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16 Crystal River Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

richminn avatar


6 Reviews Written

101 Helpful Votes

First but not last time Crystal


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


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


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

EatLobster avatar


9 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Elegant ship

The ship is new and very elegant. Never feels crowded. Pop up bar on top deck is great when you have nice weather. We were in lowest level room and it was equivalent to higher rooms on other ships. Don’t be ...
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Sail Date October 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

JulietH avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes


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

justjacques avatar


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

Dbouge avatar


1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes


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

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

wismergirl avatar


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

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

happyrivercruiser avatar


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

jwhin954 avatar


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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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

Leotraveler avatar


1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Incredible Holiday and New Year on the Bach!

We just returned yesterday from a 10 night sailing on the Crystal Bach, and we had the time of our lives! From our embarkation with a Crystal 'Ambassador' welcoming us 'Home' to Claire, the Fitness Director ...
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Sail Date December 2017

SuiteTraveler avatar


7 Reviews Written

96 Helpful Votes

The most perfect vacation we've ever had!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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