Crystal AirCruises to cater to charter and incentive travelers
MIAMI, June 9, 2017 – Crystal AirCruises’ Boeing 777, Crystal Skye, has been chartered for an inaugural 10 Day/9 Night “Golden Week Holiday AirCruise” from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 8, 2017, starting from Hong Kong*. The charter will be managed by Genting Hong Kong, Crystal’s parent company. Crystal Skye will then be available for charters and other special interest AirCruises.
The move serves the vast luxury travel market in China and increases Crystal’s brand presence in the region. As Crystal expands its portfolio of global travel experiences, the shift of Crystal Skye to special interest charters provides a distinct luxury option that is in great demand and is unmatched by any hotel, resort or cruise line in the world.
“We are delighted to deploy Crystal Skye to the Asia Pacific region for the first inaugural AirCruise, as Crystal’s presence and brand awareness among luxury travelers of the area is increasing significantly,” said Crystal CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “Crystal Skye presents incomparable luxury travel options for guests and groups who wish to explore global destinations, events and culinary delights in multiple places, flying non-stop up to 19 hours between destinations in our exclusively appointed Boeing 777.”
“The Golden Week Holiday in China is an opportune time for the launch of Crystal AirCruises in Asia,” said Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “The itinerary will be attractive to all Asians, including three-generation families, who often travel together during this extended holiday period. The detailed itinerary will be unveiled by the end of June,” he added.
Crystal will take delivery of Crystal Skye on August 1 from Greenpoint Technologies in Washington and will be christened in August.
“The seamless luxury of the celebrated Crystal Experience has long extended to corporations and private charter groups seeking the most enticing incentive experiences possible for chartered travel and events,” adds Rodriguez. “Our growing fleet of luxury vessels only increases the options available for these guests, as the standard of customized luxury and personalized service remains unparalleled throughout the Crystal fleet.”
Travelers booked on all previously-scheduled Crystal AirCruises journeys in 2017 and 2018 will receive a full refund and a complimentary experience on a Crystal Ocean or River cruise in either 2017 or 2018. Affected voyages are: August 31, 2017 “Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal AirCruise;” October 21, 2017 “Around the World: Iconic Sites;” December 22, 2017 “Holidays Around the World;” March 31, 2018 “Temples, Treasures & Safaris;” June 1, 2018 “Savoring the Winelands;” September 8, 2018 “Exotic Adventures;” October 13, 2018 “South Pacific Explorer.”
Crystal Skye is larger and newer than any global private jet tour travel option, appointed with features rarely found in even the most luxurious private jets. She has the highest crew to passenger ratio of any twin-aisle aircraft, on journeys that stretch to the far reaches of the earth, offering curated experiences tailored to each traveler’s preferences. Crystal Exclusive Class seats for 84 guests are designed for maximum personal space and ergonomic comfort, and convert to 180-degree lie-flat beds. The expansive social lounge with stand-up bar fosters friendly camaraderie among luxury travelers. Cuisine will be prepared by an executive chef in two state-of-the-art galleys, and paired with an elegant premium wine list from the Crystal Skye Cellar.
Guests will also enjoy comforts and conveniences including Bose® Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple® iPads, complimentary global WiFi, interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, individual USB ports and power outlets, and a live cockpit-to-ground listening channel. Additionally, spacious lavatories appointed with luxury amenities, like a private jet, offer more than the comforts of home during the global journeys.
The award-winning Crystal fleet comprises a host of options for virtually all types of private charters as well as meeting and incentive travel, including the casually elegant Crystal Esprit (62 guests); Crystal Mozart (154 guests) and the upcoming quadruplet sister river yachts, Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel (106 guests each); ocean ships Crystal Symphony (970 guests) and Crystal Serenity (1,070 guests); and Crystal Luxury Air’s Bombardier Global Express Jet (up to 12 guests). With venues and experiences that can be customized for groups’ specific needs, and added perks and conveniences for business travelers, Crystal’s luxury vessels set an impressive scene for discerning clientele.
Boeing 777 Crystal Skye aircraft operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV. Crystal Luxury Air is operated by Corporate Flight Management, Inc. For charter inquirers, please contact in the U.S. 855-207-2778 and/or 1-786-971-1010 (international calls); and in China (86) 400 800 0348 and Hong Kong (852) 2378 5760.
*Homeport may be changed to Macau depending on client preference.
By sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line – Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class with Crystal Residences.
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