Crystal opened the books on their new European river cruise product at the first of the month for past Crystal passengers. The programs won’t open to the general public until the middle of this month, but the entire product line will be available for booking from the July 2016 inaugural all the way through 2018.
The line is reporting exceptionally strong bookings, but then again, they have a unique product. Several river lines say they have a luxury product, and it may be luxurious compared to their competitors, it is not in the luxury category as has been defined for ocean cruisers. Crystal knows what the luxury category is, and they are promising it on their river line. They tell us they are bringing their onboard ocean cruise product to their river yard vessels, and that promises to be unique in the market.
The complete story appeared in the December 11 edition of Cruise News Daily.