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One Luxury Line Is Cutting Their Sailings Short For Your Benefit…

One Luxury Line Is Cutting Their Sailings Short For Your Benefit…

Crystal River Cruises has just announced the decision to break up several of its 2018 sailings on the Rhine and Danube Rivers.

The line have referred to transforming typical 14 to 20 day-sailings into shorter trips lasting between six to nine days.

The new segments, called Crystal Getaways, continue a programme developed in 2017 by the luxury line that focussed on attracting customers willing to try out a new cruise line.

With lower costs and less time away, Crystal urge that shorter sailings traditionally appeal more to travellers who are still working, as well as younger passengers.

“Crystal River Cruises’ hallmark is offering innovative itineraries that explore new places and longtime favourites catering to our guests’ own distinct style and length of exploration,” said Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises.

“These new getaways, along with the full complement of voyages across the fleet, will feature the personalized service, culinary experiences, expansive all-suite design and other fine details only found with Crystal.”

The 2018 Crystal Getaways will take place on several sailings of select ships between May and November:

Crystal Bach

-Romantic Rhine, Amsterdam to Mainz (7 days)

-Rhine Serenade, Mainz to Frankfurt (7 days)

Crystal Mahler

-Delightful Danube, Regensburg to Budapest (7 days)

-European Escape, Amsterdam to Regensburg (9 days)

Crystal Ravel

-European Treasures, Nuremburg to Basel (8 days)

-Danube Getaway, Vienna to Nuremberg (6 days)

These voyages are in addition to several shorter sailings that Crystal had already announced for the Netherlands over tulip season this month and in May.

The fleet is expanding by two this year with the addition of Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel which will join two ships that debuted last year, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler.

This is in addition to Crystal Mozart which kicked off the line in 2016.


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