“The new Moselle voyages aboard Crystal Bach allow travellers to venture off the beaten path to less-visited locales of remarkable beauty and fascinating history, with the added distinction of being the only Moselle River itinerary with convenient travel round-trip from Amsterdam,” says Karen Christensen, senior vice president and managing director, Crystal, Australia and New Zealand. “Innovative itineraries that explore new places, and offer new perspectives on longtime favourites, are a hallmark of the Crystal brand. With more experiences than ever included in the Crystal River fleet, this is the ideal time to branch out into new waters and continue broadening the scope of choices for our guests.”
Crystal River Cruises will introduce new 10-day Enchanting Moselle itineraries aboard Crystal Bach, round-trip from Amsterdam through Germany and the Netherlands, beginning 28 May 2019 until 24 December 2019.
The voyages feature five new ports of call through the vineyard-flanked Moselle River, considered to be one of the most breathtaking stretches of river in Europe. Guests can experience world-class Rieslings and the famous vintages of the Mosel Wine Region in Bernkastel, the medieval charm and Roman ruins of Trier, and the stunning architecture of Reichsburg Castle in Cochem.
Along with the picturesque Moselle, new destinations to explore along the Rhine River include Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace; Dusseldorf, the cultural and fashion hub of Germany; the historic war museums of Arnhem, Netherlands; and returning favourite Koblenz, which offers travellers a unique perspective of the point at which the Rhine and the Moselle meet.
Nights spent in Amsterdam and Trier afford ample time for longer sojourns, like a day trip to nearby Luxembourg or an in-depth exploration of Holland’s art and culinary scenes.
The all-suite, all-butler Crystal Bach features Crystal’s signature service with the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the industry: 68 crew members serving 106 guests.
Crystal river ships offer the largest accommodations in the river cruise industry. Crystal Bach’s standard suites measure 23.5 square metres and the two-bedroom, two-bath Crystal Suite measures 70.5 square metres. The line’s suites feature Crystal’s acclaimed butler service for every room category, plush king-sized beds that face toward Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, robes and slippers, personal iPads, and wall-mounted 42-inch, flat-screen HD TVs. Additional enticing features include Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant; namesake Bistro cafés; the optional Vintage Room; and the Palm Court.
Crystal’s Early Booking Savings offers savings of up to US$1000 per suite for bookings made by 31 March 2018.