Amsterdam to Basel Cruise
A member of the Crystal River Cruises fleet, Crystal Bach is a luxury river ship built in 2017. She offers capacity for 114 guests and is one of the only ships in the industry to feature two bedroom suites. With one of the best guest-to-staff ratios in the river cruise industry, we highly recommend Crystal Bach if you are seeking a six-star experience on one of Europe’s historic rivers.
The Cruise Line is one of the leading specialist cruise agents for Crystal River Cruises in the UK. We offer a range of special offers on Crystal Bach voyages and would be delighted to assist you in booking your voyage.
Crystal Bach Itineraries
Crystal Bach’s itineraries primarily operate on the Rhine River between Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Available to book on a 10, 12 or 14 night basis, each voyage gives you the opportunity to visit a great mixture of villages, towns and cities.
As is customary with Crystal River Cruises, every itinerary includes a choice of two complimentary excursions in every port of call. Our favourite highlights include visits to Reichenstein Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mainz, Germany and a ‘tasting trek’ through the Black Forest in Basel, Switzerland.
You also have the option to book additional excursions should you wish - these are available at an extra cost.
Crystal Bach Suites & Accommodation
Crystal Bach has three categories of accommodation. All of the categories are located on deck 2 and deck 3 and have a panoramic balcony window. Taking the lead from the luxurious accommodation standards on Crystal Cruises ocean-going ships, the suites are sophisticatedly elegant and provide an excellent space in which to relax.
The suite categories are as follows:
The suites onboard Crystal Bach are furnished and decorated to the highest standards. The amenities include a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom, a vanity/writing desk, a safe, coffee machine and a flat-screen television. Butler service is also available to help with unpacking/packing at your request, assisting with the arrangement and booking of excursions and to serve in in-suite hors d'oeuvres and canapes.
Crystal Bach Dining
Crystal Bach has three main dining venues. The main restaurant is called ‘The Waterside’ and provides a pleasant setting in which to enjoy freshly prepared cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are both buffet-style, while dinner is served course-by-course at your table. The Waterside operates on an open-seating basis.
'The Vintage Room' is Crystal Bach’s second restaurant offers a more intimate setting. The menu is wine-influenced and serves regionally-influenced cuisine using the finest ingredients. Due to the nature of the restaurant, only a small number of diners can be accommodation so bookings must be made in advance.
Crystal Bach also has a Bistro onboard. Open in between mealtimes, it’s location near to the library means it’s a great spot to enjoy light bites and snacks while relaxing with a good book or magazine.
Crystal Bach Facilities
There are a number of facilities onboard Crystal Bach for you to enjoy throughout the duration of your river cruise. Of the 3 lounges and bars, the Palm Court Lounge is the centerpiece and therefore becomes the hub of the ship during the evenings. Here guests can enjoy evening entertainment under the stars courtesy of the glass dome ceiling.
The other facilities on Crystal Bach include a swimming pool with a retractable roof, a fitness suite and a spa, while it is also equipped with jet-skis kayaks which are used for selected excursions depending on the itinerary you choose. In addition to this, electric bikes are also available for hire from reception should you wish to explore independently.
If you would like more information regarding Crystal Bach or if you would like a quote for an upcoming sailing with Crystal River Cruises, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please select your preferred itinerary below and make an online enquiry.
05 December 2018