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Godmother announced for Crystal Mozart

Crystal River Cruises has announced Ms Elisabeth Gürtler as the Godmother of its first river ship, Crystal Mozart. On July 11, the re-imagined “Queen of Europe’s Rivers” will be officially welcomed to the fleet in Vienna in a christening ceremony.

Ms Gürtler is is  the managing director of Vienna’s most famous hotel, the Hotel Sacher. She is also acting director at the city’s historic Spanish Riding School.

“It is fitting that such a pillar of the Viennese community as Ms Gürtler would join the Crystal family as we expand into the stunning waterways of Austria and the surrounding areas,” says Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s CEO and president. “As we prepare to embark with Crystal Mozart on her journeys along the Danube River, we are honoured to do so with the blessing of one of the region’s most respected citizens, who also shares Crystal’s commitment to a superior standard of excellence in global travel.”

Crystal Mozart will embark on her maiden voyage round-trip from Vienna on July 13, calling at Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, Austria; an overnight in Passau, Germany; Bratislava, Slovakia; a second overnight in Budapest, Hungary; and ending with two nights back in Vienna will afford Crystal’s world-savvy guests intimate, immersive exploration of the region.

Crystal will welcome six newly built additional river yachts to its luxury fleet over the next three years. They will cruise rivers in France, Eastern Europe and the surrounding regions.

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