Seaside Collection enters the luxury river cruise market

Seaside Collection enters the luxury river cruise market

Riverside Luxury Cruises have recruited industry veteran Stuart Perl as managing director and acquired Crystal Cruises’ vessel Mozart

Seaside Collection has entered the luxury river cruise market as Riverside Luxury Cruises.

The new line begins sailing in April 2023 following the acquisition of Crystal Cruises’ Mozart in September.

“We had been watching the market for river cruise ships for a number of years, and when the opportunity arose to take over the Mozart, we didn’t hesitate for long,” said Seaside Collection’s Gregor Gerlach, who co-owns the business with his sister Anouchka.

River cruise expert Stuart Perl has joined as managing director of Riverside Luxury Cruises, and will oversee the brand’s development and sales and marketing activities in the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe.

He has a wealth of experience with Seabourn, Cunard, Peter Deilmann River & Ocean Cruises and, most recently, as managing director UK and Europe for AmaWaterways.

He said: “I am so pleased to be part of the leadership team of this exciting new venture.

“Offering exquisite cuisine and the highest standards of personal service on the rivers, Riverside Mozart will become the leader in true luxury river cruising for discerning guests.

“We look forward to working with our trade partners who would like to join us on this exciting journey.”

Local industry professionals were invited to celebrate the launch of the new line in Vienna last week, with similar events taking place in London in late November.

Read more: Crystal Cruises brand and two ships acquired by A&K Travel Group Ltd



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