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17 Crystal River Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

horseman1 avatar


6 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inconsistent Food and Service. Poor Spa


We looked forward to a relaxing trip with great food and being docked in the center of towns. Unfortunately most of the docking locations required a bus ride or very long walk to town. There was only 1 ...
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Sail Date October 2019

Poorcindy avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

River cruise

The Mahler is a beautiful ship. The staff were beyond helpful. The food and drinks were more than you could possibly eat or drink. Unfortunately on the 17 Grand Tour they close the top deck for 8-10 days. We ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Travlmom59 avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Crystal handles itinerary changes well

My husband and I are currently on a Grand Europe tour on the Crystal Mahler. Service and food have been superb. We are enjoying the daily canapés and appetizers brought to our room by our butler. Entertainment ...
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Sail Date June 2019

radar65 avatar


7 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, Interesting itinerary, Poor dining room service.

We have never been on a river cruise and decided after more than 20 ocean cruises we would try one. The Crystal line received excellent reviews and we had previously sailed on the Symphony. We read about the ...
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Sail Date April 2019

2SailingNomads avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great service, food, and ship

After 15 cruises and over 300 days on Seabourn we decided to try a river cruise, so to be fair my opinion of this cruise is colored by my Seabourn ocean cruise experiences. A river cruise was something we had ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Jimbola avatar


4 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Marvelous (Despite Diversion)

Our Crystal Mahler Grand Europe cruise in the summer of 2018 was hit with an unprecedented heat wave and drought which made the Rhine and Danube impassable, so our itinerary from Amsterdam to Vienna to Budapest was ...
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Sail Date July 2018

sk8rldy avatar


4 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes


This cruise was amazing. We had a two bedroom suite + another room for our parents. Both were fully appointed. The butler, and service on the room fantastic...particularly found the daily personal laundry ...
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Sail Date July 2018

terran_explr avatar


15 Reviews Written

172 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Itinerary with Great Food and other Pleasures

I write this review from the perspective of giving you the traveler some insight about what to expect on this river cruise and to provide some tips. The good: itinerary, excellent food, small group tours, e-Bike ...
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Sail Date June 2018

tfred avatar


3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, 7 day Rhine cruise

the really no downsides to anything on this cruise. Food, service and planning were first rate. This is a serious contender for a Rhine river cruise- I would certainly take a hard look at Crystal vs Viking et al. ...
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Sail Date July 2018

MightyQuinn avatar


7 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Recrystallized on Bach

We just returned from our first river cruise, a tulip time sailing in Holland and Belgium on Crystal Bach. After 50+ ocean cruises, we boarded Bach with some apprehension, not quite sure if river cruising would be ...
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Sail Date April 2018

aggiemaggie avatar


1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Tulip Time Cruise with Crystal Bach from March 26th to April 7th 2018

We booked the river cruise through Road Scholars who had charted the boat for the Tulip Time in the Netherlands and Belgium. We spent three nights in Amsterdam before boarding the boat. The boat is new and ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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Big Ed1

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Christmas Markets Amsterdam to Basel December 2017

For a number of years, we have wanted to experience the Christmas Markets of Germany. We had also wanted to give Crystal Cruise lines a try. When the Crystal Bach was announced, we made our booking immediately and ...
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Sail Date December 2017

skybluewaters avatar


2 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Inaugural Cruise

We have just finished the 16-day inaugural cruise of the Crystal Mahler. This cruise had a unique itinerary as it was changed one month prior to its September 30 start due to a delay in completing its construction. ...
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Sail Date September 2017

PAllinson avatar


4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise

This river cruise was a first for both the Crystal Mahler, my wife and me. Both my Wife and I are experienced ocean cruises and this was our first River cruise. The cruise was not supposed to be the the first one ...
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Sail Date September 2017

SVEP avatar


1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

A First Class River Cruise

My husband and I wanted our first river cruise to be a high end luxury one, and Crystal Bach has totally delivered it! We have been cruising for years with various cruise lines, including Regent which is supposed to ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Dyannharp avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Basel changed to Amsterdam to Koblenz 3 days before departing

Chose the original cruise 15 months in advance splendors of the rhine... trip of a lifetime. Total cost $20,000 by the end of it 3 days prior notified we would be in the Netherlands 7 days and Germany 3..how rude ...
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Sail Date August 2018

RosieA avatar


1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Crystal sets the standard every time.

Our first Crystal River Cruise aboard the Mahler one of their five river ships gave us many special moments to remember. We just completed the sojourn from Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary. We are savvy cruisers ...
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Sail Date July 2019

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