Crystal have started the steel cutting process for the construction of ‘luxury river yachts’ Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel, at MV Werften’s Wismar shipyard, of which they are due to enter service in Spring 2018,
Overseeing the ceremony on January 9th was Genting Group Executive Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Economics Minister Harry Glawe a various other guests.
The ships will be able to carry 106 guests with the ships measuring 135 metres long and 11 metres wide. They are designed to sail the Rhine, the Danube and the Moselle. The will also be Europe’s only all-balcony, all suite river cruise ships where guests will enjoy luxurious surroundings, king sized beds and wall mounted HD televisions.
Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s Chairman, CEO and President was excited by the start of the steel cutting for the new river ships.
“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. I , along with my leaders at our wonderful parent company and our expert partners at MV Werften, are excited in bringing Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel to life.”
Crystal’s River fleet is growing since they launched their first ship, Crystal Mozart (refurbished ship, not newbuild) in 2016 and later in 2017 will see the launch of identical twins, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler.