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Crystal reports 'overwhelming' response to new river cruises

Crystal reports 'overwhelming' response to new river cruises
Within hours of unveiling fares and opening reservations for its river yacht itineraries, Crystal Cruises is reporting a tremendous response in bookings.

The five inaugural voyages, which are exclusively open to Crystal Society members through Dec. 15, are doing particularly well at more than 40% booked. Additionally, Crystal is seeing significant booking activity for its voyages in Paris along the Seine River, and Bordeaux cruises through the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and Gironde Estuary.

Crystal president and ceo Edie Rodriguez said strong reservations had been expected, 'but these numbers are overwhelming.'

Crystal Mozart, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Bach, Crystal Ravel and Crystal Mahler will each sail specific regions within western Europe, including Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands and along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne rivers. Itineraries range from five to 16 nights, with holiday voyages focused around the regions’ Christmas markets, popular attractions and shopping locales.

Fares are available from 2016 through 2018 and are subject to change without notice.