The award-winning fleet of Crystal River Cruises will take guests on journeys of cultural and historical discovery in 2022, exploring storybook villages, cosmopolitan international hubs, and towns hosting rare events and decked in seasonal delights. Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – all-suite, butler-serviced sister ships comprising the youngest fleet in European luxury river cruising – will offer itineraries from seven to 10 nights.
Throughout the roster of 2022 voyages, Crystal’s focus remains on the overall guest experience during their voyage, with careful thought given to the best ways to experience the famous tulips in Holland, the decennial Floriade International Horticultural Expo just outside of Amsterdam and the rich Jewish and culinary cultures in select destinations.
New in 2022 are a ‘Treasures of Southeast Europe‘ itinerary, featuring maiden ports Vidin, Bulgaria and Giurgiu, Romania, and a ‘Joyous Danube‘ holiday voyage round-trip from Vienna, highlighting the glittering Christmas markets of the region. Every itinerary features at least two overnight stays – some as many as four – allowing guests to explore destinations in varying and ways and venture beyond the ports for greater discoveries.
‘Treasures of Southeast Europe,’ seven nights, Giurgiu to Budapest/Budapest to Giurgiu. Featuring overnights in Budapest; Vidin, Bulgaria (westbound only); and Novi Sad, Serbia (eastbound only); calling in Mohacs, Hungary; Vukovar, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia; and cruising the Iron Gates.
‘Joyous Danube Celebration‘ holiday voyage, nine nights, Vienna roundtrip. Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria; and also cruising the Wachau Valley.
Crystal’s pre- and post-cruise Extended Land Programs expand Crystal holidays ashore, with options in Prague and Zurich showcasing the most fascinating points of culture and history. Guests enjoy luxury, centrally located accommodations, with Crystal’s team seeing to all of the finer details.
For more details, see crystalcruises.com.au/experience/river