Tue 10 Oct 2023

Cruises around Europe

Ruse, is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria. Ruse is in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu, approximately 75 km south of Bucharest, Romania's capital, 200 km from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and 300 km from the capital Sofia.

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra Wed 11 Oct 2023

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra is a town in Northeastern Bulgaria. The town lies on the southern bank of the lower Danube river, and is also the part of the Romanian border where it stops following the Danube.

Giurgiu

Giurgiu Thu 12 Oct 2023

Giurgiu

Standing between Romania and Bulgaria, Giurgiu’s political past has created a unique destination on a Danube cruise.

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Thu 12 Oct 2023

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.

Brasov city

Brasov Fri 13 Oct 2023

Brasov city

Brașov is a city in Transylvania, Romania and the administrative centre of Brașov County. According to the latest Romanian census (2011),

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Sighisoara Sat 14 Oct 2023

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Sibiu, Romania

Sibui Sun 15 Oct 2023

Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century Saxon settlers. Around the city are the remains of medieval walls and towers, including the 13th-century Council Tower. In the upper town, Brukenthal Palace now houses the Brukenthal National Museum, with European paintings. The nearby Evangelical Cathedral has gravestones in its walls.

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Mon 16 Oct 2023

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.

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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Private 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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Standard Suite

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Our Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.

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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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Royal Panorama Suite

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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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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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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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Single Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveller. Enjoy fantastic views from your full size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroon with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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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 Amber

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Built in 2015 and 2016 to join our European fleet the Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber are the latest generation of Space-Ships, complete with vitality pool, sun deck and a range of exclusive dining venues. 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 soak up the rays at the Sun Deck swimming pool or retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a fitness area, 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. The newest members of the Scenic Space-Ship dynasty; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber afford ground-breaking levels of comfort, safety and luxury for the 169 guests they’re capable of transporting on Europe’s celebrated passageways. Representing the pinnacle in luxury river cruising, Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber are among the most spacious and technologically advanced vessels in Europe. Spread over four lavish decks, including the Sun Deck, Diamond Deck, Sapphire Deck and Jewel Deck; guests will relish every moment spent cruising Europe’s waterways aboard these majestic vessels. Each of these sister vessels have been fastidiously designed and crafted with your enjoyment and comfort in mind, so you’re guaranteed an unforgettable voyage. Boasting a roster of pioneering technologies designed to maximize the guest experience, as well as all of the lavish extras which have come to define our fleet of luxury 5-star Space-Ships; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber represent the precedent of luxury river cruising on Europe’s esteemed waterways.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • 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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