For travellers planning beyond the current pause of global exploration, Crystal River Cruises has rolled out an enticing collection of 2021 voyages aboard its award-winning sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel. With the release of its 2021 River Atlas, Crystal presents more than 145 all-inclusive luxury sailings of four to 16 nights exploring the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers and the storied cities and landscapes that wind along their shores.
Each curated itinerary features an array of destinations and experiences that showcase highlight the centuries of cultural, architectural, culinary and creative innovation and achievement.
Highlights of Crystal River Cruises’ 2021 deployment range from medieval hamlets to modern hubs of commerce and art; sprawling natural delights to iconic playgrounds for foodies.
Along the Danube, guests can sail four-, seven- or 10-night itineraries between Vienna, Vilshofen and Budapest, visiting UNESCO wonders like the spectacular Wachau Valley, Budapest’s Parliament Building and Vienna’s Belvedere Palace and Historic City Centre.
The Rhine river itineraries present seven- and 10-night options between Amsterdam and Basel with majestic castles and cathedrals, such as those of Cologne and Koblenz, highlighting the journey; the Moselle river transports guests through the vine-covered hills of the Mosel Wine Region.
Seasonal highlights and elaborate itineraries are also featured, such as seven-night springtime Tulips and Windmills sailings beginning and ending with overnights in Amsterdam. The voyages explore the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium when the countryside is most resplendent with colourful tulip blooms, also visiting the architectural hub of Rotterdam and the timelessly charming Ghent and heart of design innovation of Antwerp. Guests can also choose 16-night Grand Europe sailings between Budapest and Amsterdam, which encompass the multifaceted cultures along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.
The famed Christmas markets of Europe take centre stage during November and December itineraries aboard all ships, travelling from one dazzling destination to another while showcasing the fascinating history that is woven into the sparkling cities.
A digital version of the Atlas can be downloaded here.