A&K Travel Group Ltd., the pioneering travel company owned by Geoffrey Kent and Heritage (the industrial holding company chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio), has acquired the luxury cruise vessels Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.
The news follows a warning last week that it could face potential cross-defaults on financing arrangements worth $2.8 billion as a result of the insolvency of its German subsidiary, MV Werften.
Originally set to launch in August, construction was delayed as the Covid-19 global health crisis forced a shutdown at MV Werften where she is currently under construction.
The news comes following the temporary closure of the MV Werften shipyards, which halted operations in ship production to protect its employees during the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Crystal Endeavor has rolled out of MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany, touching water for the first time in the most recent milestone for the polar class expedition vessel.
Crystal has invited travellers to connect to the world, each other and themselves with an evocative new marketing campaign titled Where Luxury is Personal.
Emerging from an almost four-week dry dock in Bremerhaven, Germany, Crystal Serenity has welcomed the first travellers aboard after its most extensive refurbishment ever.
Crystal has shared exterior renderings of its new Diamond Class ships, with the first ship set to join the fleet in 2022.
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has celebrated the next milestone in the construction of Crystal Endeavor as the keel was laid at Mv Werften’s Stralsund shipyard.
Crystal River Cruises has announced that Hungarian producer Mariann Peller will be the godmother of Crystal Ravel, the company’s fourth new Rhine Class ship. Born in Budapest, Peller is renowned for creating the hit Hungarian television show Virtuosos, the world’s first classical music talent show.