Scenic Tours is proud to announce the purchase of Scenic Sapphire - a luxury European river cruise ship to be delivered new in 2008.
Scenic Tours worked closely with Europe's top river ship designers and naval architects to develop a totally new design in river cruise ships, which will be exclusive to Scenic Tours. This new design delivers up to 20% more space than average river cruise ships - that's why they call them "Scenic Space-Ships". And with two complete decks of exclusive private balcony suites, guests will have an unparalleled sense of personal space and freedom.
The ships will be amongst the largest in Europe, an incredible 22% longer, and all of the public areas will also be proportionately larger. These stylish rooms will have an understated ambience, with ample comfortable leather sofas in the main lounge area and panoramic floor to ceiling windows offering 180 degree views.
The observation lounge is 31 metres long - one of the roomiest of any river cruise ship, and is adjoined by a 5metre long open air teak deck furnished with stylish tables and chairs. This deck is exclusive to Scenic Tours and is located on the Danube level, allowing guests unlimited access to outside areas. This is an essential feature on days when the top Sun Deck is closed due to the ship passing under low bridges.
On board the ships you'll find a wellness spa area and a superb restaurant which is 20% larger than average. The atmosphere is perfect for fine dining and there's capacity to accommodate all guests at the same time. Instead of early or late sittings, you'll be free to dine when you wish.