Crystal Mahler

Crystal Mahler Review and Specifications

Specifications of Crystal Mahler

Year built2017  /  Age : 1
Flag state Germany
BuilderMV Werften (Wismar, Germany)
ClassRhine-class River Cruiser
Owner(GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
OperatorCrystal River Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers114 - 169
Crew85
Decks4
Cabins55
Decks with cabins2
Christened byLauren Barfield

Current itinerary of Crystal Mahler

Crystal Mahler current cruise is 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 9330 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2018 and ends on 03 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
18 Sep - 18:00     Budapest, Hungary   
18 Sep     Danube River   
19 Sep 14:00 - 23:00     Bratislava, Slovakia   
20 Sep 08:00 - 20 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
21 Sep - 12:00     Vienna, Austria   
22 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
22 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
22 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
22 Sep     Melk, Austria   
23 Sep     Danube River   
23 Sep 14:00 - 23 Sep     Passau, Germany(Overnight)   
24 Sep - 10:00     Passau, Germany   
24 Sep     Deggendorf, Germany   
25 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
25 Sep     Main River, Germany   
26 Sep 13:00 - 20:00     Nuremberg, Germany   
27 Sep 08:00 - 19:00     Bamberg, Germany   
28 Sep 13:00 - 19:00     Wurzburg, Germany   
29 Sep 13:00 - 19:00     Miltenberg, Germany   
30 Sep     Rhine River   
30 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
01 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Cologne, Germany   
02 Oct 09:00 - 02 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland(Overnight)   
03 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

Review of Crystal Mahler

Crystal Mahler cruise ship belongs to the fleet of Crystal River Cruises. The company operates a total of 4 newbuild top-luxury "river yachts" (by the shipbuilder Lloyd Werft / MV Werften, Wismar Germany) plus 1 riverboat acquired in 2015. Mahler's fleetmates and sister-ships are named Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel. To start operations, the Crystal river cruise line purchased an existing riverboat - Crystal Mozart - that was fully refurbished and launched in July 2016.

History - construction and ownership

One of the top-luxury passenger shipping companies, Crystal Cruises operates both ocean and river cruises on premium liners and newbuild riverboats with all inclusive travel package deals. Company's ships are top-ranked in numerous categories, offer intimate cruising experience, 5-star hotel amenities, superior service. The company was founded in 1988 as subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – one of the world's largest container shipping companies. In 2015, NYK Line sold Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Following the acquisition, the company was renamed to Crystal Ltd. It currently includes the brands Crystal Cruises (ocean-going ships), Crystal River Cruises (European riverboats), Crystal Yacht Cruises (mega-yachts), Crystal Luxury Air (aircraft) and Crystal AirCruises (fly-cruise deals).

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Crystal River Cruises (division of Crystal Cruises) operate with fully all-inclusive deals. Brand's product is marked by gourmet dining, expert enrichment program, high-class onboard entertainment, top-luxury amenities and impeccable service on newbuild riverboats in Europe. In each port along the cruisetour itinerary are offered culture-themed events and excursions. In some ports, Crystal river cruise ships offer overnight stays allowing passengers to enjoy high-class gourmet dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants ashore and also exclusive evening events and entertainment shipboard.

Crystal river cruise ship ( Bach, Debussy, Mahler, Ravel)

To start its operations, the Crystal river cruise company purchased an existing riverboat that was refurbished and renamed Crystal Mozart (launched in July 2016). The company additionally ordered four new luxury river yacht ships (builder Lloyd Werft, Germany). All boats were delivered in mid 2017.

Crystal Mahler was launched on August 29, 2017. 

Crystal river cruise ship pool

Cabins

The Mahler ship has capacity for 114 passengers (max 169 pax / triple occupancy) and top-luxury suites (ranging from 20-71 m2 / 220-760 ft2). All staterooms on the new series Crystal river cruise ships feature the following industry-first cabin amenities - King beds, walk-in closets, and en-suite marble bathrooms with double sink vanities. 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Onboard dining options include Waterside Restaurant (dining room), Vintage Room (wine bar / private dinner / party venue), Palm Court (show lounge), Cove Bar, Bistro (casual cafe), top-deck Vista Bar & Grill. All venues are operated with open-seating dining.

Onboard dining menus include food prepared with freshest, locally sourced ingredients and itinerary-based traditional specialties - fresh seafood and fish (Holland), seasonal fruits and vegetables (Holland, Germany), meat and poultry (Austrian Alps and Bavarian farms), local draught and craft beers, regional wines and cheeses. Specialty coffees and teas served complimentary on the ship are by the Vienna Austria-based company Julius Meinl.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Mahler ship has 3 lounges and bars, 4 restaurants, 1 panoramic / glass elevator, gym and spa facilities. Unique features are the glass-domed atrium area and the indoor infinity pool (resistance swimming pool). The ship’s show lounge, Palm Court, has a stage for live performances, grand piano performances, singalongs. The lounge features a dance floor for themed dancing parties, glass-dome cover, floor-ceiling window walls, live plants for decoration, comfortable seating, full-service bar. The 24-hour open coffee-tea corner, The Pantry, offers complimentary fruit basket, pastries, cookies, sparkling water. On the new river yachts there are also Fitness Center and full-service Spa. One deck is dedicated to all onboard public spaces (including spa, gym, library, glass-domed Palm Court lounge). Each riverboat carries its own fleet of electric bikes, 2-person kayaks and jet skis for complimentary passenger use on individual or guided tours and excursions ashore.

River cruise Itineraries

Crystal Mahler ship operates cruises on Rhine and Danube rivers leaving out of Amsterdam and Budapest. The itineraries are 16 nights in length, northbound and southbound, themed as “Grand Europe”.

The all-inclusive Crystal river cruise deals (as cruise price inclusions) offer the following complimentary amenities and services:

  • Gratuities for all the ship's staff, including housekeeping, bar, dining, butlers
  • All meals (featuring 6-star gourmet cuisine and regional specialties)
  • Unlimited soft drinks, premium beverages (including champagne, fine wines, spirits, beers, bottled water)
  • 24-hour self-service pantry (specialty coffees, teas, wines, nonalcoholic drinks)
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour Wi-Fi access, free Wi-Fi and satellite Internet usage (60 min pp per day)
  • interactive TV (infotainment system) with movies on demand and music library
  • Airport-to-ship group transfers - luxury coaches transport passengers from the airport to the riverboat on embarkation day.
  • Ship-to-airport group transfers (on disembarkation day).
  • Onboard daily yoga and fitness classes, daily choice of digital international newspapers
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programing (destination / itinerary-focused), including lectures, destination expert (on each cruise), local experts and tour guides.
  • Self-service guest laundry
  • Twice daily housekeeping services (evening turndown service)
  • In-cabin dining (hors d'oeuvres)
  • Butler service for each cabin
  • Two complimentary "Crystal Adventures" shore excursions in every port (curated). Additional excursions are available for purchase.
  • Complimentary culinary tours to renowned local establishments
  • Complimentary Atlanta eBikes, Nordic walking poles and audio headphones on all "Crystal Adventures" (shore excursions / land tours).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Crystal Mahler wiki

  • Crystal Mahler riverboat is named after the Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911). With scheduled launch in 2017 (on August 29), the ship's godmother and christening ceremony details are yet to be revealed.
  • Crystal Bach (yard number 120) and Crystal Mahler (yard number 123) had a dual keel laying ceremony held on August 19, 2016, at MV Werften shipyard (Wismar Germany). The first steel plates were flame cut. The special event was attended by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Genting Hong Kong's Executive Chairman), Edie Rodriguez (Crystal Cruises’ President, CEO and Chairman) and Erwin Sellering (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Prime Minister). During the ceremony, "lucky coins" were placed on the keel blocks before the ship's first 2 sections (each 170 tons) were laid down.
  • Crystal Mahler belongs to a new (yacht-like) design riverboats. From the same class are the Crystal ships Crystal Bach (same capacity) and the other pair of sister-ships Debussy and Ravel. Another member of the Crystal's river ship fleet is Crystal Mozart (formerly named MS Mozart).
  • Crystal River Cruises took delivery of the Crystal Mahler ship on September 20, 20017. The ceremony was held at MV Werften's Wismar shipyard. The 2nd Rhine Class ship was received by Tom Wolber (Crystal's newly appointed President and CEO). The vessel was christened by godmother Lauren Barfield (American volleyball star).
  • The riverboat's Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was scheduled for August 29, 2017. The ship cruises on Rhine and Danube rivers. The 16-night "Grand Europe" (maiden itinerary) included overnights in Budapest, Vienna, Passau, Amsterdam. However, due to delivery delay, the maiden voyage's itinerary was revised. Instead of Budapest to Amsterdam (September 30), the riverboat operated a roundtrip from Amsterdam, with ports in Switzerland and Germany.
  • For season 2018, Crystal River Cruises added 4 shorter Danube itineraries on Crystal Mahler as alternatives / segments to the standard 16-day itineraries offered by the ship. The new Crystal Mahler cruises included three 7-day "Danube Serenade" itineraries (between Budapest and Vienna), plus one 11-day "Reflections on Danube" (April-May).The 16-day "Grand Europe" itinerary (between Amsterdam and Budapest, on Rhine-Main-Danube) is operated during most part of the year.The new short itineraries' departure dates were scheduled for April 10 (hosted by Nancy Brinker), April 17, April 24 ("President Cruise" hosted by Crystal's CEO Edie Rodriguez) and May 1.
  • The following table shows the ship's 16-day itinerary (Amsterdam to Budapest) as ports of call sequence and port dates. Prices start from around USD 8200 pp.
17 OctDeparting from Amsterdam, Holland
18 Oct - 15:00Amsterdam, Holland
19 OctCologne, Germany
20 OctKoblenz, Germany
20 OctRhine River
21 OctMain River
21 OctMiltenberg, Germany
21 OctWertheim, Germany
22 OctWurzburg, Germany
23 OctBamberg, Germany
24 OctNuremberg, Germany
25 OctRegensburg, Germany
25 OctMain River
26 OctDeggendorf, Germany
26 Oct 18:00 - 26 OctPassau, Germany (Overnight)
27 Oct - 13:00Passau, Germany
27 OctDanube River
28 OctMelk, Austria
28 OctWachau Valley, Austria
28 OctDurnstein, Austria
29 Oct 06:00 - 23:00Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
29 Oct 23:00 - 11:00Vienna, Austria
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00Bratislava, Slovakia
01 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Budapest, Hungary
01 NovArriving in Budapest, Hungary

The cruisetour includes 3 shipboard overnights (in Amsterdam, Passau, and Vienna).

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Crystal Mahler Itineraries

The below listed Crystal Mahler cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Crystal Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 28 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$9510
2018 Jun 13 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$8902
2018 Jun 29 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$8902
2018 Jul 15 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$8175
2018 Jul 31 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$8175
2018 Aug 16 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$8535
2018 Sep 01 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$9502
2018 Sep 17 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$9330
2018 Oct 03 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$8018
2018 Oct 19 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7852
2018 Nov 04 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7058
2018 Nov 20 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6878
2018 Dec 06 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7722
2018 Dec 22 11 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$5133
2019 Mar 29 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6086
2019 Apr 08 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6086
2019 Apr 18 11 days, round-trip Eastern Danube Discoveries Vienna$7758
2019 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$5280
2019 May 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$5280
2019 May 13 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$5618
2019 May 20 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$12020
2019 Jun 05 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$12020
2019 Jun 21 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$12020
2019 Jul 07 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$12020
2019 Jul 23 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$12020
2019 Aug 08 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$12020
2019 Aug 24 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$12020
2019 Sep 09 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$12020
2019 Sep 25 16 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$12020
2019 Oct 11 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$12020
2019 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz Budapest$4598
2019 Nov 03 7 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest Linz$3922
2019 Nov 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz Budapest$3922
2019 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest Linz$3922
2019 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$3922
2019 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$3922
2019 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$3922
2019 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$3922
2019 Dec 22 11 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$7226