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Crystal River Crystal Debussy Cruise Reviews

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"We spent 8 days prior to leaving Basel in Switzerland....and spent an extra 3 days in Amsterdam at the end. They check you in while you are sipping on a nice Prosecco....We had EXCELLENT bartenders, shore..."Read More
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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


Inconsistent Food and Service. Poor Spa

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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


Elegant ship

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EatLobster

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 afraid to book the least expensive option. While small, it was just fine. Only criticism of the room is the toilet is a little difficult to use if you are large. There is a very large ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Amazing Rhine

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caripoo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We spent 8 days prior to leaving Basel in Switzerland....and spent an extra 3 days in Amsterdam at the end. They check you in while you are sipping on a nice Prosecco....We had EXCELLENT bartenders, shore excursion people, the guides were very good....The service and the waiters in the dining room were excellent.....The ship is the perfect size. We spent 3 lovely days on the rooftop with ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


A M A Z I N G!!!!

Review for Crystal Debussy to Europe - River Cruise

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Happy2trvl

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 sailed we realized that Crystal’s objective was to keep us onboard, and stay true to the itinerary no matter what...The captain was brilliant and did just that with creative maneuvering. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window


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

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Dyannharp

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 of corporate..we only cruised 5 hours of daylight and saw the country side of germany..I know the river was low.we should have been offered a refund. A rebooking for next year...or a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


Great cruise, 7 day Rhine cruise

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tfred

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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. embarcation was 5 minutes with the iPads that they use and we were in the room in 10 minutes Food was outstanding in every way. There was a set menu with 2 or 3 choices along ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


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

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corpkid

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 a itinerary that met our needs and wants. We made the correct decision and are now big fans. Here's why... EMBARKATION: We were in Switzerland for a 1 1/2 weeks prior (amazing!) ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


Great Value for money

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miffy0426

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

The Debussy looked very new which it should since it just entered river sailing last year. By cruise standards, it was quite small (a boat with 100 passengers and 50 odd crew members), but it never felt that way. There's plenty of room for everyone. The furnishings are first rate, the food is amazing and dinners are made to order. Breakfast omelets were made to order, and lunches were ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Traveled with children


Magical river cruise up the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam

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happyrivercruiser

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 planned and very interesting. We did not take any excursions that cost extra money and were very satisfied with all of them. One of the best aspects of Crystal river cruises is that ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


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