Ship Report by Kelly Battles, CTC, Global Sales Manager, United Kingdom & Europe
Transcend Cruises’ Groundbreaking Concept
Two purpose-built luxury Transcend Cruises river ships are currently under construction (the first will launch in 2025). In the meantime, Transcend has chartered a former Crystal 5-star river vessel to sail on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Renamed Transcend Advance, this ship introduces the cruise company’s bold new concept while meeting the demand for a charter-only river cruise product.
Here’s why MICE and group travel planners will love Transcend Advance:
- Available solely to private groups as a full-ship-charter (full-ship buyout)
- Flexible cruise length – choose the duration that fits from 2 nights +
- Customize your Rhine River itinerary – choose the embarkation port and ports of call
- Choose your inclusions to build a custom program (shore experiences tailored to your group’s interests, open bar or drinks with meals, menus, entertainment, etc.)
The Transcend Advance Onboard Experience
Advance has 55 spacious suites with panoramic windows that slide down to create a balcony effect. The rooms are spacious and feature yummy, comfortable beds. The good-sized bathrooms have double vanities.