2021 Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise - Hosted by Paula and Travis

2021 Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise - Hosted by Paula and Travis

Trip to Netherlands, Netherlands · Sat, Oct 30, 2021
Travel Expert Travis Stewart

We are excited to present our third luxury river cruise with Crystal Cruises, this time a 2021 Romantic Rhine sailing aboard the beautiful Crystal Bach, hosted by Paula and Travis Stewart.

Join us for luxury six-star service as we spend 7 days sailing the romantic Rhine River aboard the Crystal Bach, followed by three nights in spectacular Switzerland, with tour hosts Paula and Travis Stewart.

October 30 to November 10, 2021

Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise

Aboard the Crystal Bach hosted by Paula & Travis Stewart

The Netherlands | Germany | France | Switzerland

From the cultural powerhouse of Amsterdam to the storybook village of Rüdesheim, the Romantic Rhine mesmerizes with its spectacular beauty. Come and see the Rhine Gorge and explore Cologne's famed cathedral.

Renowned as The World's Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, Crystal River Cruises' all-suite, butler-service experiences are truly exclusive. Enjoy picturesque views from a Panoramic Balcony-window aboard the Crystal Bach, an all-suite ship featuring the largest standard accommodations in river cruising. Savor Michelin-inspired cuisine, exceptional service and discover Europe's best sites.

We will depart for our trip on October 30, 2021, on an overnight flight from Atlantic Canada to Amsterdam in The Netherlands, where we will be transferred to the Crystal Bach and be welcomed aboard. We will then cruise for 7 nights to Basel, Switzerland, where we will be transferred to the train station and head off for a three-night adventure. We will fly home from Switzerland to Atlantic Canada on November 10, 2021.

Cruising the Romantic Rhine

Extraordinary personal attention, butler service for every suite and superb, farm-to-table cuisine are among the defining characteristics of Crystal River Cruises, as are plush on-board amenities, the largest luxury suites in river cruising, expansive social spaces crowned with skylights and glass roofs, and an ambiance of boutique elegance.

An unparalleled range of all-inclusive amenities and services exceeds the expectations of the most discerning travelers. Crystal’s all-inclusive experience offers Michelin-inspired cuisine, unlimited pours of fine wines and premium spirits, all gratuities (shipboard and shoreside), daily fitness and yoga classes, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of Atlanta eBikes in select destinations. Ashore, a curated “Crystal Collection” of complimentary experiences ashore offers unmatched options for cultural enrichment and active adventure.

Crystal dining is an inspired culinary experience created by Crystal's award-winning chefs, with modern and classic menu options featuring the freshest local ingredients when available. All restaurants on the Crystal Bach offer open seating, and provide you with a choice of venues for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Crystal river ships' on-board experience is unparalleled. You can participate in as much or as little of the offered activities and programs as they like, customizing your river cruise to your specifications. Options include health and wellness (fitness centre, daily yoga & fitness classes, swimming pool, full-service Crystal Life Spa), entertainment, and distinguished local lecturers.

A large part of the thrill of river cruising is the opportunity to tour the destinations and ports of call along the way. Crystal provides you with numerous opportunities to discover authentic Europe, with a choice of adventures according to your preferred activity level. Tour options will include morning, afternoon, and full-day programs, local expert escorts, small & personal group sizes, pre-reservations for tours, and Atlanta e-bikes for those who wish to explore on their own.

Post-Cruise Experience: 3-Nights in Switzerland (Optional)

We will start our journey in Basel, where we will disembark the Crystal Bach. We will then take a train to our destination - likely into the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese-Oberland region. We'll spend three nights enjoying the alps, travelling by train and gondola, and eating delicious, local (and rich!) Swiss food in a spectacular location that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This portion of our tour is still in the planning stages and is subject to change - it will be three spectacular nights in Switzerland. More to come!

Questions? Contact any member of the Stewart Travel Group team.

We'd be pleased to assist you!


Paula Stewart
Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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Travis Stewart
Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones
Trusted Travel Advisors
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Jessica Chaisson
Trusted Travel Advisor
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Julia MacCormack
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Krista Trecartin
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Terri Clarke
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Kelley Gowan
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Glen Earle
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Wendy Doran
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Tara Turner
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Kevin & Michelle Hayward
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Deposit Deadline:


Pricing Information:

Non-refundable deposit of $635 is in US dollars and is per person.


  • Choose from S1 to S5 staterooms (based on availability)
  • $2,999 USD + $175 USD port taxes & fees
  • Prices are per person, double occupancy

Post-Cruise Land Extension:

  • 3-nights in Switzerland
  • Approximately $1,000 CAD per person, double occupancy


  • ~$1,200 CAD from Atlantic Canada
  • To be confirmed by December 2020
  • Other gateways available upon request


  • Butler serviced accommodation in Deluxe Suite (S1 to S3) or Petite Suite (S4 to S5) with Panoramic-Window (all suites, based on availability), double occupancy
  • All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside
  • Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table dining
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits, beers, and soft drinks
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and two bottles of wine in-suite
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water in-suite
  • The Pantry: 24-hour self-service venue offering specialty coffees, teas, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 24-hour room service with options available from Waterside Restaurant
  • Complimentary 24-hour Wi-Fi/internet access in-suite and throughout the vessel
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • On-board enrichment and entertainment programs
  • Daily choice of electronic international newspapers
  • Complimentary self-service guest laundry
  • Complimentary airport transfers between the airport and the river ship on days of embarkation and disembarkation

Payment Terms:

At deposit:

  • Non-refundable cruise deposit of $635 USD per person
  • If purchasing Travel Insurance through Stewart Travel Group, insurance premium is required when deposit is made


  • Flights, including payment schedule, will be finalized by December 2020. Payment schedule will be released when flights are available.

At final payment:

  • Non-refundable final payment, including land tour, due by July 8, 2021.

Insurance Information:

Travel protection that includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss / damage / delay, flight / travel accident, and emergency medical coverage is available and is highly recommended. 

Details about our Premium Protection Plan and other Travel Protection options are available from your Trusted Travel Advisor. 

If you would like to purchase your Travel Protection online, or are located outside of PEIplease visit the “Look & Book” page on our website and click “Travel Insurance” to purchase your travel protection.

By declining insurance, you will waive any liability against your Trusted Travel Advisor or Stewart Travel Group for any costs you incur as a result of your choice not to purchase Travel Insurance Coverage or your selection of the principal sums and / or sums insured of the insurance you purchase. 

Any exceptions will be noted upon request with Stewart Travel Group and its appointed Agents.
For other nationalities please contact your Travel Agent or appropriate Consulate for details.

Please, contact the agent to send the information

October 30 to November 10, 202 1

Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise

Crystal Bach

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland

PLUS 3-nights post-cruise in Switzerland

The Netherlands | Germany | France | Switzerland

Day 1 – October 30

  • Depart Atlantic Canada (or other gateways on request) on an overnight flight for Europe.

Day 2 – October 31

  • Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Transfer to the Crystal Bach and embark. Overnight in port. There are 73 excursions (the vast majority of which are included) available in Amsterdam.

Day 3 – November 1

  • Spend the morning in Amsterdam before setting sail.

Day 4 – November 2

  • Arrive in Cologne, Germany this afternoon, staying until late night.

Day 5 – November 3

  • This morning, arrive in Koblenz, Germany where you will stay overnight, departing the next morning. Explore this beautiful area on any of 38 excursions.

Day 6 – November 4

  • Depart Koblenz this morning to cruise the middle Rhine Valley.
  • This afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim – the town where the Crystal Bach was christened – staying until late night.

Day 7 – November 5

  • This morning, arrive in Mannheim, Germany, staying until this evening. With 27 excursions, there is lots of opportunity to explore this town – synonymous with automotive innovation (where “Benz” all began).

Day 8 – November 6

  • We will arrive in Strasbourg, France this morning to explore for a few hours. Strasbourg is home to the European Parliament and it has the first city centre to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore it all on the 20 available excursions.

Day 9 – November 7

  • Arrive in Basel, Switzerland where we will disembark the Crystal Bach.
  • Transfer to the train station.
  • Travel by train to our next destination in Switzerland.
  • Accommodations in 4* hotel.

Day 10, 11 – November 8 / 9

  • Explore the beautiful landscapes and villages of Switzerland.
  • Detailed itinerary in the planning stages.

Day 12 – November 10

  • Fly back from Switzerland to your original gateway in Atlantic Canada.

Crystal Bach

  • Europe’s first all-balcony, all-suite river ship
  • 106 guests
  • Butler service for all room categories
  • 53 guest suites
  • 1 to 1.55 guest-to-crew ratio (best in the industry)
  • Re-imagined in 2017


Five categories of butler-serviced suites with panoramic balcony windows are available to our group – all at the same price. Book early to get your choice! (Deck Plan)


  • King-sized bed
  • King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens
  • Beds face the Panoramic Balcony Window
  • Full-length mirror
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Bedside iPad
  • Ultra-thin television with on-demand movies
  • Blackout drapery and sheers


  • Double vanity with halo-lit mirror, integrated TV, drawers, & heated towel rail
  • Glass-enclosed shower with both overhead and hand-held showerhead
  • ETRO bathrobes, kimonos, slippers, and bath amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Power sockets 110 / 220 V


  • Nightstands with wireless charging pad & USB outlets
  • Closet with shelving, full-height hanging and removable lower rail (walk
  • In-room safe
  • Writing desk/vanity area
  • 40" wall-mounted, flat-screen HD TV
  • Refrigerator and welcome drawer stocked with Inpresso, cups & glasses
  • Refrigerator
  • Panoramic window (with optional screen)

Butler Service

  • Unpacking & packing upon request
  • Optional experience arrangements
  • In-suite hors d’oeuvres & canapes service

Your Tour Hosts: Paula & Travis Stewart

This tour will be escorted by the co-owners of Stewart Travel Group, Paula & Travis Stewart. Having escorted many groups to destinations in Europe and the Caribbean, and having travelled around the world, Paula & Travis know how to take care of all of the details.

“Our clients are the most important part of our business. We want to make sure that everyone feels welcome and just like part of our family when we travel. We’ll make sure to take care of all of the details so that you can relax and enjoy every moment. We really hope you can join us.”

~ Paula & Travis

2021 Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise - Hosted by Paula and Travis

Stewart Travel Group

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