Crystal River Cruises
Crystal River Cruises Highlights
- Brand-new luxury river cruise line launching in summer 2016
- Five-ship fleet boasts some of river cruising's largest cabins
- Indoor pools, multiple restaurants and king-size beds set the vessels apart
- Electric bikes, kayaks and personal watercrafts for passenger use in port
- Crystal River News: Construction Begins on Crystal River Ships Debuting in 2018
Crystal River Cruises Fleet (5)
Crystal Mozart: The line's first ship, currently MS Mozart, will be overhauled and renamed before beginning its sailings on the Danube in summer 2016. At double the width of most other riverboats, Crystal Mozart is presently the largest afloat on Europe's rivers. The ship carries 160 passengers in suites ranging from 203 to 860 square feet. Also setting it apart from its river brethren are multiple restaurants, an indoor pool and other amenities not typically found on riverboats.
Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler: Scheduled to sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, these two vessels will each carry 110 passengers.
Crystal Ravel and Crystal Debussy: Ravel and Debussy will offer Seine, Garonne and Dordogne voyages, each carrying up to 84 cruisers.
All four of the line's new-builds will offer suites ranging from 220 to 750 square feet, each featuring a walk-in closet, large bathroom and first-in-industry king bed. Passengers will also find a spa, gym, library and Palm Court atrium area (complete with dance floor) on each ship.
About Crystal River Cruises
Crystal River Cruises is a division of luxury line Crystal Cruises, which was sold to parent company Genting Hong Kong in early 2015. In addition to its ocean and river cruises, Crystal offers yacht cruises and is growing a luxury land-based vacation arm, complete with a private airline.
To get its operations started, the river line purchased an existing ship, which will be refurbished and renamed before sailings begin in July 2016. An order has also been placed for four brand-new riverboats, slated for delivery in summer 2017.
Crystal Cruises is branching out by bringing its exceptional dining, enrichment, service and sense of high-class style to Europe's rivers.
Onboard its ships, Crystal River Cruises will offer amenities not usually found on river vessels, including king-size beds, walk-in closets, an indoor swimming pool and a host of equipment -- kayaks, electric bicycles, personal watercrafts -- for passengers to use while in port, free of charge.
During the day, the line will offer culturally immersive shore excursions. The boats will sometimes spend overnights in port, allowing passengers to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants on land.
Crystal River Cruises' passengers are older, well-heeled folks who have both the time and the means to travel in luxury.