Crystal River Cruises Announces 2020 Deployment

All-inclusive luxury cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle rivers will feature convenient itineraries, enchanting destinations and enriching programmes including an Oberammergau decennial package

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled its collection of captivating and picturesque voyages for 2020.

The award-winning fleet of five all-suite luxury river ships – Crystal Mozart and the four identical sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – will sail the legendary waterways of Europe, with an array of seven- to 16-night itineraries. Visiting medieval towns and cosmopolitan cities that have graced riverside skylines for centuries, Crystal River’s 2020 deployment invites travellers to immerse themselves in the distinctive charm, architecture, traditions, festivals, Christmas markets, wines and cuisine of Bavaria and beyond.

“With every voyage, our priority remains to present our guests with the most immersive experiences possible, allowing them to discover each place in an authentic way that speaks to their personal style,” says Walter Littlejohn, Crystal River Cruises’ Vice President and Managing Director. “In 2020, with more seven-night itineraries and a fleet of five stunning ships, we are delighted to offer our guests more choices than ever.”

New for 2020 will be an exclusive opportunity to attend the Oberammergau decennial performance in conjunction with select Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel sailings. Special itineraries and shoreside experiences highlighting the enchanting Christmas markets of the region will also be offered in 2020, inviting travellers to revel in the wintry wonders of the season in the very place many holiday traditions began.

Now available for booking, Crystal River Cruises’ 2020 itineraries include:

Rhine & Moselle river cruises: Crystal Bach and Crystal Debussy

  • “Legendary Rhine”, seven nights, Basel to Amsterdam. Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim, Mannheim and Strasbourg.
  • “Romantic Rhine”, seven nights, Amsterdam to Basel. Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim, Mannheim and Strasbourg.
  • “Tulips and Windmills”, seven nights, round-trip Amsterdam. Beginning and ending with overnight stays in Amsterdam; calling in Kinderdjik, Hoorn, Rotterdam, Middleburg, Ghent and Antwerp.
  • “Enchanting Moselle”, ten nights, round-trip Amsterdam. Featuring overnight stays in Amsterdam and Trier; calling in Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Chochem, Bonn and Arnhem.
  • “Rhine Christmas Markets”, ten nights, Amsterdam to Basel/Basel to Amsterdam. Beginning and ending with overnights in Basel and Amsterdam (double overnights), as well as overnights in Koblenz and Rüdesheim (Northbound only); calling in Rüdesheim, Speyer, Breisach, Cologne, Mainz (Northbound only) and Strasbourg (Northbound only).

Danube River cruises: Crystal Mozart, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel

  • “Delightful Danube”, seven nights, Budapest to Regensburg/Regensburg to Budapest. Featuring overnights in Budapest, Regensburg and Vienna; calling in Dürnstein, Melk and Passau, as well as cruising the Wachau Valley
  • “Danube Serenade”, seven nights, Vienna to Budapest/Budapest to Vienna. Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Weissenkirchen (Crystal Mozart only), Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Krems and Bratislava, and cruising the celebrated Wachau Valley
  • “Treasures of the Danube”, ten nights, round-trip Vienna. Beginning and ending with overnights in Vienna and also overnighting Budapest and Passau; calling in Bratislava, Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, and cruising the Wachau Valley

Ultimate Journeys – Danube, Rhine & Main Rivers combined

  • “Grand Europe”, 16 nights, Budapest to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Budapest. Overnighting in Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam, Regensburg (westbound only) and Rüdesheim (eastbound only); calling in Bratislava, Dürnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nürnburg, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, Cologne, Miltenberg and Würzburg, as well as Koblenz and the Middle Rhine River Valley on the westbound route.

Festive Cruises

  • 21st December – Crystal Ravel Holiday Cruise, 12 nights, Regensburg to Vienna with New Year’s Eve in Vienna
    Beginning with an overnight in Regensburg and spending double overnights in Budapest and Vienna, and an overnight in Linz; calling in Passau, Melk, Krems, Esztergom and Bratislava.
  • 22nd December – Crystal Bach Holiday Cruise, 11 nights, Basel to Amsterdam with New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. Featuring overnights in Basel, Rüdesheim and Breisach and a double overnight in Amsterdam; calling in Strasbourg, Mannheim, Worms, Koblenz, Dusseldorf, Arnhem and Lelystad.
  • 23rd December – Crystal Mahler Holiday Cruise, ten nights, Vienna to Budapest with New Year’s Eve in Budapest. Beginning and ending with double overnights in Vienna and Budapest, including; calling in Melk, Linz, Vilshofen, Regensburg, Passau and Bratislava, we well as cruising the Wachau Valley.

Cruise only fares for Crystal River Cruises’ 2020 voyages start from £2,095 per person.

Crystal’s new Rhine Class river vessels are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-suite, all-butler vessels in Europe, with every category of accommodation positioned above the water line.  All suites feature Panoramic Balcony-Windows™ and walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms are featured in most categories.

Crystal Mozart is Europe’s most spacious river ship, at twice the width of any other, and offers an unrivalled number of social spaces, restaurants and the largest spa on the rivers. All of Crystal’s river ships feature acclaimed butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, ETRO amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs.

Additional enticing features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside.