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MV WERFTEN delivers fourth luxury river ship to Crystal River Cruises

MV WERFTEN delivers fourth luxury river ship to Crystal River Cruises

“Crystal Ravel” was handed over in Wismar today. It is the fourth Rhine Class ship that MV WERFTEN has built for Crystal River Cruises.

Wismar, 12. April 2018 | Today, just one month after the delivery of “Crystal Debussy”, MV WERFTEN ceremoniously handed over “Crystal Ravel” to the luxury cruise line Crystal River Cruises. Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong, and Tom Wolber, President and CEO of Crystal attended the ceremony. They were joined by the ambassador of Malaysia, Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason, who attended as the guest of honor.

"‘Crystal Ravel’ is the fourth river cruise ship that was built at our shipyard – a ship that combines comfort and elegance with the highest standards in safety and navigation," said Jarmo Laakso, Managing Director of MV WERFTEN. "Within eight months we were able to deliver four Rhine Class ships. I would like to thank all of MV WERFTEN's employees, our partners and the Crystal team for this achievement."

Like its three identical sister vessels, “Crystal Ravel” was designed specifically for European river cruises. With an elegant, yacht-like design, first-class facilities and six-star service, this ship sets new standards in the river cruise market. She is 135 meters long, 11.4 meters wide and boasts four decks. Up to 106 guests can be accommodated in the ship’s 53 suites, all of which are located above the waterline and feature panoramic balcony windows. The suites range in size between 17.5 and 70 square meters. Travelers can look forward to the on-board amenities, which include Crystal’s acclaimed butler service, three gourmet restaurants and a spacious spa and fitness area complete with a swimming pool.

“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,” Tom Wolber said. “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’ will embark on May 10 from Basel to Vienna, and will sail itineraries along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers visiting medieval towns and cosmopolitan hubs in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia.

After the delivery of “Crystal Ravel”, MV WERFTEN’s construction program includes another five vessels to be completed by 2021: Three Endeavor Class expedition yachts for Crystal Cruises and two Global Class cruise ships for Dream Cruises – the largest in the world in terms of passenger numbers – will be built at the group’s three shipyards.