German shipyard MV WERFTEN has awarded ALMACO Group a contract to build the luxury suites and galley areas for Crystal River Cruises’ four Rhine Class luxury river yachts, which will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 from Wismar.
The scope of work involves a total of 220 luxury suites and corresponding corridors as well as the visual turnkey delivery of the main galley and pantries, including galley equipment and lining for all four river ships.
ALMACO previously refurbished the crew accommodation and catering areas onboard Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart earlier in 2016, but this latest project represents the first new construction delivery for ALMACO Group in the river cruise market.
The first two luxury river yachts, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler, will be delivered in June and August 2017, respectively, and are 135 meters in length and 11 meters in breadth. Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler ships sail along the European rivers Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube. Each ship will have 55 ALMACO-built cabins, all of them suites, for up to 110 passengers. The suites will be of up to 70.5 square meters and will feature high-quality and luxurious finishes, ALMACO said.