It might seem as if no week would be complete without an announcement of something new from Crystal… a new way for you, the world’s most discerning travelers, to explore the world in the utmost luxury. Well, this week, I am thrilled to share some particularly intriguing news to this end, as I am currently reaching out from the SeaTrade Cruise Global convention in Fort Lauderdale, where I announced yesterday two new ways to travel the world with Crystal.
Up first (chronologically), the previously announced Bombardier Global Express XRS jet will take to the skies under the Crystal Luxury Air brand next month! You read correctly – as soon as April, this beautifully equipped private jet will be available for charter to take up to 12 travelers to meet virtually any Crystal voyage. Of course, accommodations and onboard amenities are true to Crystal’s superior standard of excellence and convenience. Leather executive seating; cabins configurable for conferencing and business, or simply relaxing with friends; sleeping quarters; a full galley; and all the technological features needed for conducting business will await you for your flight.
Next, back to the water, as building begins for Crystal Endeavor this May. Crystal Endeavor opens the door to a brand new type of luxury travel, not just from Crystal, but any cruise line, ever. The vessel will be a 100-suite megayacht, specifically, the first-ever megayacht to possess a Polar Class 6 designation. What this means for you, our valued and intrepid Crystal family, is that there is virtually no corner of the earth where Crystal cannot take you, as Crystal Endeavor will be capable of breaking through Arctic ice, navigating regions previously only reachable by expedition ships.
Endeavor will be the first purpose-built expedition megayacht, but also so much more. On board, you’ll find Crystal’s signature world-class dining, posh suites, spacious public venues and all the “toys” you could need for the adventures ahead. Two helicopters, two landing pads, two submarines, plus Zodiacs, jet skis, and equipment for scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing will all be on hand for new experiences in new destinations.
Of course, the most exciting part of all of this news, as we continue to expand our luxury offerings to reach new travelers, is sharing it with you. It is with you in mind that we create these fantastic developments, because it is you who continues to express such passion for luxury travel and reaching new horizons. It is due to your enduring support and enthusiasm for all things Crystal that we are raising our own bar and pushing boundaries – literally. I thank you for this and cannot wait to welcome on board very soon.