Itineraries detailed in picturesque River Cruise Atlas

by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Crystal river cruises 2021

Luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises is looking beyond coronavirus. The luxury ship operator is offering more than 145 enticing experiences on  its riverboats.

Rolling on the rivers

The curated chorus of voyages are available on Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel. Trips range from four to 16 nights and can be found here. 

four to 16 nights along  the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Itineraries for

Highlights of Crystal river cruises

Scenic stops mix medieval hamlets with modern commercial hubs and   iconic foodie playgrounds.  You can book four-seven or 10-night voyages between Vienna, Vilshofen and Budapest.

UNESCO wonders

Voyages explore  such UNESCO  wonders as the Wachau Valley and Budapest’s Parliament Building. As wells as  Vienna’s Belvedere Palace and Historic City Centre.

Cruise choices include seven and 10-night  Rhine river itineraries  between Amsterdam and Basel. Majestic castles, cathedrals of Cologne and Koblenz  and the wine region of Mosel are a few other highlights.

Seasonal highlights include  seven-night springtime Tulips and Windmills sailings beginning and ending with overnights in Amsterdam.

Other highlights include visits to Rotterdam, Ghent and Antwerp and  visits to Europe’s Christmas markets in November and December.

Virtual cruises

Crystal is running Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience on Facebook. The posts feature  a week of content focused on the company’s river experience.

This week the company is highlighting  special Friday Nights at the Galaxy performance by Austrian Tenor Stephan Mullan on Friday May 1 at 6 p.m. on Crystal’s Facebook page.

On May 3 at  p.m. Crystal is showing  its Sunday Cooking with Chef Jon Ashton featuring Viennese Wiener schnitzel and potato salad.

Crystal River Cruises’ Fleet

Crystal’s 160-passenger riverboats are the industry’s first all-balcony, all-suite, butler-serviced vessels in Europe. Each suite provides   Panoramic Balcony-Windows and comes with walk-in closets. Women will appreciate the dual vanity sinks in the bathroom.

Crystal’s river ship suites come with  king-sized beds, Caudalie amenities, robes and slippers, and flat-screen HD TVs.

Additional attractions  include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries. There’s the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room.  For entertainment and enrichment lectures there’s the Palm Court.

For more information and the best fares contact l Pavlus travel advisor, call 800-528-9300  or




























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