Last month, Henk and I experienced our first European river cruise down the Danube onboard the luxurious Crystal Mahler, an all-suite ship that is part of the 6-star Crystal River Cruise fleet. And to be perfectly honest, this experience may be impossible to beat. Which is why it comes as no surprise to us that Crystal River Cruises was recognized in 2019 as Conde Nast’s Best River Cruise Line and why for Henk and I, after this luxury river cruise, there may be no going back. Here are 6 reasons why.
It’s hard not to be intrigued by the sheer size and amenities offered on a 227,000-ton cruise ship like Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. From the spectacular water theatre show rivalling the likes of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ show in Las Vegas, to the 8-story open-air atrium known as Central Park, it’s almost impossible to believe that you’re actually on a floating vessel when you step aboard this behemoth.