The steel cutting for Crystal Cruises two new additional Rhine-Class river yachts took place at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar on 09 January 2017. The two new 110-passenger river yachts are scheduled to enter service in Spring 2018.
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.
Edie Rodriguez, Chairman, CEO and President, Crystal Cruises, said: “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.”
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."