It’s been an eventful couple of weeks. While still soaring from the thrill of spreading our wings with the launch of Crystal Skye, it was time to celebrate once again as Crystal River Cruises’ brand new “Rhine Class” of luxury river ships embarked in Europe with the christening of Crystal Bach.

The ceremony in Rüdesheim, Germany was an affair worthy of the ship’s masterful name, as Crystal Bach’s godmother, German soprano Anna-Maria Kaufmann, serenaded our newest fleet member with a moving performance of “Air” by, appropriately, Johann Sebastian Bach. We invite you to relive the festivities and the sentiments of our CEO & President, Edie Rodriguez, whose affection and pride for the Crystal Family shone as she addressed guests around the world, with this beautiful glimpse into her christening celebration.

Now, we would like to introduce you to Crystal Bach, in all her luxuriously elegant, all-balcony, all-suite, butler-serviced, innovatively appointed glory. Please enjoy this sneak peek of the sophisticated beauty of our very first brand new river ship.

Crystal Bach’s Vista Deck is the ideal vantage point for unobstructed views of medieval castles, rolling vineyard-covered hillsides, and welcoming villages along the shores of the Rhine.


Just as aboard of Crystal Bach’s fleetmates, Palm Court is a perfect blend of elegance and ease, comfort and finery, and the home of the baby grand piano.


Waterside Restaurant is a stylish canvas for culinary works of art that reflect the specialties of the region – Michelin-level cuisine that pairs beautifully with wines and beers produced in the heart of Bavaria and the surrounding areas.


Also setting the stage for adventures of the palate: The Vintage Room. Lavish multi-course feasts meticulously paired with Rieslings and other special wines will only enhance the magical atmosphere.


The swimming pool’s glass roof ensures you never miss a sky view, or a refreshing dip due to weather, while the adjoining spa is zen-like and simply perfect.


At your fingertips in your Crystal Bach suite: Crystal’s acclaimed butler service, daily news via paper delivery and in-suite iPads, dual vanity bathroom, ETRO amenities, plush linens, streaming movies, king-sized bed, and endless unforgettable views.


The Vista Deck’s pop-up bar is a hallmark of Crystal River Cruises’ luxury ships. Sunset cocktails, small bites while sightseeing, al fresco movie nights beneath the stars – all favorite pastimes around the bar aboard these stunning ships.

Crystal River Cruises introduced an entirely new class of luxury, not only along the rivers of Europe, but throughout the river cruising industry. As the first – and until her sister ships join her – the only all-suite, all-balcony river ship boasting every category of accommodations perched above the water line, Crystal Bach is set to welcome you aboard the European voyage of your dreams. A voyage you can truly find nowhere else in the world.


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