Crystal Bach

Discover Europe's Beauty Aboard Crystal River Cruises

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Crystal Bach Overview

Enjoy picturesque views from a Panoramic Balcony-window aboard this all-suite ship featuring the largest standard accommodations in river cruising. Savor Michelin-inspired cuisine, exceptional service and discover Europe's best sites.

  • Guests 106
  • Staff to Guest Ratio 1 to 1.55
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SIX-STAR SERVICE

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio among all European river lines, and professionals chosen for the expertise and friendly demeanor, our genuine hospitality sets the stage for a journey beyond compare.

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SAVOR THE EXTRAORDINARY

Cuisine transcends mere excellence and enters the sublime. Menus of Michelin-level envy are sourced with the freshest ingredients and paired with the finest wines. Every meal is a celebration of the ever-changing riverscape.

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Waterside

Tantalizing, tempting and incredibly fresh.

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Bistro Bach

Viennese-inspired café; made to order and to-go.

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The Vintage Room

Indulge your palate with an optional wine pairing dinner.

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The Pantry

Cravings satisfied, any time of day.

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24-hour In-suite Dining

The ultimate indulgence.

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ENCLAVES OF ELEGANCE

There is a place where luxury is comfortable, where simplicity is elegant, and where supreme indulgence creates a sense of well-being. Here, day breaks with enchanting views, and night falls into a dreamy slumber in your beautifully spacious suite.

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Two-Bedroom Crystal Suite with Panoramic Balcony-window (CS)

Your ultimate home on the rivers of Europe.

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Crystal Penthouse with Panoramic Balcony-window (CP)

True luxury.

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Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony-window (S1, S2)

Your home in the heart of Europe.

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Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony-window (S3)

Sophisticated luxury.

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Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-window (S4, S5)

The perfect interlude.

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THE RHYTHM OF THE RIVER

The Crystal River Experience showcases the wonder of each destination with cultured insight. Enjoy immersive exploration ashore aligned with enriching pursuits on board, inviting you to come and go from your ship at your leisure.

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PALM COURT

The social heart of the ship.

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VISTA DECK

Picturesque riverscapes always in view.

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VISTA BAR

Scenic, spectacular and serene.

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SERENITY & CALM

The Crystal Life Spa finds a natural home on the rivers of Europe, as do complimentary yoga classes on deck, fitness centers and swimming pools on every ship.

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Crystal Life Spa

Full service, and fully pampering.

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Crystal Life Fitness

Invigorate your travels.

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MORE REWARDING

Crystal Society membership entitles you to a world of exclusive benefits. You automatically become a member of Crystal Society when you complete your first full-fare cruise.

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RIVER COMPARISON

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

Guest Comparison Crystal River Cruises More Info The youngest fleet on the rivers of Europe; the only all-suite, all-balcony, butler-serviced ships cruising the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle. Hosting far fewer guests than ships of 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 106 154-168 190-212
Staff To Guest Ratio 1 to 1.55 1 to 2.5 1 to 3.5
Dining Comparison
Open Dining Times
Dine With Whom You Want No No
24-Hour In-Suite Dining Typically not
Number Of Restaurants On Board 3 2 1
Tables For 2 Many Very few None
Food Ingredients Fresh
Locally sourced
Few fresh items
Mostly frozen
Frozen
Pre-packaged
Food Preparation 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%
Room Size

Crystal River Cruises

Premium

Mass Market

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 Typically no No
Gratuity For Guide & Bus Driver Included Typically not included
Number Of Options For
7-Night Danube Cruise
28-36 tours 14-18 tours 7-11 tours
Number Of Guests Per Tour Bus Max 36 guests Max 52 guests Max 52 guests
Number Of Guests Per Guide 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.

Discover comfort and elegance with lush spaces, indulgent amenities, and enriching entertainment.

Crystal Bach
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Vista Deck & Bar
Vista Deck & Bar

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Canopied Seating Areas
Canopied Seating Areas

Palm Court
Palm Court

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The Vintage Room
The Vintage Room

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Bistro
Bistro

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Deluxe Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S1)
Deluxe Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S1)

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Crystal Penthouse (CP)
Crystal Penthouse (CP)

(CP category: 309 and 310 only; CS category: 2-bedroom by connecting 309/307 and 310/308.)

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Petite Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S4)
Petite Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S4)

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Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

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Waterside
Waterside

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Reception
Reception

Deluxe Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S3)
Deluxe Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S3)

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Deluxe Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S2)
Deluxe Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S2)

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Petite Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S5)
Petite Suite w/ Panoramic Balcony-Window (S5)

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Treatment Room
Treatment Room

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Fitness Center
Fitness Center

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Guest Laundry
Guest Laundry