Crystal Unveils New Moselle River Itineraries

Taking to the river less travelled, Crystal is introducing new 10-day “Enchanting Moselle” itineraries aboard Crystal Bach, round-trip from Amsterdam through Germany and the Netherlands, beginning May 28, 2019 through Dec. 24.

The voyages feature five new ports of call through the vineyard-flanked Moselle River, considered to be one of the most breathtaking stretches of river in Europe. Guests can experience world-class Rieslings and the famous vintages of the Mosel Wine Region in Bernkastel, the medieval charm and Roman ruins of Trier, and the stunning architecture of Reichsburg Castle in Cochem.

Along with the picturesque Moselle, new destinations to explore along the Rhine River include Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace; Dusseldorf, the cultural and fashion hub of Germany; the historic war museums of Arnhem, Netherlands; and returning favourite, Koblenz, which offers travellers a unique perspective of the point at which the Rhine and the Moselle meet.

Overnights in Amsterdam and Trier afford ample time for longer sojourns, like a day trip to nearby Luxembourg or an in-depth exploration of Holland’s art and culinary scenes.

“The new Moselle voyages aboard Crystal Bach allow travellers to venture off the beaten path to less visited locales of remarkable beauty and fascinating history, with the added distinction as the only Moselle River itinerary with convenient travel round-trip from Amsterdam,” says Walter Littlejohn, vice-president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “Innovative itineraries that explore new places, and offer new perspectives on longtime favourites are a hallmark of the Crystal brand. With more experiences than ever included in the Crystal River fleet, this is the ideal time to branch out into new waters and continue broadening the scope of choices for our guests.”

The all-suite, all-butler, all-balcony Crystal Bach features Crystal’s signature service with 68 crew members serving 106 guests. Crystal Bach’s standard suites measure 253 sq. ft. and the two-bedroom, two-bath Crystal Suite measures 759 sq. ft. The line’s suites feature Crystal’s acclaimed butler service for every room category, plush king-sized beds that face toward Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, robes and slippers, personal iPads, and wall-mounted 42-inch, flat-screen HD TVs.

Crystal’s early booking savings of up to $1,000 per suite are available for bookings made by March 31.