Crystal Cruises is pioneering new fronts in the luxury travel industry with the purchase of a Boeing Business Jet B777-200LR, offering an array of global itineraries for its expanded brand extension Crystal Luxury Air.
The announcement comes on the heels of Crystalâ€™s ground-breaking news in July of an extensive brand expansion, which will include extravagant air holidays around the world aboard a luxurious Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
In addition to doubling the initial air projections with the expanded aircraft fleet, Crystal will work with the Registry of Aruba in developing and securing an Air Operatorâ€™s Certificate.
This will pave the way for Crystal Luxury Air to launch international operations. The twin-aisle BBJ B777-200LR will be redesigned to accommodate just 88 guests with flat-bed first class seats; a beautifully appointed lounge and bar; and offer 14- and 28-day around-the-world and international itineraries, beginning in 2017.
â€œOur mission is to make Crystal the core of what will become the worldâ€™s premier luxury hospitality and lifestyle brand collection, not only for the immediate future but for years to come,â€ said Crystal chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.
â€œThe acquisition of our second luxury aircraft is another profound step toward establishing our goal.â€
The twin-aisle Boeing 777-200LR and the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which typically seats up to 300 passengers and will be redesigned to accommodate just 52 guests, will boast the premium luxury that discerning global travellers have come to expect from Crystal, including copious amounts of guest space, plush amenities and Crystalâ€™s world-class service and crew.
Trips will include accommodation at the worldâ€™s most luxurious hotels, the finest Michelin star-level cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs and fabulous local cultural entertainment.
Additionally, the aircrafts can be arranged for special charters.
â€œFollowing our expansion announcement, travellers and travel agents expressed a strong interest in all-inclusive luxury air travel with a wider range of itineraries,â€ says Crystalâ€™s President and CEO Edie Rodriguez. â€œBased on this enthusiastic feedback, we are growing our fleet to meet the demand from our guests and travel partners in luxury air options.â€