In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Crystal Cruises, the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, launches a new portfolio of sophisticated ways to explore the world. As part of its massive expansion that includes river cruises and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the line is debuting a new seafaring adventure aboard Crystal Yacht Cruises. Crystal Esprit — the first of its super-yachts — makes her maiden voyage this December to boutique ports that remain inaccessible to larger ships. We take a closer look at the merits of Crystal’s elegant new vessel.
With only 31 suites carrying 62 discerning passengers, Crystal Esprit embodies the bespoke cruising experience. You’ll enjoy an extraordinarily high crew-to-guest ratio that showcases the gracious service of Crystal staff — with gratuities always included. Your lavish home at sea is wrapped in chic décor with a motif of nautical elegance, carried through every corner, seen above in the Cove, an intimate gathering spot. Perhaps you will gather here with your newfound friends, toasting to the beginning of your voyage with a glass of champagne.
Let us upgrade you to the 515-square-foot Owner’s Suite, featuring a queen-sized bed where you’ll wake each morning to ocean views and an en suite bath with Jacuzzi stone tub and separate rain shower. Our complimentary butler service can deliver champagne and canapés as you entertain in the suite’s spacious living room, or contact us ahead of time and we’ll make sure you embark to find fresh fruit and your favorite premium spirit waiting.
Take to the sea with direct in-water access from Crystal Esprit’s Marina platform. You’ll find all the complimentary top-quality equipment needed for your favorite activities, from kayaking and snorkeling to water-skiing and scuba diving. Set off for adventure in the 32-foot yacht tender, or get a glimpse below the surface in the ship’s state-of-the-art deep-sea submersible — we can even arrange for a romantic underwater wedding in the piloted vessel.
Explore storied waters and hidden harbors with Crystal Esprit’s upcoming itineraries. This sleek vessel brings you to nautical destinations that are mostly inaccessible to larger ships, and a nimble Zodiac delivers you to enchanting shores. Choose from an array of immersive shore excursions, which include two complimentary Crystal Adventures® excursions in every port — one adventurous and one culturally inspired.
Let us reserve your place aboard a seven-day sailing to the Seychelles islands for a truly tropical excursion. Enjoy a complimentary shore excursion to the Garden of Eden-like Vallée De Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin Island, the second largest island in the Seychelles. Abundant with tropical vegetation and rare birds, this mystical World Heritage Site is truly one of the most extraordinary nature sites in the world. We can arrange a private driver to take you around the island for sensational views all along the way to stunning Anse Lazio beach to cool off in the calm, shallow waters.
Let us extend your vacation before your cruise has even begun. Enjoy a specially curated land program in dazzling Dubai, a mecca of exclusive shopping and fine dining, capped off with a stay at the royal Taj Dubai. Ring in the New Year in ultimate style with Crystal Cruises during a New Year’s Eve extravaganza of fireworks and celebratory toasts.
Join Crystal Cruises on an exclusive 10-day journey through the Holy Land aboard Crystal Esprit from Limassol, Cyprus to Ashdod, Israel. See Israel from two breathtaking perspectives: fly in a helicopter to the ancient fortification of Masada and explore this revered archaeological site on foot, followed by a scenic ride soaring over the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, and historic sites such as Qumran Cave, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Or choose to spend your time on shore giving back to the local community through Crystal Cruises’ “You Care, We Care” program: spend a day at Leket Israel, the nation’s largest food bank, and provide food harvested from Israel’s lush farms to help families in need.