CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES

True luxury in the heart of Europe. Just like you imagined.

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River Overview

Casually elegant with an inviting easy luxury, our all-suite, all butler-serviced ships represent the pinnacle of European river cruising with fresh and creative Michelin-inspired cuisine, genuinely hospitable service, and immersive itineraries exploring the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers with a rich collection of complimentary and optional Crystal Destination Discoveries ashore.

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RENOWNED HOSPITALITY

Come aboard and discover a place where we make you feel at home from the first moment. Where everything you want just appears, so that you feel perfectly at ease and completely yourself.

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ONBOARD

This is river cruising at its finest, with butler service for every suite, superb cuisine and unrivaled social spaces. Service is friendly and uncompromising, and enrichment both aboard and ashore provides authentic insight into each destination.

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ASHORE

With multiple overnights and extended stays in fascinating cities, customize your time ashore with our unmatched complimentary and optional Crystal Destination Discoveries.

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ALL-INCLUSIVE

An exceptional standard of all-inclusive amenities and services elevates the comfortable luxury aboard each ship, from select spirits and wines and all gratuities aboard and ashore to complimentary Wi-Fi, bicycles, shore experiences, airport transfers on day of embarkation/disembarkation and more. 

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Included Highlights

Amenities & Services

  • 24-hour Butler Service
  • Select Wines, Champagnes, Spirits & Coffees
  • Michelin-inspired Open-seating Dining
  • 24-hour In-suite Dining
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi & Internet Access
  • Select Complimentary Shore Excursions
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities Aboard & Ashore
  • ETRO & Caudalie Amenities
  • Ultra-thin TVs with On-demand Movies
  • One-touch Lighting & Room Controls
  • Housekeeping & Nightly Turn-down

Onboard

All-suite ships of stunning design transport you into the heart of Europe, with walls of glass, balconies, skylights and large windows ensuring the riverscapes are always an intrinsic part of the journey.

SIX-STAR SERVICE

With European butler service for every suite category and the highest staff-to-guest ratio among all river lines in Europe, your Crystal River Experience is wrapped in blissful, carefree luxury.

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CULINARY MASTERY

Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table dining features Crystal's acclaimed cuisine with regionally inspired menus. Dinner is the big event nightly, but the same creativity goes into every meal.

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Suite Surrender

Our all-suite fleet features the largest luxury suites of any European river ship, each offering a luxuriously spacious bed, and many with panoramic balcony-windows and walk-in closet. High-tech amenities include a bedside iPad, interactive TV and more.

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RHYTHM OF THE RIVER

Culturally enriching, endlessly entertaining, always intriguing. Join conversational lectures with visiting professors and enjoy local entertainment on board. Day into night, come and go from your home upon the river and explore as you desire.

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Ashore

Our collection of Crystal Destination Discoveries – inclusive and optional shore excursions, Signature Events and extended journeys – offer numerous options for all travelers.

CRYSTAL COLLECTION

Unrivaled options – both inclusive and optional – are themed to help guide your choices: Cultural Discoveries, Tantalizing Gastronomy, Personal Connections and Exhilarating Adventures.

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SIGNATURE EVENT

On select voyages, this complimentary musical experience combines privileged access to stellar performances by classical musicians at Vienna's beautiful Belvedere Palace.

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MAKE IT PERSONAL

Our optional Design Your Time concierge service allows you to customize your experiences ashore to very personalized wishes. Just let us know what you want to do, and we’ll handle all the details.

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EXTEND YOUR TRAVELS

From Amsterdam to Vienna, linger a little longer in some of Europe’s most intriguing cities with a choice of optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and curated multi-night programs. 

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RIVER COMPARISON

With a fleet of all-inclusive, all-suite, butler-serviced ships, discover why Crystal River Cruises is Europe's only true luxury river cruise line.

Guest Comparison Crystal Mozart More Info Known as "Queen of the Danube," she is the largest and among the most spacious ships on Europe’s rivers. Sailing with reduced capacity of 120 guests, enjoy butler-service in all suites, unparalleled enrichment and Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple open-seating dining venues. Crystal Rhine Class More Info The only all-suite, all-balcony, butler-serviced ships cruising the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle, these sister ships host far fewer guests than ships of a similar size, with the highest service and space ratios. Premium More Info Hosting up to 45-64% more guests on ships of similar size Mass Market More Info These ships host up to 84-100% more guests on ships of similar size
Guests 120
(Reduced capacity)
106 154-168 190-212
Staff To Guest Ratio 1 to 1.46 1 to 1.55 1 to 2.5 1 to 3.5
Dining Comparison
Open Dining Times
Dine With Whom You Want
24-Hour In-Suite Dining Typically not
Number Of Restaurants On Board 4 3 2 1
Tables For 2 Many Many Very few None
Food Ingredients Fresh
Locally sourced
Fresh
Locally sourced
Few fresh items
Mostly frozen
Frozen
Pre-packaged
Food Preparation À-la-minute À-la-minute Banquet Banquet
Guest Accommodations Comparison
100% Of Suites 4-33% < 9%
100% Of Rooms With King-Size Beds
100% Of Rooms With Balcony 80-85% 74-78%
100% Of Rooms Above Water Line 80-85% 74-78%
Dedicated Solo Traveler Suites with no supplement
Room Size

Crystal Mozart

Crystal Rhine Class

Premium

Mass Market

 
883 sq.ft (82.03 m2)
 
759 sq.ft (70.5 m2)
 
300-475 sq.ft (27.9-44.1 m2)
 
300-445 sq.ft (27.9-41.3 m2)
Shore Excursions Comparison
Pre-Book From Home
Custom Shore Excursions Yes Yes Typically no
Gratuity For Guide & Bus Driver Included Typically not included
Number Of Options For
7-Night Danube Cruise
35 tours 28-36 tours 14-18 tours 7-11 tours
Number Of Guests Per Tour Bus Max 36 guests Max 36 guests Max 52 guests Max 52 guests
Number Of Guests Per Guide 15-20 guests 15-20 guests 20-30 guests 30-52 guests
* Statistic utilized for comparison purposes are derived from publicly available sources, and are estimates only. Actual ratios and offerings may vary from what is listed above.

VIDEO GALLERY

Crystal's experts share their knowledge and insights on how to best experience some of the most spectacular locations in the world on your upcoming river voyage.


The Ships

Our River Fleet

 
 
 
 
 

Crystal Bach

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Crystal Debussy

Currently located in Koblenz, Germany

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Crystal Mahler

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Crystal Mozart

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Crystal Ravel

Currently located in Linz, Austria   

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