Crystal Yacht Cruises to Make Bookings Available to All Travelers
PHOTO: Cruises on Crystal Esprit are now open to all travelers. (Courtesy of Crystal Cruises)
Starting Sept. 1, all travelers will be able to book a trip with Crystal Cruises' brand new Crystal Yacht Cruises, not just Crystal Society members.
The cruise line announced Tuesday that complete itineraries and fares for sailings from 2016 through the beginning of 2018 will be unveiled.
The new itineraries include routes through the Indian Ocean, Cosmopolitan Emirates, the Holy Land and the Mediterranean.
The 62-passenger Crystal Esprit will make its maiden voyage from Dubai on Dec. 23. From there, the vessel will operate seven-day itineraries in a variety of warm weather locations, repositioning based on the season.
Earlier this month, Crystal Yacht Cruises announced that guests aboard the Crystal Esprit will be immersed in the destinations they visit, revealing a plethora of shore excursion opportunities.
Some of the notable settings include the Seychelles, Adriatic Coast, Oman, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.
"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," Crystal president & CEO Edie Rodriguez said in a statement. "The Crystal yachting experience will take our travelers to locales with the same spectacular beauty and culture, but a more intimate atmosphere."
Crystal Yacht Cruises said that most of its itineraries are designed for guests to be able to combine two sailings to make for a 14-day trip.
In addition to the Crystal Esprit, Crystal Cruises operates a pair of cruise ships, the Crystal Symphony and the Crystal Serenity.
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