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Crystal River Crystal Mahler Cruise Reviews

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Kinderdijk in Amsterdam- an iconic photo spot and delightful excursion.
Our diverted itinerary took us to Bruges, which I would highly recommend. T
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First but not last time Crystal
"Have heard about crystal and decided to try it out. Previously we had done a Viking river cruise was NOT excited about that and were reluctant to do another river cruise but thought we would. we boarded the ship..."Read More
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First but not last time Crystal

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richminn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Have heard about crystal and decided to try it out. Previously we had done a Viking river cruise was NOT excited about that and were reluctant to do another river cruise but thought we would. we boarded the ship in Budapest. We spent time there before cruising on up the Danube. I won't bore you with the daily stuff but suffice it to say we enjoyed all of the excursions and side trips they ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


River cruise

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Poorcindy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The Mahler is a beautiful ship. The staff were beyond helpful. The food and drinks were more than you could possibly eat or drink. Unfortunately on the 17 Grand Tour they close the top deck for 8-10 days. We couldn’t go up and enjoy the scenery, relax, or exercise. The company should disclose this information. It would have made a difference in our choice of ships. There are no other places to ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Crystal sets the standard every time.

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - River Cruise

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RosieA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our first Crystal River Cruise aboard the Mahler one of their five river ships gave us many special moments to remember. We just completed the sojourn from Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary. We are savvy cruisers having experienced many ocean itineraries aboard vessels of differing sizes. Instead of detailing the ship itself which was 2 years old, I will tell you the design team knows and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Crystal handles itinerary changes well

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Travlmom59
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I are currently on a Grand Europe tour on the Crystal Mahler. Service and food have been superb. We are enjoying the daily canapés and appetizers brought to our room by our butler. Entertainment on board is provided by Neal, host and piano player. We are staying in a petite suite so storage is tight and we are doubling clothes on our hangers. We brought one suitcase each because ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


WE WERE NOT "CRYSTALLIZED"

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - River Cruise

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pickypicky
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have hesitated writing this review, but considering the limited number of reviews for Crystal River, I thought it would be helpful. As my title implies, we were neither impressed nor happy. I should probably add that this was our first river cruise (we have taken several ocean cruises on Azamara, Regent, and Celebrity). However, my complaints have nothing to do with the "river" aspect of the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window


An Excellent Experience Despite the Changes!

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justjacques
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were originally scheduled to be on the Crystal Bach for a Rhine excursion from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. However, we were alerted a week beforehand that the cruise was being switched to another ship. We discovered a bit later in the cruise that the Bach had been hit by a barge and needed to be repaired. We were offered to switch to the Bach's sister ship, the Mahler. Also, the itinerary ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


Marvelous (Despite Diversion)

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Jimbola
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Our Crystal Mahler Grand Europe cruise in the summer of 2018 was hit with an unprecedented heat wave and drought which made the Rhine and Danube impassable, so our itinerary from Amsterdam to Vienna to Budapest was diverted once we got on board and we had to return to Amsterdam via Belgium and the Netherlands. This is a risk on any river cruise, with either flooding or low water levels, but it was ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled with children


Great service, food, and ship

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2SailingNomads
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

After 15 cruises and over 300 days on Seabourn we decided to try a river cruise, so to be fair my opinion of this cruise is colored by my Seabourn ocean cruise experiences. A river cruise was something we had thought about for the past several years, and had enticed friends who never did any type of cruise to join us. After evaluating the various lines for a river cruise, Crystal seemed to have ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


Wonderful Itinerary with Great Food and other Pleasures

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terran_explr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I write this review from the perspective of giving you the traveler some insight about what to expect on this river cruise and to provide some tips. The good: itinerary, excellent food, small group tours, e-Bike tours, nightly entertainment, all inclusive (including many wines and liquors, shore excursion, and tips). The bad: expensive, no support for Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Crystal’s ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


Love the River Cruise on Crystal Mahler

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toulonn
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have done two other river cruises, one on Amawaterways and one on Viking. The Crystal Mahler is a new ship the same size as all the others but only carries 110 passengers and has 68 crew members. Everything is inclusive on the ship, gratuities, all bar drinks, excursions and one Michelin Restaurant dining experience. The ship was launched in October and this was it's 4 ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


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