ALMACO won its first river cruise newbuild contract to supply galley areas and luxury suites for Crystal River Cruises’ 4 Rhine Class river yachts, to be delivered in 2017 and 2018.
The scope of work involves 220 luxury suites and corresponding corridors as well as the visual turnkey delivery of the main galley and pantries, including galley equipment and lining for all four river ships.
ALMACO previously refurbished the crew accommodation and catering areas onboard Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart earlier in 2016.
The first two yachts, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler will be delivered in June and August 2017, respectively, and are 135 meters in length and 11 meters in breadth. Each ship will have 55 ALMACO-built cabins, all of them suites, for up to 110 passengers. The suites will be of up to 70.5sq mtr and will feature high-quality and luxurious finishes.
CEO of ALMACO Group, Vilhelm Roberts, is enthusiastic about company’s entry into river ship market:
'ALMACO’s expertise in new cabin and galley construction in both the cruise ship and offshore industries allows for great flexibility and adaptation to the standards of the river cruise market.
'ALMACO has worked closely with the Genting Group since the 1990s and we are proud to continue to be a trusted partner in this exciting project.'