First Steel Cut for Two Crystal River Yachts

By ,   January 10, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Crystal River Cruises celebrated the first step of construction of its two new luxury river ships for 2018, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel.

The steel cutting ceremony took place yesterday, January 9, at MV Werften shipyard, Wismar, Germany. Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, executive chairman of Crystal parent company Genting Group, was present, along with other dignitaries.

The identical couple of 106-passenger ships, set to debut on the Rhine, will feature all balcony suites with walk-in closets, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs and king-size beds. Multiple restaurants and even a swimming pool are among the other extras.

Crystal River Cruises ship

"Today is another crowning achievement in the growth of the Crystal brand, as we take another step closer in further delivering the growing demand for a true luxury experience on Europe's rivers," said Crystal's Chairman, CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez.

The river cruise line debuted in 2016 with the refurbished Crystal Mozart on the Danube and continues its growth in 2017 with the scheduled launch of Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach in the summer.