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14-Night Trip on Scenic Opal

Christmas & New Year

Amsterdam to Budapest

Soak up the magic of Christmas

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambience.

Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving – these have all been a part of the seasonal tradition in Europe for centuries. In town after town you’ll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass before celebrating Christmas on board.

Interests
  • Holiday Travel
  • Luxury
14 Nights Starting At
December 19, 2022 through January 02, 2023
Book by:
December 17, 2022 7:00 PM
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About Scenic Opal

Ship Overview
Scenic Opal
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.

Designed with peerless attention to detail, the newest members of our fleet have set a new precedent in luxury river cruising. Like every vessel in our growing roster of luxury Space-Ships; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber have been meticulously designed and crafted to afford the most luxurious and unforgettable journeys, so you can expect nothing less than the trip of a lifetime.

Measuring 443 feet in length and carrying just 163 passengers, these luxury vessels marry space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity not regularly found on Europe’s waters. Couple this with a 1:3 crew to passenger ratio, and guests can expect an attentive service from the minute they step aboard these illustrious river cruise liners.

To help you gain greater insight into the space and layout of our newest fleet members, you’ll find the deck plans for Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber below. Spanning a total of four decks, these sister vessels boast a wealth of public entertainment, dining and wellness areas, as well as the state-of-the-art Vitality Pool to be found on the all-weather Sun Deck.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Malta
Year Refurbished
2019
Ship Length
443 ft
Gross Tonnage
2721
Total Capacity
163
Crew Size
59
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Symbol Legend
Riverview Terrace
Wheelhouse
Sun Deck
Walking Track
Panorama Deck
Portobellos Restaurant
River Cafe
Lounge & Bar
Gift Shop
Reception
Elevator
Crystal Dining
Table La Rive
Gallery
Wellness Area
Fitness Centre
Vitality Pool
Salt Therapy Lounge
Deck plans are not yet available
5 Star Service
You soon get the feeling that something is different on a Scenic river cruise. From the moment you join us onboard, we make it our priority to ensure you are completely looked after. Every little detail matters to us. We are a family-run company, operating our own fleet of ships, and over the last quarter of a century we’ve honed the art of giving our guests a thoughtful, attentive, yet unobtrusive service.
 
Butler Service YOUR OWN BUTLER - NOW THAT'S A LUXURY
A complimentary drinks service, valet service and even a shoeshine polishing service is offered to all our guests. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck, your butler can arrange cocktails and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. Diamond Deck guests can also enjoy a served breakfast in suite and pressing service for two items per day. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours and canapés before dinner. Royal Suite guests are welcomed onboard with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Your luggage is unpacked, meals served in suite, laundry services taken care of and even a scented bath run at your request.
 
Service Onboard IMPECCABLE SERVICE FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR CRUISE
From your Cruise Director to each member of the onboard crew, you’re travelling with a handpicked team completely committed to bringing you an impeccable standard of service. But it’s much more personal than that; all our crew take pride in doing those little things that mean a lot. With at least one member of staff for every three guests, you can be sure of an outstanding level of service throughout your cruise. And you certainly won’t find another operator that includes a personal butler service for all its guests. Off ship, our experienced, English-speaking guides are also carefully selected to add local color, knowledge and personal insight to your holiday.
Dining
Aboard a Scenic river cruise, you have a wonderfully diverse range of onboard dining options; the informal all-day River Café, the intimacy of Portobellos Italian Restaurant (L’Amour on France cruises), the elegance of the Crystal Dining Restaurant, the English tradition of high tea on our Riverview Terrace, and the exclusive Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Junior and Royal Suite guests. Also dine on the top deck Alfresco while taking in the breathtaking scenery or enjoy a meal in your room, served by your butler. From refined to relaxed, al fresco to intimate, all at no extra cost.
 
Crystal Dining Restaurant CRYSTAL DINING RESTAURANT
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Catering for all guests to dine at a single sitting with open seating allows you to sit with friends or share a more intimate meal. It’s here you’ll start each day with a wonderful buffet breakfast and cooked-to-order hot favorites. At lunch you have a choice of a generous buffet and a beautifully prepared à la carte menu. In the evening, your Maître d’ welcomes you to enjoy a delicious meal created by our award-winning chefs.
 
Portobellos Italian Restaurant PORTOBELLOS ITALIAN RESTAUARNT (L’Amour on France cruises)
No other river cruise ship in Europe offers a comparable dining experience like Portobellos Restaurant, which offers traditional Italian cuisine (French in France) to a select group of just thirty guests. Be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and take your seat for this authentic culinary experience. Portobellos is perfectly located at the front of the ship, taking full advantage of the spectacular views. Our skilled highly acclaimed chefs will treat you to a delicious five-course menu complimented by exceptional wines, handpicked by our sommelier. As you can imagine, an evening at Portobellos is a wonderful experience that should not be missed.
 
Table La Rive TABLE LA RIVE
An opportunity available to Royal and Junior Suite guests and all guests on the Diamond Deck, this degustation menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skillfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. So for example, and perhaps to whet your appetite, our chefs will prepare a porcini cappuccino with blue potato chips, which is then served with Riesling. Or maybe marinated crayfish with mango and rocket, accompanied by a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Burgenland. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
 
Al Fresco Dining on Riverview Terrace AL FRESCO DINING ON RIVERVIEW TERRACE
The real joy of being on a cruise is that feeling of freedom. As each moment brings with it new landmarks or breathtaking vistas, the Riverview Terrace affords a wonderful vantage point. On selected days, and if the weather permits, we transform the terrace into an outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy a cool drink and sizzling gourmet barbecue. At other times of the day, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream and savor the view. The time honored tradition of high tea is another exclusive highlight for our guests – be tempted by cream tea, sweet petit fours, finger sandwiches, and an inordinate selection of fine loose leaf teas.
 
River Cafe RIVER CAFE AND GELATA BAR
Open between breakfast and dinner, River Café offers delicious sandwiches with, for example; parma ham, citterio salami, roast beef or cheese. You can even ask the River Café to pack a lunch for you to enjoy on shore. There’s also the perennial favorite, freshly prepared fish and chips. If you prefer something sweet, there’s a superb selection of tartlets, croissants, cakes, strudels and chocolates as well as a choice of refreshing, delicious ice creams from our Gelata Bar. New in 2014 was the addition of custom-built pizza ovens. Enjoy your pizza in the relaxing surroundings of the Café, or order ‘to go’ and enjoy it on your balcony with a glass of wine.
 
In-Suite Dining IN-SUITE DINING
Add to the five-star feel of your luxury river cruise and upgrade to a higher category cabin - depending on the category, you will enjoy the added benefit of some fantastic in suite dining options. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck or above, your butler can arrange cocktail drinks and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. If you’re staying on the Diamond Deck, you will also be treated to the added option of breakfast served in suite. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all of this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours delivered each afternoon and canapés before dinner. If you are a Royal Suite guest, enjoy in suite dining whenever it suits you.
On Board Beverages
While other river cruise operators limit their guests to a glass of wine with dinner, on a Scenic luxury river cruise, we offer complimentary spirits, beers, a wide selection of wines and cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea wherever and whenever the mood takes you. Even the drinks in your mini-bar are complimentary. And that’s throughout your entire cruise.*
 
Panorama Lounge & Bar PANORAMA LOUNGE & BAR
Our Panorama Lounge is larger than any you’ll find on ordinary river cruise ships, and there is plenty of space to relax at the bar while taking in the breathtaking views. It’s here in the Panorama Bar and Lounge where you will enjoy a glass of champagne when you first board the ship. During your cruise, choose from a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits, and help yourself to teas and coffee, all at no extra cost. It’s worth noting that we store our wines in special EuroCave storage cabinets to ensure that your wine is matured and served at the perfect temperature.
 
Crystal Dining Restaurant CRYSTAL DINING RESTAURANT
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon, which is served for a Champagne breakfast, a perfect way to toast the day ahead. A generous selection of complimentary beverages that include six red and six white premium regional wines handpicked by our sommelier, as well as beer, spirits, soft drinks and bottled mineral water, are available to accompany every meal.
 
Portobellos Restaurant PORTOBELLOS RESTAURANT (L’Amour in France)
Dine at Portobellos for the evening and be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne before you take your seat for a delicious five-course menu. With fine wine being a way of life in Italy, your Portobellos experience will be accompanied by exceptional Tuscan wines, handpicked by our sommelier on his visit to the region’s bestboutique wineries including Fattoria Casabianca, an estate just 30 kilometres from Siena and renowned for Chianti, crafted predominantly from the Sangiovese grape.
 
Table La Rive TABLE LA RIVE
Our other fine dining venue, Table La Rive, allows for a distinctive dining experience, and is available to Royal and Junior Suite guests and all guests on the Diamond Deck. This tasting menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skillfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.  
 
In-Suite Drinks IN-SUITE DRINKS
All guests in all cabins will have the benefit of a butler, who will serve you complimentary refreshments at your leisure. And don’t forget that the well-stocked Mini-Bar in your cabin is yours to enjoy at any time day or night along with a large bottle of still and sparkling mineral water replenished daily. Staying in one of our Deluxe Royal or Junior Suites? Your Suite would not be complete without a butler to serve tea and coffee in your suite each morning. And exclusively for Royal Suite guests, be welcomed on board with a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne.
 
* Please note - All onboard drinks are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.
Ship Overview
Ship Overview
Scenic Opal
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.

Designed with peerless attention to detail, the newest members of our fleet have set a new precedent in luxury river cruising. Like every vessel in our growing roster of luxury Space-Ships; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber have been meticulously designed and crafted to afford the most luxurious and unforgettable journeys, so you can expect nothing less than the trip of a lifetime.

Measuring 443 feet in length and carrying just 163 passengers, these luxury vessels marry space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity not regularly found on Europe’s waters. Couple this with a 1:3 crew to passenger ratio, and guests can expect an attentive service from the minute they step aboard these illustrious river cruise liners.

To help you gain greater insight into the space and layout of our newest fleet members, you’ll find the deck plans for Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber below. Spanning a total of four decks, these sister vessels boast a wealth of public entertainment, dining and wellness areas, as well as the state-of-the-art Vitality Pool to be found on the all-weather Sun Deck.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Malta
Year Refurbished
2019
Ship Length
443 ft
Gross Tonnage
2721
Total Capacity
163
Crew Size
59
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Symbol Legend
Riverview Terrace
Wheelhouse
Sun Deck
Walking Track
Panorama Deck
Portobellos Restaurant
River Cafe
Lounge & Bar
Gift Shop
Reception
Elevator
Crystal Dining
Table La Rive
Gallery
Wellness Area
Fitness Centre
Vitality Pool
Salt Therapy Lounge
Deck plans are not yet available
You soon get the feeling that something is different on a Scenic river cruise. From the moment you join us onboard, we make it our priority to ensure you are completely looked after. Every little detail matters to us. We are a family-run company, operating our own fleet of ships, and over the last quarter of a century we’ve honed the art of giving our guests a thoughtful, attentive, yet unobtrusive service.
 
Butler Service YOUR OWN BUTLER - NOW THAT'S A LUXURY
A complimentary drinks service, valet service and even a shoeshine polishing service is offered to all our guests. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck, your butler can arrange cocktails and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. Diamond Deck guests can also enjoy a served breakfast in suite and pressing service for two items per day. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours and canapés before dinner. Royal Suite guests are welcomed onboard with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Your luggage is unpacked, meals served in suite, laundry services taken care of and even a scented bath run at your request.
 
Service Onboard IMPECCABLE SERVICE FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR CRUISE
From your Cruise Director to each member of the onboard crew, you’re travelling with a handpicked team completely committed to bringing you an impeccable standard of service. But it’s much more personal than that; all our crew take pride in doing those little things that mean a lot. With at least one member of staff for every three guests, you can be sure of an outstanding level of service throughout your cruise. And you certainly won’t find another operator that includes a personal butler service for all its guests. Off ship, our experienced, English-speaking guides are also carefully selected to add local color, knowledge and personal insight to your holiday.
Aboard a Scenic river cruise, you have a wonderfully diverse range of onboard dining options; the informal all-day River Café, the intimacy of Portobellos Italian Restaurant (L’Amour on France cruises), the elegance of the Crystal Dining Restaurant, the English tradition of high tea on our Riverview Terrace, and the exclusive Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Junior and Royal Suite guests. Also dine on the top deck Alfresco while taking in the breathtaking scenery or enjoy a meal in your room, served by your butler. From refined to relaxed, al fresco to intimate, all at no extra cost.
 
Crystal Dining Restaurant CRYSTAL DINING RESTAURANT
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Catering for all guests to dine at a single sitting with open seating allows you to sit with friends or share a more intimate meal. It’s here you’ll start each day with a wonderful buffet breakfast and cooked-to-order hot favorites. At lunch you have a choice of a generous buffet and a beautifully prepared à la carte menu. In the evening, your Maître d’ welcomes you to enjoy a delicious meal created by our award-winning chefs.
 
Portobellos Italian Restaurant PORTOBELLOS ITALIAN RESTAUARNT (L’Amour on France cruises)
No other river cruise ship in Europe offers a comparable dining experience like Portobellos Restaurant, which offers traditional Italian cuisine (French in France) to a select group of just thirty guests. Be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and take your seat for this authentic culinary experience. Portobellos is perfectly located at the front of the ship, taking full advantage of the spectacular views. Our skilled highly acclaimed chefs will treat you to a delicious five-course menu complimented by exceptional wines, handpicked by our sommelier. As you can imagine, an evening at Portobellos is a wonderful experience that should not be missed.
 
Table La Rive TABLE LA RIVE
An opportunity available to Royal and Junior Suite guests and all guests on the Diamond Deck, this degustation menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skillfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. So for example, and perhaps to whet your appetite, our chefs will prepare a porcini cappuccino with blue potato chips, which is then served with Riesling. Or maybe marinated crayfish with mango and rocket, accompanied by a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Burgenland. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
 
Al Fresco Dining on Riverview Terrace AL FRESCO DINING ON RIVERVIEW TERRACE
The real joy of being on a cruise is that feeling of freedom. As each moment brings with it new landmarks or breathtaking vistas, the Riverview Terrace affords a wonderful vantage point. On selected days, and if the weather permits, we transform the terrace into an outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy a cool drink and sizzling gourmet barbecue. At other times of the day, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream and savor the view. The time honored tradition of high tea is another exclusive highlight for our guests – be tempted by cream tea, sweet petit fours, finger sandwiches, and an inordinate selection of fine loose leaf teas.
 
River Cafe RIVER CAFE AND GELATA BAR
Open between breakfast and dinner, River Café offers delicious sandwiches with, for example; parma ham, citterio salami, roast beef or cheese. You can even ask the River Café to pack a lunch for you to enjoy on shore. There’s also the perennial favorite, freshly prepared fish and chips. If you prefer something sweet, there’s a superb selection of tartlets, croissants, cakes, strudels and chocolates as well as a choice of refreshing, delicious ice creams from our Gelata Bar. New in 2014 was the addition of custom-built pizza ovens. Enjoy your pizza in the relaxing surroundings of the Café, or order ‘to go’ and enjoy it on your balcony with a glass of wine.
 
In-Suite Dining IN-SUITE DINING
Add to the five-star feel of your luxury river cruise and upgrade to a higher category cabin - depending on the category, you will enjoy the added benefit of some fantastic in suite dining options. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck or above, your butler can arrange cocktail drinks and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. If you’re staying on the Diamond Deck, you will also be treated to the added option of breakfast served in suite. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all of this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours delivered each afternoon and canapés before dinner. If you are a Royal Suite guest, enjoy in suite dining whenever it suits you.
While other river cruise operators limit their guests to a glass of wine with dinner, on a Scenic luxury river cruise, we offer complimentary spirits, beers, a wide selection of wines and cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea wherever and whenever the mood takes you. Even the drinks in your mini-bar are complimentary. And that’s throughout your entire cruise.*
 
Panorama Lounge & Bar PANORAMA LOUNGE & BAR
Our Panorama Lounge is larger than any you’ll find on ordinary river cruise ships, and there is plenty of space to relax at the bar while taking in the breathtaking views. It’s here in the Panorama Bar and Lounge where you will enjoy a glass of champagne when you first board the ship. During your cruise, choose from a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits, and help yourself to teas and coffee, all at no extra cost. It’s worth noting that we store our wines in special EuroCave storage cabinets to ensure that your wine is matured and served at the perfect temperature.
 
Crystal Dining Restaurant CRYSTAL DINING RESTAURANT
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon, which is served for a Champagne breakfast, a perfect way to toast the day ahead. A generous selection of complimentary beverages that include six red and six white premium regional wines handpicked by our sommelier, as well as beer, spirits, soft drinks and bottled mineral water, are available to accompany every meal.
 
Portobellos Restaurant PORTOBELLOS RESTAURANT (L’Amour in France)
Dine at Portobellos for the evening and be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne before you take your seat for a delicious five-course menu. With fine wine being a way of life in Italy, your Portobellos experience will be accompanied by exceptional Tuscan wines, handpicked by our sommelier on his visit to the region’s bestboutique wineries including Fattoria Casabianca, an estate just 30 kilometres from Siena and renowned for Chianti, crafted predominantly from the Sangiovese grape.
 
Table La Rive TABLE LA RIVE
Our other fine dining venue, Table La Rive, allows for a distinctive dining experience, and is available to Royal and Junior Suite guests and all guests on the Diamond Deck. This tasting menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skillfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.  
 
In-Suite Drinks IN-SUITE DRINKS
All guests in all cabins will have the benefit of a butler, who will serve you complimentary refreshments at your leisure. And don’t forget that the well-stocked Mini-Bar in your cabin is yours to enjoy at any time day or night along with a large bottle of still and sparkling mineral water replenished daily. Staying in one of our Deluxe Royal or Junior Suites? Your Suite would not be complete without a butler to serve tea and coffee in your suite each morning. And exclusively for Royal Suite guests, be welcomed on board with a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne.
 
* Please note - All onboard drinks are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.
About Scenic
At Scenic, we constantly strive to create exceptional journeys to every corner of the world. You will enjoy once in a lifetime experiences, indulgent truly all-inclusive luxury, and a world class crew who will ensure every detail is cared for to the Nth Degree.

With more than three decades of experience, our loyal Scenic guests reflect our dedication to always placing you at the heart of everything we do. With Scenic, you'll find this is worldwide discovery truly in a class of its own. Across our 5-star luxury river cruises on custom-built Scenic ships, and 6-star ultra luxury voyages on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, it is more than taking our guests to exceptional destinations around the world. Our truly all-inclusive philosophy enables our guests to be immersed in their chosen destination, indulge in an unparalleled level of luxury, and relax knowing everything is taken care of.

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About Scenic
At Scenic, we constantly strive to create exceptional journeys to every corner of the world. You will enjoy once in a lifetime experiences, indulgent truly all-inclusive luxury, and a world class crew who will ensure every detail is cared for to the Nth Degree.

With more than three decades of experience, our loyal Scenic guests reflect our dedication to always placing you at the heart of everything we do. With Scenic, you'll find this is worldwide discovery truly in a class of its own. Across our 5-star luxury river cruises on custom-built Scenic ships, and 6-star ultra luxury voyages on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, it is more than taking our guests to exceptional destinations around the world. Our truly all-inclusive philosophy enables our guests to be immersed in their chosen destination, indulge in an unparalleled level of luxury, and relax knowing everything is taken care of.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.