Crystal Cruises christens new river ship

Crystal Debussy christening in Amsterdam

Crystal River Cruises has welcomed its newest ship to the fleet after Crystal Debussy was christened in Amsterdam. 

The ceremony was attended by Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director, Walter Littlejohn, and Crystal Debussy’s godmother, Broadway star Rachel York.

“Crystal River Cruises has raised the bar of excellence with each new ship, and now again as Crystal Debussy joins the fleet, effectively redefining true luxury in the river industry,” Wolber said. 

“At the heart of this achievement are the crew and officers, all of whom are members of the Crystal team that ensure that every detail of our guests’ experience is seamless, from ship to shore.”

Littlejohn, who joined the company in April 2016, said the line is “changing the face of river cruising in Europe” with its expansion, which has seen it launch five vessels over the last two years. 

In the line’s 2019 river programme, 14-night sailings have been replaced with seven-night and 10-night itineraries as well as 16-night sailings onboard Crystal Mahler.

The 106-guest Crystal Debussy embarked on her maiden voyage along the Rhine River on  April 9, sailing itineraries between Amsterdam and Basel.

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