Crystal Welcomes New River Cruise Ship

Crystal Ravel
Image Courtesy: Crystal Cruises

Luxury Cruise Line, Crystal River Cruises has added a fifth vessel to their river cruise fleet. The Crystal Ravel, was officially handed over to the company today in Wismar, Germany. The company is proud to welcome the ship to the award-winning fleet ahead of its maiden voyage next month.

In attendance at the handover ceremony for Crystal Ravel which took place at MV WERFTEN shipyard, were Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and CEO of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong (GHK), Colin Au, group president of GHK, and Jarmo Laasko, Managing Director of MV WERFTEN. They were joined by the ambassador of Malaysia, Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason, who attended as the guest of honor.

Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber said:

“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,”


“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. Once again, I thank the experts at MV WERFTEN for their continued partnership and for sharing our commitment to building and delivering award-winning vessels.”

Crystal Ravel embarks on May 10 from Basel to Vienna, and sails itineraries along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers visiting medieval towns and cosmopolitan hubs 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 acclaimed 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.

Crystal River Cruises is a relative newcomer in the river cruise business just launching the brand in 2016. As part of the ultra luxury and most awarded luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises, their river cruise ships continue the same level of detail and high service standards they are known for.

For more details on the Crystal Ravel, visit the Crystal Cruises website.

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