Crystal Announces Partnership with ORCA, a Leading Marine Conservation Organization

  MIAMI March 4, 2019 – Today, Crystal announced a new partnership with ORCA, a leading conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans). ORCA is placing wildlife experts on board Crystal Symphony to train Crystal’s bridge crew in the protocol for collecting scientific data about the animals’ behavior as well as best conservation practices. While onboard for the training, ORCA’s Cruise Conservationists will also lead Crystal guests through Q&A …

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Crystal Unveils Low Solo Fares For 2018 & 2019 Ocean And River Sailings

Solo travelers can take advantage of significant value on more than three dozen luxury voyages this year and next, as Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises introduce a wide selection of sailings offering new low single supplements. With solo fares starting at just 110% of regular cruise fares, guests seeking to indulge in the global luxury travel experience independently can do so at a fraction of the regular all-inclusive cruise fares, which feature all shipboard and shoreside …

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Crystal’s New Voyages Ensure that Luxury Travel is a “Family Affair”

Luxury cruise leader has announced new 2018 cruises featuring “Kids Sail Free”, extending the luxury experience to all members of the family.  These voyages call to travelers of all ages, with enriching adventures and all-inclusive luxuries that will enchant the whole family. Travelers of any age can explore the castles, cathedrals and cuisine of Europe; follow sacred footsteps in the Holy Land; answer the call of the wild in Alaska; soak in South American rhythm and Caribbean …

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Crystal Esprit to Sail in Exotic West Indies for Late 2017 & 2018

(Crystal Esprit with Submersible photo courtesy of Crystal Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises) Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises is redeploying its ultra-luxury yacht, Crystal Esprit, to the islands of the West Indies beginning in November of 2017 and all of 2018. The relocation is the result of overwhelming feedback from Crystal’s savvy guests and valued travel partners seeking the intimate 62-guest yachting experience in closer proximity to major travel hubs. Beyond putting the luxury yachting experience within greater geographical …

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Crystal Cruise’s Voluntourism Adventures let you give back during your vacation

Ultra-luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises, launched their You Care, We Care program in 2011. With this voluntourisim program Crystal offers complimentary, volunteer focused shore excursions on many of their sailings all around the globe. This is a wonderful way to give back to those in need around the world and to create meaningful memories for your family. Here are just a few You Care. We Care excursions that I found interesting: The Granitos de Paz Foundation In …

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Mission accomplished: Crystal Serenity completes 32-day Northwest Passage journey

(Image courtesy of Crystal Cruises) More than three years after the inception of the immensely ambitious plan to transit the Northwest Passage, Crystal Cruises’ luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity has completed the epic undertaking, arriving in New York City this morning. The successful voyage marks the first of its kind made by a large luxury cruise ship. For 32 days and 7,297 nautical miles, more than 1,000 guests and 600 crew members witnessed the remote Arctic waterways …

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Crystal Cruises concludes SS United States technical feasibility study

Following an intensive, six-month evaluation, Crystal Cruises today determined that while the SS United States is structurally sound, the technical and commercial challenges associated with returning the historic liner to service as a modern cruise ship have unfortunately proven insurmountable. As a show of support for the vessel, Crystal Cruises will be making a significant donation of $350,000 to aid in the Conservancy’s ongoing mission to save the ship. The Conservancy intends to resume its pursuit of …

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Godmother announced for Crystal Mozart

Crystal River Cruises has announced Ms. Elisabeth Gürtler as the Godmother of its first river ship Crystal Mozart. On July 11, the reimagined “Queen of Europe’s Rivers,” will be officially welcomed to the fleet in Vienna, Austria, in a christening ceremony that will culminate when the ship’s newly announced godmother breaks the customary champagne against the bow. Ms. Gürtler is no stranger to the finer nuances of luxury travel, as the managing director of Vienna’s most famous …

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Crystal officially signs order with Lloyd Werft to build eight new ships

Crystal Cruises announced that it has signed an order for its eight new ships with the Lloyd Werft Group, a collection of four shipyards in Northern Germany. The signing was done by Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez in the presence of the Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman of Crystal Cruises; Rüdiger Pallentin, Managing Director of the Lloyd Werft Group; Uwe Beckmeyer, State Secretary of Maritime Affairs; Erwin Sellering, Prime Minister of State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; and Martin …

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Crystal announces escort vessel for historic Northwest Passage expedition voyage

Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, announced a charter party agreement with Tactical Marine Solutions of Victoria, Canada and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) headquartered in Cambridge, UK to have the RRS Ernest Shackleton escort Crystal Serenity on its 32-day expedition voyage through the Northwest Passage this August. The RRS Ernest Shackleton, operated by BAS, is an ICE 05 classed icebreaker (exceeding the more common 1A Super class) that will provide operational support to Crystal …

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