Broadway Star Rachel York Named Godmother of Crystal Debussy

Crystal River Cruises will launch Crystal Bach in spring and Crystal Mahler in August.

Crystal River Cruises announced that singer, actor and Broadway star Rachel York will be the godmother of its newest luxury river ship, Crystal Debussy. York will officially christen the ship on May 28 during a ceremony for Crystal Debussy at the Port of Amsterdam.

York will sail with Crystal as part of the Crystal on Broadway program, which brings performers and producers from the biggest shows on Broadway to Crystal’s theaters and lounges for special performances and presentations. She will next perform as part of the Crystal on Broadway program on Crystal Mahler’s May 28 cruise out of Amsterdam to Budapest.

York’s latest project on Broadway is “Head Over Heels,” a new musical comedy produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, Jordan Roth and others, and featuring the hits of the Go-Gos. Her portfolio has also included Broadway turns in “City of Angels,” “Victor/Victoria” with Crystal Serenity godmother Dame Julie Andrews and most recently, “Disaster! The Musical.” Onscreen, she is best known for her starring role in the Lucille Ball biopic “Lucy.”

Sailing itineraries between Amsterdam and Basel, the 106-guest Crystal Debussy embarked on her maiden voyage along the Rhine River on April 9. Guests will visit ports in the Netherlands and Belgium on the seven-day itinerary, with 10-day voyages also calling in Germany. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the ship will sail routes of seven and 10 days between Amsterdam and Basel along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, visiting Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.

Crystal’s new river vessels are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-balcony, all-suite, all-butler vessels in Europe. Each vessel offers butler service, king-sized beds, panoramic balcony windows, walk-in closets and more.

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