Present at the steel cutting ceremony was the Genting Group Executive Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Economics Minister Harry Glawe and numerous other guests.
The two vessels, named Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel, will each be 135 metres in length and accommodate their 110-passengers in 55 luxury suites. The river yachts will feature a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre and a selection of restaurants, lounges and bars.
Jarmo Laakso, Managing Director of MV Werften, said: “This is a moving moment for us, because it is the first steel cutting ceremony under the MV Werften flag. We are proud to be building these high-quality ships for Crystal River Cruises, which will meet highest safety and travel standards."