De­bussy and Ravel keels laid

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

CRYS­TAL River Cruises has laid the keels for its next two new­builds, Crys­tal De­bussy and Crys­tal Ravel at a cer­e­mony at MV Werften ship­yard in Ger­many.

Tan Sri Lim, chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of Gent­ing Hong Kong and Harry Glawe, Eco­nomics Min­is­ter, Meck­len­burg-Vor­pom­mern placed the tra­di­tional lucky coins on the keel blocks be­fore the first two sec­tions were cer­e­mo­ni­ously low­ered into po­si­tion.

The two new all-bal­cony, all­suite ves­sels will be ap­prox 135m in length and carry 106 guests.

“This cer­e­mo­nial act rep­re­sents a tremen­dous achieve­ment for Crys­tal River Cruises and the en­tire Crys­tal fleet, as we in­tro­duce the next chap­ter of the con­tin­u­ing story of Crys­tal in­no­va­tions through­out the travel and hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try,” said Crys­tal chief exec of­fi­cer and pres­i­dent, Edie Ro­driguez.

Orig­i­nally de­signed to sail on the Seine be­tween Paris and Nor­mandy and the Garonne and Dor­dogne Rivers from Jun and Aug this year, the two ves­sels were pulled from the re­gion ( CW 02 Aug) and re­designed.

They will em­bark on their maiden voy­ages along the Rhine, Main and Danube in 2018.

Pic­tured are: Colin Au, pres­i­dent, Gent­ing Hong Kong; Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of Gent­ing Hong Kong; Harry Glawe, Eco­nomics Min­is­ter, Meck­len­burg-Vor­pom­mern and Josef Lumets­berger, gm op­er­a­tions, Crys­tal River Cruises.

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