Crystal Cruises – Expanding in to new rivers, new oceans and new heights!

Crystal Cruises #2

Crystal Cruises, to me, define what true luxury is all about. An elegant experience delivered by incredible service. However, if my recommendation isn’t enough take the recommendation of the readers of Condé Nast Traveller & Travel and Leisure magazine who have voted Crystal the World’s best cruise line for over 20 years. As recommendations go, I’d say it’s quite an achievement to say you’re the World’s most awarded luxury cruise line.

This being said, that’s why the whole team at The Cruise Portfolio is terribly excited with all the latest announcements from Crystal regarding their expansion plans as we know anything Crystal do is going to be simply amazing.  Crystal are expanding, with a capital ‘E’. Crystal have a dedicated website which of course runs through the their latest expansion plans which can be found here:

Here’s what we know as a quick one stop guide as to what‘s new with Crystal Cruises:

 Crystal Cruises

  • 3 new exclusive ocean class shipsCrystal Cruises
  • Arriving in 2018 onwards
  • 100,000 tonnes
  • 1,000 guests with 1,000 staff
  • Amenities such as submarines, helipads and zodiacs
  • Largest suites at sea

Crystal Yacht Cruises

  • Crystal Esprit
  • Inaugural sailing 28th December 2015
  • 1 yacht – 62 passenger, all suitesEsprit AFT rendering.jpg
  • All open dinning, all inclusive meals & drinks (including fine wines & premium spirits)
  • Watersports Marina including a submersible (extra cost for submersible)
  • A choice of a complimentary shore excursion in most ports
  • Open for bookings with a brochure our now!
  • Visit their new website

 Crystal River Cruises

  • 5 river cruise vessels
  • All to have the highest crew to guest ratio and largest suites/public suites in the river cruise market
  • Own fleet of luxury motor coaches
  • More details coming soon
  • All open dinning, all inclusive meals & drinks (including fine wines & premium spirits)
  • Crystal Mozart (not a new build)
    • July 2016 inaugural sailing
    • 160 guests
    • Danube River
    • Largest river cruise vessel on European waters
  • Crystal Bach & Crystal Mahler (new builds)CrystalRiverCruises_REN1_300dpi
    • Coming summer 2017
    • Rhine, Main & Danube River
    • 110 guests
  • Crystal Ravel & Crystal Debussy (new builds)
    • Coming summer 2017
    • Seine & Garonne River
    • 84 guests

Crystal Residences

  • They will be on the top deck of the new exclusive class ships
  • Up to 48 residences available
  • Will have their own private floor with reception, restaurant and other facilities

Crystal Luxury Air

  • Purchase of two aircrafts; Boeing 777-200LR, and the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
  • Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which typically seats up to 300 passengers and will be redesigned to accommodate just 52 guests
  • BJ B777-200LR will be redesigned to accommodate just 88 guests with flat-bed first class seats
  • Between 14-28 day itineraries around the worldDreamliner
  • Trips will include accommodations at the world’s most luxurious hotels, the finest Michelin star-level cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs and fabulous local cultural entertainment.
  • Released in 2017



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