The Danube has been a historic travel route for emperors and kings since the dawn of western European civilization. Its edges marked the boundaries of the Roman Empire, and nations were formed on its banks. Napoleon proclaimed it the “Queen of Europe’s Rivers.” It has inspired classical masters such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Schubert and has produced world-renowned wines. Playbill guests were treated like royalty as they cruised the scenic Wachau Valley on the Crystal Mozart, Crystal Cruises’ luxury river yacht.
Culinary delights were abundant for the food and wine enthusiasts — from farm-to-table dining at the Waterside Restaurant onboard to sampling the award-winning wines of the Wachau Valley.
Along with our usual star-studded lineup, we were joined by special guest Michael Feinstein! He performed an extremely rare, intimate solo concert for travelers during the trip, and passengers also had the opportunity to witness an in-depth interview between Feinstein and Playbill CEO Phil Birsh.
Our cruise on the Danube left our cruisers with life-long friends and enduring memories.