Luxury river line Scenic is undertaking a major project to upgrade eight river ships to sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers next year.
The eight ships include Scenic Ruby, Pearl, Jasper, Opal, Amber, Crystal, Jade and Jewel which will have larger but fewer staterooms, two new 48 sq m Royal Owners suites and bigger wellness centres to include a gym, massage room, salt therapy lounge and hair salon.
With the upgrade, Scenic Ruby and Scenic Pearl will be able to accommodate 161 passengers instead of 167. The remaining six ships will have their capacity reduced from 169 to 165 passengers. The same number of crew will be maintained in all the ships.
When the upgrade is completed, the eight ships will become “space ships” ready to sail on the three rivers in 2019.
Highlight of the extensive design will be the humidity and temperature controlled salt therapy lounge. It will operate like a natural salt mine “which is said to have curative effects,” Scenic said.
There will be three relaxation chairs in each lounge and guests are free to use the rooms as they wish.
Scenic carried out the same upgrade and redesign on Scenic Diamond and Scenic Emerald last year.