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ALMACO Group wins first river cruise construction contract for Crystal River Cruises

ALMACO Group wins first river cruise construction contract for Crystal River Cruises
ALMACO has been awarded its first river cruise newbuild contract by MV Werften to supply luxury suites and galley areas for Crystal River Cruises’ four Rhine Class river yachts, which will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 from Wismar.

The scope of work involves 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.

The first two yachts, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler will be delivered in June and August 2017, respectively, and are 135mtr in length and 11mtr in breadth. Each ship will have 55 ALMACO-built cabins, all of them suites, for up to 110 passengers. The suites will be of up to 70.5sq mtr and will feature high-quality and luxurious finishes.

Vilhelm Roberts, ceo of ALMACO Group, is enthusiastic about the company’s entry into the river ship market, 'ALMACO’s expertise in new cabin and galley construction in both the cruise ship and offshore industries allows for great flexibility and adaptation to the standards of the river cruise market.'

Roberts added, 'ALMACO has worked closely with the Genting Group since the 1990s and we are proud to continue to be a trusted partner in this exciting project.'

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