Starting next month, travellers can book their luxury yachting vacation with Crystal Yacht Cruises – part of Crystal Cruises recently announced expansion plans.
As Crystal Esprit charts new waters with its maiden voyage this winter, Crystal Cruises is unveiling the complete itineraries and fares for 2016 through the beginning of 2018. The routes were first made available for booking exclusively for Crystal Society members – Crystal’s repeat guest program – and will be open to all travellers on Sept. 1.
The new routes mark Crystal’s first-ever offering of immersive itineraries focused in warm waters and reaching remote and coveted locales not easily reached by larger cruise ships. The extravagantly appointed yacht – outfitted for adventure, both, on board and ashore – is set to call in ports never before visited by Crystal.
On seven-day itineraries that reposition seasonally, Crystal Esprit will take guests to stunning locales including the Seychelles, Adriatic Coast, Oman, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, immersing guests in the destinations. The yacht’s first guests will sail Dec. 23 on a route round-trip from Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles, with visits to neighbouring 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
In 2016 through the beginning of 2018, travellers can visit:
- Indian Ocean (January-March) – Sailing round-trip from Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles, with optional two- and four-night inclusive Dubai Land Package;
- Cosmopolitan Emirates (December) – Sailing round-trip from Dubai, calling on such ports as Muscat and Khasab, Oman; Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE; and Doha, Qatar;
- Holy Land (March/April/November) – Sailing from Limassol, Cyprus and Aqaba, Jordan, calling in Haifa, Eilat and Ashdod, Israel;
- Mediterranean (April-November) – Sailing various routes from Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Athens, Greece, calling in charming Croatian spots along the Dalmatian Coast and picturesque Greek Isles.
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.