Crystal Cruises ups stake in river cruise

Luxury line increases order for river vessels
Crystal Cruises has upped its investment in the growing river-cruise sector, adding two more river ships to an existing order because of “increased demand”.
The order for two extra boats takes the number of new river yachts up to six. The previously announced four ships, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Ravel, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach, are due to be unveiled in summer 2017. All six ships will be operating on European rivers by 2019.
The US-based luxury cruise line is also building its first purpose-built Polar Class yacht, Crystal Endeavor, which will sail to the Arctic and Antarctic regions when it launches in August 2018. Also being built is the first of the line’s new Crystal Exclusive Class ships, which will cater for up to 1,000 passengers. It is set for delivery in autumn 2019.
All eight new ships are to be built by the Lloyd Werft Group of shipyards in Germany.
“The new Exclusive Class ships, yachts and river yachts planned for the coming years provide travellers with an exhilarating glimpse into the future of luxury travel of all kinds, from rugged expedition adventures to indulgently relaxing river cruises,” said Crystal chief executive Edie Rodriguez.
TTG Digital


Check Also

Widerøe slashes capacity to the far north

The regional airline says it will cut 44 weekly flights in Lofoten and Vesterålen, with more cuts likely.

Joon, air france, millennial, Oslo, flight, first, Nordic, destinations, Paris

Millennials visit Oslo on first Joon flight

Air France’s millennial-focused Joon adds its new-generation travel experience to Oslo Airport.

SJ, rail, train, Sweden, bookings, domestic, mountains, Are, travel, tourism, Easter

Booking pressure on Sweden’s Easter rail trips

Which Swedish rail destinations are seeing the biggest leaps in popularity this year?

Helsinki Marketing, MICE, Helsinki, meetings, congress, conferences, travel, Sustainable, multilingual

Helsinki congress visitors “ahead of Nordic rivals”

The Finnish capital attracted a record number of congress visitors last year.

OAG, Kaunas, Vilnius, Lithuania, technology, specialists, human resources, IT, air, travel, business, flights, Luton

Air links drive Lithuania’s high-tech growth

Air travel intelligence firm OAG will create a new development centre in the country’s second city Kaunas.

tourism, overtourism, travel, coral reef, environment, Philippines, close, Boracay, beach, sewage, water quality

Paradise island to shut down for clean-up

The travel trade struggles to rearrange bookings with just a month to go before Boracay’s closure.