Cruise Update: Crystal, Katarina Line, Riviera, More

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled its 2021 line-up of voyages for those travellers looking beyond the current pause in global exploration.

The Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel will be operating more than 145 all-inclusive luxury sailings of four to 16 nights exploring the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers and the cities and landscapes along their shores.

The digital version of the Atlas can be downloaded by going to

Travel advisors can order a printed version, by visiting

Walter Littlejohn, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director, said: “The 2021 River Atlas is a beautifully illustrative resource to inspire our guests as they begin to think of the journeys that lie beyond this current challenging time.”

And he added: “It’s a comprehensive collection of every voyage, easily navigable for guests to select the perfect itinerary to suit their interests, schedules and wish lists.”

Katarina Line 

Katarina Line, Croatia’s small ship cruise specialist and DMC, has announced the availability of its 2021 cruise program and price list.

The new program offers an expanded cruising schedule and guaranteed departures for its most popular cruises out of Split, Dubrovnik, and Opatija.  It features classic site-seeing cruises and land tours that are customizable, subject to availability, to meet the needs of special interest groups, schools, food lovers, history buffs, and soft adventure vacationers.

For its 2021 program, the company is offering advanced “early bird” booking incentives of 5% off for all departures in April, May and October 2021, as well as 10% off on all departures for July 31, Aug. 4, 7, 11, 14, and 18, 2021.  Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and 2021 cruises must be booked no later than Jan. 31, 2021 to be eligible.

For more information, contact Katarina Line at


Riviera River Cruises 

Riviera River Cruises will offer its biggest-ever selection of itineraries, solo cruises and sailings throughout Europe in 2021. Among the highlights of Riviera’s brochure for next year are a new ship, new itinerary, new amenities and new dining options. In total, 20 itineraries, including nine exclusively for solo travelers with no single supplement, and nearly 350 sailings will be offered. And Riviera’s fleet will consist of 14 ships, making it one of the youngest on the continent.

Among the new and expanded offerings highlighted in the 2021 brochure:

  • MS Lord Tennyson: The MS Lord Tennyson will be the seventh all-suite ship in Riviera’s fleet. Polished marble flooring and modern lighting welcome guests into the lobby, while craftsmanship throughout includes sustainable hardwood furniture, shining copper and brass fixtures, wrought iron, buttery leather and Italian fabrics. Amenities include a panoramic observation lounge, main and stern restaurants, fitness center, spa, wellness area, boutique and sun deck. The 443-foot Lord Tennyson’s 88 suites will be a minimum of 172 square feet, accommodating 169 guests.
  • Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise will begin in the capital of the Netherlands and cruise to maritime Rotterdam and the cobbled streets of Antwerp before arriving in the 2,000-year old city of Cologne. Passengers will see the canals of Amsterdam, architecture of Rotterdam, Kinderdijk windmills, the highlights of UNESCO-listed Bruges and Ghent’s Gothic Cathedral, as well as a choice of visits to the Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace in Arnhem.
  • Riviera Plus: Guests in all deluxe and superior suites and all upper-deck cabins will receive new benefits, including use of a smart handset with maps, translator, currency converter, unlimited calls, text messages and internet service while on board or ashore; L’Occitane en Provence toiletries; a bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival; a platter of fresh seasonal fruits during the cruise; and an aperitif each evening.
  • Expanded dining options: Across Riviera’s fleet, chefs in the main restaurants will prepare “Local Flavors” dishes every evening inspired by the regions cruises are passing through, such as traditional Hungarian soup with smoky paprika, French cassoulet or Dutch desserts. Expert sommeliers also will carefully select a choice of wines showcasing popular and lesser-known grape varieties, with some produced just yards from the ship. Additionally, stern restaurants will be re-envisioned. On cruises through France, guests will find classic French charcuterie, regional cheeses and a traditional boulangerie in the La Brasserie restaurant. On Rhine and Danube cruises, classic European dishes will accompany al fresco views from the Riverview Kitchen restaurant.

Riviera’s cruises include cabins and suites, culinary experiences from “sumptuous breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring international classics and regional specialties, and expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.”

Riviera promises not to add hidden surcharges or fees. Riviera also doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.

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