Crystal Yacht Cruises Opens for Bookings

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Crystal Esprit will make its maiden voyage this December.
Crystal Esprit will make its maiden voyage this December.

Crystal Yacht Cruises’ luxury yachting vacations are now open for bookings. Crystal Esprit will make its inaugural sailing this winter to new routes that feature 7-day itineraries focused in warm water destinations including the Seychelles, the Adriatic Coast and Abu Dhabi.

The first Crystal Yacht cruise sets sail Dec. 23, 2015 for a roundtrip cruise from Mahe-Victoria, Seychelles. This maiden voyage offers guests an inclusive post- and pre-cruise New Year’s Eve party and fireworks display in Dubai with 3- or 4-night accommodations at the Dubai Taj Hotel. Additional itineraries, offered from 2016 to 2018, reposition seasonally and include:

  • The Indian Ocean (January-March)

Sailing roundtrip from Mahe-Victoria, Seychelles, with optional 2- and 4-night inclusive Dubai Land package.

  • The Cosmopolitan Emirates (December)

Sailing roundtrip from Dubai, with ports of call in Muscat and Khasab, Oman; Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates; and Doha, Qatar.

  • The Holy Land (March/April/November) 

Sailing from Limassol, Cyprus and Aqaba, Jordan, with ports of call in Haifa, Eilat, and Ashdod, Israel.

  • The Mediterranean (AprilNovember) 

Sailing various routes from Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Athens, Greece, with ports of call along the Dalmatian Coast and Greek Isles.

Crystal Esprit features 62 luxury staterooms, a 2-passenger submarine, and four 10-passenger zodiacs, as well as a 12-passenger Wider 32-ft. super yacht for boating excursions. Rates start at $3,920 pp.

In other news, Crystal Cruises is now extending one hour of complimentary Internet access to each of its guests aboard the Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Esprit (when it debuts this winter). Guests rooming in Deluxe Staterooms and Penthouses will receive 90-minutes of free Internet at no added cost. If guests require additional Internet access, they can purchase one of four packages, which range from 74 cents per minute for the “Pay As You Go” plan to $220 for 10 hours of Internet. Portable laptops are available to rent for an additional fee. For more information, call (888) 799-4625 or visit crystalcruises.com.