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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 16 Oct 2024
  • Sails from Bucharest - Giurgiu, Romania
  • Ship Scenic Amber
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1997259
  • Voyage code ‍BUBU161024.2

Your Itinerary

Palace of Justice, Bucharest

One night hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania Wed 16 Oct 2024

Palace of Justice, Bucharest

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

View of Old Town Bucharest

Bucharest - Giurgiu, Romania Thu 17 Oct 2024

View of Old Town Bucharest

Today you’ll explore the city of Bucharest, with a guided tour of the city by coach. Travel from the south of Bucharest to Primaverii Palace, stopping to see its squares, including Union Square, University Square, Roman Square, Victory Square and Charles de Gaulle Square.

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

An aerial view of Silistra on the Danube River

Silistra, Bulgaria Fri 18 Oct 2024

An aerial view of Silistra on the Danube River

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)

Old stone bridge in the Ruse region

Rousse, Bulgaria Sat 19 Oct 2024

Old stone bridge in the Ruse region

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 Sun 20 Oct 2024

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)

A panoramic view of Belgrade at dusk

Belgrade, Serbia Mon 21 Oct 2024

A panoramic view of Belgrade at dusk

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)

A view of Osijek from the water

Osijek, Croatia Tue 22 Oct 2024

A view of Osijek from the water

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's St Mary Cathedral

Kalocsa, Hungary Wed 23 Oct 2024

Kalocsa's St Mary Cathedral

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

A panoramic view of Chain Bridge in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary Thu 24 Oct 2024

A panoramic view of Chain Bridge in Budapest

After breakfast, prepare to head home. (B)

What's included *

  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • 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)
  • Butler service (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary 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 five 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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Suite Size: Measures 19m²/205ft². The Private Balcony Suite (A) on the Scenic Amber, located on the Diamond Deck near the Aft of the ship, offers a luxurious cruise experience with its spacious bedroom and a full-length outdoor balcony. Guests can enjoy panoramic river views from this stylishly decorated suite. Additionally, these suites' private bathroom offers a luxurious vanity basin and shower, providing a comfortable and elegant experience. Along with high-end amenities and personalised service from a dedicated butler, guests staying in these suites receive exclusive invites to Table La Rive on cruises of 10 nights or more, adding an extra touch of sophistication to their premium river cruising experience. ✓ Luxury queen-size bed with pillow menu. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ 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. ✓ Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily. ✓ Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive on cruises 10 nights or longer. ✓ Priority dining reservations.

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Standard Suite

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Suite Size: Measures 15m²/160ft². Scenic Amber's Standard Suites (E) are located on the Jewel Deck and are the perfect choice for travellers who seek comfort, convenience, and affordability during their river cruise. These suites offer a modest yet functional layout, featuring a cosy bedroom area. Guests can enjoy privacy and convenience with private facilities that include a bathroom equipped with a shower, sink, and toilet. While these suites offer less impressive views than higher-tier options, they still provide glimpses of the scenic surroundings through their large picture windows. Essential amenities such as flat-screen TV, and ample storage space for luggage ensure a comfortable stay onboard. Access to the ship's facilities and amenities allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the cruise experience. ✓ Luxury queen-size bed with pillow menu. ✓ Large picture window. ✓ Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini-infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In-room safe. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ Luxury bathrobe and slippers. ✓ Nordic walking sticks. ✓ Butler service. ✓ Early morning tea/coffee service. ✓ Complimentary laundry concierge.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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Suite Size: Measures 33m²/360ft². The Royal Balcony Suites, situated on the Diamond Deck of the Scenic Amber, epitomize the ultimate in luxury river cruise accommodations. Offering an abundance of space, impeccable service, and thoughtful touches, these suites are designed to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning travellers. Each suite features an outdoor balcony, providing guests with panoramic views of the river and its surroundings, as well as a spacious lounge area for relaxation. Additionally, the suites boast an oversized bathroom adorned with luxurious amenities, ensuring a truly indulgent experience. With their prime location, luxurious furnishings, and unparalleled comfort, the Royal Balcony Suites on the Scenic Amber are the epitome of luxury and sophistication, promising an unforgettable river cruise journey. ✓ Luxury queen-size slumber bed with pillow menu. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ Luxury bathrobe and slippers. ✓ Nordic walking sticks. ✓ Butler service. ✓ Shoeshine service. ✓ Early morning tea/coffee service. ✓ Unlimited complimentary laundry service. ✓ Daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapes or fruit. ✓ Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml). ✓ Morning delivery of newspapers. ✓ Beverage and meal service in your private suite. ✓ Packing and unpacking your luggage. ✓ Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. ✓ Priority dining reservations.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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Suite Size: Measures 44m²/475ft². The Royal Panorama Suite aboard the Scenic Amber represents the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication, elevating the river cruise experience to unparalleled heights. These expansive suites are located on the Aft of Diamond Deck and include an opulent living area, a separate bedroom, and a private full-length balcony providing panoramic views of the river and its surroundings. Exclusive amenities include a sumptuous queen-sized Scenic Slumber Bed, a lavish marble bathroom with a bathtub and upgraded bathroom amenities, and personalised service from a dedicated butler catering to every need. With sophisticated design, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, and complimentary Wi-Fi, guests can indulge in unparalleled comfort and relaxation. An exclusive invitation to Table La Rive adds culinary delight while floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the passing scenery. For travellers seeking an extraordinary river cruise experience, the Royal Panorama Suite on the Scenic Amber delivers unmatched luxury, elegance, and indulgence. ✓ Luxury queen-size slumber bed with pillow menu. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In-room safe. ✓ International power sockets ✓ Luxury bathrobe and slippers ✓ Nordic walking sticks ✓ Butler service ✓ Shoeshine service ✓ Early morning tea/coffee service ✓ Unlimited complimentary laundry service ✓ Daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapes or fruit ✓ Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml) ✓ Morning delivery of newspapers ✓ Beverage and meal service in your private suite ✓ Packing and unpacking your luggage ✓ Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive ✓ Priority dining reservations

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Junior Balcony Suite

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Suite Size: Measures 23m²/250ft². On the Scenic Amber, there is one Junior Balcony Suite (RJ) located on the Diamond Deck, which is in a prime position. This suite provides guests with a luxurious and comfortable retreat, offering breathtaking river views. The suite boasts a spacious layout, featuring a large bedroom, an elegant en-suite bathroom with a generous vanity basin and shower, and a private balcony for guests to unwind and enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship sails along. Modern amenities, such as a comfortable queen-sized Scenic Slumber Bed, premium linens, and deluxe toiletries ensure guests have a comfortable stay. Additionally, a dedicated butler is available to provide personalised service to add an extra touch of luxury. There are also entertainment options, including a flat-screen TV and entertainment systems, for relaxation during downtime. ✓ Luxury queen-size bed with pillow menu. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathroom with a shower and luxurious bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini-infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In-room safe. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ Luxury bathrobe and slippers. ✓ Nordic walking sticks. ✓ Butler service. ✓ Shoeshine service. ✓ Early morning tea/coffee service. ✓ Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily. ✓ Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon. ✓ Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours. ✓ Beverage and meal service in your private suite. ✓ Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. ✓ Priority dining reservations.

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Balcony Suite

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Suite Size: Measures 19m²/205ft². The Balcony Suites (PP) on the Scenic Amber are located mid-ship on the Diamond and offer a luxurious cruise experience with their spacious bedroom and a full-length outdoor balcony. Guests can enjoy panoramic river views from this stylishly decorated suite. Additionally, these suites' private bathroom offers a luxurious vanity basin and shower, providing a comfortable and elegant experience. Along with high-end amenities and personalised service from a dedicated butler, guests staying in these suites receive exclusive invites to Table La Rive on cruises of 10 nights or more, adding an extra touch of sophistication to their premium river cruising experience. ✓ Luxury queen-size bed with pillow menu. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ 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. ✓ Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily. ✓ Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive on cruises 10 nights or longer. ✓ Priority dining reservations.

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Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Deluxe Balcony Suites Suite Size: Measures 21m²/225ft². The Deluxe Balcony Suites (PD) aboard the Scenic Amber provide travellers with a refined and spacious sanctuary amidst the enchanting river landscapes and are located in Prime positions on the Diamond Deck. Elegantly appointed and designed, these suites offer a serene haven for relaxation and indulgence. Featuring ample space, including a comfortable bedroom area and a private balcony, guests can immerse themselves in panoramic views of the passing scenery. Each suite is tastefully adorned with modern furnishings and luxurious touches, creating an inviting ambience for unwinding in style. The private balcony offers an intimate outdoor space for enjoying the sun, a morning coffee, or evening drinks while watching the world drift by. With top-notch amenities such as a plush queen-sized Scenic Slumber Bed, high-quality linens, and a well-appointed en-suite bathroom, with a bath and shower, guests can expect ultimate comfort and luxury. Personalised service from a dedicated butler ensures a seamless and memorable experience throughout the cruise. Suite amenities include modern entertainment systems, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi for staying connected or unwinding with entertainment. ✓ Luxury queen-size bed with pillow menu. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathroom with bath and shower, as well as luxurious bathroom amenities. ✓ Complimentary mini bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini-infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In-room safe. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ 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.

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Royal Owner's Suite

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Suite Size: Measures 48m²/520ft². The Royal Owner's Suite aboard the Scenic Amber stands as the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication, offering an unparalleled level of comfort and opulence for discerning travellers. This expansive suite is located mid-ship on Diamond deck and features a spacious living area, a separate bedroom, and a private balcony boasting panoramic views of the river and its surrounding landscapes. Guests are treated to exclusive amenities including a plush queen-sized Scenic Slumber Bed, a lavish marble bathroom with a bathtub, and personalised service from a dedicated butler catering to every need. With contemporary furnishings, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, and complimentary Wi-Fi, the suite ensures a seamless blend of relaxation and entertainment. The Royal Owner's Suite on the Scenic Amber epitomises elegance and indulgence, providing an unforgettable river cruise experience for those seeking the utmost in luxury. ✓ Luxury Scenic slumber bed. ✓ Scenic Sun Lounge. ✓ Marble bathroom with bathtub and upgraded bathroom amenities. ✓ Pillow menu. ✓ Complimentary mini bar, restocked daily. ✓ Mac-mini-infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand. ✓ In-room safe. ✓ Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone. ✓ International power sockets. ✓ Upgraded bathroom amenities. ✓ Luxury bathrobe and slippers. ✓ Nordic walking sticks. ✓ In-suite Nespresso machine. ✓ Butler service. ✓ Unlimited complimentary laundry service. ✓ Shoeshine and valet service. ✓ Early morning tea/coffee service. ✓ Beverage and meal service in your private suite. ✓ Daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapés or fruit. ✓ Morning delivery of newspapers. ✓ Packing and unpacking your luggage. ✓ Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. ✓ Priority dining reservations. ✓ Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml).

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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 bathroom with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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The Ship - Scenic Amber

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Introducing Scenic Amber, a luxurious river cruise ship designed to offer travellers an exceptional journey along Europe’s picturesque waterways. With its elegant design, state-of-the-art amenities and attentive service, Scenic Amber promises an unforgettable cruising experience.

From exploring the iconic cities of the Danube to discovering the charming villages along the Rhine, guests can immerse themselves in the rich history, culture and natural beauty of Europe while enjoying the comfort and luxury of this exquisite ship. With spacious suites, fine dining options and immersive shore excursions, Scenic Amber invites travellers to indulge in the ultimate river cruising adventure.

What’s onboard: Crystal Dining, Fitness Centre, Gallery, Gift Shop, Lounge & Bar, Panorama Deck, Portobellos Restaurant, Reception, River Cafe, Riverview Terraces, Salt Therapy Lounge, Sun Deck, Table La Rive, Vitality Pool, Walking Track, Wellness Area and much, much more.

Scenic Amber

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL licence protects all our packages or tailor-made 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
  • 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.


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.


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.


Last Updated: 10/08/2022

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