Crystal River Cruises unveiled its collection of picturesque sailings for 2020. Line's award-winning fleet of 5 all-suite luxury river boats: Crystal Mozart and the 4 identical sisters Bach, Debussy, Mahler, and Ravel, will sail along the legendary European waterways, with an array of 7- to 16-day itineraries.
Calling at cosmopolitan port cities and medieval towns, 2020 deployment of Crystal invites passengers to immerse themselves in the architecture, festivals, traditions, Christmas markets, cuisine and wine of Bavaria and beyond.
Crystal gives its guests the chance to attend Oberammergau decennial performance during select Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel itineraries. Special shoreside experiences highlighting the Christmas markets of the region are also offered in 2020.
Now available to book, 2020 Crystal River Cruises itineraries include:
- Rhine and Moselle river cruises: Bach & Debussy
7-night “Romantic Rhine,” from Amsterdam to Basel, with overnights in Amsterdam and Koblenz, calling in Cologne, Rudesheim, Mannheim, Strasbourg.
7-night “Tulips and Windmills,” roundtrip from Amsterdam, beginning/ending with overnights in Amsterdam, calling in Kinderdjik, Hoorn, Rotterdam, Middleburg, Ghent, Antwerp.
10-night “Enchanting Moselle,” round-trip from Amsterdam, with overnights in Amsterdam and Trier, calling in Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Chochem, Bonn, Arnhem.
10-night “Rhine Christmas Markets,” from Amsterdam to Basel/Basel to Amsterdam, beginning/ending with overnights in Amsterdam and Basel (double overnights), and overnights in Koblenz and Rudesheim (northbound), calling in Breisach, Rudesheim, Speyer, Cologne, Mainz and Strasbourg (northbound).
- Danube river cruises: Mahler, Mozart and Ravel
7-night “Danube Serenade,” from Vienna to Budapest/Budapest to Vienna, with overnights in Budapest and Vienna, calling in Weissenkirchen (Mozart only), Durnstein, Melk, Linz, Krems, Bratislava, and cruising Wachau Valley.
10-night “Treasures of the Danube,” round-trip from Vienna, beginning/ending with overnights in Vienna, Budapest and Passau, calling in Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Linz, and cruising Wachau Valley.
- Ultimate Journeys – Danube, Rhine & Main Rivers combined
16-night “Grand Europe,” from Budapest to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Budapest, with overnights in Budapest, Amsterdam, Vienna, Regensburg (westbound) and Rudesheim (eastbound), calling in Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nurnburg, Rudesheim, Bamberg, Cologne, Miltenberg, Wurzburg, Koblenz, and Middle Rhine River Valley (westbound).
- Holiday Cruises
12-night (Dec 21) Crystal Ravel Holiday Cruise, from Regensburg to Vienna (New Year’s Eve in Vienna), beginning with an overnight in Regensburg, spending double overnights in Vienna and Budapest, an overnight in Linz, calling in Passau, Melk, Krems, Esztergom, Bratislava.
11-night (Dec 22) Crystal Bach Holiday Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam (New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam), with overnights in Basel, Rudesheim and Breisach, a double overnight in Amsterdam, calling in Strasbourg, Mannheim, Worms, Koblenz, Dusseldorf, Arnhem, Lelystad.
10-night (Dec 23) Crystal Mahler Holiday Cruise from Vienna to Budapest (New Year’s Eve in Budapest), beginning/ending with double overnights in Budapest and Vienna, calling in Melk, Linz, and cruising Wachau Valley, Vilshofen, Regensburg, Passau, Bratislava.
Prices for Crystal River Cruises’ 2020 itineraries begin at US$2,549 per person.