After nearly 20 years without an update, the luxury cruise brand of Crystal Cruises is undergoing a major transformation within the next few years!
Following is a breakdown of their grand expansion plan!
Crystal Esprit will launch December 23, 2015 exploring the Seychelles Islands with 62 passengers.
Crystal Cruise Lines new planned Crystal Esprit yacht
The yacht line will maintain all of the luxury amenities of the small ship brand, but with added features:
Marina platform – Anchor in new spots and enjoy the water, by leaping straight off a platform at the back of the ship, grabbing a kayak or snorkel.
Exclusive destinations – While Crystals small ships have allowed them great flexibility, the even smaller yachts will provide more exclusive destinations for guests like the Seychelles.
Yacht suites – Queen sized beds, full height closets, fine linens, and spacious luxury decor.
For 2016 and 2017, and early 2018, Crystal Esprit routes for the Seychelles Islands, Dubai and Adriatic Coast include:
Seychelles Islands – Mahé, Victoria; St. Anne Island, La Passe, la Digue; Baie Ste. Anne, Praslin; Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island; Anse Saint Jose, Curieuse Island; Cousin Island; Aride; Big Sister Island; and Desroches Island)
Dubai – Khasab and Muscat, Oman; Doha, Qatar; Sir Bani Yas Island and Abu Dhabi, UAB)
Venice, Italy/Dubrovnik, Croatia – Rovinj, Sibenik, Trogir, Vis, Hvar, and Korcula, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia/Venice, Italy – Kotor, Montenegro; Split, Zadar, and Opatija, Croatia; and Piran, Slovenia
Dubrovnik, Croatia/ Athens, Greece – Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Parga, Itea, Hydra, and Navplion, Greece)
CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES
On the heels of the new yacht, will be Crystal River Cruises in the Spring of 2017. Our team will continue to share new details as they are released on specific ship amenities and sailing dates.
For now, Crystal has promised it will maintain all the things you would expect from them while at sea:
Largest suites in river cruising
Delightful shore adventures
CRYSTAL EXCLUSIVE CLASS VESSELS
After launching their new River Cruising itineraries, Crystal will be expanding their existing ocean fleet with three new world class ships in 2018.
With the introduction of these new vessels, Crystal will be the first-ever cruise line to deliver expedition-capable ships with all the signature features and amenities of a luxury ship or private yacht. The all-suite, all balcony ship will accommodate 1,000 guests, similar to the capacity on Crystal Symphony (922) and Crystal Serenity (1,070), and weigh more than 100,000 gross tons.
The excitement doesn’t stop there. Crystal will also be including 48 residences aboard the ship, making it possible for guests to call the ship home!
Homes will range from 600-4000 sq feet with up to 9 foot ceilings, their own private restaurant, entry and facilities.
Guests who are aboard for only a short time need not worry about being over shadowed by residents thanks to a stunning 1-to-1 crew to passenger ratio.
CRYSTAL LUXURY AIR
Also in 2017, Crystal will be launching their new round the world luxury airline vacations.
Crystal Cruise Lines Announces new Round the World Air
This new in industry offering will utilize a luxury Crystal Boeing 787 Dreamliner to accommodate up to 60 guests in a space normally filled with 300.
28-day round the world itinerary
Visiting 10 to 12 unique destinations
Fully-reclining flatbed seats
Stays at the best hotels
World-class cultural entertainment
Fresh, locally prepared meals
For more information, rates and availability, email [email protected] or call 512.322.9399.