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Reservations Are Now Open for Crystal River Cruises’ 2023 Season

Reservations are now open for the recently announced 2023 deployment for Crystal River Cruises award-winning fleet, featuring 190 voyages exploring the majestic Danube, Rhine, and Moselle rivers and the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium. The 2023 season offers travelers a greater variety of cruise lengths than ever before, from new shorter five-night escapes to longer 14- to 17-night combination voyages. The line’s popular seven-night cruises return with itineraries featuring the upper and lower Danube, the Rhine and the waterways of Holland and Belgium. A collection of 10-night journeys of the Rhine and Moselle river valleys, cruises to Europe’s Christmas markets, and holiday sailings featuring New Year’s Eve celebrations in Amsterdam, Budapest and Vienna, round out a wealth of choices for the 2023 Season.

Travelers booking Crystal River Cruises’ 2023 voyages will benefit from 2-for-1 cruise fares from $2,799 per guest and up to $2,000 Book Now Savings per guest, ensuring the best fares available for those who book early. Current Book Now Savings of up to $2,000 per guest are set to expire on June 30, 2021, after which time Crystal expects fares to rise.

New 2023 Cruise Options

New in 2023 are shorter five-night sailings including Danube Discovery aboard Crystal Ravel which cruises the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley from Vienna to Vilshofen, and Playgrounds of the Netherlands & Belgium aboard Crystal Mahler departing roundtrip from Amsterdam to explore the waterways of the Netherlands. Crystal River Cruises has also combined several itineraries for travelers interested in longer, extended voyages, including the 14-night Pearls of the Danube aboard Crystal Ravel featuring the Wachau Valley, Vienna and Budapest, and calls in Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. The 15-night Vineyards, Castles & Masterpieces from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Crystal Mahler cruises the waterways of Netherlands, Belgium and the Middle Rhine Valley. Grand Rhine & Moselle, a 17-night voyage aboard Crystal Mahler from Amsterdam to Basel pairs an exploration of the Netherlands with the villages of the Mosel Valley Wine Region.

Popular 7- & 10-Night Sailings

Returning to the lineup are the popular seven-night Delightful Danube itineraries aboard Crystal Ravel between Vilshofen and Budapest. For the first time, the popular seven-night Danube Serenade itinerary between Vienna and Budapest will sail aboard Crystal Mozart. Guests have a full season of departures to choose from for the seven-night Legendary Rhine and Romantic Rhine itineraries aboard three ships with voyages between Basel and Amsterdam. The 10-night Splendors of the Rhine & Moselle voyages will cruise the Rhine Gorge past Lorelei Rock and through the Mosel Wine Region. Tulips and Windmills features a seven-night exploration of the Netherlands and Belgium bookended by overnight stays in Amsterdam.

Christmas Markets

Crystal River Cruises 2023 itineraries include new Christmas market options, including the seven-night Dutch & Belgian Christmas Markets aboard Crystal Bach calling in Dordrecht to visit the largest Christmas market in the Netherlands; and Christmas Splendors of the Rhine & Moselle 10-night voyage on Crystal Mahler featuring the region’s favorite seasonal markets. Christmastime on the Rhine, a seven-night itinerary between Basel and Amsterdam aboard Crystal Bach and Crystal Debussy, combines the beautiful Middle Rhine valley with Germany’s traditional holiday markets. Crystal Ravel’s seven-night Delightful Danube Christmas sailings feature overnights in Budapest and Vienna and cruising the Wachau Valley. Crystal Mozart’s 10-night Danube Christmas Markets voyage is bookended by overnights in Vienna and explores the Christmas markets of Germany, Austria and Slovakia.

Holiday Voyages

Guests aboard Crystal Ravel’s 10-night Spectacular Danube Holiday will ring in the new year with a three-night stay in Vienna, enjoy an overnight in Budapest and cruise the lovely Wachau Valley. Holiday’s on the Rhine, a 10-night voyage aboard Crystal Debussy from Basel to Amsterdam celebrates New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam with a double overnight call and features overnights in Strasbourg and Mannheim. The 11-night Mozart Grand Holiday Cruise aboard Crystal Mozart celebrates New Year’s Eve and Day with a double overnight in Budapest and features three days to enjoy the magic of Vienna.

Crystal River Cruises’ elegant fleet features four all-suite, all-butler, all-balcony Rhine Class ships – Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel, as well as the grandeur of Crystal Mozart, the most spacious river ship on the Danube. Voyages range from five- to 17-nights and visit Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Switzerland, as well as southeastern Europe destinations in Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.

All Crystal’s River ships feature private butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, Caudalie amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Additional enticing features include Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés, Blue (on Crystal Mozart) and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the riverside scenery. Crystal’s attention to detail reaches ashore, as guests are transported on the days’ adventures in luxury motor coaches equipped with complimentary water and Wi-Fi for added convenience and comfort.

Iuliia Tore