Crystal Debussy

Crystal Cruises

Crystal River Cruises was voted “Best River Cruise Line” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2017. Step aboard one of our exceptional river yachts and discover the exacting attention to detail and gracious hospitality that defines our reputation for excellence.


24-hour Room Service
Butler Service
Complimentary airport transfer
Complimentary Excursions
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Self Service Laundromat
Swimming Pool

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Airport transfers, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities onboard and ashore; Butler service; unlimited Wi-Fi, and choice of shore excursions in port.

Not Included

  • Air fare, some Crystal Adventure Shore Excursions, Casino

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
4000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity
Information was not provided

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By: Ron&Sandra

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

It was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski
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Intimate friendly

By: Berlin

Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

Great service Nice passenger population of 96 Beautiful appointments and decor
Travel Advisor:  Gina Morovati
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By: kevin

Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

wonderful. The best cruise line and now the best river cruises
Travel Advisor:  Christie York
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Rhine River Cruise

By: Jed

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

The cruise line exceeded our expectations! Everything about the staff, service and organization was exceptional. Highly recommend Crystal.
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

cruise on crystal

By: sandy

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018

Wonderful ship with wonderful staff and very good food and entertainment
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Beautiful and luxurious!

By: SoundGal

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Beautiful and luxurious! We thoroughly enjoyed cruising on the Debussy. Our cabin was the petite suite with panoramic balcony. I have to say Kristin really has figured this out. Having the extra room in the cabin and having a panoramic window that opens fully, I did not miss having a balcony at all! Our cabin was very well appointed with luxury furnishings, a very comfortable bed, refrigerator stocked with whatever we wanted, and the bathroom while it was somewhat small, the shower felt very roomy and very luxurious! Overall we were very pleased with our accommodations.

Wonderful experience

By: soundgal

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Wonderful experience! We had a great time on our Rhine River cruise with Crystal cruises. The cruise was everything we hoped for and more. From the accommodations, to the food, to the service and congeniality of the crew, we felt like whatever we needed, all we had to do was ask. The crew was extremely friendly and went out of their way to make sure ourneeds were met, they even anticipated our needs before we had to ask on many occasions. Overall I felt like the service delivered by Crystal cruises and it's crew was top notch.

Rhine River Cruise

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2018

We enjoyed Crystal river cruise. The staff is extremely attentive. I would recommend Crystal.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Rhine River Cruise

By: Saso

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

Beautiful ship with calming interiors, professional & friendly staff . Beautiful presentation of meals. Easy on -off ship . Wonderful tour options. Would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Burns Lamphier
Not Recommended


By: Gary Morgan

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

I have written a complete summary of our trip. You can obtain a copy from Vivian. The entire trip was changes and it was not anywhere near what we signed up for. It was just terrible. I must say the ship, food and service was excellent but Crystal four days before the trip changed the entire intinerary and gave us no options other than to go on the trip. It was miserablr

Crystal Debussy Cruise

By: s

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2019

Sailing on the Crystal Debussy was the ultimate in luxury river boats. The boat's crew was friendly, helpful and extremely professional. I loved that the excursions were included in the price and there were various options to select from. The food was outstanding and always prepared in a beautiful presentation.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

river cruise

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 22 May 2019

It's a beautiful ship, stateroom was very comfortable, service was first class, and food was wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Hayes

Up & Down The Rhine & Low Countries

By: Dalink

Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

Excellent in every way: service, food, spa, concierge service, excursions, Crystal Experiences, on board entertainment with Carl.

Netherlands and Belgium

By: cruisefan

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

Outstanding cruise: food, service, sightseeing.

Crystal DeBussy

By: Joy and David Allen

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

As our first river cruise, we chose to sail the Rhine on the Crystal DeBussy. The ship was luxurious! Clean and comfortable with all the amenities of a fine hotel would describe this ship. The features that makes this ship so wonderful: the small number of passengers, the attention of the staff, and the comfortable size of the cabin. The ship was fully booked, but not crowded at all! Maybe only 100 people! The staff was friendly and ready to meet any need. Finally, we were so impressed at the size of our cabin (and comfy bed). Our cabin had a walk in closet, bigger bathroom than most ships, and ample walking room within the cabin. We especially loved our retractable window so that we could enjoy the views on the river from our cabin!
Travel Advisor:  Linda May Dinsmore

Crystal Debussy

By: Cindy

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2019

The ship was immaculate and very comfortable. State rooms were well laid out, comfortable and spacious.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook

great ship

By: mik

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

excellent time great staff
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Marrapese
Not Recommended

How to make it great

By: Happy traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2019

Crew was fantastic! Tours were sketchy. Taken to Bonn on Sunday. Everything was closed. An hour of free time to walk empty streets and closed shops. Thank God for our wonderful guide Andy who amused us with stories of his childhood. No quiet space (library) on ship to read, no gift shop, no morning paper. Breakfast and lunch was quite wonderful. Dinner was just acceptable. Ship was very confining and way to glitzy. Sailed on Uniworld three times and always felt like I was visiting someone’s beautiful home. As a past Crystal traveler on Esprit, we were disappointed by the dinners and their menus selection on this voyage. However, our room was taken care of beautifully and the crew was to b admired. Must do more with your tours! I will b sailing on Uniworld in the future. Sorry!

Rhine river cruise

By: JET20

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2019

Beautiful modern ship and extremely nice, well designed stateroom. The crew was professional, courteous and personable. They really cared for the passengers. On board nightly piano entertainer was an unexpected bonus. Top notch Michelin class food and wine. Private, after hours Cathedral organ recital was wonderful. .

Rheine River cruise

By: Kirstine

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2019

From the moment we arrived at the dock, we were greeted and cared for. As the cruise continued, the planned trips were always on time and had knowledgable guides. The food was beautifully prepared and they handled my dairy allergy well, pointing out what I could have in the buffets and preparing special meals in the evenings. The staff was accommodating and professional in every way. My only minor complaint is that the wardrobes in the petit suites have no light shining in the shelf section, making it hard to find clothes there and to use the safe in the back of a shelf. This was a wonderful cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Julieann Harris

Cruise river Debussy

By: Name

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2019

Excellent wonderful loved it
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman


By: Susanne

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2019

We loved it, only thing we would suggest is that they change the Michelin 2-Star restaurant. Bolenius was an extreme disappointment, we were glad it was comped with our accommodation, definitely not worth $300 per person! Suite was great, crew were outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Amiel Lindenbaum

Awesome trip

By: Rose

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2019

We were amazed how the staff and crew members gave us a warm welcome as we boarded the ship. I believe Crystal rolled out the “red carpet “ for us. WOW!! You all know how to make everyone feel welcome. The staff were professional, respectful and friendly. They made us feel like family. It was our first time and surely it met out highest expectations from day one we boarded. The tours were well organized informative and educational. The food from main course to desserts were delicious and amazing. You had an amazing chef and pastry chef. It was an awesome trip and will book Crystal cruise again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols


By: stewardess

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2019

Excellent experience! All needs and details were met. Staff and crew go above and beyond your expectations.

Cruising down the Rhine

By: Jules

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2020

We had an absolutely wonderful time with Crystal on their Christmas Markets cruise down the Rhine. The service was outstanding and the level of comfort and attention to detail just perfect. Every day was an enjoyable one and the excursions planned ensured that we saw an interesting and educational aspect of each port that we visited. All activities were well planned and the guides in the most part, informative and entertaining. On the cruise ship itself the food and beverages and other aspects of the offering were all exceptional. It was a wonderful relaxing holiday and I am already planning our next cruise with Crystal!