Crystal Cruises recently unveiled details for its two new river cruise ships, which will be launched in Europe starting in late March 2017.
The 140 passenger ships will feature larger accommodations and space-to-guest ratio than any other river cruise ship, and include Crystal’s signature all-inclusive six-star service. Both vessels will be built by Lloyd Werft shipyard in Germany.
“We continue to listen to what our guests and the luxury traveler want, and river cruises are what they’ve been telling us they want for some time – it’s a natural extension of the exceptional ocean cruise Crystal has offered for the past 25 years,” said Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez.
The 70-suite luxury yachts will feature 250 square-foot guest suites with walk-in wardrobes, American king size beds and bathrooms with double vanities. Two 500 square-foot Penthouse Suites will also be available. Spacious public areas, including the Palm Court with dance floor and glass domed roof and a well-appointed fitness center and spa.
Ships will sail during daylight hours so guests can enjoy some of the most picturesque rivers in central Europe. Destinations will include France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.
During days spent in port, Crystal River Cruises will offer guests a selection of Crystal Adventures as well as launch its newest shore-side program called Active Exploration Adventures. Crystal is offering a complimentary active excursion for guests to explore the European landscapes while staying fit on their vacation.
Travelers can also create their own active adventures using bicycles (electric or manual), Segways and other active gear available on the ship. A luxury yacht tender will be available for private yachting experiences to secluded areas within the destinations.
Itineraries, fares and bookings for Crystal River Cruises will be available beginning December 1, 2015. Please contact us if you are interested in being one of the first to experience a Crystal luxury river cruise.
Source: Crystal Cruises press release. Images courtesy Crystal Cruises.