Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled highlights of the culinary concepts and offerings to be featured on board Crystal Bach, the first of the company’s Rhine Class river yachts, debuting in August.

Sailing routes along the Rhine, Danube and Main rivers, the all-balcony, all-suite vessel will offer menus of cuisine inspired by the region and crafted by a team of European chefs.

From the elegant Waterside Restaurant – the main dining room aboard Crystal River vessels – to the relaxed Bistro Café and the Vintage Room, guests will find farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine that ‘complements the cultural discoveries of their journey’.

What’s on the menu?

Guests will dine on fresh fish and seafood from Holland, seasonal fruits and vegetables from Germany and the Netherlands, meat and poultry from farmers in Bavaria and the Austrian Alps, along with wine, beer and cheese specific to the region.

What the company describes as ‘uniquely European delicacies’ will also feature on the menus, including sturgeon caviar from Eindhoven and river crawfish from the Rhine.

Additionally, as on board Crystal’s first luxury river ship, Crystal Mozart, coffees and teas by Julius Meinl, a Vienna-based company which has crafted the beverages since 1862, will be served on Crystal Bach. 

“As the first Rhine Class river yacht, Crystal Bach will introduce a new standard of luxury in river cruising on many fronts, including the culinary concept and innovative experiences found on board,” says Edie Rodriguez, CEO and president of Crystal.

More about Crystal Bach

The Rhine Class vessels are reportedly the river cruising industry’s first all-balcony, all-suite designs boasting every category of accommodation perched above the waterline.

Every suite will offer Crystal’s butler service in every room category and plush king-sized beds that face toward panoramic balcony windows.

Guests can also expect walk-in closets and a dual vanity in the bathrooms in most room categories, plus robes and slippers, wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs, and Nespresso machines. 

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