MIAMI – Luxury cruise brand Crystal River Cruises has introduced several new elements in its 2022 season, including maiden calls in Bulgaria and Romania, longer overnight port stays, more seven-night itineraries and themed cruises.
The magic of Crystal River voyages goes beyond the attentive, anticipatory luxury and service found aboard our ships. It extends to planning itineraries that showcase the most fascinating destinations – both well-known and less expected – and present the most authentic ways for our guests to experience them,
Guests can explore the Southeast European ports of Vidin in Bulgaria and Giurgiu in Romania or take a holiday voyage roundtrip from Vienna with the benefit of at least two overnight stays.
Crystal will also offer more seven-night voyages for booking, including roundtrip options from Vienna and Amsterdam.
Its pre- and post-cruise Extended Land Programs have also been expanded to include Prague and Zurich.
Crystal operates a fleet of four identical 106-passenger river boats that offer an all-suite and all-balcony experience.
On select dates and ships, Crystal will also be offering themed cruises that focus on food and culture.
Sailings specialising on wine and food will be offered by both Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler on their Oct 8, 15 and 22 departures, with highlights such as cooking demos with local guest chefs on board and immersive experiences ashore exploring the destinations’ specialties.
There will also be voyages exploring Jewish heritage on Crystal Ravel in June, July and October, highlighting key sites and figures in Jewish culture along the Danube with an additional selection of focused shoreside experiences on top of what is offered on Crystal River voyages.
For seasonally special experiences, Crystal Bach will sail ‘Tulips & Windmills’ voyages to the Netherlands and Belgium, showcasing the famed fields cloaked in millions of blooms and offering opportunities to explore countryside windmill farms.
During the winter holidays from late November through December, all four Crystal ships will visit the Christmas markets of Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
“The magic of Crystal River voyages goes beyond the attentive, anticipatory luxury and service found aboard our ships. It extends to planning itineraries that showcase the most fascinating destinations – both well-known and less expected – and present the most authentic ways for our guests to experience them,” said Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises.
The cruise line’s unveiling of its 2022 itineraries offer nearly three full years of voyages, and are now open for bookings.