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Crystal Cruises Orders Eight New Ships With Lloyd Werft

Crystal Cruises has announced that it has signed an order for its eight new ships with the Lloyd Werft Group, a collection of four shipyards in Northern Germany.

Crystal will build six new luxury river yachts to be deployed on European rivers with deliveries from 2017 to 2019. The two additional river yachts are the result of continued interest and demands from travel partners and guests, and join the four previously announced vessels - Crystal Debussy, Crystal Ravel, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach – planned for embarkation in June and August 2017. Crystal River Cruises makes its official debut this summer with launch of reimagined Crystal Mozart on July 13 in Vienna, Austria.

Additionally, the first purpose-built Polar Class luxury megayacht, Crystal Endeavor, which will be delivered in August 2018, will accommodate just 200 guests and take travellers to the Arctic and Antarctic Circles in addition to warm water cruising. The final ship included in the agreement is the first of three Crystal Exclusive Class™ ships, which will weigh 117,000 gross tons and will accommodate 1,000 guests and residents. It is set for delivery in autumn 2019. The Exclusive Class ships will also be equipped to sail the far reaches of the globe, including Polar and Arctic regions.

The agreement will also reinforce the reputation of the Lloyd Werft shipyard company as the preeminent producer of world-class ships, while supporting local communities in the region.

This is a very exciting time indeed for the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, and we will keep you updated with future announcements, but in the meantime, why note explore the range of stunning itineraries available aboard Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Esprit.

For more information on Crystal Cruises, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.