Annual publication spotlights the elegant world of Crystal with sophisticated editorial and photographic spreads
MIAMI, September 17, 2019 – Fresh off the press, Crystal has unveiled its latest Crystal Living magazine, an annual publication that delves deeply into experiences, destinations and onboard luxuries found around the world with the company’s portfolio of global journeys. Through firsthand reviews and artful photographic layouts, readers are given the “inside scoop” on luxury travel and other delights across an array of interests.
“Crystal Living goes beyond the Crystal Experience itself to encompass the finer facets of a luxurious lifestyle and travel magazine,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “It’s intended to connect savvy world travelers, like our guests, with broader perspectives on varied elements of exploration that speak to their sense of distinctive style and individuality. Every article focuses on the world through a different lens, drawing our guests in with content that fascinates their specific interests.”
In-depth feature stories for this edition include a profile of the decennial Passion Play program in Oberammergau, Germany (available for booking with select Crystal River Cruises); day-to-night highlights of Dubai; the Anne of Green Gables legacy on Prince Edward Island (a featured stop on Crystal Serenity sailings); and rainbow-colored opals in the Australian Outback. Other areas draw readers into the Crystal Experience with locals’ perspectives on the Seychelles (a region explored with Crystal Esprit), culinary and wine pieces, wellness pursuits and destination hotel programs.
Every Crystal Living issue will feature dedicated sections of focused editorial content, including:
- Ship Spotlight, highlighting the luxurious details, spaces and amenities of Crystal’s award-winning fleet;
- New Now, with the latest news across all Crystal brand experiences – Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises;
- Shore Couture, focusing on fashion and designers in destinations around the world;
- Connoisseur, diner’s guide and culinary spotlight;
- Decanter, a glimpse into classic wines, spirits and other beverages around the world;
- Locals Love, sharing an insider’s view of featured destinations;
- Wellness, highlighting activities to nourish the mind, body and soul;
- Haute Hotels, focusing on properties around the world featured with Crystal land programs;
- Room with a View, dramatic photography of iconic landmarks and significant sites.
Crystal worked with the PPI Group to produce the magazine, an industry leader in custom publishing and creative marketing.
“We were thrilled to work with Crystal to create something truly special with Crystal Living,” said Bill Panoff, PPI Group CEO and publisher of Crystal Living. “The magazine embodies the Crystal brand – elegant and au courant, yet comfortable and inviting. The combination of inspired content by gifted writers and stunning photography brings the sights and sounds of travel directly to the page and engages the reader.”
This issue of Crystal Living will be featured in all guest staterooms and suites aboard Crystal vessels in the Fall, with new issues released every summer focusing on the highlights of the coming year.
Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.
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About PPI Group
PPI Group is a multimedia company that specializes in custom publishing, digital marketing, video production, and onboard and shoreside programs for the cruise, travel, and hospitality industries. The company’s flagship consumer cruise publication, Porthole Cruise Magazine, which celebrates 23 years in 2019, is published bi-monthly and available on newsstands worldwide and by both print and digital subscriptions. To learn more, visit ppigroup.com.
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