Crystal International Asia details Mozart’s new product for Asians

Crystal Mozart will carry Chinese-speaking crew and tour guides, and add Asian dishes to its international cuisine

Crystal Mozart will carry some Chinese-speaking crew and tour guides and serve authentic Asian cuisine in the double-wide Danube vessel’s new focus on Asian travelers.

As earlier reported, Crystal Mozart will be shifting from its current service for Crystal River Cruises after the 2019 season to operate exclusively for the Asian market. Under Crystal International Asia, the vessel will provide Asian-friendly features for the growing number of travelers from the region who wish to explore Europe with some of the comforts of home.

‘With the Asian cruise market currently enjoying unprecedented growth, our more experienced cruisers are looking for new and exciting destinations and adventures outside of local waters and Crystal Mozart is the ideal option for an intimate journey into the heart of Europe,’ said Michael Goh, president of Dream Cruises and head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines.

New Asian-friendly features

Dedicated English- and Chinese-speaking butlers will be available to pamper Crystal Mozart travelers, while the vessel’s restaurants will serve international and Asian dishes. Shore excursions will be led by English- and Chinese-language guides and designed to deepen the understanding European history and culture.

Beginning in March, Crystal Mozart’s voyages will be anchored by Vienna and Budapest and will feature a variety of six-, seven- and 10-night all-inclusive itineraries on the Danube, including Christmas market cruises. Among the destinations are the Wachau Valley and its famous vineyards and breweries, and historic and medieval cities like Bratislava, Passau, Melk and Krems.

‘Queen of the Danube’

The ‘Queen of the Danube’ features private butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, ETRO amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Additional features include farm-to-table cuisine in the Waterside Restaurant, Bistro Café and the exclusive Vintage Room. Palm Court provides a venue for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside. Ashore, Crystal’s luxury motor coaches are equipped with complimentary water and Wi-Fi.

A special highlight of every Crystal sailing is a complimentary live musical experience. These ‘Signature Events’ combine privileged access to a landmark venue — such as Vienna’s Belvedere Palace — with a performance by world-class musicians.


Posted 6 November 2019

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