Crystal River Unveils New Moselle Itineraries For 2019
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Crystal River Cruises will introduce new 10-day “Enchanting Moselle” itineraries aboard Crystal Bach, round-trip from Amsterdam through Germany and the Netherlands, beginning 28MAY, 2019 through 24DEC, 2019.
The new itineraries will feature five entirely new ports of call through the vineyard-flanked Moselle River, considered to be one of the most beautiful stretches of river in Europe. Guests can experience world-class Rieslings and the famous vintages of the Mosel Wine Region in Bernkastel, the medieval charm and Roman ruins of Trier, and the stunning architecture of Reichsburg Castle inCochem.
Along with the Moselle, new destinations to explore along the Rhine River include Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace; Dusseldorf, the cultural and fashion hub of Germany; the historic war museums of Arnhem, Netherlands; and returning favorite, Koblenz, which offers travellers a unique perspective of the point at which the Rhine and the Moselle meet.
Overnights spent in Amsterdam and Trier afford ample time for longer sojourns, including a day trip to nearby Luxembourg or an in-depth exploration of Holland’s art and culinary scenes.
“The new Moselle voyages aboard Crystal Bach allow travellers to venture off the beaten path to less visited locales of remarkable beauty and fascinating history, with the added distinction as the only Moselle River itinerary with convenient travel round-trip from Amsterdam,” says Walter Littlejohn, VP and Managing Director of Crystal River Cruises.
“Innovative itineraries that explore new places, and offer new perspectives on longtime favourites, are a hallmark of the Crystal brand. With more experiences than ever included in the Crystal River fleet, this is the ideal time to branch out into new waters and continue broadening the scope of choices for our guests.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.