Crystal Cruises: Sail Into the Season

Crystal River Cruises gives the holidays an extra sparkle.

It’s like stepping straight into a fantasy. Sprawling squares are aglow with holiday lights strung across stalls and climbing up towering trees. The festive air is practically tangible as shoppers browse among handcrafted trinkets and sip steaming cups of spiced mulled wine. Europe’s holiday markets are a true ode to the season, and the most amazing part of your experience is that Crystal River Cruises will carry you there in ultimate luxury. Spend seven nights or longer traversing long, winding rivers that connect Europe’s grandest capitals, and experience these rare and wonderful moments.

Feast your way through every market where traditional treats and local delicacies take center stage. Follow the alluring scent of sugared roasted nuts, and warm up over hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. In Hungary, the curious sight of kürtőskalács (chimney cake) will entice you — this coiled-up cake is roasted over charcoal and lavishly basted with butter and sugar for caramelized perfection. There’s a bounty of treats in Germany’s markets, like juicy Thuringian rost bratwurst and flavorful roasted mushrooms, followed by a lebkuchen-plätzchen (gingerbread cookie).

Feel your spirit stir over the soaring sound of a private organ recital within the hallowed halls of Cathédrale Notre- Dame of Strasbourg. An excursion to Vienna’s Belvedere Palace unlocks exclusive access to the rooms of Klimt, Kikoschka, and Schiele, followed by a classical performance of opera, ballet, and Viennese orchestral music. With Crystal River Cruises, signature experiences such as these are complimentary on your voyage.

On a cruise of this caliber, it’s no surprise that dining is a celebratory event that matches the joy of the holidays. Sit down at your leisure at Waterside for classic Michelin-inspired cuisine and farm-to-table specialties that are sourced from the destinations around you. A robust collection of regional wines and spirits are complimentary. As the flavors of Europe inspire you, follow your sense of exploration onshore with Crystal-curated dining excursions — like a meal at a Michelin-starred or “Highly Acclaimed” restaurant or an “Eat Like a Local” experience.

An all-inclusive philosophy makes it easy to enjoy luxury each and every day aboard your river cruise. Admire shoreline views of Europe’s dramatic cities and quiet villages from your suite’s balcony as your butler thoughtfully attends to you. Informative lectures and intimate live entertainment keep you engaged, while ample space aboard your ship allows you to sit back and socialize at your leisure. From complimentary Wi-Fi to in-room amenities and prepaid gratuities, you never have to worry about a single detail on your journey.

Select from voyages along the Rhine, Main or Danube, and experience the grandest of all European adventures. Your days ashore are thoroughly enriching as you choose between complementary and specialty excursions. Elegant evenings on board are filled with a sense of occasion, and the moments in between are as relaxed or as active as you desire.


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CHRISTMAS TIME ON THE RHINE

Crystal River Cruises® Crystal Bach,® Crystal Debussy®

ITINERARY*: Amsterdam (overnight), Cologne, Koblenz (overnight), Rudesheim, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Basel

7 NIGHTS DEPARTING: November 28, 30; December 5, 7, 14, 15, 2020

PETITE Suite from $3119

DELUXE Suite from $3799

TWO BEDROOM CRYSTAL Suite from $12,049

Our Exclusive $250 Shipboard Credit per couple

OFFER M20335


DELIGHTFUL DANUBE CHRISTMAS

Crystal River Cruises® Crystal Ravel®

ITINERARY*: Budapest (overnight), Vienna (overnight), Durnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg (overnight)

7 NIGHTS DEPARTING: November 30; December 7, 14, 2020

PETITE Suite from $3119

DELUXE Suite from $3799

TWO BEDROOM CRYSTAL Suite from $12,049

Our Exclusive $250 Shipboard Credit per couple

OFFER M20334


DANUBE CHRISTMAS DREAMS

Crystal River Cruises® Crystal Mahler®

ITINERARY*: Budapest (overnight), Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Linz, Krems, Vienna (overnight)

7 NIGHTS DEPARTING: December 2, 9, 16, 2020

PETITE Suite from $3119

DELUXE Suite from $3799

TWO BEDROOM CRYSTAL Suite from $12,049

Our Exclusive $250 Shipboard Credit per couple

OFFER M20331


*Itinerary may vary or operate in reverse. | Featured cruise prices are based on dates in bold. Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, cruise only, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice and are not guaranteed until paid in full. Prices and amenities may vary by category and travel date. International airfare is additional. Additional fees, restrictions, terms, and conditions may apply.


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