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Crystal Cruises Unveils Details Of New Build River Yachts Debuting In 2017

As Crystal Cruises prepares to launch the first of its seven luxury river vessels, the fully reimagined Crystal Mozart, the luxury cruise line is also announcing design plans for the next phase of its four newly built luxury river yachts.

The river yachts are set to embark in spring and summer of 2017, and as with Crystal’s other recent endeavors (including Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit and Crystal Luxury Air’s Global Express Jet), Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Ravel, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Mahler will set a new standard of luxury river cruising experiences.

The four new river yachts will boast a nearly identical design strategy to that of Crystal Mozart, with some notable variances due to the difference in the vessels’ size. While Crystal Mozart is the largest river-going ship in Europe, accommodating 158 guests, the other new builds will carry approximately half that number for a more intimate environment. Sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach are distinguished as “Rhine Class” yachts, at 135 meters in length with 53 suites for 106 guests; while Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel will sail on the Seine, Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde Rivers and are considered “Paris Class” yachts, with a length of 110 meters and guest capacity of 78 guests in 39 suites.

All four vessels will offer Crystal guests luxurious amenities, including Crystal’s acclaimed butler service for every suite – suites that reach up to 759 square feet (Crystal Suite) and feature plush king-sized beds that face toward the Panoramic Balcony-Windows are covered with fine Egyptian cotton linens, plus walk-in closets, full-length mirrors, ETRO robes and slippers, wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs, and Nespresso machines.

Additional enticing features include Crystal’s highly-acclaimed cuisine in multiple eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; Cove Bar and Palm Court. Further cementing its differentiator in the river cruise industry, Crystal will offer true open-seating dining, allowing guests to dine where they want and when they want.

Public amenities and services include full-service spa and separate fitness centre, equipped with modern machines and cardio equipment as well as free weights – both with dedicated professionals for service and nearly unheard of in the river cruising market. Plus, a partial indoor/outdoor pool on the aft of Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler.

The new river yachts will also offer all-suite accommodations that are located entirely above the waterline, providing spectacular and unobstructed views through the Panoramic Balcony-Windows.

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

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