Posts Tagged ‘Crystal River Cruises’

Crystal River Cruises Announces New Itineraries for 2019

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Crystal Bach, the first of four new Rhine class river cruisers for Crystal River CruisesCrystal River Cruises has released its enhanced schedule of 2019 voyages, with more seven-day options in addition to the traditional 10-, 11-, 14- and 16-day routes. (more…)

Crystal Takes Delivery of Mahler from MV Werften

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Crystal Cruises took deliver of its second newbuild river ship from MV Werften during a hand-over ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Crystal Mahler was delivered, joining the Crystal Bach, her sister, as well as the Crystal Mozart. The new ship was christened at an outfitting quay in Wismar. (

Crystal Changes Itinerary of River Ship’s Maiden Cruise

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Crystal Bach, the first of four new Rhine class river cruisers for Crystal River CruisesCrystal River Cruises has anticipated a delay in the arrival of its newest riverboat, Crystal Mahler, to the Rhine River and has modified the ship’s 16-night maiden voyage in response. (

Photo Tour: Crystal River Cruises’ New Crystal Bach

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Crystal River Cruises has launched the Crystal Bach, the first four new “Rhine Class” river cruise ships. The ship was christened over the weekend by German opera star Anna-Maria Kaufmann. (

Crystal Christens New River Cruise Ship Crystal Bach

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The first new-build of Crystal’s ambitious river cruise expansion program — Crystal Bach — was christened today in Rudesheim-am-Rhein, Germany by renowned soprano Anna-Maria Kaufmann. (

Crystal River Cruises Names Soprano Anna- Maria Kaufmann Godmother of Crystal Bach

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Crystal River Cruises announced that famed soprano vocalist and beloved German performer, Anna-Maria Kaufmann, will be the godmother of Crystal Bach. (more…)

Crystal Takes Delivery of Bach River Ship

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

MV Werften has delivered what it is calling the world’s most luxurious river vessel, the Crystal Bach, which is the first in a series of four Rhine-class river ships being built for Crystal. The 135-meter long and 11.4-meter wide Crystal Bach was designed for river cruising in Europe, the company said. (

Crystal Cruises Offers 17 Shorter Ocean and River Sailings for Rest of 2017

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Crystal Cruises is offering shortened versions of many of its remaining 2017 river and ocean cruises, including those in the British Isles, the Seychelles, the United Arab Emirates and Europe’s Christmas Markets. (

New Itineraries Added to Crystal Mahler’s 2018 Spring Season

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Crystal river yacht vessels (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal River Cruises has unveiled four new 2018 itineraries for its second “Rhine Class” vessel, Crystal Mahler. In April and May next year, the brand new river yacht will sail three seven-day “Danube Serenade” routes between Budapest and Vienna, and one 11-day “Reflections on the Danube” sailing. (more…)

Crystal River Cruises Unveils Authentic, Inspired Culinary Concepts for Crystal Bach

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled detailed highlights of the culinary concepts and offerings to be featured aboard Crystal Bach, the first of the company’s “Rhine Class” river yachts, debuting in August. (more…)

Werften Lays Keels for Two More Crystal River Ships

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

MV Werften, Genting Hong Kong’s shipyard group, today (May 24) held a keel-laying ceremony for two more Crystal Rhine-class riverboats, the Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel. They are the third and fourth in a series of Crystal river sips. (

Brand New 360ᵒ Crystal Preview Surrounds Travelers in the Crystal Experience

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. (more…)

Crystal Gala: Crystal Showcase, AirCruises and Marketing Updates

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The MozartMarketing makeovers and more are in the spotlight as the 26th Annual Crystal Sales Gala continues. As the second full day of business sessions got underway aboard Crystal Mozart, agents were talking about the “Crystal on Broadway” premiere the previous evening. (

Crystal Cruises Delays Launch of Its Two New River Ships

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal River Cruises has delayed the 2017 launch dates for its two new vessels, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. (

Crystal River Cruises to Offer Exclusive Complimentary Event at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary. (more…)

Crystal unveil a full collection of worldwide itineraries for 2019

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)With a continued focus on more choices of luxurious ways to travel the world, Crystal is the first cruise line to officially unveil a full collection of worldwide itineraries for 2019, and all are open for booking beginning today (Jan.26). (more…)

Crystal and HCP Media Unveil Crystal Living In-Suite Publication

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

As it continues forward with the epic expansion of its brand and award-winning fleet, Crystal has unveiled an artful in-suite book that commemorates the spirit of what the company has dubbed The New Crystal – The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. (more…)

Crystal opens a dedicated corporate office in Sydney

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The new Crystal team based in the Sydney office is headed up by leading cruise and travel industry professional, Karen Christensen, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. (

First Steel Cut for Two Luxury River Yachts for Crystal River Cruises at MV WERFTEN

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Today, January 9, MV WERFTEN celebrated the cutting of the first piece of steel in Wismar, marking the ceremonial start of construction of Crystal River Cruises’ two additional Rhine Class luxury river yachts, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel, scheduled to sail in spring 2018. (more…)

Crystal Cruises Adds Additional Itineraries to Wave Season Promotion

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

In time for the 2017 “wave season,” Crystal Cruises has added more itineraries to its Crystal Clear Choices promotion, running through March 31, 2017. (

Crystal River Cruises opens new office in Amsterdam

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)“This morning in Amsterdam, Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez along with Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises, opened the new operations support office for the World’s Only Luxury River Cruise Line,” the company said in a statement. (

Crystal Announces TV Ad Buy

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Crystal Cruises’ massive expansion plan is continuing, this time with the first television ad campaign for the company since 2004, according to a press release issued by Crystal. (

Crystal Goes with Adonis for River Ships

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Adonis announced that Crystal Cruises is installing Adonis Personnel Management Suite in their new fleet of river ships. The solution will enable Crystal Cruises to automate crew management and competence, scheduling, time capture and payroll across their entire fleet. (

ALMACO Group to build passenger cabins and galleys for Crystal River Cruises’ “Rhine Class” at MV Werften Shipyard

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)ALMACO Group announced today that the German shipyard MV Werften has awarded the company the newbuilding contract for luxury suites and galley areas for Crystal River Cruises’ four “Rhine Class” luxury river yachts, which will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 from Wismar. (more…)

‘Crystal Sky Savings’ Offers Tremendous Value on European Voyages In 2017

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises are offering discerning travelers thousands of dollars of savings for 2017 European voyages with a brand new value proposition, “Crystal Sky Savings”. (more…)

Crystal River Cruises First Ever President’s Cruise Set for Thanksgiving Sailing

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Crystal’s popular ‘President’s Cruise’ is coming to Crystal River Cruises’ newest vessel this November, as CEO and President Edie Rodriguez joins Crystal Mozart guests on the Danube for a special Thanksgiving voyage. (

Crystal To Redeploy River Vessels from France to the Rhine and Danube

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Following the launch of its first river vessel, the Crystal Mozart, Crystal River Cruises announced today that it will increase its presence in the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers, deploying four of its planned newbuilds in the region over the next two years (2017 and 2018). (

Crystal Names Keith Cox to VP Role

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Crystal Cruises has announced the appointment of Keith Cox as vice president of entertainment and enrichment. Cox will oversee onboard enrichment and entertainment programs across all Crystal brand extensions, including Crystal Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal River Cruises and Crystal AirCruises. (

Crystal Mozart Christened in Vienna

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The ship was christened by Godmother Elisabeth Gürtler, who is the managing director of both the Hotel Sacher the city’s historic Spanish Riding School. (

Crystal River Cruises Releases Details on New River Yachts

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)As Crystal River Cruises prepares to launch the first ship in its fleet, the renovated Crystal Mozart, the line has released new details on its first four new build ships, which are set to debut in 2017: Crystal Ravel, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Mahler. (

Crystal Cruises Expands to Australia Under New Management

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

SydneyCrystal Cruises is the latest cruise line to expand its presence to Australia and the Pacific, announcing that it will open its first dedicated corporate office in Sydney. (

Elisabeth Gürtler Named Godmother of New Crystal Mozart

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

The Mozart. She  will sail on her maiden voyage painted and refurbished as Crystal Mozart on  July 13, 2016Crystal River Cruises has named Elisabeth Gürtler as the godmother of its first ship, the Crystal Mozart. The new ship will be christened in a July 11 ceremony in Vienna. (