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Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises

Description


Already established as one of the world’s leading ocean cruise lines, Crystal River Cruises has brought its renowned six-star service and state-of-the-art vessels to the rivers of Europe. Brand new for 2016, the new River Yachts, all named after esteemed composers, aim to provide a true luxury experience, with expertly crafted journeys taking a slower pace than any other river cruise line, with more overnights in ports allowing uninhibited time to spend exploring each destination.

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio and largest suites of any river fleet in Europe, the on-board experience is outstanding. The dining lives up to Crystal’s existing culinary standards, with expertly trained chefs creating regional specialities, while many ports offer the chance to head out and dine at esteemed local restaurants. With one of the most generous of all-inclusive philosophies, all meals and drinks are included, along with butler service for every suite, delivering a highly personalised service throughout the duration of the journey.

All shore excursions are also included, led by local English-speaking guides, while on-board Destination Experts share a wealth of knowledge, before inviting evening entertainers on board to further enrich the river cruise experience. In between stops, whether you are unwinding in the spa steam room or stretching out on the spacious sundeck, you’re sure to feel as though you are travelling in style.

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Food & Beverage+

Dining is a stylish affair, with expertly crafted creations aiming to reach a Michelin Star standard served in an elegant dining room. All meals are included throughout the duration of the cruise, and there are multiple venues to chose from, starting with hearty breakfast buffet, followed by casual fare at the sun deck bar and grill. You may wish to recline over a latte at the bustling Bistro or take it easy with a delectable in-room service menu, before sitting down for a lavishly prepared gourmet evening meal skilfully prepared by European trained chefs meeting Crystal Cruises already high standards. In addition, selected cruises also feature a complimentary culinary experience at highly renowned local restaurants along your travels, a wonderful culinary treat.

Health & Fitness+

Keep rejuvenated on board with the Crystal River Yachts' fitness area, boasting state-of-the-art equipment, featuring a treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical machine, Kinesis machine and free weights. There will also be mats on hand for an outdoor stretch under the refreshing river breeze, while daily yoga and Pilates sessions, massage services and the spa steam room and sauna provide a perfect opportunity for unwinding after a good day’s exploring.

Relaxation & Education+

On board every Crystal River Cruise, a Destination Expert will be on hand to provide insightful information and intriguing lectures. They will also invite a range of local entertainers onto the ship, who will bring each destination to life with enriching performances and a wealth of knowledge to share. Visit the library and select a book to enjoy in the sun on the deck, where there is plenty of space to stretch out and savour the beautiful scenery passing by.

Shore Excursions+

With more overnight stops than any other river cruise, Crystal takes a slower pace, allowing plenty of time to explore every aspect of the destinations visited. The complimentary shore excursions are expertly created, with a choice of cultural or adventurous options, designed to suit the wide interests of all guests, led by English speaking guides with complimentary personal headsets. For those who wish to explore independently, by foot or on one of the ships complimentary bicycles, GPS Whisper guides will be available at selected ports, featuring pre-programmed automated routes showcasing the highlights of the area. Guests will also be offered exclusive access to Crystal’s Signature event at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque palaces. Inside, guest receive private access to the outstanding art collection, and enjoy a command concert of Viennese compositions in the Marble Hall.

Danube on board Crystal Mozart, cruise from the beautiful cultural gem of Vienna down the scenic wine region of Wachau Valley, before venturing to Passau and back down to Budapest. Alternatively, see the stunning white cliffs of the Iron Gate Gorge with an itinerary venturing past Budapest and into Romania, stopping to see the imposing sentinel of Beogradska Tvrdava and the Serbian capital of Belgrade.

Rhine From Amsterdam down to Basel in Switzerland, the Rhine’s inspirational waterways offer a melange of intriguing sights. See the medieval churches of Koblenz, the idyllic charm of Cochem and the mighty Rhine Gorge, before venturing past Strasbourg, and being amazed at its towering gothic cathedral. This route becomes even more alive at Christmas, when storybook towns and lofty castles transform into a winter wonderland.

Seine From the grand city of Paris, explore the treasures of the Seine, from the lush gardens that inspired the Impressionists Monet and Vann Gogh and the colourful port of Honfleur, to William the Conqueror’s Châteaux de Caen and the beaches of Normandy.

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As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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