Hot on the the heels the recent news of the launch of Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Cruises has unveiled stunning plans for its collection of two Crystal river yacht vessels, which will be launched in Europe starting in late March 2017.

The new series of luxury cruise vessels will feature a yacht-like design with larger accommodations and space-to-guest ratio than any other current river cruise ship.  The new vessels will include Crystal’s signature all-inclusive six-star service, plus a fresh approach to the traditional river itineraries and experiences.
“We continue to listen to what our guests and the luxury traveler want, and river cruises are what they’ve been telling us they want for some time – it’s a natural extension of the exceptional ocean cruise Crystal has offered for the past 25 years,” says Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez. “But more importantly, they want to experience river cruises on a luxury Crystal vessel, and their desires will be fulfilled on our luxury Crystal river yachts.”
The two 70-suite luxury river yachts, which will be built by German shipyard Lloyd Werft and be more advanced and surpass current and planned river boats or ships, and be the first in the industry to feature exceptional amenities and itinerary highlights including:

  • 250 square-foot guest suites with walk-in wardrobes, American king size beds and bathrooms with double vanities
  • Two 500 square-foot Penthouse Suites with added comforts and conveniences
    Spacious public areas, including Palm Court with dance floor and glass domed roof and a well-appointed fitness
  • Crystal River Cruises To Launch In March 2017 With ‘River Yacht Class’ Of Vessels And Guests’ Experience Top Of Mind and spa.

the intention is to dedicate a portion of each cruise to sailing along some of the most picturesque rivers in central Europe – including France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria – during daytime hours, allowing travellers to relish the extraordinary scenery. The timing also affords guests the opportunity to enjoy the nightlife in select destinations with port overnights, which will often present inclusive culinary experiences ashore at Michelin-starred restaurants and local eateries, and exclusive evening events and entertainment.
“The beauty of river cruising is not only that travellers enjoy close-up access to more fascinating inland locales, but also that the rivers themselves are coveted destinations that shouldn’t be overlooked,” says Rodriguez. “Our guests will have the opportunity to revel in the unique environment that sets river cruising apart from other travel experiences.”