Crystal Ravel, the fifth luxury vessel for Crystal River Cruises, has officially joined the fleet, and will set sail on her maiden voyage next month.
“We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Ravel to the fleet, which will further expand the many choices our guests have for experiencing luxury on the rivers of Europe,” said Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber.
“Since launching Crystal River Cruises two years ago, our ships and their dedicated staff and crew have consistently raised the bar of excellence in the industry.”
Crystal launched its Crystal River Cruises program in 2016, and now features a fleet of five all-suite, all-balcony, all-butler ships. Crystal Ravel joins the fleet approximately one month after her sister ship Crystal Debussy was received by the company at the shipyard. Crystal Debussy embarked on her maiden voyage on 9APR from Amsterdam.
Crystal Ravel embarks on 10MAY from Basel to Vienna, and sails itineraries along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers, visiting towns and cities in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia.
Like her newly-built sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Debussy, the 106-guest Crystal Ravel offers Crystal’s butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, panoramic balcony-windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs.
Additional features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries.
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