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53 Crystal River Cruise Reviews


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richminn

6 Reviews Written

101 Helpful Votes

First but not last time Crystal

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Have heard about crystal and decided to try it out. Previously we had done a Viking river cruise was NOT excited about that and were reluctant to do another river cruise but thought we would. we boarded the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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japon27

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Exceeded all expectations

I was a reluctant river cruiser, but timing was right so we booked the Christmas cruise to give it a try. I can't say enough good things about the ship or the experience. My first surprise was on boarding - I ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tfred

3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This cruise was excellent. Food was great. Excursions are top notch. Service was the best We were on Crystal Debussy last summer. This was an identical experience - just colder We had the S1 category room ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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corpkid

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise. First Crystal Cruise. Absolutely loved it!

We are experienced ocean cruisers, and have landed on Oceania as our preferred line. We have been wanting to go on a river cruise, and decided to give Crystal a try as they had beautiful new build river cruises and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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USC Adventurer

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

The Most Fabulous Cruise Experience

I chose this cruise because I've never been on a river cruise and I've never cruised with crystal. The itinerary interested me very much and I was not disappointed. My cabin was wonderful. I was in cabin 215, a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

348 Helpful Votes

A delightful Danube cruise

As fans of Crystal ocean ships, we wanted to sail on Mozart, before she became exclusively for oriental guests from January 1st, though of course there will be 4 other Crystal river ships to choose from. We flew ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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caripoo

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing Rhine

We spent 8 days prior to leaving Basel in Switzerland....and spent an extra 3 days in Amsterdam at the end. They check you in while you are sipping on a nice Prosecco....We had EXCELLENT bartenders, shore ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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EatLobster

9 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Elegant ship

The ship is new and very elegant. Never feels crowded. Pop up bar on top deck is great when you have nice weather. We were in lowest level room and it was equivalent to higher rooms on other ships. Don’t be ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Chickadee88

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Danube on the Crystal Ravel

Crystal met us at the airport, helped us with luggage to their coach (bus), and had our cabin ready early. The staff (with only a few exceptions) were overwhelmingly helpful and friendly. We had put the provided ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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seattleGTfan

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Great river cruise

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent Crystal Ravel cruise, round-trip from Vienna. We found the level of service to be outstanding. The staff were wonderful in all departments. The food was overall delicious, with ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CruiserFromMaine

16 Reviews Written

84 Helpful Votes

Excellent food and service on the Crystal Mozart

We took a week long river cruise on the Mozart and enjoyed it greatly. The food and service were excellent. The ports and included excursions were also very good, and the scenery along the Danube was spectacular! ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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DennyPCW

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Awesome experience for newbie cruisers

For several years now I had wanted to cruise the Danube, maybe from watching all the Viking ads on PBS’ Masterpiece programs. So I began researching river cruises around the time Crystal first entered this market, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

218 Helpful Votes

Amazing Describes Our Experience

My wife and I recently returned from the May 4, 2019 Sailing of Mozart. It was our first River Cruise. We have sailed with Crystal Cruses on many voyages but those were ocean voyages. We loved the entire ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Happy2trvl

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

A M A Z I N G!!!!

Debussy staff and ship were more than expected. We were in the “low water” season and initially were worried about the lack of information shared with us on what changes would be made to the itinerary. As we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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2SailingNomads

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great service, food, and ship

After 15 cruises and over 300 days on Seabourn we decided to try a river cruise, so to be fair my opinion of this cruise is colored by my Seabourn ocean cruise experiences. A river cruise was something we had ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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stemad

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Tried , tasted and thouroughly enjoyed

After sailing on many cruise lines throughout the world we decided this year was when we would sample a river cruise. We booked on a Ukranian cruise with another company and really did not enjoy for several reasons ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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JulietH

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

STUNNING, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, UNFORGETTABLE!

I'm a frequent cruiser - although mainly the larger ocean liners. I recently strayed from course and took my mom on a CRYSTAL CRUISES RIVER CRUISE ON THE DANUBE. It was, in a word, SPECTACULAR. Let me start by ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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justjacques

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Experience Despite the Changes!

We were originally scheduled to be on the Crystal Bach for a Rhine excursion from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. However, we were alerted a week beforehand that the cruise was being switched to another ship. We ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Dbouge

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Wow!

This cruise line treated us like royalty! By day two the staff knew our names and preferences. Never did we want for anything....and in fact....had to politely decline service as they were always looking to see what ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jimbola

4 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Marvelous (Despite Diversion)

Our Crystal Mahler Grand Europe cruise in the summer of 2018 was hit with an unprecedented heat wave and drought which made the Rhine and Danube impassable, so our itinerary from Amsterdam to Vienna to Budapest was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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wismergirl

6 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Crystal Mozart and River Cruising

I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st river cruise on Crystal Mozart, sailing the Danube for 10-nights. I’m going to use a different angle to view this cruise and write a not-so-common trip report. I’ll start with a list ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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sk8rldy

4 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Terrific!

This cruise was amazing. We had a two bedroom suite + another room for our parents. Both were fully appointed. The butler, and service on the room fantastic...particularly found the daily personal laundry ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tfred

3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, 7 day Rhine cruise

the really no downsides to anything on this cruise. Food, service and planning were first rate. This is a serious contender for a Rhine river cruise- I would certainly take a hard look at Crystal vs Viking et al. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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happyrivercruiser

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Magical river cruise up the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam

We had an incredibly marvelous time on this 8 day river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. It was magical. The food was delicious and plentiful as was the wine and spirits. The daily excursions were extremely well ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Netminder1

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

The best of the best (you get what you pay for)

It was our first river cruise and our first on Crystal. And the Debussy was pretty much brand new as Crystal entered river sailing just last year. If you don't read any further, just know how special this boat ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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