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Crystal Cruises

Crystal leads the way in evolving the luxury travel experience to exceed the expectations of the most discerning travellers. The All-Inclusive Crystal Experience is a combination of enriching discovery programmes, exquisitely designed ships, exciting itineraries and the highest standards of personalised service. Crystal's hallmarks of exceptional service, space, quality and choice ensure that all guests can enjoy a cruise that is simply unmatched in luxury travel.

Crystal's ocean ships offer the many advantages of larger ships in entertainment and onboard activities, yet maintain an ultra-luxury experience through their high staff-guest ratio, with a sophisticated, elegant atmosphere on board. The sleek Crystal Esprit yacht can visit exotic, secluded locations that are not accessible to larger cruise ships and offers a varied programme of specially designed, off the beaten path land experiences as well as an on-board watersports marina.

Enjoy an unrivalled standard of all-inclusive luxury river cruising with Crystal River Cruises. Explore the magnificent waterways of Europe with outstanding service, truly exceptional dining, one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of all European river cruise lines and amongst the largest suites of any European river vessel, all with butler service.

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  • Mediterranean Vistas

    Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Symphony
    Venice 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1916pp Venice (Italy), Split (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Giardini Naxos (Italy), Sorrento, Rome
  • New England Vistas

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    Crystal Serenity
    New York 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2592pp New York City (USA), Newport, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, Bar Harbor, Maine, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Canada), Québec City (Canada), Quebec City
  • European Gardens and Gateways

    Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Symphony
    Amsterdam 8 Nights Cruise Only from £2592pp Dover (UK), Amsterdam (Holland), Zeebrugge (Belgium), Rouen (France), St Peter Port (Guernsey), Dover (England)
  • Alaskan Adventure

    Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Serenity
    Ketchikan 11 Nights Cruise Only from £3471pp Vancouver (Canada), Inside Passage - Seymour Narrows, Ketchikan (Alaska), Juneau, Skagway, Hoonah, Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Prince Rupert (Canada), Outside Passage, Victoria, Vancouver
  • Enchanting Moselle

    Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Bach
    Amsterdam Sunrise 10 Nights Amsterdam (Netherlands), Düsseldorf (Germany), Koblenz, Bernkastel, Trier, Cochem, Bonn, Arnhem (Netherlands), Amsterdam  
  • Rhine Legends

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    Choice of Ships
    Amsterdam Bridge 7 Nights Basel (Switzerland), Strasbourg (Germany), Mannheim - Rüdesheim, Rüdesheim - Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam (Netherlands)  
  • Danube Symphony

    Crystal Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Bratislava Castle 7 Nights Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Melk (Austria), Linz, Krems, Vienna  
  • Danube Gems

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    Choice of Ships
    Budapest Sunset 10 Nights Vienna (Austria), Dürnstein - Melk, Linz, Passau (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria)  
  • Accent on China and Japan

    Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Symphony
    Hong Kong 15 Nights Hong Kong (China), Taipei (Taiwan), Kagoshima (Japan), Tokyo, Shanghai (China), Hong Kong  
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express and Luxury Croatia Cruise

    Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Esprit
    Gondola in Venice 10 Nights London (UK) - Paris (France), Paris – Venice (Italy), Rovinj (Croatia), Sibenik, Trogir, Vis, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik - UK  

About Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises

Crystal Cruises pride themselves on award-winning service, abundant space, outstanding quality and unprecedented choice. Crystal River Cruises currently have five all-suite river cruise ships on the majestic waterways of Europe; Crystal Mozart, launched in 2016, and sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel. Each ship is exceptionally designed with state-of-the-art technologies, remarkable all-inclusive amenities and intimate dining venues.

Crystal River Cruises allow guests to explore in-depth the vibrant cities, quaint villages and enchanting landscapes that Europe has to offer by including overnight stays and a variety of shore excursions. Each voyage also has destination-focused entertainment, a dedicated destination expert and an enrichment programme which includes interesting onboard lectures.


Crystal River Cruises boast some of the largest luxury suites of any river vessel in Europe which are uniquely designed and tastefully furnished. Each suite has a dedicated butler service, a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, a Nespresso coffee machine and a walk-in wardrobe. Other features include individual climate control, twice daily housekeeping services, nightstands with wireless charging pad and USB outlets and a refrigerator. The Crystal Bach, Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel also feature radiant under-floor heating.


Lavish culinary presentations of Michelin Star-level are served on each ship either in the elegant dining room or one of the several intimate dining venues. Crystal River Cruises have European sourced and trained chefs who create incredible locally and internationally inspired dishes using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Most ships have a main restaurant which hosts lavish breakfast buffets, both indoor and outdoor dining locations, a European style Bistro, Palm Court and a Piano Bar.

Life on Board

Each ship has a range of public areas on board such as The Cove where guests can relax after a day ashore. Other public areas include the Hydraulic Sun-Deck Bar, a well-stocked library, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and a dedicated yoga area. Crystal Cruises also have a destination-focused entertainment programme and optional daily fitness classes and a massage service.

Shore excursions

Crystal River Cruises include complimentary shore excursions in every port, with most places including a choice of included excursions. There are also extra optional excursions available.

Crystal Bach Vista Bar on Crystal Bach Crystal Mozart in Budapest Bistro on Crystal Mozart

About Crystal Ocean Cruises

Crystal Cruises
  • 2 ships: 1070/848 guests
  • Yacht with 62 guests, 91 crew
  • Top-class speciality cuisine
  • Choice of evening dining options
  • Entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Elegant casual wear on board
  • 24-hour room service
  • Personal butler in Penthouses
  • Included gratuities
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at all times
  • Spa and Fitness Centre
  • Mix of casual, informal and formal evenings on all voyages
  • Free Wi-Fi (varies by cabin category)

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony

Refurbished in 2018, Crystal Serenity carries guests in modern, luxurious cabins, all of which are finished to an exceptionally high standard. She offers spacious public areas, including the Galaxy Lounge showing award-winning Broadway-style productions, and two tennis courts on the Sun Deck.

Crystal Symphony offers an intimate atmosphere on board, and following her multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2017, she boasts spacious new suites and penthouses, new and expanded dining venues and state-of-the-art technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi.

In addition to the award-winning complimentary entertainment, enrichment, and culinary offerings, the All-Inclusive Crystal Experience also features pre-paid gratuities and free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the ships at all times. From modern dishes and traditional favourites in the Crystal Dining Room, to lavish themed buffets on deck, or intimate experiences in the speciality restaurants, Crystal guests will find a cuisine to suit their every mood.

Crystal offers a variety of enrichment programmes and activities including complimentary classes and lectures, walking or jogging along Crystal’s 360° wrap-around deck, relaxing in the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea, or working out in the state-of-the art gym. Complimentary evening entertainment ranges from large Broadway style production shows to exclusive magic shows, a chic nightclub, a Nevada-style casino and much more.

Crystal’s accommodations are an indulgent home away from home, with attentive service by your stewardess or Penthouse Butler. Up to 85% of all accommodations boast a private teak verandah, and all staterooms and suites feature 24-hour complimentary room service, twice-daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi and so much more.

Crystal Esprit

Carrying just 62 passengers in an intimate atmosphere, Crystal Esprit is the newest ship in the Crystal portfolio and is characterised by Crystal’s unique understanding of luxury and exceptional customer service. This sleek yacht-like vessel can visit exotic, secluded locations that are not accessible to larger cruise ships and enables guests to pursue their quest for adventure both at sea and on land with a varied programme of specially designed, off the beaten path land experiences as well as a variety of complimentary watersports which can be enjoyed directly from the ship’s marina deck.

Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Endeavor will be a polar-class mega-yacht designed for expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and tropical locations and will offer extreme adventures by air, sea and land. Facilities on board will include two helicopters for flightseeing expeditions as well as submarines, zodiacs, jet skis, paddle boards, snorkelling and scuba equipment and powerful underwater scooters.

Crystal Symphony Symphony Cat A Cabin Crystal Esprit Patio Cafe Crystal Symphony Pool Deck