About Phoenix Reisen
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
About Swiss Crystal
The MS Swiss Crystal from the Swiss cruise line Scylla Tours was built in 1995. The ship already has many regular customers in the German market and convinces above all by elegance, spacious staterooms, many with balcony, the large sundeck with whirlpool, the acknowledged good kitchen as well as the outstanding service staff. The 100 m long ship accommodates up to 121 guests on the three passenger decks.
Swiss Crystal data
- Built in: 1995
- Length: 100 m
- Width: 11.4 m
- Depth: 1,35 m
- Decks: 3
- Passengers: 121
- Crew: 30
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro
Swiss Crystal staterooms
All staterooms of the MS Swiss Crystal are oceanview staterooms and are comfortably and elegantly furnished. The staterooms on Diamant deck have a french balcony and the staterooms on Emerald deck have large panoramic windows which can be opened in the upper part of the window. Depending on the chosen category, the staterooms are between 12 and 16 sqm in size. All staterooms have the following basic equipment: shower/WC, hairdryer, air conditioning, TV, radio, minibar, safe, telephone, 230 V AC.
Atmosphere on board of Swiss Crystal
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the MS Swiss Crystal is cosy and informal with a classic ambience. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here either. Regional events, live music and light entertainment will make your trip an all-round successful river experience. Board language is German, currency is Euro. Girocard as well as VISA and MasterCard are also accepted.
Swiss Crystal restaurants
On board the MS Swiss Crystal full board will be offered. Enjoy a rich breakfast buffet, multi-course lunches and dinners, as well as afternoon coffee/tea and midnight snacks. The experienced and friendly kitchen and service team will spoil you with good European cuisine. The traditional captain's reception, offered on many trips, as well as the captain's dinner with a festive menu complete the culinary offer.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and its people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to travel comfortably and elegantly and value a sophisticated but familiar environment, then you are exactly right on board the MS Swiss Crystal.
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