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Luxury river cruise launched in summer 2016

Five-ship fleet boasts some of river cruising's largest cabins

Indoor pools, multiple restaurants and king-size beds set the vessels apart

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10 Nights
Treasures Of The Danube

Leaving:
Vienna
Visiting:
Vienna, Durnstein ... see more
Ship:
Crystal Mozart
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  • Day 1
    Vienna
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 3
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Linz (Salzburg)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Bratislava
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Budapest
  • Day 9
    Budapest
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Vienna
  • Day 11
    Vienna
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Crystal Mozart - Crystal River Cruises

Pros

Beautiful interiors, high-end amenities and lots of choice for dining, tours and activities

Cons

Standard suites can feel cramped and some may be overwhelmed with all the tech options

Bottom Line

An ideal ship for exploring the Danube in style and comfort

Reviews

Crystal Mozart Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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7 Nights
Danube Serenade

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
Ship:
Crystal Mozart
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Budapest
  • Day 3
    Bratislava
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Linz (Salzburg)
  • Day 6
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 7
    Vienna
  • Day 8
    Vienna
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Crystal Mozart - Crystal River Cruises

Pros

Beautiful interiors, high-end amenities and lots of choice for dining, tours and activities

Cons

Standard suites can feel cramped and some may be overwhelmed with all the tech options

Bottom Line

An ideal ship for exploring the Danube in style and comfort

Reviews

Crystal Mozart Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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10 Nights
Splendors Of The Rhine

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Amsterdam ... see more
Ship:
Crystal Debussy
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Amsterdam
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cologne
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Koblenz
  • Day 6
    Koblenz
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Rudesheim
  • Day 7
    Speyer
  • Day 8
    Strasbourg
  • Day 9
    Breisach
  • Day 10
    Basel
  • Day 11
    Basel
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Crystal Debussy - Crystal River Cruises

Sailings on the Rhine, Danube and Main rivers

Launching in April 2018

Onboard water-sports equipment includes kayaks, bikes and personal watercrafts

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Crystal Debussy Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Nights
Danube Serenade

Leaving:
Vienna
Visiting:
Vienna, Durnstein ... see more
Ship:
Crystal Mozart
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  • Day 1
    Vienna
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Spitz
  • Day 4
    Linz (Salzburg)
  • Day 5
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 6
    Bratislava
  • Day 7
    Budapest
  • Day 8
    Budapest
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Crystal Mozart - Crystal River Cruises

Pros

Beautiful interiors, high-end amenities and lots of choice for dining, tours and activities

Cons

Standard suites can feel cramped and some may be overwhelmed with all the tech options

Bottom Line

An ideal ship for exploring the Danube in style and comfort

Reviews

Crystal Mozart Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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7 Nights
Legendary Rhine

Leaving:
Basel
Visiting:
Strasbourg, Germersheim ... see more
Ship:
Crystal Bach
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  • Day 1
    Basel
  • Day 2
    Strasbourg
  • Day 3
    Germersheim
  • Day 3
    Mannheim
  • Day 3
    Rudesheim
  • Day 4
    Rudesheim
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Koblenz
  • Day 5
    Koblenz
  • Day 5
    Cologne
  • Day 6
    Cologne
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Amsterdam
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
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Crystal Bach - Crystal River Cruises

Pros

Exceptional dining and wine options makes ship a foodie haven

Cons

Nascent enrichment programming still has holes

Bottom Line

Beautifully designed ship with top-notch service provides luxurious cruising experience

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Crystal Bach Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.5

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Crystal River Cruises is a division of luxury line Crystal Cruises, which was sold to parent company Genting Hong Kong in early 2015. In addition to its ocean and river cruises, Crystal offers yacht cruises and is growing a luxury land-based vacation arm, complete with a private airline.

Crystal River Awards

Editors’ Picks Awards

2018 Best Dining
2018 Best for Luxury
2017 Best Dining

The river line launched in July 2016 with its first ship, Crystal Mozart; the refurbished vessel is the largest river cruise ship on the Danube. Four brand-new riverboats have joined the fleet since then, two in 2017 and two in 2018. All are named for composers: Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel and Crystal Debussy.

Onboard

Crystal Cruises has branched out by bringing its exceptional dining, enrichment, service and sense of high-class style to Europe's rivers.

Onboard its ships, Crystal River Cruises offers amenities not usually found on river vessels, including king-size beds, walk-in closets, an indoor swimming pool and a host of equipment -- kayaks, electric bicycles, personal watercrafts -- for passengers to use while in port, free of charge.

During the day, the line will offer culturally immersive shore excursions. The boats will sometimes spend overnights in port, allowing passengers to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants on land for an optional fee or do evening excursions.

Fellow Passengers

Crystal River Cruises' passengers are older, well-heeled folks who have both the time and the means to travel in luxury.

Crystal River Fleet

Crystal Mozart: The line's first ship, the one-time MS Mozart, was completely overhauled and renamed before beginning its sailings on the Danube in summer 2016. At double the width of most other riverboats, Crystal Mozart is presently the largest afloat on Europe's rivers. The ship carries 160 passengers in suites ranging from 203 to 860 square feet. Also setting it apart from its river brethren are multiple restaurants, an indoor pool and other amenities not typically found on riverboats.

Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel and Crystal Debussy: Sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, these four vessels carry 110 passengers.

All four of the line's new-builds offer suites ranging from 220 to 750 square feet, each featuring a walk-in closet, large bathroom and first-in-industry king bed. Passengers will also find a spa, gym, library and Palm Court atrium area (complete with dance floor) on each ship. Multiple restaurants promote a la minute cooking, luxury ingredients and outstanding presentation, as well as a sophisticated wine list.

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