Crystal River Cruises has announced that it is going to build two additional river ships, bringing the total amount of river ships to seven by 2019.
The Crystal Mozart is a reimagined ship, while the other six ships will be new builds.
It includes touches like a pop-up bar area on the Vista deck, complete with a vanishing movie screen for al fresco evening show times. The ship holds up to 158 guests (91 crew members) and is designed to fit into the wider locks of the Danube River from Passau in Germany to Budapest in Hungary.
Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal, presided over a shipyard steel cutting ceremony to begin production of the line’s first four of the new-build river yachts. The four, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler, and Crystal Ravel will launch in Europe in the summer of 2017.
“This seemingly simple act was an absolute thrill, as it represents a very important milestone in the growth of the Crystal brand,” said Rodriguez. “It was my honor to stand with the leaders of our wonderful parent company and the acclaimed Lloyd Werft Shipyard, and to enjoy the support of the local community leaders, as we continue the process of ushering in the new era of Crystal with Crystal River Cruises.”
The all-suite luxury river yachts, will be the first in the industry to feature exceptional amenities and itinerary highlights including:
- 250 square-foot guest suites with walk-in wardrobes, king-size beds and bathrooms with double vanities
- Two 500 square-foot Penthouse Suites with added comforts and conveniences
- Spacious public areas, including the Palm Court, with dance floor and glass domed roof, and a well-appointed fitness center and spa
The two additional river yachts, as yet unnamed, are scheduled for delivery in 2019.