Attention luxury cruise shoppers, you will soon be free to book your trip on Crystal Cruises soon to be launched super yacht, Esprit—a game-changer on the river cruise scene that will be about the swankest little vessel to hit the water when she starts her season this December. And with all the promotion and hype you better reserve your suite soon as this one’s going to sell out fast as Los Angeles, California-based Crystal Cruises has a big repeat passenger eager to try its new offerings and, seasoned seafarers love inaugural cruises.
Crystal Esprit will navigate new waters with routes never before followed by the cruise line’s luxury liners Symphony or Serenity. Booking begin Sept. 1 on the yacht that will kick off with a seven-day itineraries that reposition seasonally that include ports of interest such as the Seychelles, Adriatic Coast, Oman, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai where passengers can truly immerse themselves with shore excursions and extra time in port. The premier cruise sails l Dec. 23, 2015 on a round-trip from Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles, with visits to neighboring islands. The yacht’s maiden voyage offers an inclusive post- and pre- cruise New Year’s Eve Extravaganza in Dubai, complete with three- or four-night accommodations at the extraordinary Dubai Taj Hotel and spectacular fireworks display.
Planned for 2016 are sailing in the Indian Ocean round-trip from Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles, with optional two- and four-night inclusive Dubai Land Package; round trips from Dubai that stop Muscat and Khasab, Oman; Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE; and Doha, Qatar; voyages through the Holy land in March, April and November from Limassol to Cyprus and Aqaba, Jordan, calling in Haifa, Eilat and Ashdod, Israel; and Mediterranean getaways from from Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Athens, Greece, calling in charming Croatian spots along the Dalmatian Coast and picturesque Greek Isles. “One of the most compelling and thrilling new elements that Crystal Esprit offers our guests is itineraries filled with destinations they’ve not been able to visit on a large cruise ship before,” says Crystal president & CEO Edie Rodriguez. “The Crystal yachting experience will take our travelers to locales with the same spectacular beauty and culture, but a more intimate atmosphere.”
Most of Crystal Esprit’s seven-day itineraries have been specifically developed and deployed to allow travelers to combine two voyages into longer 14-day vacations. The 62-passenger, 3,000 GT Esprit is no ordinary yacht, but a lavishly appointed extensively redesigned to reflect the stylish elegance for which Crystal is renowned. Accommodations are lush suites with stunning designs and comforts. Unique amenities include a two-passenger submarine, four 10-passenger zodiacs for special excursions and a 12-passenger Wider 32-foot super yacht tender for special boating adventures. Water babies will have a choice of equipment for snorkeling, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, a retractable marina for all of the above plus fishing gear.
Like the Symphony and Serenity fares for the yacht trips include amenities, entertainment, fine dining and premium beverages. Expect to pay from $3,920 per person for a mighty fine ride. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or click here. You can also learn a lot by following the cruise line at the Crystal Cruises Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram to engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.