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Crystal River Cruises

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Crystal Mozart

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Big name in luxury ocean cruising comes to rivers with multiple restaurants, impressive spa and large suites.

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Crystal Bach
Crystal Bach (Photo: Crystal River Cruises)

14 Night
Captivating Europe Details

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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Jul 2, 2022
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Crystal Mahler
Crystal Mahler

14 Night
Magnificent Europe Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Jul 6, 2022
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Crystal Bach
Crystal Bach (Photo: Crystal River Cruises)

7 Night
Tulips & WindmillsDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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Crystal Ravel
Crystal Ravel

7 Night
Delightful Danube Christmas Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Dec 8, 2021
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14 Night
Pearls Of The Danube Details

Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
May 22, 2022
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7 Night
Christmas Time On The Rhine Details

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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14 Night
Magnificent Europe Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Jun 22, 2022
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10 Night
Rhine Christmas Markets Details

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Nov 28, 2022
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10 Night
Christmas Splendors Of The Rhine & Moselle Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Nov 27, 2023
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7 Night
Treasures Of Southeast Europe (southboundDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
May 20, 2023
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10 Night
Rhine Christmas Markets Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Dec 8, 2022
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7 Night
Christmas Time On The Rhine Details

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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8 Night
Romantic RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Jul 30, 2022
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5 Night
Danube Discovery Details

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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10 Night
Joyful Holidays On The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Dec 23, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Time On The Rhine Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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10 Night
Spectacular Danube Holiday Details

Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Dec 23, 2023
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7 Night
Christmas Time On The Rhine Details

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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7 Night
Christmas Time On The Rhine Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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16 Night
Grand Europe Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
May 21, 2022
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10 Night
Christmas Splendors Of The Rhine & Moselle Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
Dec 17, 2023
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7 Night
Delightful Danube Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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7 Night
Tulips & Windmills Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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7 Night
Delightful Danube Christmas Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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Legendary RhineDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Crystal River Cruises
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Who goes on Crystal River cruise ships?

The average age of cruisers on Crystal River is mid-50s, with approximately half new to Crystal entirely. Passengers are generally well-off, sophisticated travelers who prize authentic cultural travel. Though most passengers are couples or small groups traveling together, the line does attract families during the school holidays, thanks to its connecting rooms and two-bedroom suites. Most come from North America, but you'll find a smattering of international passengers on most sailings.

Do I have to dress up on a Crystal River cruise?

No, though it's not the most casual river cruise option. Daytime dress is comfortable and casual, even in the dining room, although swimsuits, cover-ups/robes and baseball hats are not considered appropriate. The evening dress code is Crystal Casual, which the line describes as a dressed-up version of daytime casual -- think slacks and a collared shirt for men, nice pants or capris with blouse, or sundress for women.

Is everything free on Crystal River cruises?

Just about! Crystal includes everything in the cruise fare from spirits, specialty coffees, soft drinks and wines to gratuities on board and ashore. You also receive free unlimited Wi-Fi, all specialty dining, a rich selection of complimentary shore excursions to choose from, self-service laundry, personal butlers, access to ebikes, airport transfers and more; top suite categories have additional perks.

You will pay extra for select shore excursions, Michelin-starred dining ashore and for treatments in the spa.

What are Crystal River’s most popular activities?

During the day, Crystal offers culturally immersive shore excursions, and when ships are in port overnight, passengers often choose to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants on shore for an optional fee. Onboard, most passengers attend the lecture series featuring experts in the destination being visited, as well as the nightly concerts that might include classical favorites or a local group. The more active cruisers enjoy the indoor swimming pool and a fitness center, as well as the bicycles and kayaks available in port. Depending on the passenger mix, evenings may be active with dancing in the Palm Court.

Why go with Crystal River?

  • Ultraluxury river cruise
  • Small fleet boasts some of river cruising's largest cabins
  • Indoor pools, multiple restaurants and king-size beds set the vessels apart

Best for: Travelers who want exceptional luxury on European rivers, those accustomed to Crystal style

Not for: Budget cruisers

Crystal River Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Floating ~ 4 star hotel, very little true "cruising", great staff but average food.

It is misleading though, to think of the extraordinary cost we paid ~ $1K+ per person per day for a river cruise when in fact we had less than 4 hours of daylight cruising, the rest of the time we were docked, sandwiched between other ships with no view, moving “cruising” in the middle of the night.It is not Crystal’s fault that the locks near Batslavia, Slovakia were out for repair and we had or trip shortened by a day missing out on a half day of tours and most importantly the use of the ship and culinary/beverage services.Read More
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Kekman101

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

First but not last time Crystal

They had a small area for this but hey not is a small boat and you could walk daily for exercise but there is equip there including a rowing and walking and gym equip So that is the reason for a not perfect score Spa they had a massage lady who was good As a result of this trip this line will be taking us on a cruise in 2021 into the Adriatic abut their small yacht.we were seldom in the room for daily we were off ship and nighttime in the bar or restaurant The ship has laundry facilities to handle your need Butler and housekeepers great.Read More
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richminn

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Exceeded all expectations

I can't say enough good things about the ship or the experience.Too many people to thank, but special mention to Peter the bartender, Juris who oversaw the restaurant with incredible attention to detail, and Milo who was on the restaurant staff and took good care of us.Read More
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japon27

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Fantastic

They had a few other entertainers brought on board - all good and enjoyable Service in every aspect was excellent.The bus service is great My one gripe is that very young kids are allowed on the boat - two in this case.Read More
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tfred

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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