Top 10 Reasons To Book a Crystal River Cruise
The World's Most Luxurious River Cruise Line!! You read that right. I had the opportunity to float down the Danube on the amazing Crystal Mozart...it.was.a.dream!!
Check out my Top Ten Reasons to Book a Crystal River Cruise!
1): All-inclusive, all-suite ships with king-size beds! Really.Comfy.King.Size.Beds! With luxury linens to boot!
2): European butler service in every room category---one word, GLORIOUS. Our butler ensured our room was fully stocked with our choice of adult beverages and more!! and did I mention, it's all included!
3): The largest suites on Europe’s rivers. One of my husband's favorites was the heated toilet seat in the bathroom. If our butler would have delivered beer in the bathroom, I don't think my husband would have left that room! Ha!
4): Twice the number of crew per guest than the industry average. You really get to know the crew this way and that makes all the difference in the world! Peter was our amazing bartender that showed us how to mix drinks in a way we never thought. I loved that the chef and his team would use fresh herbs and flowers from the garden that was on the sun deck--spectacular! And then there were two sommeliers onboard that really enhanced our dining experiences.
5): The most spacious ships carrying 45% fewer guests. I'm telling you, this makes all the difference in the world, especially when touring in the towns...we saw other cruise lines with 30 to 40 guests in one group whereas, with Crystal our groups were 10 max...this made it ideal for seeing all that each city had to offer! And the top sun deck onboard was never crowded...plenty of seating whereas with those other cruise lines we noticed the sundecks were always jam packed with guests. Remember, the ships on the different river cruise lines are all about the same size...it's a matter of how many guests each cruise line will carry!!
6): Michelin-inspired cuisine—fresh lobster, Dover sole—prepared à la minute, plus caviar. Need I say more..oh yes, I do..it's INCLUDED!!
7): Flexible open-seating dining in multiple restaurants plus 24-hour room service. Crystal Mozart (the longboat were were on) offers a main dining room, two casual options, an intimate extra-fee wine dinner room, a snack bar and room service. Oh and a little area where they would place fresh cookies, fruit, coffee and more!
8): An abundant choice of shore excursion options in every port. Those shore excursions are INCLUDED!! I'm tellin' you, this is the best value on the river cruise market! And not only was the shore excursions fabulous! I loved having my pic of excursions and on some days we even got to pick two (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). My favorite was our day trip to Salzburg!
9): Private luxury motor coaches with free Wi-Fi--never crowded either..typically the buses were only half full, if that!
10): The youngest fleet in the river cruise industry
Heidi Marlowe is the founder and owner of White Glove Destinations, LLC. She has been truly blessed in her life to be able to step foot in seemingly every corner of the globe—beginning her travels as a young child with her father serving our country. This ignited Heidi's love of travel and experiencing cultures of the world. Heidi specializes in providing best-in-class service to clients seeking memorable vacation experiences. She is married and a proud mom of two adult daughters.
Heidi is a certified Luxury World Travel Advisor, Hawaii Vacation Specialist, Kauai Master Specialist, O'ahu Master Specialist, CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor, AM Resorts Master Agent, Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Certified Orlando Travel Expert, Universal Orlando Resort Specialist and many other distinguished travel specialties.