Broadway Star Rachel York Named Godmother Of Crystal Debussy

Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw

Crystal River Cruises has announced that Broadway singer and actor, Rachel York, will be the godmother of its newest river ship, Crystal Debussy. York will officially christen the ship on 28MAY during a ceremony at the Port of Amsterdam.

York – whose latest project on Broadway is “Head Over Heels” – has performed as part of the line’s Crystal on Broadway program, which brings performers and producers from Broadway shows to Crystal’s fleet for special performances and presentations. She will next perform on Crystal Mahler’s 28MAY cruise out of Amsterdam to Budapest.

“Rachel’s tremendous talents and charm transcends demographics and connects with audiences throughout the world,” said Tom Wolber, president and CEO of Crystal. “We are so pleased she is part of the Crystal family, as her grace and passion for excellence are representative of the experience found aboard Crystal voyages.”

“It has been a privilege to be part of the Crystal Family through the Crystal on Broadway program and I am honoured to be the Godmother of Crystal Debussy,” York said. “To fulfill such an enduring tradition and represent a ship of such style and elegance – as well as a crew dedicated to superb service and experiences day in and day out – is truly my pleasure.”

The 106-guest Crystal Debussy embarked on her maiden voyage along the Rhine River on 9APR. 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.

Kerry Sharpe

Kerry Sharpe Columnist

Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.

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