This Week in Cruise: Two Ships Leave for New Cruise Lines

Schloegener Schlinge, a famous geological feature in Upper Austria on the Danube River
Guests booked on 2020 Crystal Mozart cruises will be accommodated on similar Danube itineraries. // Photo by tepic/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

This week in cruise travel, cruise lines announced plans for two major cruise ships to leave for new homes. 

This week CroisiEurope acquired the Silver Discoverer, which had been under a long-term lease with Silversea. CroisiEurope says that it will rechristen the ship La Belle des Océans, marking the second ocean-going ship for the brand. The ship, which accommodates 120 passengers in 60 suites, has two bar-lounges, a restaurant, a bar-restaurant grill around the pool, a fitness center, a beauty salon with hairdresser and spa and laundry service. All suites have a private bathroom with walk-in shower, desk, hairdryer, built-in wardrobe with safe, mini-bar, flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Itineraries and cruise dates will be announced soon. 

Also this week Crystal River Cruises announced that the Crystal Mozart, the ship that had launched the new luxury river cruise brand, will be leaving for Genting Cruise Lines at the start of the 2020 cruise season next spring on a venture that will be announced at a later date. Genting Cruise Lines is part of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong. The ship’s last voyage for Crystal available to the public will embark on December 2, 2019, and guests who had been booked aboard previously scheduled Crystal Mozart 2020 sailings will be accommodated on similar Danube itineraries offered by Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel

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