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MIAMI — Crystal River Cruises is ramping up its 2019 season with more seven-day options, in addition to its traditional 10-, 11-, 14- and 16-day routes.
The voyages will embark in March 2019 with a fleet of five luxury river ships, including the ‘Queen of the Danube’, Crystal Mozart, plus four Rhine Class sister ships (Crystal Back, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel). Each ship offers varied routes focusing on the Rhine and Danube rivers, with sojourns along the Moselle and Main Rivers incorporated into select sailings.
“We are thrilled to announce more options than ever for Crystal River Cruises’ first full year as a complete family of five river ships,” says Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “The Crystal River experience is definitively unmatched in the industry. With five stylish and superbly appointed ships sailing itineraries that can accommodate virtually any schedule in 2019, travelers can enjoy a wealth of choices for their dream river cruise vacation.”
Highlights of the 2019 season include:
Crystal River Cruises’ four all-suite, all-balcony “Rhine Class” river ships offer plush amenities and spaces rarely seen in the river cruising industry, including Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, personal iPads, wall-mounted 42-inch, flat-screen HD TVs with streaming movies, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Nespresso machines. Each suite also offers butler service. Additional features include a luxurious spa and separate fitness center and Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries.
All-inclusive fares for Crystal River Cruises’ 2019 itineraries begin at US$2,805 per person.