Crystal Mahler Handover

Crystal Cruises took deliver of its second newbuild river ship from MV Werften during a hand-over ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The Crystal Mahler was delivered, joining the Crystal Bach, her sister, as well as the Crystal Mozart. The new ship was christened at an outfitting quay in Wismar.

“A new milestone has been reached with the handing over of the ‘Crystal Mahler’ to Crystal River Cruises: half of the Rhine Class river cruisers have now been delivered”, said Jarmo Laakso, CEO of MV Werften, during the handover. “I would like to thank all of the employees and project partners for their commitment and this tremendous achievement and most especially our parent company Genting Hong Kong for this trust in us.”

“We are incredibly pleased to be collaborating with the experts at MV WERFTEN, and thank them for their attention to detail and delivering the kind of innovative and stylish vessels that embody Crystal’s vision of offering travelers an unmatched experience along Europe’s rivers,” said Crystal President and CEO Tom Wolber.

The celebration continued with a traditional christening at the shipyard. Lauren Barfield, a U.S. citizen who plays for SSC Palmberg Schwerin, the reigning German volleyball champions, served as Godmother to the ship.