Finland’s Almaco Group has been contracted by German shipyard Mv Werften to provide luxury passenger suites and galley areas for Crystal River Cruises’ four ‘Rhine class’ luxury river yachts.
As part of its first Cruise ship newbuilding contract, Almaco will provide a total of 220 luxury suites and corresponding corridors, as well as the main galley and pantries, such as galley equipment and lining for all four vessels.
The first two ships are planned to be delivered by next year, and will be equipped with 55 Almaco-built cabins, measuring around 70.5m², for up to 110 passengers.
Once completed, the ships will feature a length of 135m and a breadth of 11m.
Almaco Group CEO Vilhelm Roberts said: “ALMACO’s expertise in new cabin and galley construction in both the cruise ship and offshore industries allows for great flexibility and adaptation to the standards of the river cruise market.
“Our extensive experience with luxury accommodations and catering areas positions ALMACO well to satisfy the demanding taste and expectations of the high-end customer Crystal River Cruises will cater to.”
Construction of the contracted items will begin in December of this year, with plans to complete the work in the second quarter of 2018.
In February this year, the company won a deal to revamp the crew accommodation and catering areas on-board Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart vessel.
Image: the Almaco-built cabins will measure around 70.5m². Photo: courtesy of ALMACO Group.