Crystal River Cruises has added short journeys to its European river offerings in a bid to introduce more passengers to the joys of waterway holidays.

The four to six day sailings on Crystal Mahler and Crystal Mozart, two of the most luxurious ships in Europe,  can be tapped on to an existing European holiday and are being offered at a great price point.

The cruises are shortened versions of the five-ship line’s 10-day trips and are being used as samplers.

Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises, said: “The Crystal River Getaways are packed with as much luxury, world-class cuisine, personalised service and cultural discovery as any Crystal voyage, but within a conveniently shortened itinerary that also offers great savings.

“These sailings are wonderful options for busy travellers, as well as those who have not yet sailed with us and want to experience a taste of the celebrated Crystal experience.”

Karen Christensen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Australia and New Zealand said:  “Generally from Australia and New Zealand, guests would be looking for a minimum of 7 nights.

“However, the shorter Getaway voyages would be ideal for those guests who already plan to be in Europe and are looking for a river cruise experience to complement their existing holiday plans”.

Typical prices:

Wachau Valley Getaway – 4 nights – Vienna to Passau

Departing 29 March aboard Crystal Mahler

Deluxe Suite fares from US$2,410pp

Danube Getaway – 6 nights – Passau to Vienna

Departing 4 May aboard Crystal Mozart

Deluxe Suite with fixed window from US$3,380pp

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact your travel advisor, or Crystal’s Sydney office on:

1300 059 260 (Local Call Australia)
0800 600 108 (Toll Free New Zealand)
Or visit Crystal’s website: