Christmas Time on the Rhine (Southbound) with Crystal Cruises

Christmas Time on the Rhine (Southbound) with Crystal Cruises

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Christmas Time on the Rhine (Southbound) with Crystal Cruises

From the cultural powerhouse of Amsterdam to the storybook village of Rüdesheim, the Romantic Rhine mesmerizes with its spectacular beauty. Come see the dramatic Rhine Gorge and explore Cologne’s famed cathedral.

Day 1 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Embark PM - PORT AMSTERDAM

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

Depart -1:00 PM PORT AMSTERDAM

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

Arrive 2:00 PM - Depart 11:00 PM PORT COLOGNE

Germany’s most visited landmark – the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral – dominates the skyline here, its magnificent Gothic twin-spires reaching toward the heavens. Peel your eyes away from the Kölner Dom, its local name, to see the space needle-like Rhine Tower, ancient Roman ruins, a modern museum, cozy beerhalls and the arches of the Hohenzollern Bridge, reconstructed after the war.

Embark 8:00 AM - PORT KOBLENZ

Located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers and three mountain ranges meet, Koblenz’ scenery is unmatched. Add to that the city’s 2,000-year-old history, hilltop fortress and squares lined by classic Germanic architecture and you have a place ready made for photos. Ambling along the town’s narrow lanes and river promenade, you might encounter medieval churches, flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes and perhaps a weinstube, or wine tavern, ideal for sipping Riesling and drinking in the atmosphere.

Depart - 7:00 AM PORT KOBLENZ

Located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers and three mountain ranges meet, Koblenz’ scenery is unmatched. Add to that the city’s 2,000-year-old history, hilltop fortress and squares lined by classic Germanic architecture and you have a place ready made for photos. Ambling along the town’s narrow lanes and river promenade, you might encounter medieval churches, flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes and perhaps a weinstube, or wine tavern, ideal for sipping Riesling and drinking in the atmosphere.

CRUISING THE MIDDLE RHINE VALLEY

Arrive 2:00 PM - Depart 10:00 PM PORT RÜDESHEIM
If Rüdesheim’s scenic location on the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge doesn’t sweep you off your feet, then the town’s medieval Old Town with its half-timbered buildings and narrow lanes, especially the Drosselgasse overflowing with charming shops and taverns, surely will. The region’s renowned Rieslings, produced here for centuries from vineyards dating to Roman times, promise to delight, too.

Arrive 9:00 AM - Depart 5:00 PM PORT MANNHEIM
The name Benz is synonymous with automotive innovation, and here is where this legacy began. Also born here was the “man-powered running machine” (or bicycle), the Lanz Bulldog tractor and first rocket-powered aircraft, firmly establishing the city as the place for innovation and industry. The university town is also alive with hubs of diverse food, drink and shopping, as well as a thriving art and musical culture.

Arrive 8:00 AM -Depart 1:00 PM PORT STRASBOURG
The seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is one of the world’s most photogenic towns. It boasts a breathtaking Gothic cathedral and a remarkable charm that oozes from virtually every cozy corner of Grande Île, or “Large Island,” the first city center to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arrive 6:00 AM - Disembark AM PORT BASEL
Even with its international flair and reputation as an iconic center for progressive art and design, Basel’s medieval town center invites exploration by foot with an abundance of museums and galleries. While antiquity may be Basel’s strong suit, two of its native sons – architects Herzog & de Meuron renowned design London’s Tate Modern Beijing’s Bird’s Nest – bring a modern flair to the city’s design along with other notable architects including Frank Gehry

Travel Date: 15 – 22 December 2021

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Category Cruise Fare Your Low Solo Fare
2 Bedroom Crystal Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window US$14,195 N/A
1 Bedroom Crystal Penthouse with Panoramic Balcony Window US$9,645 N/A
Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window (S1) US$5,795 N/A
Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window (S2) US$5,295 N/A
Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window (S3) US$5,045 N/A
Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window (S4) US$4,445 N/A
Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window (S5) US$4,295 US$4,875
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

* All fares and savings are per person, in US dollars including taxes, fees and port charges of US$196 per person. Book Now Fares are per person based on double occupancy. Your Low Solo Fares (when shown) are per person based on single occupancy. Book Now Savings are subject to availability at time of booking. Book Now Fares and Low Solo Fares include any applicable savings and do not include Crystal Society or Early Full Payment savings. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares, savings, itineraries and programmes are subject to change without notice. The prices shown herein or elsewhere may have changed by the time you come to book your holidays. Prices may go up or down. Crystal Cruises, LLC reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programmes at any time without notice

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With the highest staff-to-guest ratio among all European river lines, and professionals chosen for the expertise and friendly demeanor, our genuine hospitality sets the stage for a journey beyond compare.

SAVOR THE EXTRAORDINARY

Cuisine transcends mere excellence and enters the sublime. Menus of Michelin-level envy are sourced with the freshest ingredients and paired with the finest wines. Every meal is a celebration of the ever-changing riverscape.

ENCLAVES OF ELEGANCE

There is a place where luxury is comfortable, where simplicity is elegant, and where supreme indulgence creates a sense of well-being. Here, day breaks with enchanting views, and night falls into a dreamy slumber in your beautifully spacious suite.

THE RHYTHM OF THE RIVER

The Crystal River Experience showcases the wonder of each destination with cultured insight. Enjoy immersive exploration ashore aligned with enriching pursuits on board, inviting you to come and go from your ship at your leisure.

SERENITY & CALM

The Crystal Life Spa finds a natural home on the rivers of Europe, as do complimentary yoga classes on deck, fitness centers and swimming pools on every ship.

MORE REWARDING

Crystal Society membership entitles you to a world of exclusive benefits. You automatically become a member of Crystal Society when you complete your first full-fare cruise.

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