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Crystal places order for two new ocean ships

New Crystal ship

Crystal has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for two new ocean vessels

The 690-passenger, 61,800-gross-ton ships will feature a range of new amenities and designs, spearhead by architectural firms Studio Ibsen and Studio Gem.

The main feature, the line said, will be a promenade extending through the ships’ perimeter, similar to those featured on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.

Dining options will include Umi Uma, the only Nobu at sea, as well as recently announced Beefbar. Wellness and relaxation will “be at the heart” of the new ships, with a spa and fitness center available to all guests. There will also be a dedicated area for children.

The new ships will feature all-suite accommodations, with private verandas including a single occupancy category, with veranda, designed for solo travellers.

Crystal ship order ‘another milestone’ for line

“This order is another milestone in the 40 years of productive collaboration between Fincantieri and my family that started with Sitmar Cruises, continued with Silversea and now is flourishing again with Crystal,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, executive chair of A&K Travel Group, which acquired Crystal in 2022.

The expected delivery of the first ship will be in the spring of 2028. The construction and delivery timeline on the second ship will be announced at a later date.

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