Crystal Cruises has announced a total of eight ship orders including the first of three Crystal Exclusive Class ships at 117,000 gross tons. The Crystal Exclusive Class will be the largest ships ever ordered by the luxury cruise line and the first time the cruise line has gone over the 100,000 ton mark.
The new class ships will accommodate 1,000 passengers and residents and will be delivered at the end of 2019. The ships will be able to sail to the far reaches of the globe including polar and arctic regions. The Crystal Exclusive Class will be built by Lloyd Werft Group, a collection of shipyards in north Germany which rival the popular Meyer Werft group. Crystal has not revealed any further details about the new class ships but we can expect further details over the months ahead.
Tan Sri KT Lim, Chairman of Crystal Cruises said:
“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,” “We appreciate the continued support of the German Federal and State Governments and their representation here today.”
The Luxury cruise line which is part of Genting Hong Kong also ordered six new luxury river yachts to be deployed on European rivers with deliveries from 2017 to 2019 and the first purpose-built Polar Class luxury megayacht, Crystal Endeavor, which will be delivered in August 2018. Some of these ships have been previously announced.
The new builds are set to be split between four Lloyd Werft shipyards including Bremerhaven, Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund. Cruise Hive will keep readers up to date on any new details regarding the Crystal Exclusive Class.