Crystal Cruises is billing its new Esprit as the most luxurious yacht/riverboat ever. And from all the ‘yachta,’ ‘yachta,’ ‘yachta’ by the media and the Los Angeles, California-based luxury cruise operator, it looks that way. It’s being touted as extraordinary, personalized, designed for the high tax bracket crowd and discerning divas. The sleek vessel, which debuts this December, will be able to call on ports never plied by Crystal Cruises Symphony or Serenity, will offer the ultimate in luxury seafaring along with some really interesting itineraries such as the Seychelles, Croatia, and Cyprus.
“Yacht travelers expect all of the fine nuances that make a Crystal vacation extraordinary, but with a more intimate, personalized feel. The Crystal Adventures offered with Crystal Esprit’s voyages will satisfy – and surpass – this expectation, with most options available only with Crystal Yacht Cruises,” says Crystal president & CEO, Edie Rodriguez. Crystal Esprit will offer more than just exciting port stops with a diverse menu of shore excursions from fishing to swimming, snorkeling, visiting underwater ship wrecks om the Seychelles Quad adventures on rugged trails of Cyprus and visiting sacred sites such as Delphi at Mount Parnassus in Itea, Greece. Every Crystal Esprit itinerary will also offer at least one complimentary excursion in every port, including hiking and rafting the Acheron River in Parga, Greece; ziplining through the dense forest in Ephelia (from Mahé, Seychelles); and exploring the medieval city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia (from Piran). “In-transit” excursions allow guests combining itineraries to fully maximize their time in mbarkation/disembarkation ports between voyages.
Crystal is offering two inclusive land programs on Esprit:
- Seychelles’ Inclusive Dubai Program, a two-night, pre-cruise experience inclusive with every Seychelles voyage, giving guests the opportunity to explore the wonders of Dubai, from haute couture shopping malls and traditional gold souks to desert safaris, world-class golf and complimentary entrance to the Wild Wadi Water Park.
- New Year’s Eve in Dubai Extravaganza, a three or four- night program offered to guests who sail on one of the first two Crystal Esprit sailings, includes an uninterrupted view of the spectacular Burj Khalifa New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, where the world’s tallest building lights up in a dazzling presentation of light and pyrotechnics. Offered 3-nights post-cruise on the yacht’s December 23, 2015 maiden voyage, and 4-nights pre-cruise on the inaugural 2016 voyage.
You can find full itineraries and fares for December 2015 on Crystal’s website or by calling 888-799-4625. You might also enjoy Crystal Cruises Facebook page and @crystalcruises and viewing it on Twitter and Instagram.