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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCrystal River Cruises has welcomed its fifth ship and the newest member of the fleet, Crystal Ravel, during a christening ceremony in Budapest, Hungary. The company celebrated the occasion with 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.“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,” Wolber said. “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 Ravel’s Captain Ferenc, Godmother Mariann Peller; Feren; President and CEO of Crystal River Cruises Tom Wolber and Vice President and Managing Director Walter Littlejohn.Crystal River Cruises now comprises 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.Crystal Ravel’s Captain Ferenc“Beyond these exquisite ships – which are earning the acclaim of luxury travellers from around the world – the heart of the Crystal River Experience is the people,” Littlejohn said.“To be named the godmother of a ship that celebrates the classical musical heritage of this country and the lands that surround her – is an honour that speaks to my heart,” Peller commented.“Beyond the connection to the musical masters of this region, Crystal River ships represent the stunning grace, elegance and beauty of the rivers that flow here. I am honoured to become part of the Crystal Family, as this company embodies a dedication to excellence,” Crystal Ravel Godmother Marianne PellarTenor Steffan Mullan performed during the ceremony, while Young Virtuosos artists performed aboard the ship following the traditional blessing, including clarinetist Ali Dániel Lugosi, double bassist Tamás Kökény, violinist Amira Abouzahra, violinist Mariam Abuzahra, and Budapest Festival Orchestra harpist Ágnes Polonyi with a special performance onboard the ship.The ceremony took place during the ship’s overnight stay in Budapest on its week-long “Danube Serenade” voyage, allowing guests aboard the sailing to participate in the festivities, while Crystal crew members also looked on from the decks of the ship.Crystal Ravel is currently sailing itineraries of six to 14 days between Vienna and Basel and in 2019 she will be the only river ship to sail seven-night Danube cruises round-trip from Vienna to ports in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img

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