Crystal Ravel Christened In Budapest

It has been less than two years since Crystal launched its first river ship, Crystal Mozart, marking its entry into Europe’’s river cruising industry.

Now Crystal River Cruises has welcomed its fifth ship and newest member of the fleet, Crystal Ravel, during a christening ceremony in Budapest, Hungary.

On hand for the ceremony were Crystal’’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber; the ship’’s godmother, Hungarian philanthropist and creator of the hit “Virtuosos” classical music talent show, Mariann Peller; and Crystal River Cruises’’ vice-president and managing director, Walter Littlejohn.

In marking the occasion, Wolber said: “Today is a proud day for the entire Crystal family. In just over two years, we introduced five ships, which is a tremendous accomplishment of growth for this expansion of the Crystal brand. But what makes us most proud is that with each new ship and new experience, Crystal’s commitment to superb quality and exceptional luxury and service has remained unwavering.”

Crystal River Cruises’ fleet now includes: Crystal Ravel and her identical sister ships: Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Debussy; as well as Crystal Mozart, which at twice the width of any other river cruise ship, is Europe’s most spacious river cruise ship and launched the brand in July 2016.

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