28 Oct 2021 By Betty Chung

Crystal River Cruises Named Best Luxury River Cruise Line in 2021

Crystal River Cruises the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, has earned top recognition as Best Luxury River Cruise Line in the 2021 Wave Awards held earlier this week in the UK. Presented by World of Cruising Magazine and Cruise Trade News, the Wave awards recognize excellence across wide variety of product- and service-related categories. Celebrating the very best of the travel industry, the awards are presented based on a panel of esteemed judges comprised of industry leaders, travel experts and members of the press.

“This is a wonderful accolade and a testament to our amazing onboard Crystal Family who provide the genuine and authentic service that makes the Crystal River Cruises’ experience come to life,” said Walter Littlejohn, senior vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “I want to congratulate and thank them as they have created a new standard of luxury along Europe’s rivers that is resonating with those who know best and are trusted by travelers for their expertise.”

Crystal River Cruises fleet comprises the most spacious and luxurious ships sailing Europe’s rivers with 2 attentive crew for every 3 guests, the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry; Crystal’s acclaimed Michelin-inspired cuisine served in multiple open-seating restaurants; and the largest guest accommodations, all of which are suites featuring butler service and king-size beds.

Crystal Mozart sets the standard for space and features suites for solo travelers with no supplement on all sailings, a wrap-around Promenade Deck, the largest onboard spa, two onboard fitness centers, four restaurants and four lounges. Crystal’s four Rhine Class ships – Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel  – accommodate just 106 guests with an intentional focus on maximizing personal and public spaces throughout their 135-meter hulls (a size typically designed to accommodate twice the number of guests). The ships are the industry’s first and only all-balcony, all-suite, butler-serviced vessels in Europe, with every category of guest accommodation positioned above the waterline. All suites feature Panoramic Balcony-Windows™ and walk-in closets and dual vanity bathrooms are featured in most categories.

All Crystal’s River ships feature private butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, Caudalie amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Additional enticing features include Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés, Blue (on Crystal Mozart) and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the riverside scenery. Crystal’s attention to detail reaches ashore, as guests are transported on the days’ adventures in luxury motor coaches equipped with complimentary water and Wi-Fi for added convenience and comfort.

水晶河川郵輪榮獲2021 Wave Awards「最佳奢華河川郵輪」獎項

水晶河川郵輪早前在英國2021年Wave Awards中榮獲「最佳奢華河川郵輪」獎項。由業界刊物World of Cruising Magazine及Cruise Trade News聯合主辦的Wave Awards旨在加許有卓越表現的旅遊業界機構,並由業界領袖、旅遊專家和媒體組成評委小組,以評選及表彰多個產品及服務類別的佼佼者。

水晶河川郵輪高級副總裁兼董事總經理 Walter Littlejohn 先生表示:「水晶河川郵輪榮獲『最佳奢華河川郵輪』這個獎項,足證水晶品牌特色的私人專屬奢華與尊寵,不但受到河川郵輪旅客的歡迎,更得到業界及媒體先進的廣泛認同。我要衷心恭喜和感謝水晶河川郵輪團隊以劃時代的創新方式劃新標準,為歐洲河川郵輪業重新定義奢華旅行的概念。」

水晶河川郵輪船隊為歐洲最寬敞的奢華河輪船隊,員工賓客比例高達3:2,為業內最高;船上餐廳提供新鮮烹制的米芝蓮級美食,並採取開放式座位; 船上客房面積為河輪業界之冠,所有客房為全套房設計,配備貼心的管家服務和特大雙人床。



入住水晶河川郵輪所有客房的旅客均可享受水晶郵輪享譽業界的管家服務,此外,所有客房均配備特大雙人床、法國頂級護膚品牌Caudalie歐緹麗洗護用品、浴袍、拖鞋,以及掛墻式高清平面電視。 船上餐廳提供新鮮烹制的米芝蓮級美食,並採取開放式座位:包括典雅的Waterside 餐廳、由明星主廚主理的Bistro cafés、「水晶莫札特號」上的Blue,以及尊貴獨享的Vintage Room; 而棕櫚閣則為旅客體驗娛樂盛宴、精彩增益講座及飽覽河岸美景的地方。 奢華的水晶河川郵輪體驗還將從船上延伸到岸上,水晶團隊安排豪華旅遊巴士接載旅客參加岸上觀光行程,並提供免費瓶裝水及Wi-Fi,為旅程更添便利和舒適。