Crystal Mozart

Crystal Mozart Review and Specifications

Specifications of Crystal Mozart

Year built1987  /  Age : 31
Flag state Malta
BuilderDeggendorfer Werft und Eissenbau GmbH / MAN Turbo AG (Deggendorf Germany)
ClassCatamaran River Cruiser
Owner(GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
OperatorCrystal River Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)120 m / 394 ft
Beam (width)23 m / 75 ft
Gross Tonnage3100 gt
Passengers80 - 160
Crew90
Decks4
Cabins80
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2016
Former namesDertour Mozart, MS Mozart
Christened byElisabeth Gurtler

Current itinerary of Crystal Mozart

Crystal Mozart current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube. Prices start from USD 5456 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Sep, 2018 and ends on 30 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Vienna, Austria   
21 Sep - 23:00     Vienna, Austria   
22 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
22 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
22 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
22 Sep     Melk, Austria   
23 Sep 08:00 - 19:00     Linz, Austria   
24 Sep 08:00 - 24 Sep     Passau, Germany(Overnight)   
25 Sep - 13:00     Passau, Germany   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Danube River (Overnight)   
26 Sep 15:00 - 20:00     Bratislava, Slovakia   
27 Sep 09:00 - 27 Sep     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
28 Sep - 13:00     Budapest, Hungary   
28 Sep     Danube River   
29 Sep 18:00 - 29 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
30 Sep      Arriving in Vienna, Austria   

Review of Crystal Mozart

Crystal Mozart cruise ship was built in 1987 by Deggendorfer Shipyard in Deggendorf Germany. The vessel was operated  by the German river cruisetour operators Peter Deilmann and Dertours. It was sold to Crystal River Cruises in late 2015. Until 2019, MS Mozart was Europe's largest river cruise ship ever constructed. Crystal Mozart (sized 395x75 ft (120x23 m) has only one rival in Europe - the AmaWaterways ship AmaMagna (sized 443x72 ft / 135x22 m).

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).

MS Crystal Mozart river cruise ship

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.

MS Crystal Mozart river cruise ship

To start its operations, the Crystal river cruise company purchased an existing riverboat that was refurbished and renamed Crystal Mozart (launched in July 2016, IMO 8643341). The company additionally ordered four new luxury river yacht ships (builder Lloyd Werft, Germany) scheduled for delivery in mid 2017. MS Mozart (Crystal Mozart) is currently the Europe’s largest river ship, excepting, of course, the old-design Russian ships sailing on river Volga.

MS Crystal Mozart river cruise ship

Cabins

The Mozart ship has max capacity 160 passengers, and luxury suites (ranging from 19-80 m2 / 200-860 ft2). Cruise accommodations as sizes range from 215 ft2 / 20 m2 (Window and French Balcony stateroms) to 330 ft2 / 31 m2 (One-Bedroom Penthouse Suites) plus the two largest suites - 885 ft2 / 82 m2 Two-Bedroom Crystal Suites. The latter are ranked the largest cabins found on river cruise ships. All cabins are fitted with marble bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines, king-sized luxury beds, luxury bedding, new furnitures, butler service. Penthouses and Crystal Suites are with walk-in closets and separate bath tubs / showers.

Shipboard facilities

The Mozart ship has multiple restaurants, large spa complex (with 2 treatment rooms), an indoor swimming pool (infinity pool), whirlpool, top-deck garden. The list of onboard venues includes bar lounge (Crystal Cove) with a Bosendorfer grand piano, smoking lounge (Connoisseur Club), library, eateries - Waterside (main restaurant), Vintage Room (wine pairings), Blue (casual restaurant), Bistro Mozart (specialty coffee bar serving light fare) and The Pantry (self-service wine and beverage bar).

Danube River cruise itineraries

Twice the width of the standard European riverboats, MS Mozart can operated only cruises on Danube River. Itineraries (mostly roundtrips from Vienna Austria, Only on this itinerary route Danube locks are large enough to accommodate the huge ship.

  • The 11-NIGHT itinerary (themed "COUNTRIES OF THE EASTERN DANUBE") visits AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, CROATIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA. The list of ports of call includes Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest (city cruising), Mohacs,, Vukovar, Iron Gate Gorge, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Mohacs, Kalocsa, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna (2 overnights).

Crystal Mozart cruise ship (Danube itinerary map 1)

  • The 13-NIGHT itinerary (holiday-themed "CHRISTMAS MARKETS" and "CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE") visits AUSTRIA, GERMANY, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY. The list of ports of call includes Vienna, Wachau Valley, Melk, Passau (overnight), Vilshofen an der Donau, Linz (overnight), Budapest (overnight), Esztergom, Bratislava, Vienna (overnight).

Crystal Mozart cruise ship (Danube itinerary map 2)

River cruise prices

Crystal Mozart's cruisetour prices range according to cabin category and also by season (departure dates).

  • Fares (indicative pricing in USD, per person) range between $3500 (S4 cabin), $3700 (S3 cabin), $4200 (S2 cabin), $4500 (S1 cabin), $7500 (Penthouse Suite) and $17700 (Crystal Suite).
  • Fares are based on double occupancy (two full-fare passengers).
  • Additional (not included in the fares) are taxes, fees and port charges (ranging between USD 125-400 pp / per person), which also vary by departure dates.
  • 2-for-1 cruise deals are also offered as promotions (based on 50% brochure prices).
  • Crystal Mozart river cruise deals are inclusive of two transfers - airport to the ship (embarkation day) and ship to airport (disembarkation day).

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 Mozart wiki

  • This Crystal riverboat is named after the German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791). The Crystal River Cruises deals are all-inclusive, with included shore excursions, gourmet dining (also at 5-star restaurants ashore), premium liquor, beer, wines, soft beverages.
  • The ship was built as MS Mozart in 1987. It was operated until 1993 as Austria-flagged vessel (homeport Vienna).In 1993, it was bought by the German cruise company Peter Deilmann Reederei and was re-flagged to Germany (homeport Passau). Following the company's bankruptcy, in December 2009 the riverboat was bought by Premicon. In 2010 was completely modernized and re-flagged to Malta (port La Valletta).
  • The Mozart cruise ship was chartered by TUI in 2011 and operated under the name "TUI Mozart" in the period 2012-2015. The ship offered eastern Danube cruises out of Passau.
  • On November 2, 2015, the new company Crystal River Cruises announced the purchase of the MS Mozart. The ship's top-to-bottom refit and refurbishment was 6-month drydock project done at Linz Shipyard (Linz Austria).
  • The christening ceremony was on July 11, 2016 in Vienna Austria. Godmother of the riverboat is Elisabeth Gurtler - managing director of Hotel Sacher (Vienna). Mozart was the first cruise ship christened in Vienna. The naming ceremony was attended by Crystal Cruises executives, local officials and other dignitaries. The godmother released a lever dispatching a 2011 "Szigeti Adele Blanc de Blancs Brut" (Chardonnay) into the ship’s bow.
  • The inaugural cruise was on July 13 (10-night Danube roundtrip itinerary from Vienna). Danube itineraries (10 or 11 nights) explore Wachau Valley (Vienna, Passau, Bratislava) or Eastern Danube (Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade).
  • Crystal Mozart belongs to a new fleet of riverboats operated by the Crystal cruise company. The company's river cruise brand was established in 2015. Its operation started with the extensivelly renovated Mozart ship.
  • The cruise ship Crystal Mozart is powered by two 6-cylinder diesel engines (Deutz SBV 6M628) providing power output of 1185 kW. The boat's propulsion consists of two 5-bladed fixed pitch propellers (diameter 1,7 m). There are also two Caterpillar diesel generators with power output 500 kVA. This ship is also unique with its "semi catamaran" design - a hybrid between monohull and catamaran vessel. Mozart has two outer carried hulls through an interposed flat hull part.
  • Crystal Mozart is the world's first river cruise ship with installed onboard live view cameras. They allow live streaming from 3 vantage points on the riverboat. The “Live Views” option is available on Crystal’s homepage, where you can enjoy online real-time views along the ship’s current itinerary.

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Crystal Mozart Itineraries

The below listed Crystal Mozart 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 Jun 09 11 days, round-trip Countries of the Eastern Danube Vienna$5452
2018 Jun 20 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$5058
2018 Jun 30 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$5058
2018 Jul 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4758
2018 Jul 20 11 days, round-trip Countries of the Eastern Danube Vienna$5002
2018 Jul 31 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4758
2018 Aug 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4863
2018 Aug 20 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4863
2018 Aug 30 11 days, round-trip Countries of the Eastern Danube Vienna$5228
2018 Sep 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$5403
2018 Sep 20 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$5456
2018 Sep 30 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$5298
2018 Oct 10 11 days, round-trip Countries of the Eastern Danube Vienna$5018
2018 Oct 21 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4466
2018 Oct 31 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4270
2018 Nov 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$4113
2018 Nov 20 10 days, round-trip Christmas Markets Along the Danube Vienna$4020
2018 Nov 30 10 days, round-trip Christmas Markets Along the Danube Vienna$3915
2018 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Christmas Markets Along the Danube Vienna$3720
2018 Dec 20 13 days, round-trip Dazzling Danube Celebration Vienna$6045
2019 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$3735
2019 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$4028
2019 Apr 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$4028
2019 Apr 20 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 Apr 30 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 May 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 May 20 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 May 30 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 Jun 09 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 Jun 19 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$6176
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Danube Dreams & Discoveries Vienna$4328
2019 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$4328
2019 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$4328
2019 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$4328
2019 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$4328
2019 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$4620
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$4620
2019 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$10035
2019 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$4620
2019 Aug 31 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$7436
2019 Sep 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$7436
2019 Sep 20 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$7436
2019 Sep 30 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$7436
2019 Oct 10 10 days, round-trip Treasures of the Danube Vienna$7436
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Danube Dreams & Discoveries Vienna$3442
2019 Nov 16 7 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$3442
2019 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$3442
2019 Nov 30 10 days, round-trip Danube Christmas Markets Vienna$4908
2019 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Danube Christmas Markets Vienna$4908
2019 Dec 20 13 days, round-trip Dazzling Danube Celebration Vienna$6735