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Crystal River Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Crystal River
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Excellent

38

Very Good

4

Average

7

Poor

2

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

53

Romantic Cruises

19

Senior Cruises

11

Family Cruises

4

Gourmet Food Cruises

4

53 Crystal River Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


richminn avatar

richminn

6 Reviews Written

101 Helpful Votes

First but not last time Crystal

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Have heard about crystal and decided to try it out. Previously we had done a Viking river cruise was NOT excited about that and were reluctant to do another river cruise but thought we would. we boarded the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2019


japon27 avatar

japon27

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Exceeded all expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


corpkid avatar

corpkid

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good, but prefer the newer river ships

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. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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corpkid

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise. First Crystal Cruise. Absolutely loved it!

We are experienced ocean cruisers, and have landed on Oceania as our preferred line. We have been wanting to go on a river cruise, and decided to give Crystal a try as they had beautiful new build river cruises and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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USC Adventurer

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Most Fabulous Cruise Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

342 Helpful Votes

A delightful Danube cruise

As fans of Crystal ocean ships, we wanted to sail on Mozart, before she became exclusively for oriental guests from January 1st, though of course there will be 4 other Crystal river ships to choose from. We flew ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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horseman1

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


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drdianemcintosh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pickypicky

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

WE WERE NOT "CRYSTALLIZED"

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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DennyPCW

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Awesome experience for newbie cruisers

For several years now I had wanted to cruise the Danube, maybe from watching all the Viking ads on PBS’ Masterpiece programs. So I began researching river cruises around the time Crystal first entered this market, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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namlyndah

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Avoid Crystal Cruise Line

First on Crystal River cruise and will be last. Have had great experiences on their ocean voyages; but the river line is a separate division and vastly inferior in most areas. Company was not forthcoming in ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Happy2trvl

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

A M A Z I N G!!!!

Debussy staff and ship were more than expected. We were in the “low water” season and initially were worried about the lack of information shared with us on what changes would be made to the itinerary. As we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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2SailingNomads

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


stemad avatar

stemad

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Tried , tasted and thouroughly enjoyed

After sailing on many cruise lines throughout the world we decided this year was when we would sample a river cruise. We booked on a Ukranian cruise with another company and really did not enjoy for several reasons ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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JulietH

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

STUNNING, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, UNFORGETTABLE!

I'm a frequent cruiser - although mainly the larger ocean liners. I recently strayed from course and took my mom on a CRYSTAL CRUISES RIVER CRUISE ON THE DANUBE. It was, in a word, SPECTACULAR. Let me start by ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Lazucker

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, Corporate Culture, Poor Choice of Shore Excursions

Don’t select this cruise if you or anyone you’re traveling with has mobility issues— there are no “gentle” excursions. One passenger referred to them as forced marches. The ship docks way out of the towns ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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justjacques

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Experience Despite the Changes!

We were originally scheduled to be on the Crystal Bach for a Rhine excursion from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. However, we were alerted a week beforehand that the cruise was being switched to another ship. We ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Dbouge

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Wow!

This cruise line treated us like royalty! By day two the staff knew our names and preferences. Never did we want for anything....and in fact....had to politely decline service as they were always looking to see what ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jimbola

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


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Ltpl

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Crystal Cruise is CHEAP and unorganized

On Aug 1, 15-20 of us that returned after a Crystal excursion dinner found the SHIP HAD LEFT WITHOUT US. We were scanned to get off the ship but manually checked in when the ship returned for us. We were told the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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wismergirl

6 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Crystal Mozart and River Cruising

I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st river cruise on Crystal Mozart, sailing the Danube for 10-nights. I’m going to use a different angle to view this cruise and write a not-so-common trip report. I’ll start with a list ...
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Sail Date July 2018


tfred avatar

tfred

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


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happyrivercruiser

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Magical river cruise up the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam

We had an incredibly marvelous time on this 8 day river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. It was magical. The food was delicious and plentiful as was the wine and spirits. The daily excursions were extremely well ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Netminder1

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

The best of the best (you get what you pay for)

It was our first river cruise and our first on Crystal. And the Debussy was pretty much brand new as Crystal entered river sailing just last year. If you don't read any further, just know how special this boat ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jwhin954

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

First Time on a Cruise - Now I am spoiled for life!

We selected Crystal based on my partner's experience several years ago. Our instincts were correct, as the entire experience was top-notch. The crew were friendly, professional and very caring. The ship was new, ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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