Crystal River Cruises Sets Sail for Europe’s Christmas Markets

Crystal River Cruises’ holiday season sailings have been kicked off. The river cruising company brings guests in luxury and comfort to the best Christmas markets and destinations in Europe.

Crystal River Cruises journeys to towns rich in history and tradition along Europe’s rivers, which are enhanced by the spectacle of the markets, creating a magical vacation that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. These unique voyages range from seven to 10 nights, in an intimate setting with only 106 guests aboard the all-suite, all-butler and all-balcony ships, said the company in a statement.

Voted Best River Cruise Line for the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Crystal continues to immerse guests in the spirit of the holidays with picturesque décor to complement the beauty of Europe’s waterways this time of year. Each of Crystal’s all-suite and all-balcony river ships — Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel — are decked out with sophisticated holiday décor to welcome guests back aboard after a day of exploration.

Christmas market sailings range from seven to 10 nights and journey along the Rhine and Danube for a voyage filled with enchanting merriment. On itineraries between Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, Regensburg and Basel — with overnights in all — guests can discover Linz, a European Capital of Culture, and Passau, home to the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests can explore cities that are home to famed museums and quaint villages of storybook charm to experience the wonder of Europe’s legendary holiday celebrations.

While 2019 voyages are sold out, those wishing to get a head start on their 2020 or 2021 holiday planning can relish in an abundance of options with the company’s promotions available now through January 8, 2020 on select voyages.

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