Crystal River Cruises has launched the Crystal Bach, the first four new “Rhine Class” river cruise ships. The ship was christened over the weekend by German opera star Anna-Maria Kaufmann.
Crystal Bach is an all-suite, all-balcony vessel. There are three room categories, and every room offers a king sized bed, heated towel rack, ETRO robes and slippers, large TVs, Nespresso coffee makers, and butler service, along with the usual amenities like hairdryers and safes.
The Petite Suite is the first and most basic category of accommodations and can house two adults. Suites are 188 square feet.
The River Suite Deluxe is the next step up. With it comes 253 square feet of space, the bed facing the window, refrigerator and welcome drawer with Nespresso cups and glasses, and an arm chair.
The third and biggest suite is the Two-Bedroom Crystal Suite, at 759 square feet. In addition to everything in the river suite, this suite also comes with a walk-in closet, double vanity in the bathroom, an entry vestibule, fireplace, guest powder room, sofa, and dining table with seating for four.
There is also a swimming pool, library, spa and, fitness center as well as Crystal’s farm-to-table dining in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court.
Crystal Bach will sail along the Rhine river in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and France and can carry up to 106 guests.
Like all Crystal Cruises, Crystal Bach will have all-inclusive sailings. Fare includes all meals, drinks, 24-hour self-service pantry, 24-hour room service, laundry, yoga and fitness classes, excursions at every port, and more.