Crystal River Cruises name godmother of Crystal Ravel

Ship will be christened in Budapest

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Crystal River Cruises name godmother of Crystal Ravel

Crystal River Cruises has announced that Hungarian producer Mariann Peller will be the godmother of Crystal Ravel, the company’s fourth new ‘Rhine Class’ river ship.

Mariann Peller, godmother of Crystal Ravel

Mariann Peller, godmother of Crystal Ravel

Born in Budapest, Mariann Peller is renowned for creating the hit Hungarian television show “Virtuosos”, the world’s first classical music talent show, as well as founding the Young Virtuosos Foundation, which promotes the study of classical music for young artists. Crystal Ravel will be christened in Budapest on Wednesday, July 11 during a traditional ceremony, which will include the godmother’s blessing from Peller and a performance by the talented Young Virtuosos artists.

The 106-guest ship sails itineraries between Budapest, Basel, Vienna and Nuremburg along the Danube and Rhine rivers, visiting destinations in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia.

Crystal Ravel’s christening ceremony will take place during the ship’s visit to Budapest as part of her July 5 voyage from Vienna, allowing guests to participate in the festivities. Crystal will also broadcast the ceremony via Facebook Live on Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page, so travellers around the world can enjoy the time-honoured tradition and performances by the Young Virtuosos and Tenor Steffan Mullan.

Mariann Peller’s dedication to the study of classical arts extends to the Young Virtuosos Foundation, which, beyond supporting young classical musicians, supports the preservation and education of the region’s musical heritage. Crystal will make a donation to the Young Virtuosos Foundation in support of its ongoing work with young artists.

“We are delighted to welcome Mariann Peller to the Crystal Family, as her passion for the classical arts in her home country and around the world is the perfect complement to the spirit of the Crystal River Experience,” said Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber. “It is also a pleasure to welcome the young performers of Virtuosos to the celebration and bring the exceptional talents of the region’s classical musicians to our guests.”

Crystal Ravel Suites

Crystal’s new river vessels are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-suite, all-butler vessels in Europe. Suites feature:

  • All suites are positioned above the waterline
  • Crystal’s acclaimed butler service in every room category
  • King-sized beds
  • Panoramic Balcony-Windows
  • Walk-in closets
  • Dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories
  • ETRO amenities
  • Robes and slippers
  • Wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs

Crystal Ravel ship features

Additional enticing features on board include:

  • Farm-to-table cuisine
  • Multiple, open-seating eateries
  • The elegant Waterside Restaurant
  • Bistro cafés
  • The exclusive Vintage Room
  • Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside

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