Crystal Mozart -- Wider Yacht Experience

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#1
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Has anyone experienced the Wider Yacht on the Crystal Mozart? I will be in Budapest on Jan. 1, 2017, and am considering this experience. (They are offering it that day.) Any experiences? Any thoughts?
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#2
Texas
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Joined Oct 2007
The Mozart is a beautiful boat and the Crystal experience is wonderful as is the experience on their ocean ships. My only other European river cruise was many years ago (1973) on the Rhine on a line that no longer does river cruises (KD). This was before river cruising became popular and the rivers became loaded with cruise boats! I loved everything about my Mozart experience. If you have specific questions, I'll be glad to answer.

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#3
New York
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Joined Aug 2011
There are a couple of dozen threads on this forum about Crystal Mozart, including some reviews from passengers. Use the "Search Forum" tool at the top of the main River Cruising page and simply enter the search term "Mozart" to find them.
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#4
London, UK
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There is a misunderstanding in the first two responses here. The Mozart is one of the widest river vessels on the Danube. However, the Op really means this:-
"Crystal’s river yachts will have their own Italian-made, 32-foot Wider speedboats"

This are new for this year I think. Crystal did refer to them in the original hype, sorry advertising but it was one of the "toys" that did not materialise on the Mozart last year. It was mention in passing but not really missed and put down to one of those "Edie over-selling" hype facts. I did not see this on the Mozart last year but then it was too cold for an open air river cruise given it was winter.

We are booked on a champagne excursion with champagne butler on one in Budapest as well in September.

Are you sure you want to go on the open air river cruise on 1 January 2018 in the middle of winter. Average temperature is 30 F. Warp up warmly.



Compensates for the fact that they cannot bring the submarine to the Danube!



#5
New York
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Originally posted by JohnKen3
Compensates for the fact that they cannot bring the submarine to the Danube!
Thanks for the clarification about the Wider Yacht. Clearly something that my income would need one or two extra zeroes to understand! Well, since they can't use the submarine on the Danube, maybe they should try the Elbe -- apparently surface ships can't sail there, so maybe a submarine could tunnel through!
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#6
London, UK
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The submarine jolly on the Crystal Espirit is $599 per person for 30 mins

The wider speedboat/yacht on the Crystal Mozart is 180 euros ($206) for an hour - a much better deal.
#7
Wirral UK
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I am sailing on the Mozart on August 13th and will report back with anything I can find out about the Wider Boat experience.
I do know on our cruise that they are not doing the evening trip on the Wider but instead will be having an evening champagne party onboard and sailing up and down the river so we can see the city at night.
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask as information and reviews for the Mozart are limited!
JohnKen3 your review and blog were brilliant and so helpful.

Kim
#8
London, UK
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Here are some photos of the Crystal Mozart II. It is very classy boys' toy. And you get to help drive it if you wish.



The boat is stored at the back of the Crystal Mozart (where the Blue restaurant is) next to the winching crane.


The crane that lowers the boat into the water



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#9
London, UK
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With the captain, first officer and our butler. Well someone has to serve the champagne.










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#10
Dubai, U.A.E.
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I must look back at my photographs from September 2016 because that boat looks different to the one that the Mozart was carrying when I was onboard. I'm pretty sure it wasn't painted in the Crystal livery and I don't remember the black canopy - although I should remember what it looked like as it was tied up outside my stateroom window when they had it in the water in Budapest!!!

Anne...
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