Crystal Cruises chose Elisabeth Gurtler to name line's first river ship, Crystal Mozart. The christening ceremony will take place in Vienna, Austria in July. 

Gurtler is the managing director of Vienna's renowned Hotel Sacher and an acting director of city's historic Spanish Riding School. 

Crystal Mozart


In a company statement, Edie Rodriguez, Crystal's CEO and president, said: 

"It is fitting that such a pillar of the Viennese community as Ms. Gurtler would join the Crystal family as we expand into the stunning waterways of Austria and the surrounding areas."

Crystal Mozart departs on her maiden voyage July 13, sailing the Danube roundtrip from Vienna.