26 Feb 2019
Crystal are inviting travellers to indulge in springtime luxury escapes along the Danube River, Crystal River Cruises unveiled four “Crystal River Getaways” departing in March and April. The four- and six-day voyages are shortened segments of existing 10-day itineraries, suited perfectly for guests with busy schedules.
“The Crystal River Getaways are packed with as much luxury, world-class cuisine, personalized service and cultural discovery as any Crystal voyage, but within a conveniently shortened itinerary that also offers great savings,” says Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “These sailings are wonderful options for busy travelers, as well as those who have not yet sailed with us and want to experience a taste of the celebrated Crystal Experience.”
The new 2019 getaways are offered on board Crystal Mahler and Crystal Mozart and include:
Wachau Valley Getaway, March 29 and April 30 (4 nights) – Sailing from Vienna (overnight) to Passau visiting Dürnstein, Melk and Linz; offering shoreside explorations of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley by bike or helicopter, Vienna’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, Dürnstein’s Schloss Gobelsburg Winery, and the pastries and city highlights of Linz.
Danube Getaway, April 2 and May 4 (6 nights) – Sailing from Passau (overnight) to Vienna (overnight) and visiting Budapest (overnight) and Bratislava; offering an inclusive Signature Event at the Budapest History Museum within Buda Castle and shoreside explorations of the Bavarian forest and countryside, Bratislava’s culinary highlights, Vienna’s Jewish heritage and more.
Crystal River Cruises’ 2019 Getaways are available for booking now, with Crystal Flex Fares starting at $1,349 per person when booked by February 28, 2019.
Every Crystal River voyage invites guests to explore the destinations in ways most meaningful to them, with a collection of more than 200 Destination Discoveries tailored to particular interests. Most are complimentary, while others offer more extravagant experiences, focusing on the culinary, cultural, exhilarating and personal sides of each locale.
Crystal Mahler boasts all-balcony, all-suite, all-butler accommodations with Panoramic Balcony-Windows™, walk-in closets and a dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories. Known as the “Queen of the Danube,” Crystal Mozart is Europe’s most spacious river ship, at twice the width of any other, and offers an unrivalled number of social spaces, restaurants and the largest spa on the rivers.
All of Crystal’s river ships feature private butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, ETRO amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Each suite offers Apple® iPad devices that serve as Digital Directories for many guests’ on-board needs, from dry cleaning and butler service to room service and dining reservations, as well as concierge and Crystal Collection inquiries. Additional enticing features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside.
Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.