Crystal Ravel

Crystal Ravel current position

Crystal Ravel current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 48.31461 N / 14.31607 E) cruising en route to LINZ. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Crystal Ravel

Crystal Ravel current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest. The itinerary starts on 29 May, 2020 and ends on 04 Jun, 2020.

Date / TimePort
29 May 23:00    Departing from Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany hotels
30 May 09:00 - 20:00    Linz am Rhein, Germany
31 May 09:00 - 17:00    Passau, Germany
01 Jun 09:00 - 13:00    Melk, Austria
01 Jun 15:00 - 23:59    Durnstein, Austria
02 Jun 07:00 - 03 Jun 16:00    Vienna, Austria
04 Jun 09:00    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Specifications of Crystal Ravel

Year built2018  /  Age : 2
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 Debussy, Crystal Mahler
Christened byMariann Peller
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Crystal Ravel Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 May 29 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau
2020 Jun 06 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5501
2020 Jun 12 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5339
2020 Jun 20 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4939
2020 Jun 26 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4589
2020 Jul 04 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $4603
2020 Jul 11 5 days, one-way from Regensburg to Budapest Regensburg $4598
2020 Jul 18 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest
2020 Jul 24 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4599
2020 Aug 01 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4599
2020 Aug 07 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4594
2020 Aug 15 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4603
2020 Aug 21 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4604
2020 Aug 29 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4108
2020 Sep 04 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5150
2020 Sep 12 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5946
2020 Sep 18 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $6346
2020 Sep 26 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $7203
2020 Oct 02 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $6994
2020 Oct 10 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest
2020 Oct 17 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Treasures of the Danube Cruise Vienna $6853
2020 Oct 27 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna
2020 Nov 03 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest
2020 Nov 10 5 days, one-way from Regensburg to Budapest Regensburg
2020 Nov 17 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest
2020 Nov 24 5 days, one-way from Regensburg to Budapest Regensburg
2020 Dec 01 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3655
2020 Dec 07 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3649
2020 Dec 15 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3653
2020 Dec 22 10 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Vienna Vilshofen an der Donau $6699
2021 Mar 28 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3215
2021 Apr 05 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3598
2021 Apr 11 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3591
2021 Apr 19 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3809
2021 Apr 25 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3794
2021 May 03 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5183
2021 May 09 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5165
2021 May 17 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5171
2021 May 23 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5168
2021 May 31 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5181
2021 Jun 06 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5176
2021 Jun 14 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5177
2021 Jun 20 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5169
2021 Jun 28 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5174
2021 Jul 04 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5174
2021 Jul 12 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5170
2021 Jul 18 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5173
2021 Jul 26 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5173
2021 Aug 01 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5176
2021 Aug 09 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5179
2021 Aug 15 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5173
2021 Aug 23 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5165
2021 Aug 29 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5170
2021 Sep 06 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5767
2021 Sep 12 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5751
2021 Sep 20 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5754
2021 Sep 26 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5281
2021 Oct 04 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $5261
2021 Oct 11 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Treasures of the Danube Cruise Vienna $7567
2021 Oct 21 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $4383
2021 Oct 28 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3321
2021 Nov 03 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2723
2021 Nov 11 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2743
2021 Nov 17 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2733
2021 Nov 25 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3219
2021 Dec 01 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3524
2021 Dec 09 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3522
2021 Dec 15 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3520
2021 Dec 24 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $6007
2022 Mar 27 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau
2022 Apr 04 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4396
2022 Apr 10 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4881
2022 Apr 18 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4879
2022 Apr 24 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5377
2022 May 02 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5657
2022 May 08 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5670
2022 May 16 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $5850
2022 May 23 6 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $5863
2022 May 30 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $6139
2022 Jun 05 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $6150
2022 Jun 13 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5848
2022 Jun 19 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5663
2022 Jun 27 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5168
2022 Jul 03 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5178
2022 Jul 11 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5166
2022 Jul 17 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5167
2022 Jul 25 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5183
2022 Jul 31 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5171
2022 Aug 08 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5183
2022 Aug 14 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5167
2022 Aug 22 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5165
2022 Aug 28 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5853
2022 Sep 05 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $6143
2022 Sep 11 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $6155
2022 Sep 19 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $6139
2022 Sep 25 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $6150
2022 Oct 03 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5652
2022 Oct 09 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5660
2022 Oct 17 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4679
2022 Oct 23 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4689
2022 Oct 31 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4388
2022 Nov 06 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3912
2022 Nov 14 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3910
2022 Nov 20 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3905
2022 Nov 28 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4400
2022 Dec 04 6 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4873
2022 Dec 12 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $4393

Crystal Ravel Review

Review of Crystal Ravel

Crystal Ravel 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 fleet mates and sister-ships are named Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler, and Crystal Bach. To start operations, the Crystal river cruise line purchased an existing riverboat - Crystal Mozart - that was fully refurbished and launched in July 2016.

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. Company's ships are top-ranked in numerous categories, offer 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 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 Ravel 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.

Cabins

The Ravel ship has a capacity for 114 passengers (max 169 pax / triple occupancy), top-luxury suites (ranging from 20-71 m2 / 220-760 ft2). All staterooms 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. 

Crystal river cruise ship pool

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 Ravel river cruise ship

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Ravel ship 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. The Palm Court Lounge features a 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, 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.

River Cruise Itineraries

Initially, Crystal Ravel itinerary program was based on Dordogne and Garonne river cruises leaving out of Bordeaux, and themed as “Bordeaux, The Wine Region, and Beyond”. The 7-day itineraries (also including Gironde Estuary) offered 2-nights (overnight stay) in Bordeaux and visiting Pauillac, Blaye, Libourne.

However, for the inaugural 2018-2019 season, the boat had scheduled 7- and 14-day Moselle, Rhine and Danube river cruises leaving from Amsterdam Holland, Basel Switzerland, Vienna Austria, and Budapest Hungary. During season 2018 were operated cruises between Vienna and Basel. For season 2019 were scheduled itineraries between Vienna and Budapest.

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 Ravel riverboat is named after the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937). The (dual) steel-cutting ceremony for Crystal Debussy (yard number 128) and Ravel yard number 129) 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 Ravel and Debussy 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 Managing Director), 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 August 8, 2017, and officially delivered to Crystal Cruises on April 12, 2018, in Wismar.

Ship's godmother is Mariann Peller - Hungarian TV presenter and actor, creator of the classical music show “Virtuosos” and founder of "Young Virtuosos Foundation". The christening ceremony was held on July 11, 2018, in Budapest, during the 7-day "Danube Serenade" cruise tour (itinerary July 5-12). The naming ceremony was attended by Tom Wolber (Crystal Cruises President and CEO) and Walter Littlejohn (Crystal River Cruises managing director and VP). The special event took place during the overnight stay in Budapest, allowing passengers to participate in the festivities.

The Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was scheduled for May 10, 2018. Next table shows the itinerary's ports and port times.

Date / TimePort
10 May / 12 May - 22:00 (overnight)Departing from Basel, Switzerland
13 May 08:00 - 22:00Kiel, Germany
14 MaySpeyer, Germany
14 MayMannheim, Germany
15 MayKoblenz, Germany
15 MayRudesheim, Germany
16 MayMiltenberg, Germany
16 MayWertheim, Germany
17 MayWurzburg, Germany
18 May 10:00 - 18:00Bamberg, Germany
19 MayNuremberg, Germany
20 May 09:00 - 19:00Regensburg, Germany
21 MayDeggendorf, Germany
21 May 18:00 - 21 May / 22 May - 16:00 (overnight)Passau, Germany
23 MayMelk, Austria
23 MayKrems an der Donau, Austria
24 May 08:00 - 24 May / 25 May (overnight)Arriving in Vienna, Austria

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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