Crystal Ravel Joins Crystal River Fleet

The fifth luxury vessel for Crystal River Cruises — Crystal Ravel — was officially handed over to the company yesterday (April 12) in Wismar, Germany.

Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber, took the “keys” to Ravel, welcoming the ship to the award-winning fleet ahead of its maiden voyage next month.

Crystal Ravel joins Crystal River Cruises approximately one month after sister ship, Crystal Debussy, was received by the company at the shipyard. Debussy embarked on its maiden voyage last week from Amsterdam.

Crystal Ravel embarks on May 10 from Basel to Vienna, and sails itineraries along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers visiting medieval towns and cosmopolitan hubs in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia.

Like its newly built sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Debussy, the 106-guest Crystal Ravel offers Crystal’s acclaimed butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs.

Additional features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries; the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside.

As with all Crystal River Cruises voyages, more than 200 inclusive shore-side adventures enhance the journey.

Pictured, Tom Wolber (president & CEO, Crystal), Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (chairman & CEO, Genting Hong Kong), Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason (Ambassador of Malaysia), Jarmo Laakso (managing director, MV WERFTEN) and Gustaf Grönberg, SVP Marine Operations & Newbuilding (Genting Cruise Lines).