Crystal River Cruises Adds Crystal Bach to Fleet

The luxury river cruise line Crystal River Cruises just added the first of its “Rhine Class” ships to its fleet with the addition of the Crystal Bach. The official handover ceremony took place in Wismar, Germany, and the ship was delivered by MV WERFTEN. Crystal’s CEO and President Edie Rodriguez, as well as several local dignitaries, were in attendance at the ceremony.

Crystal Bach is the first of four “Rhine Class” ships anticipated to join Crystal River Cruises’ fleet, all of which will sail the rivers of Europe. The ship is 135 meters long and 11.4 meters wide. The 55-suite Crystal Bach will travel along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers as it sails its first itineraries between Amsterdam and Frankfurt, as well as Amsterdam and Basel, traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

Crystal’s “Rhine Class” river ships are equipped entirely with suites, each with a balcony. All accommodations are situated above the waterline. Guests of each ship will have full butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, horizontal sliding windows, walk-in closets, dual vanities in the bathrooms, ETRO robes and slippers, wall-mounted flat-screen HDTVs and Nespresso machines. In addition, guests will have access to Crystal’s multiple, farm-to-table, open-seating eateries including the Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés, the Vintage Room and the Palm Court.


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The Crystal Mahler is set to follow later this month, with two more “Rhine Class” ships scheduled for delivery next year.

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