Lloyd Werft Group, a collection of four shipyards in Northern Germany, will build eight new ships for Crystal Cruises.
“We are pleased to build eight Crystal ships with Lloyd Werft, and are confident that the expert management and shipbuilding team and the excellent group of shipbuilding contractors and suppliers in Northern Europe will deliver extraordinary vessels that are worthy of the esteemed Crystal brand,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman of Crystal Cruises. “We appreciate the continued support of the German Federal and State Governments and their representation here today.”
Crystal will build six new luxury river yachts to be deployed on European rivers with deliveries from 2017 to 2019. The two additional river yachts are the result of continued interest and demands from travel partners and guests, and join the four previously announced vessels - Crystal Debussy, Crystal Ravel, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach – planned for embarkation in June and August 2017. Crystal River Cruises makes its official debut this summer with launch of reimagined Crystal Mozart on July 13 in Vienna, Austria.
Additionally, the first purpose-built Polar Class luxury megayacht, Crystal Endeavor, which will be delivered in August 2018 will accommodate just 200 guests, and take travelers to the Arctic and Antarctic Circles in addition to warm water cruising. The final ship included in the agreement is the first of three Crystal Exclusive Class™ ships – which will weigh 117,000 gross tons – will accommodate 1,000 guests and residents and is set for delivery in fall 2019. The Exclusive Class ships will also be equipped to sail the far reaches of the globe, including Polar and Arctic regions.