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Crystal Mahler

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Crystal Mahler Review and Specifications

Specifications of Crystal Mahler

Year built2017  /  Age : 3
Flag state Malta
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
Sister-shipsCrystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Ravel
Christened byLauren Barfield

Current itinerary / position of Crystal Mahler

Crystal Mahler current cruise is 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau. The itinerary starts on 05 Apr, 2020 and ends on 10 Apr, 2020.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
05 Apr 12:00    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
06 Apr 14:00 - 07 Apr 23:59    Vienna, Austria
08 Apr 09:00 - 12:00    Durnstein, Austria
08 Apr 15:30 - 19:00    Melk, Austria
09 Apr 14:00 - 23:00    Passau, Germany
10 Apr 02:00    Arriving in Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany hotels

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 sisterships are 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 a subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) - one of 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).

MS Crystal Mahler river cruise ship

Crystal River Cruises (a 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 cruise tour 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.

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 yachts" by the shipbuilder Lloyd Werft Germany.

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Cabins

The Mahler ship has a 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.

MS Crystal Mahler river cruise ship

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 an 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 to 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 programming (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).

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Crystal Mahler riverboat is named after the Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). 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 one 170 tons) were laid down.

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

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 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, 2017. 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 a 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 the 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.

Date / TimePort
17 Oct - 18 Oct - 15:00 (overnight)Departing from Amsterdam, 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 - 27 Oct - 13:00 (overnight)Passau, Germany
28 OctMelk, Austria
28 OctDurnstein, Austria
29 Oct 06:00 - 30 Oct 10:00 (overnight)Vienna, Austria
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00Bratislava, Slovakia
01 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Arriving in Budapest, Hungary

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 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
2020 Apr 05 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest
2020 Apr 11 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau
2020 Apr 19 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest
2020 Apr 25 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau
2020 May 03 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest
2020 May 09 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau
2020 May 17 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2020 Jun 02 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $9351
2020 Jun 18 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4591
2020 Jun 24 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4589
2020 Jul 02 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $4589
2020 Jul 09 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Treasures of the Danube Cruise Vienna $7056
2020 Jul 19 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $5357
2020 Jul 26 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $9655
2020 Aug 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $10651
2020 Aug 27 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest
2020 Sep 03 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Treasures of the Danube Cruise Vienna
2020 Sep 13 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna
2020 Sep 20 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2020 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $9358
2020 Oct 22 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $4559
2020 Oct 29 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $5353
2020 Nov 05 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest
2020 Nov 12 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna
2020 Nov 19 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $3100
2020 Nov 26 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $3104
2020 Dec 03 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $3603
2020 Dec 10 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $3600
2020 Dec 17 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $3606
2020 Dec 25 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $5857
2021 Mar 28 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3230
2021 Apr 03 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3593
2021 Apr 11 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3595
2021 Apr 17 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4248
2021 Apr 25 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4245
2021 May 01 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5169
2021 May 09 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5179
2021 May 15 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4681
2021 May 23 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $12115
2021 Jun 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $12113
2021 Jun 24 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5176
2021 Jun 30 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5020
2021 Jul 08 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4679
2021 Jul 14 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4675
2021 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2021 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2021 Aug 23 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4681
2021 Aug 29 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5175
2021 Sep 06 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5281
2021 Sep 12 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5761
2021 Sep 20 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest
2021 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2021 Oct 22 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3900
2021 Oct 28 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2021 Nov 05 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2736
2021 Nov 11 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2726
2021 Nov 19 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2733
2021 Nov 25 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3219
2021 Dec 03 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3521
2021 Dec 09 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3506
2021 Dec 17 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3518
2021 Dec 24 8 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Vienna Vilshofen an der Donau $5459
2022 Mar 26 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $3911
2022 Apr 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $3899
2022 Apr 09 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $4398
2022 Apr 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $4881
2022 Apr 23 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $4874
2022 Apr 30 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5377
2022 May 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5851
2022 May 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5854
2022 May 21 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5850
2022 May 28 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5849
2022 Jun 04 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $6139
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2022 Jul 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5179
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2022 Aug 06 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5163
2022 Aug 13 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5171
2022 Aug 20 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5169
2022 Aug 27 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5175
2022 Sep 03 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5858
2022 Sep 10 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $6158
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2022 Sep 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $6149
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2022 Oct 08 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5660
2022 Oct 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $5651
2022 Oct 22 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $4685
2022 Oct 29 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $4691
2022 Nov 05 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $4388
2022 Nov 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Danube Dreams and Discoveries Cruise Vienna $3901
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2022 Dec 25 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Joyous Danube Holiday Cruise Vienna $4387

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