First look at Crystal's Diamond-class newbuild

A rendering of Crystal's Diamond-class newbuild was unveiled at MV Werften Tuesday A rendering of Crystal's Diamond-class newbuild was unveiled at MV Werften Tuesday PHOTO: Anne Kalosh

Crystal Cruises' 65,000gt ocean-going newbuild, first in the Diamond class, sports a profile similar to that of the existing fleet, but with more decks of balcony accommodations, the first publicly disclosed rendering shows.

The rendering was unveiled Tuesday at MV Werften in Stralsund, during keel-laying festivities for the expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor.

To be built in Stralsund

'The Crystal Diamond class will be the world's largest and most luxurious ship in the luxury segment and these are planned to be built here in Stralsund after the Endeavor class,' Genting Hong Kong chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said.

Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber told Seatrade Cruise News the ship's general arrangement is complete.

Posted 21 August 2018

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Anne Kalosh

Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor Seatrade Cruise Review