Crystal Esprit includes Cyprus among its luxury itineraries


Starting from September 2015, travellers can book their luxury yachting vacation with Crystal Yacht Cruises, the most recent innovation from Crystal Cruises.


As Crystal Esprit charts new waters with its maiden voyage this winter, Crystal Cruises has unveiled the complete itineraries and fares for 2016 through the beginning of 2018 – a route sailing from Limassol among the luxury itineraries.


The new routes mark Crystal’s first itineraries focussed in warm waters and reaching remote and coveted locations not easily reached by larger cruise ships. The extravagantly appointed yacht – outfitted for adventure, both, onboard and ashore – is set to call in ports never before visited by Crystal’s ocean vessels, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.


Among the itineraries that Crystal Esprit will explore is a Holy Land tour (March/April/November) sailing from Limassol and Aqaba, Jordan, calling at Haifa, Eilat and Ashdod, Israel.


“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,” stated Edie Rodriguez, president at Crystal Cruises. “The Crystal yachting experience will take our travellers to locales with the same spectacular beauty and culture, but a more intimate atmosphere.”


Most of Crystal Esprit’s seven-day itineraries have been specifically developed and deployed to allow travellers to combine two voyages into longer 14-day vacations.


Crystal Esprit is a 62-guest, 3,300-tonnage yacht that has been designed to offer intimate, exclusive, and immersive experiences with a boutique ambiance. The all-suite yacht will feature posh, high-end finishes and modern technology, and is outfitted with some decidedly extreme features, like a two-passenger submarine, four 10-passenger zodiacs for special excursions and a 12-passenger Wider 32ft super yacht tender for special boating adventures. Additionally, at their guests’ fingertips are water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing, and snorkel equipment.