Crystal Debussy

Crystal Debussy current position

Crystal Debussy current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 47.65333 N / 7.52562 E) cruising en route to BASEL. The AIS position was reported 12 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Crystal Debussy

Crystal Debussy current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel. Prices start from USD 6155 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2021 and ends on 27 Sep, 2021.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep 13:00    Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels
22 Sep 14:00 - 23:00    Cologne, Koln, Germany
23 Sep 08:00 - 24 Sep 07:00    Koblenz, Germany
24 Sep 14:00 - 22:00    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
25 Sep 09:00 - 17:00    Mannheim, Germany
26 Sep 08:00 - 13:00    Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
27 Sep 06:00    Arriving in Basel, Zurich, Switzerland hotels

Specifications of Crystal Debussy

Year built2018  /  Age: 3
Flag state Malta
BuilderMV Werften (Wismar, Germany)
ClassRhine-class River Cruiser
Owner(GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
OperatorCrystal River Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers114 - 169
Crew85
Decks4
Cabins55
Decks with cabins2
Sister-shipsCrystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel
Christened byRachel York
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Crystal Debussy Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Aug 30 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5548
2021 Sep 07 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5899
2021 Sep 13 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5896
2021 Sep 21 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $6155
2021 Sep 27 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2021 Oct 05 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Enchanting Moselle Cruise Amsterdam $7759
2021 Oct 15 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4753
2021 Oct 21 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $4489
2021 Oct 29 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4800
2021 Nov 04 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2021 Nov 12 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4300
2021 Nov 18 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3559
2021 Nov 26 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2021 Dec 02 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2021 Dec 10 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3668
2021 Dec 16 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2021 Dec 23 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Joyful Holidays on the Rhine Cruise Amsterdam
2022 Mar 29 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4495
2022 Apr 04 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $4206
2022 Apr 12 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5126
2022 Apr 18 1 day, one-way from Basel to Kehl-Strasbourg Basel $4933
2022 Apr 26 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5700
2022 May 02 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5421
2022 May 10 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5457
2022 May 16 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5458
2022 May 24 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5759
2022 May 30 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5468
2022 Jun 07 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5459
2022 Jun 21 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5378
2022 Jun 27 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $6540
2022 Jul 05 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5514
2022 Jul 11 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2022 Jul 19 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2022 Jul 25 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5519
2022 Aug 02 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4885
2022 Aug 08 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2022 Aug 16 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $6592
2022 Aug 22 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5507
2022 Aug 30 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5705
2022 Sep 05 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $6043
2022 Sep 13 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $6146
2022 Sep 19 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $6150
2022 Sep 27 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5556
2022 Oct 03 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5568
2022 Oct 11 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4784
2022 Oct 17 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3805
2022 Oct 25 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3904
2022 Oct 31 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3908
2022 Nov 08 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4003
2022 Nov 14 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3999
2022 Nov 22 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4001
2022 Nov 29 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5523
2022 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5172
2023 Mar 26 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3564
2023 Apr 01 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $4293
2023 Apr 09 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5037
2023 Apr 15 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5035
2023 Apr 23 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5507
2023 Apr 29 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5513
2023 May 07 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5864
2023 May 13 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5865
2023 May 21 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5851
2023 May 27 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5853
2023 Jun 04 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5858
2023 Jun 10 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5849
2023 Jun 18 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5505
2023 Jun 24 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5612
2023 Jul 02 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5216
2023 Jul 08 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5219
2023 Jul 16 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5231
2023 Jul 22 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5224
2023 Jul 30 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5212
2023 Aug 05 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5225
2023 Aug 13 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5223
2023 Aug 19 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5229
2023 Aug 27 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5848
2023 Sep 02 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $6442
2023 Sep 10 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $6432
2023 Sep 16 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $6440
2023 Sep 24 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $5959
2023 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5957
2023 Oct 08 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $4882
2023 Oct 14 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $4094
2023 Oct 22 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3898
2023 Oct 28 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3897
2023 Nov 05 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3897
2023 Nov 11 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3898
2023 Nov 19 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3908
2023 Nov 25 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3913
2023 Dec 03 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3910
2023 Dec 09 6 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3896
2023 Dec 17 6 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3900
2023 Dec 23 9 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $5409

Crystal Debussy Review

Review of Crystal Debussy

Crystal Debussy cruise ship belongs to the fleet of Crystal River Cruises. The company operates a total of 4 newbuild top-luxury "river yachts" (by the shipbuilder Lloyd Werft / MV Werften, Wismar Germany) plus 1 riverboat acquired in 2015. Mahler's fleetmates and sisterships are Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, and Crystal Ravel. To start operations, Crystal's river cruise line purchased an existing riverboat - Crystal Mozart - that was fully refurbished and launched in July 2016.

The vessel (ENI number 4812690) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 248366000) and registered in Valletta.

History - construction and ownership

One of the top-luxury passenger shipping companies, Crystal Cruises operates both ocean and river cruises on premium liners and newbuild riverboats with all-inclusive travel package deals. The company's ships are top-ranked in numerous categories, offer an intimate cruising experience, 5-star hotel amenities, superior service. The company was founded in 1988 as a subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) - one of the world's largest container shipping companies. In 2015, NYK Line sold Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Following the acquisition, the company was renamed to Crystal Ltd. It currently includes the brands Crystal Cruises (ocean-going ships), Crystal River Cruises (European riverboats), Crystal Yacht Cruises (mega-yachts), Crystal Luxury Air (aircraft) and Crystal AirCruises (fly-cruise deals).

MS Crystal Debussy river cruise ship

Crystal River Cruises (a division of Crystal Cruises) operate with fully all-inclusive deals. Brand's product is marked by gourmet dining, expert enrichment program, high-class onboard entertainment, top-luxury amenities and impeccable service on newbuild riverboats in Europe. In each port along the cruise tour itinerary are offered culture-themed events and excursions. In some ports, Crystal river cruise ships offer overnight stays allowing passengers to enjoy high-class gourmet dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants ashore and also exclusive evening events and entertainment shipboard.

To start its operations, the Crystal river cruise company purchased an existing riverboat that was refurbished and renamed Crystal Mozart (launched in July 2016). The company additionally ordered four new luxury "river yachts" by the shipbuilder Lloyd Werft Germany.

Crystal river cruise ship pool

Decks and Cabins

The riverboat Crystal Debussy has 55 staterooms (capacity for 114 passengers/max 169 with triple occupancy) and top-luxury suites (ranging from 20-71 m2 / 220-760 ft2). All cabins on the new series Crystal river cruise ships feature the following industry-first cabin amenities - King beds, walk-in closets, and en-suite marble bathrooms with double sink vanities.

The riverboat has 4 decks, of which 2 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Onboard dining options include Waterside Restaurant (dining room), Vintage Room (wine bar / private dinner/party venue), Palm Court (show lounge), Cove Bar, Bistro (casual cafe), top-deck Vista Bar & Grill. All venues are operated with open-seating dining. 

Onboard dining menus include food prepared with freshest, locally sourced ingredients and itinerary-based traditional specialties - fresh seafood and fish, seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry from local farms, local draught and craft beers, regional wines and cheeses. Specialty coffees and teas served complimentary on the ship are by the Vienna Austria-based company Julius Meinl.

MS Crystal Debussy river cruise ship

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The boat has 3 lounges and bars, 4 restaurants, 1 panoramic / glass elevator, gym, and spa facilities. Unique features are the glass-domed atrium area and the indoor infinity pool (resistance swimming pool). The ship’s show lounge, Palm Court, has a stage for live performances, grand piano performances, singalongs. The lounge features a dance floor for themed dancing parties, glass-dome cover, floor-ceiling window walls, live plants for decoration, comfortable seating, full-service bar. The 24-hour open coffee-tea corner, The Pantry, offers complimentary fruit basket, pastries, cookies, sparkling water. On the new river yachts, there are also Fitness Center and full-service Spa. One deck is dedicated to all onboard public spaces (including spa, gym, library, glass-domed Palm Court lounge). Each riverboat carries its own fleet of electric bikes, 2-person kayaks and jet skis for complimentary passenger use on an individual or guided tours and excursions ashore.

 

Itineraries

Initially, Crystal Debussy itinerary program was based on Seine River cruises leaving out of Paris France on 5-, 7- and 10-night itineraries with multiple overnights in Paris City. They were themed "Paris and The Arts”, “Best of Paris, Seine River and Normandy”, also Christmas Markets (“Christmas Paris and Shopping”, “Gilltering Pre-Christmas Paris and Shopping”). The list of visited port city destinations included Honfleur, Normandy beaches, Deauville, Rouen.

However, for the inaugural 2018-2019 season, the boat had scheduled 7-day and 10-day Moselle and Rhine river cruises between Amsterdam and Basel, visiting Switzerland, Holland, Germany, and Belgium.

Following the Coronavirus crisis (18 months pause), Crystal Debussy restarted voyages on August 30, 2021, from Basel Switzerland.

The all-inclusive Crystal river cruise deals (as cruise price inclusions) offer the following complimentary amenities and services:

  • Gratuities for all the ship's staff, including housekeeping, bar, dining, butlers
  • All meals (featuring 6-star gourmet cuisine and regional specialties)
  • Unlimited soft drinks, premium beverages (including champagne, fine wines, spirits, beers, bottled water)
  • 24-hour self-service pantry (specialty coffees, teas, wines, nonalcoholic drinks)
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour Wi-Fi access, free Wi-Fi and satellite Internet usage (60 min pp per day)
  • interactive TV (infotainment system) with movies on demand and music library
  • Airport-to-ship group transfers - luxury coaches to transport passengers from the airport to the riverboat on embarkation day.
  • Ship-to-airport group transfers (on disembarkation day).
  • Onboard daily yoga and fitness classes, daily choice of digital international newspapers
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programming (destination / itinerary-focused), including lectures, destination expert (on each cruise), local experts and tour guides.
  • Self-service guest laundry
  • Twice daily housekeeping services (evening turndown service)
  • In-cabin dining (hors d'oeuvres)
  • Butler service for each cabin
  • Two complimentary "Crystal Adventures" shore excursions in every port (curated). Additional excursions are available for purchase.
  • Complimentary culinary tours to renowned local establishments
  • Complimentary Atlanta eBikes, Nordic walking poles and audio headphones on all "Crystal Adventures" (shore excursions/land tours).

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Crystal Debussy riverboat is named after the French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918). The (dual) steel-cutting ceremony for Crystal Ravel (yard number 129) and Debussy (yard number 128) was on January 9, 2017, held at MV Werften shipyard (Wismar Germany). The first steel plates were flame cut. The special event was attended by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Genting Hong Kong's Executive Chairman), Edie Rodriguez (Crystal Cruises’ President, CEO, and Chairman) and Harry Glawe (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Economics Minister).

Crystal river cruise ship (Bach, Debussy, Mahler, Ravel)

The (dual) keel-laying ceremony for Debussy and Ravel was held on May 24, 2017, at MV Werften Wismar. The vessel's first sections were ceremoniously lowered into position on keel blocks. The special event was attended by Jarmo Laakso (MV WERFTEN's CEO), Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (GHK's Chairman and CEO), Josef Lumetsberger (Crystal River Cruises' General Manager of Operations), Harry Glawe (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Economics Minister) and other distinguished guests. Minister Glawe and Tan Sri Lim placed "lucky coins" on the keel blocks before the ship's first 2 sections (each one 170 tons) were laid down.

The riverboat was launched on June 4, 2017, and christened in Wismar on March 8, 2018. The naming ceremony was attended by Tom Wolber (Crystal Cruises President and CEO), Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (GHK's Chairman and CEO), Colin Au (GHK Group President) and Jarmo Laasko (MV WERFTEN's CEO).

Ship's official naming ceremony was on May 28, 2018, in Amsterdam. Godmother is Rachel York (US actress and singer). The ceremony was attended by Tom Wolber and Walter Littlejohn (Crystal River Cruises’ VP and managing director), and live-streamed via the company's Facebook page.

The Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was scheduled for April 9, 2018, themed "Tulips and Windmills". Next table shows the itinerary's ports and port times.

Date / TimePort
09 Apr - 11 Apr (overnight)Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
12 Apr 08:00 - 19:00Rotterdam, Holland
13 Apr 08:00 - 22:00Ghent, Belgium
14 Apr 08:00 - 22:00Antwerp, Belgium
15 Apr 08:00 - 14:00Middelburg, Holland
16 Apr 07:00 - 17 Apr (overnight)Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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