Crystal River Cruises’ 2022 Itineraries

Crystal Bach

Crystal Bach docked near Trier, Germany. © 2019 Ralph Grizzle

Crystal River Cruises’ 2022 itineraries are now open for booking.

New in 2022 are a Treasures of Southeast Europe itinerary, featuring maiden ports Vidin, Bulgaria and Giurgiu, Romania, and a Joyous Danube holiday voyage round-trip from Vienna, highlighting the Christmas markets of the region. Every itinerary features at least two overnight stays – some as many as four.

With more seven-night itineraries than ever, many Crystal River Cruises' 2022 sailings are also combinable for longer vacations. Two May itineraries aboard Crystal Ravel, Treasures of Southeast Europe and Delightful Danube can be combined for a 14-night voyage between Vilshofen and Giurgiu, while Crystal Bach's July and August Dutch & Belgian Waterways and either Legendary Rhine (westbound) or Romantic Rhine (eastbound) cruises can create five-country, 14-night voyages between Amsterdam and Basel.

Crystal's pre- and post-cruise Extended Land Programs expand Crystal vacations ashore with options in Prague and Zurich.

Both Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler will feature Wine & Food Festival theme cruises (both ships' October 8, 15 and 22 departures), featuring cooking demos with local guest chefs on board and immersive experiences ashore exploring the destinations' specialties. Crystal Ravel will offer Jewish Heritage voyages in June, July and October, highlighting sites and figures that have shaped the Jewish culture in locales along the Danube, with an expanded selection of shoreside experiences.

For seasonal experiences, Crystal Bach will sail Tulips & Windmills voyages to the Netherlands and Belgium, showcasing the famed fields cloaked in millions of blooms and offering opportunities to explore countryside windmill farms. During the winter holidays from late November through December, all four Crystal ships will visit the Christmas markets of Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Crystal River Cruises' 2022 itineraries include:

Netherlands & Belgium

Tulips and Windmills (April and May), Dutch & Belgian Waterways (July and August), 7 nights, Amsterdam Roundtrip

Beginning and ending with overnight stays in Amsterdam; calling in Kinderdijk, Hoorn, Rotterdam and Middleburg, Netherlands; and Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium.

Rhine River

Legendary Rhine, 7 nights, Basel to Amsterdam

Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France.

Romantic Rhine, 7 nights, Amsterdam to Basel

Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France, and cruising through Boppard and Lorelei, Germany.

Revel on the Rhine Holiday voyage, 9 nights, Amsterdam Roundtrip

Beginning and ending with overnights in Amsterdam (double overnight); calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim, Mannheim and Koblenz, Germany; and Arnhem, Netherlands.

Danube River

*NEW* Treasures of Southeast Europe, 7 nights, Giurgiu to Budapest/Budapest to Giurgiu

Featuring overnights in Budapest; Vidin, Bulgaria (westbound only); and Novi Sad, Serbia (eastbound only); calling in Mohacs, Hungary; Vukovar, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia; and cruising the Iron Gates.

Danube Dreams & Discoveries, 7 nights, Vienna Roundtrip

Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Esztergom, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria and also cruising the Wachau Valley.

Delightful Danube, 7 nights, Vilshofen to Budapest

Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Passau, Germany and cruising the Wachau Valley.

*NEW* Joyous Danube Celebration Holiday voyage, 9 nights, Vienna R/T

Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria and also cruising the Wachau Valley.

Looking to cruise with Crystal in 2021? Check out our hosted cruise aboard Crystal Bach.

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