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  • St-Stephens-Basilica-Budapest - Inside ornate St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. See it on a river cruise down the Danube.
  • Crystal-Bach-Mahler-digital-rendering-1.jpg - Crystal introduced its first purpose-built river cruise ships to Europe's waterways in 2017, including Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler.
  • Opera-House-Loggia-Vienna - Inside the Opera House Loggia in the Inner City of Vienna, Austria.
  • Crystal-Palm-Court-1.jpg - Crystal intends to raise the river cruise experience with luxurious and creative public spaces like the Palm Court (digital rendering).
  • Crystal-Pool-Mahler-Bach.jpg - Here's how the pool will look on Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach when the luxury river yachts launch in 2017.
  • crystal-river-deluxe-bedroom.jpg - Crystal’s new river ships will feature all-suite accommodations located above the waterline (digital rendering).

Crystal Bach: The first all-balcony, all-suite river ship

Health advisory: Guests 12 years or older are required to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding any Crystal ship.


Crystal Bach, part of Crystal Cruises' fleet of new all-inclusive river yachts, debuted in 2017 and offers upscale sailings on the Rhine and Moselle rivers of central Europe. 

At 443 feet long, the largest size allowed on those rivers, the yacht features a swimming pool with a sliding glass roof, multiple restaurants and 53 suites for 106 guests, including large staterooms up to 759 square feet.

Crystal Bach is the first river ship Crystal has built from scratch. The yacht and sister ships  Crystal MahlerCrystal RavelCrystal Debussy and Crystal Mozart make up the Crystal river ship fleet, which has been repeatedly voted “Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in its World’s Best Awards.

All-inclusive experience

Your fare covers select shore excursions, butlers, bartenders, waiters, housekeepers, gratuities, unlimited alcohol (including wine, spirits and beer), bottled water, soft drinks, meals at all restaurants, 24-hour room service, at least 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi per person per day and airport transfers to/from the ship on arrival and departure days.  

Where Crystal Bach sails

Crystal Bach has resumed its 7-night “Romantic Rhine” and “Legendary Rhine” itineraries out of Amsterdam

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Among the highlights are an indoor/outdoor pool, a full-service spa and a fitness center coupled with the high level of service, cuisine and stylish decor that Crystal is known for. Sophisticated, creative shore excursions are included as part of the experience. 

Note: Crystal's river ships are generally geared toward adults, although children ages 6 months to 17 years old are welcome on board.


There are multiple eateries on board featuring Crystal’s refined cuisine. Passengers can choose to dine in the elegant Waterside Restaurant, the namesake Bistro cafés, the exclusive Vintage Room, the Cove Bar and Palm Court. Crystal will offer true open-seating dining, allowing guests to dine where they want, when they want and with whom they want.


All rooms on board are suites and all are above the waterline, meaning there are no bad staterooms on board. Crystal Bach offers butler service in every suite with features that include plush king-size beds that face toward the panoramic balcony windows, fine Egyptian-cotton linens, walk-in closets, full-length mirrors, ETRO robes and slippers, wall-mounted flat-screen HD televisions and Nespresso machines.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

If you're interested in a cruise on Crystal Bach, contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. You'll get a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly. These ships begin to fill up far in advance of launch.


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Fast facts

106 Passengers [?]
85 Crew
4 Decks
2017 Maiden voyage
443 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)
12 speed (mph) [?]

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