Tropical holidays 2017: Crystal Esprit announces new West Indies itineraries
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, famed as the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, is now redeploying its ultra-luxury yacht, the Crystal Esprit, to the islands of the West Indies.
Starting from November 2017 and through to 2018, this intimate 62-guest yachting experience aboard the Crystal Esprit touts a glamorous yet laid-back lifestyle with its new itineraries which include the “British Virgin Islands & Saint-Barthélemy Yachting Escape” and the “West Indies Yachting Explorer.” “The decision to reposition Crystal Esprit to the West Indies is one that was made with our guests’ expressed wishes in mind, as more and more luxury travellers seek curated adventure with the seamless ease and convenience that Crystal’s attention to detail provides,” says Crystal’s CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez. “The West Indies remain largely exclusive, hidden gems that will almost certainly top Crystal guests’ bucket lists.”
These new tropical escapes will also allow travellers to take full advantage of the active pursuits and abundant water sports amenities in the yacht’s high-tech marina, including the first submarine in the cruise industry. Sailing round-trip on Sundays from Marigot Bay, St. Martin two distinct seven-day routes will alternate for easily combinable extended vacations. The ports of call are decidedly in line with access unique to a boutique yachting experience, with visits to the idyllic harbours of destinations favoured by travellers.
In addition, for the very first time with Crystal Cruises, Jean-Michel Cousteau—the son of ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and one of the foremost living oceanographic experts—will be aboard the Crystal Esprit for three luxury voyage expeditions. These exclusive trips are set to feature Cousteau’s intriguing presentations, as well as tales and expertise-gained from his lifetime of underwater exploration. With lectures tailored to the region of each voyage, guests can expect an enlightening and engaging explorative journey about oceans and environment conservation.
Crystal Esprit’s inaugural West Indies season is now open for booking.