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Crystal Debussy is named in Amsterdam festivities

Broadway star Rachel York names Crystal Debussy. With her, from left, Capt. Ferenc, Crystal CEO Tom Wolber and Crystal River Cruises MD Walter Littlejohn
Broadway star Rachel York belted out 'Defying Gravity' from 'Wicked' before christening river vessel Crystal Debussy at festivities in Amsterdam Monday evening.

York made the wish that Crystal Debussy passengers would always sail on 'Crystal-clear waters.'

Besides performing on Broadway, York appears regularly in the 'Crystal on Broadway' series.

The ceremony took place during the vessel's three-day stay in Amsterdam on its 10-day 'Splendors of the Rhine' voyage, allowing passengers to watch the festivities from the christening platform, while Crystal crew members lined the rails.

'True luxury in the river industry'

'Crystal River Cruises has raised the bar of excellence with each new ship, and now again as Crystal Debussy joins the fleet, effectively redefining true luxury in the river industry,' Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber said. 'At the heart of this achievement are the crew and officers, all of whom are members of the Crystal team that ensure that every detail of our guests’ experience is seamless, from ship to shore.'

Crystal River Cruises VP and managing director Walter Littlejohn served as the master of ceremonies for an event that was livestreamed on Crystal's Facebook page. A replay is available here.

Sailing the Rhine and Moselle

Sailing between Amsterdam and Basel (Switzerland) along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the 106-passenger Crystal Debussy operates a seven-day itinerary visiting ports in the Netherlands and Belgium, while a 10-day voyage adds stops in Germany. The maiden cruise sailed April 9.

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