Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has revealed more details of its Crystal River Cruises venture – part of the company’s mega expansion – and announced a planned launch for March 2017.
Crystal River Cruises will launch two river yacht vessels, to be built in the Weft Shipyard in Germany, each boasting larger accomodations and superior guest-to-space ratio than any existing river lines. Features include walk-in wardrobes, king size beds and bathrooms with double vanities. Each vessel will also have two Penthouse Suites measuring 46-sqm. On-board amenities advertised so far include comfortable public areas, a fitness centre and spa.
Fares and itineraries for Crystal River Cruises will be announced on December 1, 2015.
Planned destinations include France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Crystal CEO Edie Rodriguez commented: “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…Our guests will have the opportunity to revel in the unique environment that sets river cruising apart from other travel experiences.”
In addition, a new shore excursion program called Active Exploration Adventures will debut, offering cruisers ‘high-intensity shore-side activities to enable guests to stay fit and active while enjoying immersive local experiences.