Riverside Collection Cruises acquires the remaining 4 Crystal riverboats

   January 11, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Riverside Collection Cruises, which bought Crystal Mozart in November 2022, has purchased the remaining 4 riverboats of Crystal Cruises.

In addition to Crystal Mozart, which was renamed Riverside Mozart, the fleet now includes MS Bach, MS Debussy, MS Mahler, and MS Ravel, now known as Riverside Bach, Riverside Debussy, Riverside Mahler, and Riverside Ravel, respectively.

Riverside Luxury Cruises is a travel brand and subsidiary fully-owned by The Seaside Hotels (Germany).

The vessels are now available for booking. The Hamburg-based company is also offering travel agents a 21% commission for 2023 voyages along with introductory fam rates.

In April, Riverside Mozart is slated to begin operating on Danube River itineraries, Riverside Ravel on Rhone & Saone cruises, and River Debussy on Rhine voyages.

Riverside Bach and Riverside Mahler are expected to debut in 2024 on itineraries to be announced later in 2023.

Gregor Gerlach, owner of Germany-based Seaside Hotels (shipowner) said they were thrilled by the expansion of their fleet to include those storied vessels. 

“This acquisition allows us to expand our itinerary offerings, showcasing a level of space, personalized service and elegance not found with any other river cruise line.”