Crystal River Welcomes Its Fourth Ship, Crystal Debussy
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Crystal River Cruises has welcomed Crystal Debussy to its fleet. The latest addition to the portfolio brings the river fleet to four luxury vessels since Crystal River launched in 2016.
The vessel was delivered to Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber at MV WERFTEN during an official handover ceremony in Wismar, Germany.
“We look forward to welcoming Crystal Debussy to our river fleet as we continue to expand Crystal’s hallmark brand of luxury to the river cruising industry,” Wolber said.
“She will debut next month with the same superior onboard amenities, caring service, world-class dining, complimentary experiences ashore, and highly-sought after itineraries that our guests have enjoyed onboard all of our river vessels. Once again, the experts at MV WERFTEN have demonstrated their masterful skills and attention to detail.”
Sailing itineraries between Amsterdam and Basel, the 106-guest Crystal Debussy will travel along the Rhine River, beginning with her 9APR maiden voyage round-trip from Amsterdam. Guests will visit ports in the Netherlands and Belgium on the seven-day itinerary, with 10-day voyages also calling in Germany.
Throughout 2018 and 2019, the ship will sail routes of seven and 10 days between Amsterdam and Basel along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, visiting Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.
In addition, Crystal will welcome Crystal Ravel to the fleet next month joining sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and the line’s first river ship, Crystal Mozart.
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