Cruise Ship Preview: Crystal Mozart

Crystal Mozart

Crystal River Cruises has released the design details of the upcoming Crystal Mozart, which will set sail on July 13 on its maiden voyage roundtrip from Vienna

crystal mozart restaurant
The ship's restaurant

Designed by London’s AD Associates and Toronto’s II by IV Design, the ship will have a pop-up bar area on the top Vista deck with a vanishing movie screen for al fresco evening shows. Also on the Vista deck will be a living rooftop garden area with teak bench seating areas for guests to enjoy nature as they sail along the Danube River. Two custom tender boats will be available on board for more intimate exploration of the waterway’s locales.

Crystal Suite Living Room
Crystal Suite Living Room

The ship’s color palette is intended to evoke the ship’s destinations in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia, with foundations of cream, gray and white accented with jewel tones in deep blue, green and the occasional vibrant print. The guest suites will all have king-size beds, Nespresso machines, 40-inch flat-screen televisions and sparkling marble bathrooms. The 158-guest capacity ship will have window suites of 219 square feet, deluxe suites with French Balcony of 219 square feet, Penthouse suites of 330 square feet and a two-bedroom Crystal Suites of 883 square feet. One-bedroom Penthouses and the two-bedroom Crystal Suite will have French Balconies, walk-in closets and separate showers and oversized bathtubs. Crystal’s butler service will be available with every guest suite.


The ship’s four main decks – named, from bottom to top, Harmony (homage to Crystal’s first ocean ship), Seahorse, Crystal and Vista – will offer numerous public areas. A newly installed elevator will be located mid-ship to take guests between the Harmony and Crystal decks.

Palm Court
Palm Court

Crystal Mozart will offer guests an array of dining options throughout the day, including:

Waterside – The main dining area with an indoor/outdoor setting, which will serve elaborate breakfast and lunch buffets, followed by upscale evening dinner service.

Palm Court – Reminiscent of the Palm Court on Crystal Symphony, the venue will be a main hub for dancing and live local entertainment, as well as casual cocktails and tea.

Blue – This aft indoor dining area will offer a casual atmosphere and a menu of global comfort food, similar to Tastes aboard Crystal Serenity.

Bistro Mozart – Often the go-to spot aboard Crystal vessels for freshly baked pastries, fruit and snacks, plus coffee, espresso and tea, Crystal Mozart’s bistro will serve light bites throughout the day.

The Pantry – A self-service wine and beverage bar, ideal for a quick snack on the go.

The Vintage Room – As aboard Crystal’s ocean ships, the intimate dining room for approximately a dozen guests will host winemakers’ dinners and special occasions.

Cove Bar
Cove Bar

Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy a selection of lounges and bars bro cocktails and music. The Cove will be a main hub, housing a Yamaha AvantGrand Piano, manned by the vessel’s entertainment host. There will also be a pop-up bar area on the upper Vista deck. 

Crystal Mozart will also have fully-equipped fitness, spa and salon facilities at the Crystal Life Spa, marking the first time ever the spa on a Crystal ship will be operated and staffed by Crystal’s own trained crew. An indoor pool will complement two treatment rooms, and male and female sauna and steam rooms.

The ship will have a crew-to-guest ratio of approximately 1:1.75.