Crystal Cruises increases ship order to meet demand

Crystal Cruises increases ship order to meet demand

Crystal Cruises has raised an order for new ships and river boats from six to eight due to heightened demand.

The ultra luxury company will build a total of six new river yachts to be deployed on European rivers with deliveries from 2017 to 2019. 

Two additional all-suite river vessels confirmed yesterday are the result of continued interest and demands from travel partners and passengers.

They will join the four previously announced vessels - Crystal Debussy, Crystal Ravel, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach – due to enter service in June and August 2017.

Crystal River Cruises makes its debut this summer with the launch of the revamped Crystal Mozart on July 13 in Vienna.

The first purpose-built Polar Class luxury megayacht, Crystal Endeavor (pictured), which will be delivered in August 2018, will carry 200 passengers on voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic Circles in addition to warm water cruising. 

The final ship included in the latest agreement is the first of three planned ocean-going Crystal Exclusive Class ships. The 117,000 gross ton vessels will carry 1,000 passengers and residents and are due for delivery from autumn 2019. 

The Exclusive Class ships will also be equipped to sail in Polar and Arctic regions.

The vessels are to be built at four Lloyd Werft Group shipyards in Germany.

The line’s president and chief executive, Edie Rodriguez, said: "The new Exclusive Class ships, yachts and river yachts planned for the coming years provide travellers with an exhilarating glimpse into the future of luxury travel of all kinds, from rugged expedition adventures to indulgently relaxing river cruises.

“In the agreement with Lloyd Werft for the building of these astounding new vessels, we are again reinforcing Crystal’s position as the leader in luxury travel and hospitality, as we continue to cater to virtually every wish of the discerning modern traveller.”

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