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Sail the magnificent Danube on a holiday voyage wrapped in the all-inclusive luxuries of the Crystal River Experience; relish the storybook magic of Europe’s Christmas Markets ashore, and the merriment of the season on board.

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Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2019

Fares From $2,999*

(Based on Double Occupancy)

Included with your Cruise

  • Gratuities included for all shipboard staff throughout the River Ships including housekeeping, bar, dining staff and butlers.

  • All meals included, featuring Crystal's innovative and acclaimed six-star cuisine, highlighted by regional specialties

  • Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits throughout the River Ships

  • All soft drinks, beer and bottled water in-suite

  • 24-hour self-service pantry featuring specialty coffees, teas, wines and nonalcoholic beverages

  • 24-hour room service

  • A la carte, buffet and early risers breakfast offerings

  • Multiple dining venues

  • Open seating dining

  • Crystal Casual dress code

  • European sourced and trained chefs and hotel staff

  • Non-smoking environment in all indoor spaces (Except Connoisseur Club on Crystal Mozart)

  • Onboard currency exchange – shipboard currency Euros

  • Destination-focused entertainment and enrichment program, including onboard lecture series

  • Destination expert (upon request)

  • Regional affairs experts on many voyages

  • Daily yoga and fitness classes

  • Daily choice of electronic international newspapers

  • Self-service guest laundry

  • Twice daily housekeeping services including evening turndown service

  • In-suite hors d'oeuvres

  • Individual climate control

  • Flat-screen TV in each suite

  • English-speaking and international TV stations

  • Butler service for each suite

  • Hydraulic Sun-Deck Bar (available on Bach, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel only)

  • Fitness Center with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and dedicated yoga area

  • Massage services

  • Library

Your Accommodations

Petite SUITE WITH Panoramic balcony window, room guarantee

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Starting at $2,999*


One Bedroom crystal PENTHOUSE WITH balcony window


Starting at $20,765*

Deluxe Suite with panoramic Balcony window


Starting at $6,200*



sTarting at $31,320*

Crystal River Cruises™ Exclusive Fare includes: complimentary airport transfers on days of embarkation and disembarkation, beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; Butler service and your choice of guided Crystal Adventures® shore excursion in every port.


Your Itinerary 

DAy 1 - Vienna, Austria

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Layered and elegant, with elements of cozy and grand, musical and visual might be the best way to characterize Vienna—or one of many ways, as this imperial city surely can inspire endless lines of poetic descriptions. Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived and worked here—including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, both Strausses, Liszt and Brahms—Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Turn to a blank page to memorialize your own impressions of this grand city, remarking on its manicured gardens, ornate architecture—especially that of the famed Ringstrasse—intimate bistro pubs called beisln and a certain flourish that can only be called Vienna.

Day 2 - Vienna, Austria

DAy 3 - Melk, Austria

Best known for its fortified baroque Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey, the town of Melk boasts an assortment of smaller gems. Among them, the city’s riverside location, serene and regal with a ribbon of wooded groves giving way to the lovely village. Cobbled lanes and a petite size make for a pleasant stroll with a chance to discover its 16th-century Town Hall, or Rathaus, in the center of town, and Haus am Stein, or House at the Rock. Built in the 15th century, the vine-covered abode is Melk’s oldest building.

Day 4 - Linz, Austria

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, even as it remains reverential to its past. There is much to be proud of: Here on the gentle curve of the Danube, Linz rose to power as a political and economic hub for the Holy Roman Empire. Trade and influence extended in all four directions, from Hungary and Germany to the east and west and Poland and Italy to the north and south. Later, Linz sparkled as a city of the Habsburgs, the last home to German Emperor, Friedrich III. The city’s layout reflects its history, with an ancient medieval center encircled by neoclassical, neo-baroque and neo-Renaissance neighborhoods, a kind of tree-rings of age and architectural styles. Highpoints of old traditions and impressive landmarks include the Linzer torte, dating to 1653 and thought to be the oldest cake in the world, and St. Martin’s church, the oldest church in Austria.  

Day 5 - Linz, Austria

Day 6 - Passau, Germany


At the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is also situated at a meeting of cultures. The town began as a Roman settlement, enjoying the rising tide of influence as the largest bishopric in the Holy Roman Empire and enduringly vibrant as a hub for various trade and manufacturing pursuits, including salt, swords and ideas. Experience Passau’s charm as you the wander the cobbled streets of Old Town, gaze upon arched bridges and Italianate manses and encounter magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the New Bishop’s Residence.

DAy 7 - Passau, Germany

Day 7 - Vilshofen an der donau, germany

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A skyline graced by the spire of a historic church and the arch of a more modern bridge reveals the essence of Vilshofen’s appeal. Here where three rivers meet – the Vils, Wolfach and Danube – you’ll enjoy cycling expeditions on pretty paths and hikes in the neighboring Bavarian forest.

Day 8 - Krems, Austria

Winter panorama of Krems, Austria

torybook-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 9 - Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia’s capital city may be the country’s buzzing political and economic center, but it is also a historic gem that stirs the imagination. A maze of narrow, cobblestone streets wind around colorful 18th-century buildings, and shade-covered sidewalk cafes beckon weary—or simply hungry—travelers to linger over a meal and enjoy people watching. Museums, cathedrals and palaces are edifying locales to spend some time, while photography buffs will want to snap images of the medieval castle that looms over the city with a majestic grace. For those looking for more contemporary sights, Bratislava boasts a pulsating modern art scene, as well as some outstanding examples of Communist-era architecture.  

Day 10 - Vienna, Austria

The Crystal mozart

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*All fares and savings are per person, in U.S. dollars based on double occupancy. Cruise Fares and Your Exclusive Fares are cruise only and do not include taxes, fees, and port charges of $250 per person. Your Crystal Savings are subject to availability at time of booking. Your Exclusive Fare includes Crystal Savings as well as any applicable Savings if available and does not include Crystal Society or Early Full Payment savings. Must be booked by October 31, 2019.

**Applies to new bookings only.