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Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 10 Jul 2024
  • Sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ship Scenic Opal
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍2006552
  • Voyage code ‍AMBS100724.1

Your Itinerary

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Wed 10 Jul 2024

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

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)

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Thu 11 Jul 2024

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Freechoice – Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch favourite, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour or, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Cologne

Cologne, Germany Fri 12 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Cologne

Freechoice – Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting, or learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Koblenz

Koblenz, Germany Sat 13 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Koblenz

Freechoice – Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Heidelberg

Heidelberg - Rastatt Sun 14 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Heidelberg

Freechoice – Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time 

Enrich – Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime (B,L,D)

Baden Baden, Germany

Baden Baden, Germany Mon 15 Jul 2024

Baden Baden, Germany

Freechoice – Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Strasbourg

Strasbourg - Kehl Tue 16 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Strasbourg

Freechoice – Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Basel from the Rhine River

Basel, Switzerland Wed 17 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Basel from the Rhine River

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Basel airport for your return flight (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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 17th June 2024 and receive a FREE Regency Hamper

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Royal Balcony Suite

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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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The Ship - Scenic Opal

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Introducing Scenic Opal, a luxurious river cruise ship designed to offer travellers an unforgettable journey along Europe’s most iconic waterways. With its sleek design, modern amenities and impeccable service, Scenic Opal promises a refined cruising experience.

From exploring the historic cities along the Rhine to meandering through the charming towns of the Danube, guests can immerse themselves in the rich culture and beauty of Europe while enjoying the comfort and elegance of this exquisite ship. With spacious suites, gourmet dining options and enriching shore excursions, Scenic Opal 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 Terrace, Salt Therapy Lounge, Sun Deck, Table La River, Vitality Pool, Walking Track, Wellness Area and much, much more.

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  • 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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