Crystal Cruises is reporting a tremendous response in bookings for the five luxury vessels, according to a company statement, with the first set to embark in July 2016 and the other four in 2017. 

The five inaugural voyages, which are exclusively open to Crystal Society members (Crystal’s loyalty guest program) through December 15, are already doing particularly well at more than 40% booked. Additionally, Crystal is seeing significant booking activity for its maiden voyages in Paris along the Seine River, and Bordeaux while cruising through the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers and Gironde Estuary.

“We expected strong reservations for these sailings, given the long-awaited nature of Crystal River Cruises and travelers’ excitement about our announcements regarding the new vessels, but these numbers are overwhelming,” says Crystal’s president and CEO, Edie Rodriguez. “It simply reaffirms that we are on the right path, continuing to offer global luxury travelers more of what they seek – the very highest standard in their vacation experiences.”

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