Riverside Cruises Acquires Former Crystal River Fleet

Crystal Mahler

Riverside Luxury Cruises announced the expansion of its river fleet with the acquisition of the former Crystal fleet: MS Bach, MS Ravel, MS Mahler and MS Debussy.

“We are thrilled by the expansion of our fleet to include these storied vessels,” said Gregor Gerlach, founder of Riverside Luxury Cruises. 

“This acquisition allows us to expand our itinerary offerings, showcasing a level of space, personalized service and elegance not found with any other river cruise line.”

Designed and formerly operated by Crystal Cruises, the additional ships will join the Riverside Mozart and start sailings beginning April 2023 on the Danube, according to a company statement.

The Riverside Ravel will include sailings on the Rhône and Saône, offering guests a chance to explore Southern France from Burgundy to Provence. The Riverside Debussy will sail along the Rhine.

Itineraries for the Riverside Bach and Riverside Mahler will be announced later this year for booking. 


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