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Crystal River Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Dessert at Waterside on the Crystal Ravel
Beautiful beet salad at Waterside on the Crystal Ravel
Typical dinner menu on the Crystal Ravel
This is the panoramic window in our cabin, taken from the bed.
Cruiser Rating
4.2
Very Good
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Exceeded all expectations

Review for Crystal Debussy to Europe - River Cruise

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japon27
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I was a reluctant river cruiser, but timing was right so we booked the Christmas cruise to give it a try. I can't say enough good things about the ship or the experience. My first surprise was on boarding - I couldn't get over the elegance of this ship. The public rooms are well designed and maintained. Check-in was a breeze, took about 5 minutes - enough time to begin to sip on the welcoming ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


The most perfect vacation we've ever had!

Review for Crystal Ravel to Europe - River Cruise

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SuiteTraveler
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I happened upon a great sale on Crystal River Cruises and my husband and I had never sailed the Danube, so I thought, why not? This wasn't even meant to be our big vacation for the year - we went to Australia last May. I arranged our own airfare on American in Premium Economy (nice and roomy for the flights both ways although the seats don't lay flat, they are at least more comfortable and the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


The Most Fabulous Cruise Experience

Review for Crystal Bach to Europe - River Cruise

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USC Adventurer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because I've never been on a river cruise and I've never cruised with crystal. The itinerary interested me very much and I was not disappointed. My cabin was wonderful. I was in cabin 215, a deluxe suite. the butler was incredible. he was friendly, professional and seemed to anticipate my every need. i was well taken care of. the entire crew is trained perfectly. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Inconsistent Food and Service. Poor Spa

Review for Crystal Debussy to Europe - River Cruise

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horseman1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 therapist in a 1 room "spa". She was rude and didn't listen to our concerns. Some of the food was outstanding including the lobsters flown in from Maine but other dishes were only average. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Disappointing

Review for Crystal Mozart to Europe - River Cruise

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drdianemcintosh
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We cruised with Crystal for the first time in September, along with two other couples, on the Mozart 10-day Dunube river cruise. Our cruise organizer was originally good but she was replaced mid-way and the experience with our new organizer was poor. He did not respond to our questions. We had to call Crystal directly for answers and they were not very helpful either. In fact, one Crystal ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Good, but prefer the newer river ships

Review for Crystal Mozart to Europe - River Cruise

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corpkid
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was our second river cruise with Crystal. Last year we spent 8 glorious days on the brand new Debussy sailing the Rhine, and it was absolutely great. We decided to try this ship to sail the Danube this year. All of the "soft" items such as service, food, etc was just as good as the Debussy, but the ship itself left a little to be desired. Let's start with the cabin: It was nice, but ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


River cruise

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - River Cruise

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Poorcindy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 couldn’t go up and enjoy the scenery, relax, or exercise. The company should disclose this information. It would have made a difference in our choice of ships. There are no other places to ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Crystal sets the standard every time.

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - River Cruise

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RosieA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 having experienced many ocean itineraries aboard vessels of differing sizes. Instead of detailing the ship itself which was 2 years old, I will tell you the design team knows and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Crystal handles itinerary changes well

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - River Cruise

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Travlmom59
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 on board is provided by Neal, host and piano player. We are staying in a petite suite so storage is tight and we are doubling clothes on our hangers. We brought one suitcase each because ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


WE WERE NOT "CRYSTALLIZED"

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - River Cruise

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pickypicky
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have hesitated writing this review, but considering the limited number of reviews for Crystal River, I thought it would be helpful. As my title implies, we were neither impressed nor happy. I should probably add that this was our first river cruise (we have taken several ocean cruises on Azamara, Regent, and Celebrity). However, my complaints have nothing to do with the "river" aspect of the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window


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