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Crystal Mozart <br> 13 Night Special Christmas and New Year's Along The Danube V8M27 <br> Vienna Return

Crystal Mozart
13 Night Special Christmas and New Year's Along The Danube V8M27
Vienna Return

Ship: Crystal Mozart
Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises - River
Departures:  20 December 2018
Duration: 13 Nights
Ports: Vienna, Melk, Passau, Vilshofen, Linz, Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava, Vienna
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Vienna
Airport gateway (Departure) : Vienna

Itinerary

Date Port Arrival Departure
 
Dec 20, Thursday
Vienna, Austria (overnight) »   Embark pm
 
Layered and elegant, with elements of cozy and grand, musical and visual might be the best way to characterize Vienna—or one of many ways, as this imperial city surely can inspire endless lines of poetic descriptions. Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived and worked here—including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, both Strausses, Liszt and Brahms—Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Turn to a blank page to memorialize your own impressions of this grand city, remarking on its manicured gardens, ornate architecture—especially that of the famed Ringstrasse—intimate bistro pubs called beisln and a certain flourish that can only be called Vienna.
 
Dec 21, Friday
Vienna, Austria »   12 m
 
 
 
Dec 22, Saturday
Crossing the scenic Wachau Valley  »
 
 
 
Dec 22, Saturday
Melk, Austria » 11 am 5:30 pm
 
Best known for its fortified baroque Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey, the town of Melk boasts an assortment of smaller gems. Among them, the city’s riverside location, serene and regal with a ribbon of wooded groves giving way to the lovely village. Cobbled lanes and a petite size make for a pleasant stroll with a chance to discover its 16th-century Town Hall, or Rathaus, in the center of town, and Haus am Stein, or House at the Rock. Built in the 15th century, the vine-covered abode is Melk’s oldest building.
 
Dec 23, Sunday
Passau, Germany (overnight) » 8 am  
 

At the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is also situated at a meeting of cultures. The town began as a Roman settlement, enjoying the rising tide of influence as the largest bishopric in the Holy Roman Empire and enduringly vibrant as a hub for various trade and manufacturing pursuits, including salt, swords and ideas. Experience Passau’s charm as you the wander the cobbled streets of Old Town, gaze upon arched bridges and Italianate manses and encounter magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the New Bishop’s Residence.

 
Dec 24, Monday
Passau, Germany »   4 am
 
 
 
Dec 24, Monday
Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany » 8 am 11 pm
 

A skyline graced by the spire of a historic church and the arch of a more modern bridge reveals the essence of Vilshofen’s appeal: A meeting of past and present. The meeting of three rivers—the Vils, the Wolfach and the Danube—deepens that appeal. This small city is as attractive as it is accessible, inviting cycling expeditions on its pretty paths and hikes in the neighboring Bavarian forest. Vilshofen respects its centuries-old past as it preserves old, cobbled lanes and such landmarks as its tower, located on the town square, and the Church of Saint John. A staging of spectacular annual events, including the floating Christmas market and “Donau in Flammen,” or “Danube in Flames,” the exciting fireworks display that bursts over the riverside promenade in July, brings a celebratory spirit to the city. Some would say that a festive spirit persists no matter the season, thanks to not only the calendar of events but the daily chance to experience the city’s parks, museums and eateries. 

 
Dec 25, Tuesday
Linz, Austria (overnight) » 8 am  
 

Named the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and added to the roster of UNESCO Creative Cities as a City of Media Arts in 2014, Linz embraces the present and future, even as it remains reverential to its past. There is much to be proud of: Here on the gentle curve of the Danube, Linz rose to power as a political and economic hub for the Holy Roman Empire. Trade and influence extended in all four directions, from Hungary and Germany to the east and west and Poland and Italy to the north and south. Later, Linz sparkled as a city of the Habsburgs, the last home to German Emperor, Friedrich III. The city’s layout reflects its history, with an ancient medieval center encircled by neoclassical, neo-baroque and neo-Renaissance neighborhoods, a kind of tree-rings of age and architectural styles. Highpoints of old traditions and impressive landmarks include the Linzer torte, dating to 1653 and thought to be the oldest cake in the world, and St. Martin’s church, the oldest church in Austria.

 
Dec 26, Wednesday
Linz, Austria »   9 pm
 

 

 
Dec 27, Thursday
Danube Scenic Cruising  »
 
 
 
Dec 28, Friday
Budapest, Hungary (overnight) » 9 am  
 

Cast your eye over the Budapest skyline, and you’ll see all the makings of a world-class city and striking photograph: domes and spires, bridges and lampposts, splendid architecture in the foreground, rolling hills in the back, and the Danube River placidly curving through it, providing a reflective surface for sunsets and city lights. Look closer, and the treasures of Budapest—Hungary’s capital and the largest metropolis—really come to light. Castle Hill is at the top of most visitors’ lists, a UNESCO-listed district hosting Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion. The area is also residential, with 18th-century houses, cobblestone streets and few cars, thanks to a strict vehicular ordinance, giving you a real sense of what the city must have been like ages ago. Budapest is full of history, originally a Roman settlement, formed as a unified city when Buda and Pest joined in 1873, overtaken by various invading forces over the centuries, and today an interesting goulash of local culture and foreign influences. Take a seat in a Turkish-era bath or savor rich Esterházy torte in a gentile coffee house to experience the many sides of a city that charms from both sides of the Danube.

 
Dec 29, Saturday
Budapest, Hungary »   9 pm
 
 
 
Dec 30, Sunday
Esztergom, Hungary » 8 am 1 pm
 

Once the capital of Hungary, Esztergom still displays a regal appearance, situated beautifully on the Danube and capped by the Esztergom Basilica, the largest church in Hungary. Adding to its former-capital credentials is Esztergom’s stretch-way-back history: It is one of the oldest towns in Hungary. The Middle Ages version of the city lies underneath the present Esztergom; excavations have revealed evidence that this spot of Hungarian earth has been inhabited since the end of the Ice Age—in other words, 20,000 years ago. Fast forward to today and you’ll discover a town that stays in touch with its past, with most roads leading to the grand Basilica. Turn your head away from the church’s imposing edifice to glimpse the city’s other attractions, including fountain-adored squares, fine gardens and, of course, the waters and bridges of the Danube.

 
Dec 30, Sunday
Danube Scenic Cruising  »
 
 
 
Dec 31, Monday
Bratislava, Slovakia » 9 am 12 m
 

Slovakia’s capital city may be the country’s buzzing political and economic center, but it is also a historic gem that stirs the imagination. A maze of narrow, cobblestone streets wind around colorful 18th-century buildings, and shade-covered sidewalk cafes beckon weary—or simply hungry—travelers to linger over a meal and enjoy people watching. Museums, cathedrals and palaces are edifying locales to spend some time, while photography buffs will want to snap images of the medieval castle that looms over the city with a majestic grace. For those looking for more contemporary sights, Bratislava boasts a pulsating modern art scene, as well as some outstanding examples of Communist-era architecture.  

 
Jan 1, Tuesday
Vienna, Austria (overnight) »    
 
 
 
Jan 2, Wednesday
Vienna, Austria » Disembark am

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Ports

Vienna

Vienna is known worldwide as a city of music. Quality orchestras and ensembles are its seal of excellence. Along with well-established ensembles for contemporary music classical music continues to play a vital role, as made evident by the City of Vienna Concert Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. The Vienna Academy, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Women's Chamber Orchestra are dedicated to tradition and modern music alike. International artists are a great gain to cultural life in Vienna.Vienna's cultural life is multi-faceted. You have the choice of 50 theatres, four opera houses, two stages for musicals, 100 museums and numerous theatre, music and dance festivals. The museum quarter with its baroque facade is home to one of the biggest cultural districts in Europe.


Country  Austria
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 15kms
Currency -
Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Spanish Riding School, Prater Park, Danube Tower, Vienna Zoo

Melk

Empress Maria Theresa said of Melk, "If I had never come here, I would have regretted it." The center of Melk is the Abbey and the Stiftskirche (the abbey church), some of the best examples of Baroque architecture anywhere in the world. The abbey library contains allegorical paintings by Troger on the ceiling while the Stiftskirche, has works by Rottmayr and Troger and is almost completely decorated in gold. Stand on the terrace of the abbey and view the river much as Napoleon did during the campaign against Austria so many years ago.

Country - Austria
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 105kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Melk Abbey and Museum

Passau

Passau is not merely a transfer point but a destination unto itself. Life is easy-going and lived outdoors where street cafes and restaurants abound. Student life is vibrant and multifaceted. Guests can actively interface with young people from around the world over a Hacklbräu, Andorfer Weissbier or Passauer Löwenbräu brew in the beer gardens.

Country - Germany
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Bavarian Forest, Local Breweries, Danube River

Vilshofen

Linz

Linz is a city of the third millennium. In and around the city, its Roman and medieval past slumbers. The opulence of the Baroque and the boldness of industrial architecture from the early 20th century are part of present-day life. Linz on the Danube is manageable, cosy, cherishes its traditions and, as the third biggest city in a small country, it is both metropolis and province, Central European crossroads and regional niche.

Country - Austria
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 11kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Old Town, Linz Castle, Arts Electronica Centre, Brucknerhaus Concert Hall

Budapest

Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage. Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube. It has also been called the City of Spas, as there are a dozen thermal baths complexes served by over a hundred natural thermal springs.

Country - Hungary
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 14kms
Currency - Forint (HUF)

Places of Interest
Ecseri Flea Market, Royal Palace, National Gallery, Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum, Fisherman's Bastion, Statue Park

Esztergom

Esztergom is one of the most historic towns in Hungary. Throughout the rich history of our town, times of bright kings, significant events, rich palaces and churches were followed by the massacre of vicious battles, the raids of Tatar and Turkish hordes – devastation, followed by reconstruction.The history of the town accumulates the history of the whole country. There is not a single decade in the millenial Hungarian history without reference to Esztergom's name.



Country - Hungary
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Forint (HUF)

Places of Interest
Maria Valeira Bridge, Varhegy, Great Moravian Castle

Bratislava

Bratislava is redolent with Hapsburg Baroque architecture, preserved in many historic row houses and the pedestrianised Old Town, which has been extensively renovated. But as an ancient trading post, its history is much older, with German settlers since the middle ages, Hungarians, Italians, and a large Jewish community with some places of worship still remaining.

Country - Slovakia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 8kms
Currency - Slovak Koruna (SKK)

Places of Interest
Bratislava Castle, Slovak National Gallery, Primatial Palace, Slavin Monument, Michalska Street

 

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Crystal Cruises - River

Crystal Cruises - River

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Exclusive to the Crystal Experience

* Full 360° open air teak Promenade Deck with exclusive WOW® - "Walk on Water" - fitness program
* The Bistro, our popular European-style coffee and wine bar, which offers complimentary specialty coffee and tea drinks, along with light snacks served throughout the day
* Up to seven evening dining options including a choice of classic main or late seating in our Crystal Dining Room, or open seating in our specialty restaurants, so guests can always choose where, when and with whom they would like to dine
* European-trained wait staff in the Crystal Dining Room and in our specialty restaurants featuring the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck and Piero Selvaggio
* Wine cellar with more than 200 vintages including Crystal's exclusive "C" label
* Crystal Casino: offering mini-Baccarat, dice tables, roulette, blackjack and over 100 slot machines, all governed by the State of Nevada Gaming Regulations
* Our innovative Creative Learning Institute®, offering complimentary Yamaha piano lessons and Berlitz language classes on every cruise; and on select sailings, special certification enrichment with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Seminars, Pepperdine University Business Seminars, the Smithsonian Associates, Society of Wine Educators and Sotheby's
* Computer University@Sea® facility with 24-hour e-mail and Internet access plus instruction in the latest software
* The only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea featuring exotic massages, facial therapies and energy boosting treatments
* One of the highest space per guest ratios at sea, offering Crystal Cruises' unparalleled service in luxurious comfortable surroundings
* Pre-reservations available for all optional Crystal Adventures shore excursions
* Crystal Society Rewards and Recognition Program for returning guests

Always included in the Crystal Experience

* Frette bathrobes and Aveda bath products in every stateroom
* Egyptian cotton linens and menu of pillow options for every bed
* All meals served on elegant Villeroy & Boch china and all wine served in fine Riedel crystal in the Crystal Dining Room
* Most staterooms feature spacious private verandahs with table and chairs for casual dining or relaxing
* Stateroom Internet access, television and DVD player to keep in touch with the world if you so choose
* Penthouse butler service with personal bar
* Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffee drinks throughout the ship
* Abundant space, exceptional quality, numerous choices and award-winning service
* Complimentary wi-fi internet access - one free hour per guest, per day for Deluxe Stateroom and Penthouse guests ; 90 minutes for Penthouse Suite guests



Take your next voyage with Crystal and discover for yourself why the difference is Crystal clear.

 

Smoking Policy

Effective from the first cruise in 2014, Crystal Cruises will eliminate smoking in all indoor areas, except for the Connoisseur Club smoking lounge. Outside smoking will be allowed in a limited number of designated places.

 

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Crystal Mozart


Crystal Mozart
is named after the famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and cruises on the Danube River, which passes Austria along with Germany, Slovakia, Hungry and Serbia.

She holds the record of being the largest river cruise vessel on European rivers, measuring 75.1 feet wide (22.9 meters), which is double the width of an average industry river boat.

 



DINING OPTIONS

Palm Court

Reminiscent of the Palm Court on Crystal Symphony, the venue will be a main hub for dancing and live local entertainment, as well as casual cocktails and tea.

 




Crystal Mozart Bistro

A favorite spot aboard Crystal’s ocean vessels for freshly baked pastries, fruit and snacks, plus coffee, espresso and tea, Crystal Mozart’s bistro will serve light bites throughout the day.

 

The Cove

A Betzenderfer Grand Piano takes center stage in this intimate spot ideal for cocktails and conversation.

 

Waterside

The main dining room with an indoor/outdoor setting, which will serve elaborate breakfast and lunch buffets, similar to Crystal Esprit’s Yacht Club, followed by upscale evening dinner service.

 

Ship facts

Total berths: 154 (Note: Third berths available on request.)

 

  • Total guest suites: 79 (77 on sale)
    • CS (2)  Two-Bedroom (connecting rooms) Crystal Suite with French Balcony
    • PH (12) Penthouse with French Balcony
    • S1 (21) Spacious Suite with French Balcony
    • S2 (1) Spacious Suite with French Balcony
    • W1 (35) Spacious Suite with Fixed Picture Window
    • W2 (6)  Spacious Suite with Fixed Picture Window
  • Length: 120.44 meters/395 feet
  • Width: 22.85 meters/75 feet
  • Crew:  92

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