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Danube Serenade

From £2,458 pp

The Wachau Valley enchants with the abbey of Melk and the charms of Linz, while overnights in the regal powerhouses of Vienna and Budapest put dazzling architecture on full display.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, All Suite, Butler serviced accommodation
  • Six star service on board
  • All Gratuities, Shipboard and shoreside
  • Michelin inspired, farm to table cuisine
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagne, soft drinks
  • 24 hour pantry, coffee, teas, soft beverages
  • 24 hour room service from waterside restaurant
  • Free Wifi
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment
  • Daily yoga and fitness
  • Daily electronic newspapers
  • Free self service laundry
  • Shore excursions
  • Use of eBikes 
  • Transfers to and from the ship
Linz, Austria
Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
Day 1 - Budapest (Embark)

Arrive at Budapest Airport  and be transferred to the ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Budapest

Commanding both sides of the Danube – with the Chain Bridge connecting hilly Buda with flat Pest – Hungary’s capital enchants with its magnificent architecture of domes and spires, 18th-century homes, bridges and lampposts.

The UNESCO-listed Castle Hill welcomes all to explore Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Bratislava

This buzzing capital city is the heartbeat of Slovakia; a historic gem that stirs the imagination.

A maze of cobblestone streets winds around 18th-century buildings and a pulsating modern art scene.

Explore the museums, cathedrals and palaces, and relax at a shade-covered sidewalk café.

Photography buffs will want to snap images of the medieval castle looming high above the city.

Day 3 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Durnstein

Considered one of the most visited tourist spots in the Wachau Valley, Durnstein is in a robust wine-growing region sitting alongside the Danube river.

Durnstein Castle, the region’s famous architectural highlight, sits atop a rocky mountain, high above the Danube, at its base. Durnstein’s beauty is enhanced by verdant forests, rolling hills, and thriving vineyards that surround the town.

Sip some of the region’s local wines and enjoy a leisurely day in this postcard-worthy European town.

Day 4 - Durnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Linz

Named the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and added to the roster of UNESCO Creative Cities as a City of Media Arts in 2014, Linz embraces the present and future, with reverence to its past.

The city’s layout reflects its history, with an ancient medieval center encircled by neoclassical, neo-baroque and neo-Renaissance neighborhoods.

Day 5 - Linz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Krems

Storybook-beautiful Krems marks the beginning of the Wachau Valley and showcases a true crisscross of old and new.

Putting the old and new literally side by side is a preserved length of the old city walls, for instance, while designer shops housed in the regal 18th-century buildings of the Altstadt exist alongside modern department stores.

The lower Old Town is an area for pedestrians and cafes, while one of the oldest parish churches in Lower Austria can be found in the upper Old Town.

Day 6 - Krems

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Vienna

Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its manicured gardens, ornate architecture – especially that of the famed Ringstrasse – and distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived here, Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Day 7 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Vienna

Your journey along the Daunbe has ended begin your journey home after breakfast today.

Breakfast

Renowned as one of The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, Crystal River Cruises has the largest and most spacious ship on Europe’s rivers, ushering in a new era of luxury in the river cruising industry.

With a focus on more overnight stays and longer days in port to maximize guests’ authentic experience in each destination, Crystal River Cruises showcases Europe’s most fascinating and fairytale locales. The Crystal fleet has four identical ships, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel, which offer voyages along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers. All-suite, All-Panoramic window balcony river ships in Europe, with every category of accommodations situated above the water line.

You can expect extraordinary personal attention, butler service for every suite and superb, farm-to-table cuisine are among the defining characteristics of Crystal River Cruises, as are plush onboard amenities, the largest luxury suites in river cruising, expansive social spaces crowned with skylights and glass roofs, and an ambience of boutique elegance.

An unparalleled range of all-inclusive amenities and services exceeds the expectations of the most discerning travelers. Crystal’s all-inclusive experience offers Michelin-inspired cuisine, unlimited pours of fine wines and premium spirits, all gratuities (shipboard and shoreside), daily fitness and yoga classes, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of Atlanta eBikes in select destinations.

Ashore, a curated “Crystal Collection” of complimentary experiences offers unmatched options for cultural enrichment and active adventure.

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  • 53 lavishly decorated outside staterooms and suites, with Panoramic Balcony Window
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Canopied Sundeck with sun-shades, chairs & loungers
  • Swimming pool
  • Michelin level cuisine
  • Flexible dining options
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagne, spirits & beers
  • Afternoon tea, aperitifs, cocktails
  • 24 hour pantry with teas, coffee, wines and a selection of non alcoholic beverages
  • 24 hour room service
  • Piano Bar
  • Pop up Vista Bar on the open air top deck
  • Crystal Life Spa
  • Daily Yoga, Pilates or one on one fitness
  • Daily international newspapers via in suite ipad
  • Shore excursions
  • Complimentary ebikes
  • Complimentary self service laundry

 

All Suite accommodation

Your luxurious Crystal home away from home affords virtually every amenity and service one could wish for and even a few that defy imagination.  Generously appointed suites have been designed with exacting attention to details large and small, from sweeping views and plush beds that deliver a perfect night’s sleep to dedicated butler service, 24 hour room service, the latest state of the art technologies and conveniences, and even spacious wardrobes.

All Staterooms Feature

  • All suites
  • European Butler service in all room categories
  • Plush king size beds, Egyptian cotton lines and pillow menu
  • Panoramic Balcony Window
  • Spacious walk in wardrobes
  • Bedside ipad directory
  • Interactive TV system, movies on demand, music library, lighting and temperature controls
  • ETRO in suite amenities
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne & two bottles of wine
  • Stocked mini Bar
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Nespresso or Inspresso Coffee Machine
  • Marble bathrooms with TOTO toilet & Double vanity
  • 24 our room service

Crystal Suite

759 ft² –  Deck 3

  • 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom connecting suites
  • Separate living/Dining area
  • Suite wide triple Panoramic balcony window
  • Marble fireplace with ambient fire
  • Writing desk
  • 40″ flat screen HD TV
  • Inspresso coffee machine
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes
  • Safe, Hairdryer, ETRO Bathrobes
  • Complimentary laundry and pressing service
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Penthouse Suite

506 ft² –  Deck 3

  • King size Bed (3rd bed available on sofa bed in Lounge)
  • Separate living/Dining area
  • Suite wide triple Panoramic balcony window
  • Marble fireplace with ambient fire
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen HD TV
  • Inspresso coffee machine
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes
  • Safe, Hairdryer, ETRO Bathrobes
  • Complimentary laundry and pressing service

S1 & S2 Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window

253 ft² – Decks 2 & 3

  • King size bed facing panoramic window
  • Arm Chair
  • Height adjustable dining/coffee table
  • Inspresso coffee maker
  • Safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes
  • 40″ HD flatscreen TV
  • Ipad
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes

S3 Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window

237 ft² – Deck 2

  • King size bed facing panoramic window
  • Arm Chair
  • Height adjustable dining/coffee table
  • Inspresso coffee maker
  • Safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes
  • 40″ HD flatscreen TV
  • Ipad
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes

S4 & S5 Petite Suite

188 ft² – Deck 2 & 3

  • King size bed facing panoramic window
  • Arm Chair
  • Height adjustable dining/coffee table
  • Inspresso coffee maker
  • Safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes
  • 40″ HD flatscreen TV
  • Ipad
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes

 

 

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 1MahlerBudapest£4150Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£4150 Was £4535 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£4304 Was £4688 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£4804 Was £5188 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5150 Was £5535 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5612 Was £5997 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£9496 Was £9881 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£14035 Was £14420 
Jul 18MahlerVienna£4150Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£4150 Was £4536 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£4304 Was £4689 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£4804 Was £5189 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5150 Was £5536 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5612 Was £5998 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£9496 Was £9882 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£14035 Was £14421 
Oct 21MahlerBudapest£3457Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£33304  
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£3457 Was £3842 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£3881 Was £4265 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£4189 Was £4574 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£4612 Was £4997 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£7996 Was £8381 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£11957 Was £12342 
Oct 28MahlerVienna£2689Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2689 Was £3458 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2842 Was £3612 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£3228 Was £3997 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£3496 Was £4265 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£3881 Was £4650 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£7035 Was £7804 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£10728 Was £11497 
Nov 4MahlerBudapest£2458Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £3381 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £3727 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £3997 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £4342 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£6458 Was £7227 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £10650 
Nov 11MahlerVienna£2458Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£4765 Was £5535 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£7842 Was £8612 
Nov 18MahlerBudapest£2458Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3228 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3228 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3228 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3228 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3228 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£4765 Was £5535 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£7842 Was £8612 
Nov 25MahlerVienna£2458Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3229 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3229 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3229 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3229 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3229 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£4765 Was £5535 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£7842 Was £8612 


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