Crystal Cruises' Crystal Bach ship

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled its voyages for 2020 including the chance to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.

The fleet of five luxury river ships – Crystal Mozart and the four identical sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – will sail the waterways of Europe.

On offer are a number of seven to 16-night itineraries taking in medieval towns and cosmopolitan cities.

Discovery and experience

Walter Littlejohn, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director said: “With every voyage, our priority remains to present our guests with the most immersive experiences possible, allowing them to discover each place in an authentic way that speaks to their personal style.

“In 2020, with more seven-night itineraries and a fleet of five stunning ships, we are delighted to offer our guests more choices than ever.”
New for 2020 will be a trip to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every 10 years, with a choice of Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel sailings. Itineraries and experiences highlighting the Christmas markets of the region are also on offer to guests. 

Highlight 2020 itineraries
Seven-night “Legendary Rhine” cruise from Basel to Amsterdam: Featuring overnight stays in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim, Mannheim and Strasbourg.
Seven-night “Tulips and Windmills” round-trip in Amsterdam:
Beginning and ending with overnight stays in Amsterdam; calling in Kinderdjik, Hoorn, Rotterdam, Middleburg, Ghent and Antwerp.
16-night “Grand Europe” from Budapest to Amsterdam and back: Overnighting in Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam, Regensburg (westbound only) and Rüdesheim (eastbound only); calling in Bratislava, Dürnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nürnburg, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, Cologne, Miltenberg and Würzburg, as well as Koblenz and the Middle Rhine River Valley on the westbound route.

12-night Crystal Ravel “Holiday Cruise”, Regensburg to Vienna with New Year’s Eve in Vienna: Beginning with an overnight in Regensburg and spending double overnights in Budapest and Vienna, and an overnight in Linz; calling in Passau, Melk, Krems, Esztergom and Bratislava.
About Crystal’s ships
•    Crystal’s new Rhine Class river vessels are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-suite, all-butler vessels in Europe, with every category of accommodation positioned above the water line. 

•    Crystal Mozart is Europe’s most spacious river ship, at twice the width of any other.

•    All of Crystal’s river ships feature acclaimed butler service in every room category, king-sized beds and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs.

For more information, including group bookings, visit or call 0207 399 7604.

Main image: Crystal Cruises' Crystal Bach ship.