Debussy, Romantic Rhine ex Amsterdam to Basel – 17 May 2021

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Crystal River Cruises has reimagined luxury river cruising across Europe with an extraordinary attention to detail. Life on board flows to the rhythm of the rivers, an invitation to immerse yourself in the culture, history and wonder of legendary lands.

This is river cruising at its finest, with butler service for every suite, superb cuisine and unrivalled social spaces. Service is friendly and uncompromising, and enrichment both aboard and ashore provides authentic insight into each destination.

With multiple overnights and extended stays in port, customize your time ashore with our Crystal Collection of curated destination experiences, both inclusive and optional in every destination, as well as a complimentary Signature Event.

An exceptional standard of all-inclusive amenities and services elevates the comfortable luxury aboard each ship, from spirits and wines and all gratuities aboard and ashore to complimentary Wi-Fi, shore experiences, airport transfers and more.

DECK 2 | 188 SQ. FT. (17.5 SQ. M.) Occupancy: accommodates up to two guests. BEDROOM: King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights; beds face fore and aft King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Closet with full-height hanging, shelving and integrated lighting In-suite safe Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Armchair Adjustable height/extendable coffee/dining table Writing desk/vanity area Stocked refrigerator Custom shelving with bar amenities Inspresso coffee machine 40″ flat-screen HD TV Digital iPad Personal safe Blackout drapery and sheers Panoramic balcony-window BATHROOM: Glass-enclosed shower with both overhead and handheld showerhead Single vanity with halo-lit mirror ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities Makeup mirror Hairdryer 110V/220V power BUTLER SERVICE: Unpacking and packing upon request Shore excursion arrangements In-suite hors d’oeuvres and daily canapé service

DECK 3 | 188 SQ. FT. (17.5 SQ. M.)

Occupancy: accommodates up to two guests.

BEDROOM:

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights; beds face fore and aft

King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton
linens

Closet with full-height hanging, shelving and
integrated lighting

In-suite safe

Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets

Armchair

Adjustable height/extendable coffee/dining table

Writing desk/vanity area

Stocked refrigerator

Custom shelving with bar amenities

Inspresso coffee machine

40″ flat-screen HD TV

Digital iPad

Personal safe

Blackout drapery and sheers

Panoramic balcony-window

BATHROOM:

Glass-enclosed shower with both overhead and handheld showerhead

Single vanity with halo-lit mirror

ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities

Makeup mirror

Hairdryer

110V/220V power

BUTLER SERVICE:

Unpacking and packing upon request

Shore excursion arrangements

In-suite hors d’oeuvres and daily canapé service

DECK 2 | 237 SQ. FT. (22 SQ. M.)

Occupancy: Accommodates up to two guests. Limited number of rollaway beds available for third occupant.

BEDROOM:

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights; beds face panoramic balcony-window

King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens

Walk-in closet with full-height hanging, removable lower rail and shelving; integrated lighting

In-suite safe

Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets

Armchair

Adjustable height/extendable coffee/dining table

Writing desk/vanity area

Stocked refrigerator

Custom shelving with bar amenities

Inspresso coffee machine

40″ flat-screen HD TV

Digital iPad

Personal safe

Full-length mirror

Blackout drapery and sheers

Panoramic balcony-window

BATHROOM:

Single vanity with halo-lit mirror

Glass-enclosed shower with both overhead and handheld showerhead

ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities

Ample storage

Makeup mirror

Hairdryer

110V/220V power

BUTLER SERVICE:

Unpacking and packing upon request

Shore excursion arrangements

In-suite hors d’oeuvres and daily canapé service

DECK 2 | 253 SQ. FT. (23.5 SQ. M.) Occupancy: Accommodates up to two guests. BEDROOM: King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights; beds face panoramic balcony-window King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Walk-in closet with full-height hanging, removable lower rail and shelving; integrated lighting In-suite safe Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Armchair Adjustable height/extendable coffee/dining table Writing desk/vanity area Stocked refrigerator Inspresso coffee machine 40″ flat-screen HD TV Digital iPad Personal safe Full-length mirror Blackout drapery and sheers Panoramic balcony-window BATHROOM: Double vanity with halo-lit mirror Glass-enclosed shower with both overhead and handheld showerhead ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities Ample storage Makeup mirror Hairdryer 110V/220V power BUTLER SERVICE: Unpacking and packing upon request Shore excursion arrangements In-suite hors d’oeuvres and daily canapé service

DECK 3 | 253 SQ. FT. (23.5 SQ. M.)

Occupancy: Accommodates up to two guests.

BEDROOM:

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights; beds face panoramic balcony-window

King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens

Walk-in closet with full-height hanging, removable lower rail and shelving; integrated lighting

In-suite safe

Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets

Armchair

Adjustable height/extendable coffee/dining table

Writing desk/vanity area

Stocked refrigerator

Inspresso coffee machine

40″ flat-screen HD TV

Digital iPad

Personal safe

Full-length mirror

Blackout drapery and sheers

Panoramic balcony-window

BATHROOM:

Double vanity with halo-lit mirror

Glass-enclosed shower with both overhead and handheld showerhead

ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities

Ample storage

Makeup mirror

Hairdryer

110V/220V power

BUTLER SERVICE:

Unpacking and packing upon request

Shore excursion arrangements

In-suite hors d’oeuvres and daily canapé service

DECK 3 | 759 SQ. FT. (70.5 SQ. M.)

Occupancy: accommodates up to five guests.

LIVING/DINING AREA:

Spacious living area with custom upholstered sofa (with pull-out bed) and two armchairs

Carved marble fireplace with ambient fire effect

Writing desk/vanity area

Armchairs

40″ flat-screen HD TV integrated into custom millwork

Dining table, crafted of marble with metal inlay; custom chandelier above

Custom bar and refrigerator; full-height millwork storage

Inspresso coffee machine

Leather-wrapped desk with metal base

Powder room with freestanding vessel sink

Panoramic balcony-window

110V/220V power

MASTER BEDROOM:

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights

Two bedrooms with two en suite bathrooms

King-size bed faces panoramic balcony-window

King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens

Nightstands with charging pad, 220V power and USB outlets, convenient iPad

Walk-in closet with full-height hanging, removable lower rail and shelving; integrated lighting

Flat-screen HD TV

Armchair

Personal safe

Blackout drapery and sheers

Panoramic balcony-window

MASTER BATHROOM:

Double vanity with generous storage; halo-lit mirror

Glass-enclosed rain shower with lit recessed niche

Separate powder room/water closet

ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities

Hairdryer

110V/220V power

2ND CONNECTING BEDROOM AND SITTING AREA:

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds); upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights; beds face panoramic balcony-window

King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens

Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets

Walk-in closet with full-height hanging, removable lower rail and shelving; integrated lighting

Armchair

Height-adjustable dining/coffee table

Desk/bar area with refrigerator drawer and integrated power

Custom shelving with bar amenities

Inspresso coffee machine

40″ flat-screen HD TV

Personal safe

Full-length mirror

Blackout drapery and sheers

Panoramic balcony-window

2ND BATHROOM:

Double vanity with halo-lit mirror

Glass-enclosed rain shower

ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities

Ample storage

Makeup mirror

Hairdryer

AMENITIES:

Walk-in closets with shelving, full-height hanging and removable lower rail

Separate seated marble vanity with backlit makeup mirror

In-closet safe

BUTLER SERVICE:

Unpacking and packing upon request

Shore excursion arrangements

In-suite hors d’oeuvres and daily canapé service

Crystal Debussy - Vista Deck

Crystal Debussy - Crystal Deck

Crystal Debussy - Seahorse Deck

Crystal Debussy - Harmony Deck

As the most luxurious all-suite, butler-serviced ships cruising the waterways of Europe, Crystal River Cruises also offers the largest luxury suites, the highest staff-to-guest ratio and an unrivalled standard of state-of-the-art design and amenities. Every suite aboard Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel features an expansive Panoramic Balcony-Window, perfect for watching the beauty of Europe unfold before your eyes.

Their names alone portray the prominence to which they rise, yet it is their exceptional design and acclaimed service that captivates the world’s most discerning travellers. Built to the highest standards of contemporary luxury and spaciousness, each of Crystal’s four new all-suite ships are elegant sanctuaries of resplendent comfort, boasting the largest standard accommodations — many with walk-in closets and double-vanity bathrooms — in European river cruising, and the latest, cutting-edge technologies.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 135 m
  • Maiden Voyage: 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 106
  • Ship Registration: Malta

Ship Facilities

  • Palm Court
  • The Bistro
  • Library
  • Main Restaurant and Buffet
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Waterside Restaurant
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Deck Bar and Grill
  • The Pantry
  • Swimming Pool
  • Vintage Room
  • Vista Deck Bar


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
17 May '21
Amsterdam, Rivers
overnight
18 May '21
Amsterdam, Rivers
01:00 PM
19 May '21
Cologne, Germany
02:00 PM 11:00 PM
20 May '21
Koblenz, Germany
08:00 AM overnight
21 May '21
Koblenz, Germany
07:00 AM
21 May '21
Rudesheim, Germany
02:00 PM 10:00 PM
22 May '21
Mannheim, Germany
09:00 AM 05:00 PM
23 May '21
Strasbourg, France
08:00 AM 01:00 PM
24 May '21
Basel, Switzerland
06:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

7 Night cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel onboard Crystal Debussy.

From the cultural powerhouse of Amsterdam to the storybook village of Rüdesheim, the Romantic Rhine mesmerizes in its spectacular beauty. Come see the dramatic Rhine Gorge and explore Cologne’s famed cathedral.

Highlights of this cruise:

Amsterdam
Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to and from work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the colors, both muted and vibrant, of the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. All images are true and even more beguiling when experienced in person. Sit a spell in a convivial cafe, explore world-class museums and feel the significance of a unique history—one of a city reclaimed from the sea, rising in prestige and influence as merchants built trade and wealth, and forever known for its attics and attitudes that offered refuge from war. Narrow streets and great manses tell the story not only in images but with the aroma of appeltaart, a taste of the avant garde in newly constructed buildings and a feeling of warmth from the amiable locals.

Cologne
A scan of Cologne’s skyline offers a short-hand of a long essay of architecture, varying from the space-needle-type Rhine Tower to the avant-garde buildings along the river to the spectacular spires of the cathedral. One look at the magnificent church and you can’t help but draw a breath of amazement—the structure is enormous and intricately glorious, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Germany’s most visited landmark. Peel your eyes away from the famed Kölner Dom, as it is locally called, to discover other architectural notables, including remains of the Roman wall, a modern museum complex, the contemporary philharmonic hall, cozy beerhalls and the span of the Hohenzollern Bridge, reconstructed after the war.

Take flight to witness views of Cologne from the air, offering breathtaking perspectives on its architectural monuments, including the cathedral, and the river that winds through Germany’s oldest and fourth-largest city. Get a closer appreciation of Cologne Cathedral with a visit that brings to fore its staggering size: The church is Germany’s largest cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the largest façade of any church in the world.

Koblenz
Located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers and three low mountain ranges meet, Koblenz has a leg up in the scenery department. Add to that the city’s 2,000-year-old history, hilltop fortress and squares lined by classic Germanic architecture and you have a place ready made for photographs. You might start by aiming your lens at the Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, where the rivers merge around a corner of land marked by a monument to Emperor William I. Ambling along the river promenade and exploring the town’s narrow lanes, you might encounter medieval churches, flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes and perhaps a weinstube, or wine tavern, an ideal venue for sipping dry Riesling and drinking in the atmosphere.

Rudesheim
If Rüdesheim’s scenic location on the Rhine Gorge doesn’t sweep you off your feet, then the town’s medieval Old Town with its half-timbered buildings and narrow lanes, especially the Drosselgasse overflowing with charming shops and taverns, surely will. Still more that promises to enchant and delight is the region’s renowned Rieslings, produced here for centuries from vineyards dating to Roman times. A glass of white wine or the other local specialty, Asbach brandy, sipped amid historic surroundings can make the heart flutter, not necessarily from the effects of the spirits but from the simple beauty of one of Germany’s, if not the world’s, most romantic locales.
Savor exceptional views as you board the cog railway for the ride to the summit of Niederwald Park overlooking the Rhine valley. At the Asbach Distillery, learn about the region’s famed Asbach brandy, produced here since 1892.

Mannheim, Germany
In 1885, “driving a Benz” meant operating a three-wheeled, open-air carriage glorified by the world’s first purpose-built, rear-mounted internal combustion engine – the brainchild of Karl Benz, innovator and engineer extraordinaire. The name Benz is still synonymous with automotive innovation, of course, and the city of Mannheim is where this legacy began. It is still home to Daimler, the automotive giant with whom Mercedes-Benz eventually merged. Also born in Mannheim was the “man-powered running machine” (better known as a bicycle), the Lanz Bulldog tractor and first rocket-powered aircraft, firmly establishing Mannheim as the place for innovation and industry. Mannheim is actually the place for many things. A university town on the banks of the Rhine and Neckar, Mannheim is alive with hubs of diverse food, drink and shopping, as well as a thriving art and musical culture.

Strasbourg, France
When you glimpse the steep-peaked, half-timbered buildings, the place waters of narrow canals, flowers blooming on balconies and bridges, and old towers standing sentry over the scene, you know you have stepped into Strasbourg – either that, or the very pretty pages of a fairytale. The capital of the Alsace region and seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is simply one of the most photogenic old towns in existence. It boasts a breathtakingly gorgeous Gothic cathedral (with the tallest cathedral tower in France), twisting alleyways, a sweet collection of the aforementioned half-timbered buildings and a charm that oozes from virtually every cozy corner of Grande Île, or “Large Island,” the first city center to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Basel
On the three-border intersection of Switzerland, Germany and France and unfolding in two sections from the banks of the Rhine, Basel has an international flair, a cultural vibrancy and is picturesque besides. A medieval town center invites exploration by foot, while an abundance of museums and galleries suggest an indoor stroll amid works of art and relics of history. The Museum of Fine Arts is home to the world’s oldest art collection accessible to the public. The city itself hosts Switzerland’s oldest university, dating to 1460. Antiquity may be Basel’s strong suit, as it is in much of Europe, but this corner of Switzerland also reveals a more modern countenance: Architects Herzog & de Meuron, best known for the design of the Tate Modern in London and the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, and Frank Gehry of Bilbao Guggenheim Museum fame have contributed their considerable talents to buildings here.

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