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Our biggest mistake was choosing the Rhine River! Mostly we sailed at the end of the day and most nights so all the beautiful scenery was in the dark except for one day. That one day for about 4 hours we sailed through a UNESCO area. Quite pretty.
What I didn’t like was from Cologne to Amsterdam it was VERY INDUSTRIAL . I must have counted at least 12 huge power plants and of course there were many large barges carrying coal and other cargo. Not the picturesque river cruise I was hoping. Don’t get me wrong the Chrystal Bach was a great ship. I would of been better to try another European river.
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Sail Date: September 2019
Cabin Type: Outside
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Destination: Europe
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Crystal Bach

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Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
10 Night Cruise to Europe
Departure date
Sunday, 24/11/19
Route
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Bernkastel-Kues, Trier, Trier, Cochem, Bonn, Arnhem, Amsterdam
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About
Passengers: 110   |   Crew: 68
Passengers to crew: 1.62:1
Launched: 2017   

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  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
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Fitness Center
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    Activities (9)
    • Demonstrations & Lectures
    • Exhilarating Adventures
    • Fitness Center
    • Local Entertainers
    • Nightly Music
    • Speedboat Excursions*
    • Treatment Room*
    Dining (5)
    • Bistro - Casual Fare
    • The Pantry - Coffee Bar
    • The Vintage Room - Gourmet*
    • Waterside - International
    • Vista Bar - Top Deck Bar
    * May require additional fees
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    This was my first river cruise experience and I have done many ocean cruises over the years. This was also my first cruise with Crystal Cruises. I can only say this experience far exceeded my expectations. I was very well taken care of the entire time I was on this cruise. The
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    Sailed on the Crystal Bach from Amsterdam to Trier and back in mid October on a ten day voyage. Just like on the ocean, Crystal aims to provide outstanding service, accommodations and food. Their fleet of five new ships are designed to ocean standards and thus weigh more than
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    Our biggest mistake was choosing the Rhine River! Mostly we sailed at the end of the day and most nights so all the beautiful scenery was in the dark except for one day. That one day for about 4 hours we sailed through a UNESCO area. Quite pretty. What I didn’t like was from
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    This suite on the luxury Crystal Bach should be an embarrassment for Crystal. The room is extremely small and two people cannot move around at the same time. The bathroom is ridiculous. It is so small that you have to maneuver sideways to close the door. When I tried to shave
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    We have been on many cruises, both ocean and river, and the help without exception on this cruise was totally client oriented. Our group had the entire boat, 105 of us and 71 crew and several people commented that it was obvious that the happiness and dedication of the
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    Itinerary
    10 Night Cruise to Europe
    Departure date
    Sunday, 24/11/19
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