The award-winning Crystal Cruise line is expanding into the hot river cruise market!
The Crystal Mozart, the first of 5 cutting-edge brand new builds, will debut in July 2016 with a 10 day itinerary on the Danube. The other ships, all names after classical music composers, will arrive in 2017.
This can be a game changer for the river cruise industry. Crystal knows how to do luxury, and they are already a very well-known entity. I think they can really raise the bar in this market segment.
Their river cruise ships will be all-inclusive and will offer all-suite accommodations with butler service for every category–a very nice touch. They will also offer complimentary eBikes ashore, unique shore excursions and more overnights in port.
Crystal River Cruises
- Exceptionally designed all-suite butler-serviced river yachts accommodating either 84, 110 or 160 discerning guests, depending on ship and waterway selected, with some of the largest suites of any river vessels
- Extraordinary personal attention and service with the highest staff-to-guest ratio in all of European river cruising
- Crystal’s signature cuisine prepared by European sourced and trained chefs, served in multiple, open-seating venues
- TechnoGym-equipped fitness centers, dedicated yoga areas and massage services
- The most generous roster of all-inclusive amenities among all river cruise lines including:
- Gratuities for all shipboard staff throughout the River Yachts
- All meals included, featuring Crystal’s innovative and acclaimed six-star cuisine, highlighted by regional specialties
- Unlimited bottled water and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits throughout the River Yachts
- All soft drinks, beer and bottled water in-suite
- 24-hour self-service pantry featuring specialty coffees, teas, wines and nonalcoholic beverages
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour Wi-Fi access with complimentary Internet of 60 minutes per person, per day
- State-of-the-art interactive TV system including in-suite movies on demand and extensive music library(via satellite)
- Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
- Daily yoga and fitness classes
- Daily choice of electronic international newspapers
- Self-service guest laundry
- Choice of complimentary curated Crystal Adventures® shore excursions in every port
- Complimentary culinary experience at highly renowned local establishments
- Complimentary airport transfers to/from river yacht to airport