Crystal River Cruises to return Crystal Mozart to service in 2022
Crystal River Cruises will redeploy the double-width river vessel Crystal Mozart to Europe in 2022. Crystal announced in 2019 that it is moving to Genting Cruise Lines, under parent company Genting Hong Kong, for another company.
Now, however, the Crystal Mozart will return to Europe to offer seven-night round-trip “Danube Dreams & Discoveries” trips from Vienna starting March 28, 2022. Itinerary includes overnight stays in the Austrian capital and Budapest , as well as stopovers in Esztergom, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Linz, Austria; and day trips to Salzburg, Dürnstein and daylight sailing in the Wachau Valley.
In addition, Crystal Mozart will offer 38 luxury window suites dedicated to solo travelers at no single supplement on all trips, reducing its capacity to 120 guests and giving it the highest crew / guest ratio in the European river industry, a indicated the company.
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The other four Crystal River ships – Crystal Mahler, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel – welcome 106 guests.
“This expansion responds to the increased demand and pent-up desire to explore expressed by our customers around the world, as evidenced by our strong advanced bookings,” said Walter Littlejohn, senior vice president and general manager of Crystal River Cruises . “Now, with its abundance of suites dedicated to solo travelers, Crystal Mozart is also becoming more widely available in a growing solo market that has proven to be extremely popular on our ocean cruises.”
As Crystal Mozart returns to the Danube, Crystal Mahler will now sail a variety of new itineraries ranging from five to 16 nights on the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube. Its new itineraries include five-night summer crossings “Summer Escapades du Rhin et de la Moselle” between Amsterdam and Trier; 10-night autumn trips “Splendors of the Rhine and the Moselle” between Amsterdam and Basel; and 14-night “Magnificent Europe” crossings between Amsterdam and Budapest on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.
Crystal Mahler begins her season on April 2, 2022, with a series of seven-night Rhine crossings between Amsterdam and Basel, followed by spring ‘Tulips and Windmills’ trips on the Dutch waterways and the Rhine, starting on the 30 April, round trip from Amsterdam. These trips feature the Floriade Expo once a decade near Amsterdam.
The seven-night “Romantic Rhine” and “Legendary Rhine” itineraries, which Crystal Mahler will offer again from October to December 2022, are also offered by Crystal Bach and Crystal Debussy. The itineraries include overnight stays in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calls to Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France, and day cruise in the Rhine Gorges (Middle Rhine Valley).
Crystal is also offering new five-night summer trips “Summer Getaways on the Rhine and Moselle” between Amsterdam and Trier. Departing from Trier, customers can extend their vacation with optional two-night land programs before or after the cruise to Reims, France, the unofficial capital of Champagne. The land package includes visits, tastings and transfers between Paris and Reims.
The new 2022 rollout for Crystal Mozart and Crystal Mahler opens for bookings on March 11. In addition to the peace of mind offered by Crystal Clean + 4.0 health and safety protocols from Crystal, Crystal offers two-for-one rates as well as “Book Now Savings” of up to $ 1,000 per guest.
For more details on Crystal 2022 River Cruises, visit www.crystalcruises.com.