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  • 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.
  • Germany-Cologne-spires - Cologne's two large churches are visible from the Rhine River.
  • vienna-parliament - The Austrian Parliament building in Vienna, Austria.
  • crystal-river-deluxe-bedroom.jpg - Crystal’s new river ships will feature all-suite accommodations located above the waterline (digital rendering).
  • Melk-Austria - A tranquil scene on the Danube above the town of Melk, Austria.
  • crystal-mahler.jpg - The 106-passenger Crystal Mahler offers luxury river cruising on the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers.
  • 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 Mahler: Upscale river cruising on the Danube, Main & Rhine

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 Mahler debuted in 2017 as part of Crystal Cruises' fleet of all-inclusive river yachts. The ship offers sailings on the Danube, Main and Rhine 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.

The yacht and sister ships Crystal BachCrystal 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 Mahler sails

Crystal Mahler sails a wide variety of itineraries starting in Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam or Germany along the storied Danube, Main and Rhine rivers of Europe. 

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Highlights include an indoor/outdoor pool, a full-service spa and a fitness center coupled with the high level of service, cuisine and stylish decor for which Crystal is known. 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 Mahler will offer 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 Mahler, contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. You'll usually get a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly. These ships begin to fill up far in advance of sailings.


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Fast facts

106 Passengers [?]
68 Crew
4 Decks
2017 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
443 Length in feet
39 Width in feet (max beam)
14 speed (mph) [?]

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