New Spring 2018 Itineraries for Crystal River Cruises’ New Mahler

Schloegener Schlinge, a famous geological feature in Upper Austria on the Danube River
The ship has added four new itineraries on the Danube. // Photo by tepic/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Four new 2018 itineraries have been added to Crystal River Cruises’ new Rhine Class ship, Crystal Mahler. During April and May next year, the new river ship will sail three seven-day "Danube Serenade" trips between Budapest and Vienna and one 11-day "Reflections on the Danube."

The new itineraries depart April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and stop at hamlets including Krems, Spitz, Linz and Melk in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia. Nancy Brinker, the former United States Ambassador to Hungary and founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, will speak on three of the voyages, which offer dedicated themed programming. April 10 will feature sailing discussion on Art & Diplomacy, April 24 is the annual “President’s Cruise” with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal CEO and president, and an in-depth Jewish Heritage excursion is offered on the May 1 cruise. 

The shorter cruises accompany Crystal Mahler’s 16-day “Grand Europe” cruise, which sails most of the year between Amsterdam and Budapest.


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According to the company, the “Rhine Class” river ships are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-balcony, all-suite ships in Europe. All four ships offer butler service in every room. In most categories, king-sized beds, panoramic balcony windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms are available. It also offers farm-to-table Michelin-inspired cuisine in the open seating restaurants.             

Guests may choose from a selection of complimentary onshore excursions on every ship, or choose added exploration with additional excursions. 

In each destination aboard every Crystal River Cruises itinerary, travelers can choose from a selection of complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore, or opt for further exploration with additional curated excursions.

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