European river cruise operator Scenic Cruises will launch its sixth ship, the 169-passenger Scenic Crystal, in April 2012 with a series of voyages including an eight-day Gems of the Danube itinerary, priced at $3,245 to $5,615 per person, double occupancy, and 11-day “Gems of the Danube and Prague” sailings for $4,415 to $6,785.
The new ship will also offer 15-day Jewels of Europe sailings between Budapest and Amsterdam for $4,895 to $10,915. Prices are all-inclusive and include gratuities. The new ship will feature Scenic “Sun Lounge” balconies, which convert from outdoor lounging areas to fully-enclosed, all-weather room extensions via a hidden glass panel. Scenic Crystal will also offer three dining choices, one with a window into the galley and a private chef’s table, and butler service throughout the ship. For more information, call 888-824-2418.