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Crystal Bach
14 Night Jewels of the Rhine
Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Ship: Crystal Bach
Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises - River
Departures:  22 June 2019
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Frankfurt, Breisach, Basel, Kehl, Speyer, Mainz, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cochem, Cologne, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Amsterdam
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Frankfurt
Airport gateway (Departure) : Amsterdam

Itinerary

DATE

PORTS

ARRIVAL

DEPART

Jun 22, Saturday

Frankfurt, Germany

 

9 PM

Jun 23, Sunday

Cruising the Danube River

 

 

Jun 24, Monday

Breisach, Germany

8 AM

10 PM

Jun 25, Tuesday

Basel, Switzerland

8 AM

 

Jun 26, Wednesday

Basel, Switzerland

 

7 PM

Jun 27, Thursday

Kehl, Germany

8 AM

10 PM

Jun 28, Friday

Speyer, Germany

8 AM

11 PM

Jun 29, Saturday

Rhine River Cruising

 

 

Jun 29, Saturday

Mainz, Germany

6 AM

1 PM

Jun 29, Saturday

Rüdesheim, Germany

3 PM

 

Jun 30, Sunday

Cruising the Rhine River

 

 

Jun 30, Sunday

Rüdesheim, Germany

 

8 AM

Jun 30, Sunday

Koblenz, Germany

2 PM

11 PM

Jul 01, Monday

Cruise Rhine to Moselle Rivers

 

 

Jul 01, Monday

Cochem, Germany

6 AM

2 PM

Jul 02, Tuesday

Cologne, Germany

8 AM

11 PM

Jul 03, Wednesday

Cruising the Danube River

 

 

Jul 03, Wednesday

Nijmegen, Netherlands

8 AM

2 PM

Jul 04, Thursday

Antwerp, Belgium

8 AM

8 PM

Jul 05, Friday

Amsterdam, Netherlands

9 AM

 

Jul 06, Saturday

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark pm

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

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Ports

Frankfurt

Breisach

Basel

Basel is by far the art and architecture capital of Switzerland. Its 40 museums, covering an area of almost 37 km2, can be easily reached on foot, mostly by strolling through romantic lanes and alleys in the Old Town. The finest and oldest art collection is housed in the Kunstmuseum Basel, as is “Schaulager” - a space for modern art - which was opened in 2003. The Fondation Beyeler, which is well worth a visit, is famous far beyond the limits of Basel - not only for the highly acclaimed special exhibitions, but also for the impressive building designed by architect Renzo Piano.


Country - Switzerland
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 6.5kms
Currency - Swiss Franc (CHF)

Places of Interest
Market Square, Town Hall, Basel Zoo, Cathedral, Fondation Beyeler Art Museum, Old Town

Kehl

Located just across the Rhine from Strasbourg, Kehl is your access point to the capital of the Alsace region.

Speyer

The old imperial city of Speyer was a bishopric and boasts a Romanesque cathedral with six imposing towers and the finest and largest crypt in Germany. Four Holy Roman Emperors and four German Kings are buried in the impressive Royal Vault.

Country -  Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 98kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Great Romanesque Cathedral, City Centre

Mainz

Mainz, the charming capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, ideally located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main, has savoir vivre, a unique ambience and a cosmopolitan outlook. Whether you come to Mainz as a tourist or to attend a conference or one of Mainz's numerous festivals, you cannot fail to be captivated by the open, friendly atmosphere of the town and its people. You feel it wherever you go: wandering through the market or the lovingly restored old town or strolling along the banks of the river Rhine.

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
The Iron and Wood Towers, Old Town, Roman Remains

Rudesheim

Rudesheim sits at the entrance to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  If you come from the direction of Frankfurt or Mainz, it is one of the first major tourist towns you'll reach along the Rhine River.  Rudesheim makes a good base for exploring the entire Rhine Valley, which is the home of famous wines, medieval villages and beautiful scenery.

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 55kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Drosselgasse, Niederwald Monument, Rheingau Wine Museum, Asbach Brandy Distillery, Medieval Torture Museum, Bird of Prey Zoo, Jagdschloss, Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet

Koblenz

Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges is the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways, the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make Koblenz a friendly town where guests feel right at home.

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 116kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
German Corner, Empress Augusta Gardens, Theatre and Obelisk, Beethoven Memorial, Museum of Military Technology, The Wine Village

Cochem

Cochem is a town in western Germany and is the capital of the district Cochem-Zell. It is situated in the valley of the Mosel, at the foot of a hill surrounded by a feudal castle, the Reichsburg, dating from 1051. The town is surrounded by vineyards.

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - <1km
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Reichsburg Castle, wine tasting, Senfmühle mustard mill, Pinnerkreuz Mountain, Mosel-Wein-Express train, Klotten Wildlife and Leisure Park, Schlagkamp-Desoye Win Museum, Senheim Sculpture Park

Cologne

The city's very name bears witness to its Roman past as the town of Colonia. As well as the legacy from Roman times and the Middle Ages, particularly the world-famous cathedral, Cologne has an extremely lively arts and culture scene. And besides being a centre of carnival activity and the "capital of Rhenish joie de vivre", Cologne is also an extremely attractive trade fair centre. Open, friendly and uncomplicated: that's Cologne!

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 16kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Cologne Cathedral, Philharmonic Hall, Zoo

Nijmegen

Anyone who drives across the bridge into the centre of Nijmegen will understand why the 157,000 citizens of Nijmegen are so proud of their city: the waterfront with the silhouette of the city centre in the background is a splendid sight. Past and present go hand in hand; historic buildings are interspersed with fine examples of modern architecture.

Country - Netherlands
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 85kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
International four day march, Valkhof Museum

Antwerp

The capital of Belguim, Antwerp is renowned for its importance and place as one of the three primary centers of the global diamond industry.  Antwerp is situated on the right bank of the river Scheldt and is one of the largest ports in the world. Admire the grand archeitecture of Central Station featuring two monumental neo-baroque facades, topped by a large metal and glass dome. Dont forget to sample one of many Belgium beers in a tradtional Belgium pub and accompany it with a side of chips with mayonaisse, a local delicacy.

Country - Belgium
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 6kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Rubenshuis, Plantin Moretus Museum, Old Market Square

Amsterdam

Take a boat ride along Amsterdam’s charming canals past sturdy old houses and under quaint bridges. Visit one of the city’s superb museums housing many of the Dutch Masters’ most outstanding works or learn about Anne Frank and the city’s Jewish heritage. Or, journey into the countryside and see historic windmills and the fascinating porcelain works in Delft.

Country - Netherlands
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 15kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Dam Square, Anne Frank's House, Volendam & Marken

 

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Crystal Cruises - River

Crystal Cruises - River

Luxury, as they say, is in the details. It is so often the little details that make all the difference. And on a Crystal cruise, the differences are many. Here are some of the things that set us apart and have resulted in us receiving "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" honors year after year.

Exclusive to the Crystal Experience

* Full 360° open air teak Promenade Deck with exclusive WOW® - "Walk on Water" - fitness program
* The Bistro, our popular European-style coffee and wine bar, which offers complimentary specialty coffee and tea drinks, along with light snacks served throughout the day
* Up to seven evening dining options including a choice of classic main or late seating in our Crystal Dining Room, or open seating in our specialty restaurants, so guests can always choose where, when and with whom they would like to dine
* European-trained wait staff in the Crystal Dining Room and in our specialty restaurants featuring the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck and Piero Selvaggio
* Wine cellar with more than 200 vintages including Crystal's exclusive "C" label
* Crystal Casino: offering mini-Baccarat, dice tables, roulette, blackjack and over 100 slot machines, all governed by the State of Nevada Gaming Regulations
* Our innovative Creative Learning Institute®, offering complimentary Yamaha piano lessons and Berlitz language classes on every cruise; and on select sailings, special certification enrichment with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Seminars, Pepperdine University Business Seminars, the Smithsonian Associates, Society of Wine Educators and Sotheby's
* Computer University@Sea® facility with 24-hour e-mail and Internet access plus instruction in the latest software
* The only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea featuring exotic massages, facial therapies and energy boosting treatments
* One of the highest space per guest ratios at sea, offering Crystal Cruises' unparalleled service in luxurious comfortable surroundings
* Pre-reservations available for all optional Crystal Adventures shore excursions
* Crystal Society Rewards and Recognition Program for returning guests

Always included in the Crystal Experience

* Frette bathrobes and Aveda bath products in every stateroom
* Egyptian cotton linens and menu of pillow options for every bed
* All meals served on elegant Villeroy & Boch china and all wine served in fine Riedel crystal in the Crystal Dining Room
* Most staterooms feature spacious private verandahs with table and chairs for casual dining or relaxing
* Stateroom Internet access, television and DVD player to keep in touch with the world if you so choose
* Penthouse butler service with personal bar
* Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffee drinks throughout the ship
* Abundant space, exceptional quality, numerous choices and award-winning service
* Complimentary wi-fi internet access - one free hour per guest, per day for Deluxe Stateroom and Penthouse guests ; 90 minutes for Penthouse Suite guests



Take your next voyage with Crystal and discover for yourself why the difference is Crystal clear.

 

Smoking Policy

Effective from the first cruise in 2014, Crystal Cruises will eliminate smoking in all indoor areas, except for the Connoisseur Club smoking lounge. Outside smoking will be allowed in a limited number of designated places.

 

Ship info

Crystal Bach

Crystal Bach is named after the German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. She will cruise on the Rhine, Main & Danube rivers.

Ship facts

Total berths: 106 (Note:  Third berths are available on request)

  • Total Guest Suites: 53
    • CS (2) - Two-Bedroom Crystal Suite 
    • S1 (14) - Spacious Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window™
    • S2 (20) - Spacious Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window™
    • S3 (1) - Spacious Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window™
    • S4 (8) - Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window™
    • S5 (8) - Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window™
    • PS (2) (not shown on deck plan)
  • Length: 442 feet/135 meters
  • Width:  37.5 feet/11.5 meters
  • Crew: 68

 

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