first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Crystal Cruises today unveiled the itineraries for its five new luxury river yachts and announced voyages from 2016 through 2018 are now open for booking. The newly acquired and redesigned Crystal Mozart will sail in July 2016, and the four newly built vessels – Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – will embark in June and August 2017.“It’s truly thrilling for us, as well as our loyal guests and new-to-Crystal travellers, as more details of what’s in store for Crystal River Cruises unfold,” said Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises. “We are going to deliver the most luxurious river experience in the industry with a combination of innovative vessel designs, unmatched guest service and fascinating itineraries.”Crystal Mozart (The Danube River): Maiden voyage 13 July 2016The queen of European river cruises is currently being redesigned and will emerge in 2016 boasting Crystal’s signature elegant style and luxurious public spaces, accommodations (160 guest capacity) and special touches.  Keeping close to the Austrian roots of its namesake, the river yacht will sail two distinct itineraries of 10 and 11 nights along the Danube, plus a special 10- to 13-night Christmas and New Year’s Eve voyage.Crystal Debussy (The Seine River): Maiden voyage 4 June 2017As Paris is a year-round dream destination, 5-, 7- and 10-night voyages will explore the City of Light with multiple overnights. The ship’s sleek design and smaller size (84 guest capacity) will allow the opportunity to conveniently access berths near the Eiffel Tower for guests to extend their stay in Paris.Crystal Bach (The Rhine River): Maiden voyage 18 June 2017The vessel’s 14-night itinerary boasts overnight stays in fascinating and enchanting cities including Amsterdam, Netherlands; Basel, Switzerland; and Ruedesheim, Germany as it travels along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. A special 10-night voyage again explores the quaint Christmas markets that are synonymous with the region.Crystal Ravel (The Garonne & Dordogne Rivers and Gironde Estuary): Maiden voyage 8 August 2017Delving into the heart of France’s most renowned wine region beloved by both connoisseurs and novice oenophiles, the 84-guest capacity Crystal Ravel explores the UNESCO-designated cultural site of Bordeaux, which boasts more protected buildings than any other French city outside of Paris.Crystal Mahler (The Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers): Maiden voyage 29 August 2017The 16-night Grand Europe itinerary is the longest offered by the Crystal river fleet; it is also two nights longer than most other lines sailing the same route, to provide guests more time to explore this iconic route at a more leisurely place than currently offered.Fares for Crystal River Cruises collection from 2016 through 2018 are now open for booking and are subject to change without notice. Inaugural voyages for Crystal Mozart (13 July 2016), Crystal Debussy (4 June 2017), Crystal Bach (18 June 2017), Crystal Ravel (8 August 2017) and Crystal Mahler (29 August 2017) will be exclusively available to members of the Crystal Society – the line’s repeat guest programme – from 30 November through 15 December 2015.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img

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