Crystal River Cruises announced an expansion of its 2022 offerings with the reintroduction of Crystal Mozart, the company’s grand, double-wide inaugural river ship.
The Crystal Mozart will offer weekly seven-night Danube Dreams & Discoveries sailings round-trip from Vienna beginning 28MAR, 2022. With Crystal Mozart’s return, Crystal Mahler will reposition to the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers with a variety of new itineraries.
“We are delighted to reintroduce Crystal Mozart to the global marketplace. She launched Crystal River Cruises’ wonderful journey five years ago and holds a very special place in the hearts of those of us at Crystal and to many along the Danube River,” said Walter Littlejohn, senior vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises.
“Now with her abundance of dedicated suites for solo travelers, Crystal Mozart also becomes more widely available to a burgeoning solo market that has proven to be extremely popular on our ocean cruises,” Littlejohn added.
New Routes and Highlights
Beginning March 28, 2022, Crystal Mozart’s Danube Dreams & Discoveries itineraries will sail from Vienna on Mondays with overnights in the Austrian capital and Budapest, as well as calls to t Esztergom, Hungary; Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia; Linz, Austria, with day trips to Salzburg; Dürnstein and a daylight sailing through the Wachau Valley.
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 rivers, including some voyages that combine three rivers in one journey. Crystal Mahler begins her season on 02APR, 2022.
Crystal Mahler will continue to offer the seven-night Romantic Rhine and Legendary Rhine itineraries between Amsterdam and Basel from October through December of 2022.
Rhine & Moselle Summer Escapes voyages will sail between Amsterdam and Trier, with late-night stays in the wine villages of Cochem and Bernkastel; the UNESCO World Heritage City of Cologne; and overnights in Trier for exploration Roman heritage sites or day trips to Luxembourg. From Trier, guests can extend their vacation with optional two-night pre- or post-cruise Extended Land Programs in Reims, France.
The new 10-night autumn Splendors of the Rhine & Moselle sails north- and south-bound departures between Amsterdam and Basel in September and October, during peak harvest season in the vineyards. The voyages sail through the Middle Rhine Valley, UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge, and more.
For longer luxury journeys, guests can sail Crystal Mahler’s 16-night and 14-night springtime Grand Europe and Magnificent Europe itineraries, respectively, which combine sailing along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.
Special Holiday Sailings
Both Crystal Mozart and Crystal Mahler will offer special holiday sailings in late December. Crystal Mozart’s Danube Holiday Wonders voyage spends Christmas and Hannukah sailing roundtrip from Vienna on 19DEC, 2022. Guests can also ring in the New Year aboard the Spectacular Danube Holiday voyage, embarking in Vienna on 26DEC, 2022, visiting Melk, Linz, Krems and Dürnstein, Austria; Passau, Germany and ending with two nights in Vienna over New Year’s Eve.
Crystal Mahler will sail a new 10-night Holidays on the Rhine sailing from Basel to Amsterdam on 23DEC, 2022, spending overnights in Strasbourg, Mannheim and Amsterdam (two nights) and exploring the winter wonderlands of Rüdesheim, Cochem, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Trier and Cologne, Germany.
The new 2022 deployment for Crystal Mozart and Crystal Mahler opens for reservations on 11MAR, 2021.
Crystal is offering an incentive of 2-for-1 fares plus Book Now Savings of up to $1,000 per guest; waived single supplement on all deluxe window suites; additional savings for back-to-back cruises; and exclusive Crystal Society savings offers.