Crystal unveils 45 new Crystal Getaways for 2018, set to sail between May and November

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Two years on from announcing their entry into the river cruise market with the repurposing of Crystal Mozart, Crystal River Cruises has created new ‘Crystal Getaways’ for Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel, set to sail between May and November 2018.

The new collection of 45 river excursions aboard the three luxury vessels – the ‘all-suite, all-balcony, all-butler’ series named in honour of history’s greatest composers – will take in nine cities with itineraries of six to nine days.

“Crystal River Cruises’ hallmark is offering innovative itineraries that explore new places and long-time favourites catering to our guests’ own distinct style and length of exploration,” said Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “These new Getaways, along with the full complement of voyages across the fleet, will feature the personalised service, culinary experiences, expansive all-suite design and other fine details only found with Crystal.”

The itineraries are as follows:

Crystal Bach

Romantic Rhine: 7 days (sailing between Amsterdam and Mainz) – Amsterdam, Netherlands; Antwerp, Belgium; Nijmegen, Netherlands; Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Mainz, Germany.

Rhine Serenade: 7 days (sailing between Mainz and Frankfurt) – Mainz, Speyer, Kehl (Strasbourg) and Breisach, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; and Frankfurt, Germany.

Crystal Mahler

Delightful Danube: 7 days (sailing between Regensburg and Budapest) – Regensburg and Passau, Germany; Melk, Dürnstein and Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Budapest, Hungary

European Escape: 7 days (sailing between Amsterdam and Regensburg) – Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cologne, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Regensburg, Germany

Crystal Ravel

European Treasures: 8 days (sailing between Nuremburg and Basel) – Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Miltenberg, Koblenz, Speyer and Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany; and Basel, Switzerland (Mannheim, and Wertheim also featured on eastbound route only).

Danube Getaway: 8 days (between Vienna and Nuremberg) – Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, Austria; Passau, Regensburg and Nuremburg, Germany (Krems, Austria featured on southbound route only).

All of the ships offer Crystal’s on butler service in every room and king-sized beds, panoramic  windows plus walk-in closets and dual vanity bathrooms — in most categories. ETRO robes and slippers kit out the wardrobe.

Crystal will also welcome new ships the Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel to the fleet in the coming weeks. For more information, visit

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