Crystal River Cruises christened its fifth ship, the Crystal Ravel, in Budapest on Wednesday. 

The fleet is now comprised of the Crystal Ravel and sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Debussy, plus the Crystal Mozart.

Like its sister ships, the all-suite, 106-passenger Ravel features suites with king-sized beds, balcony windows, walk-in closets and a dual vanity bathroom in most rooms. All suites are above the water line. There are three dining venues: the fine-dining Waterside Restaurant, the casual Bistro cafe and the Vintage Room, which can be rented out for private wine-pairing dinners.

Hungarian philanthropist and creator of the "Virtuosos" classical music talent show Mariann Peller served as the vessel's godmother. Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber and Crystal River Cruises' vice president and managing director Walter Littlejohn were on hand.

Crystal took delivery of the Ravel in April, and the vessel embarked on its maiden voyage on May 10. It is currently sailing six- to 14-day cruises between Vienna and Basel. In 2019, it will sail seven-night Danube cruises roundtrip from Vienna to ports in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.

 

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