Itineraries detailed in picturesque River Cruise Atlas
by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
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.
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.
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 www.pavlus.com