Accommodating just 106 guests, Crystal Bach debuted in August 2017, joining the elegant fleet of Crystal River Cruises. This beautiful “river yacht” is certain to impress discerning travelers seeking a special vacation experience, with luxurious amenities and stunning décor designed for ultimate comfort. From the moment you step aboard, your every whim will be met and exceeded by English-speaking staff.
Crystal Bach is the first of the line’s Rhine Class of upscale river ships and are the first in Europe that are both all-suite and all-balcony, offering butler service in each suite. Thoughtfully appointed for those who love luxury travel, she will guide you in splendor along the Rhine River. Her twin, Crystal Mahler, is scheduled to debut late in 2017, followed by sisters Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel, slated to arrive in 2018.
Public areas, including dining venues, are all situated on one level for convenient access, including a spa, the TechnoGym, a library, a dedicated area for yoga enthusiasts and the central, glass-domed atrium area, where you can enjoy music and dancing. Relax and marvel at the passing views over drinks at the al fresco bar on the on the Sun Deck in the epitome of comfort.
Enjoy a myriad of complimentary amenities, including free fine wines, open bar service, prepaid gratuities and more. Enhance your luxury river cruise with such all-inclusive amenities as an in-room mini-bar, unlimited beverages, stellar cuisine at the specialty restaurants, 24/7 room service in addition to personalized butler service. Crystal Complimentary Adventures® in each port of call provide a fascinating insight into your destination.
Indulge in a soothing session at the spa and maintain your workout regimen at the gym with state-of-the-art equipment. Yoga enthusiasts have a dedicated area just for them. Take a dip in the indoor pool below a skylight. During the day, culturally immersive shore excursions will enhance your experience.
Innovative features adding to the uniqueness of Crystal Bach include river-view suites with plush king-sized (a first for the industry) beds facing the Panoramic Balcony-Windows, so you never have to miss any of the spectacular scenery on your itinerary.
High-tech features will enhance your experience as you explore exciting destinations, such as complimentary Nordic Walking Poles, electric bikes and GPS Whisper Guides. Personal watercrafts and kayaks are also available for you while in port. Every detail has been generously considered to provide a superb luxury river cruise. `
Crystal’s award-winning cuisine lets you savor culinary excellence on Crystal Bach, where chefs create local favorite dishes along with classics, showcasing a modern flair. From the high-styled elegance in the stunning main restaurant to amazing decadent gourmet dinners in a private room, your sophisticated palate will be thrilled.
Enticing offerings include Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant – the main dining room, the relaxed Bistro Café and the exclusive Vintage Room. A new and exciting selection of delectable vegetarian dishes is also offered, created with the same authentic and fresh ingredients featured throughout the ship.
When Crystal Bach overnights in port, guests are afforded the wonderful opportunity to dine on exceptional complimentary meals at Michelin-starred restaurants ashore in select cities.
Beautifully designed accommodations are serene and comfortable, a walk-in closet, opulent bathrooms with double vanities and Crystal’s renowned butler service. Elegant suites range from 220- to 750-square-feet.
The largest of the suites is the stunning 759-square-foot two-Bedroom Crystal Suite, featuring a walk-in closet, an entry vestibule, fireplace, guest powder room, sofa, dining table with seating for four and more.
Sleep well after your day of exploration on plush king-sized beds facing Panoramic Balcony-Windows™ and dressed with sumptuous Egyptian cotton linens. Walk-in closets, dual vanity in the bathrooms (in most categories), plush designer robes and slippers, wall-mounted HD TVs and high-end coffee machines are also included for your pleasure.
Round out your exciting day dancing at the Palm Court or having drinks with friends al fresco on deck. Continuing the Crystal tradition of ultimate signature service, fine cuisine, high-end quality and choice, Crystal Bach delivers an exceptional river cruise for those who desire the very best.
During her inaugural year, Crystal Bach will sail predominately on the Rhine River, calling on modern destinations and medieval towns in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.