Crystal Skye celebrates sold out inaugural Asian departure
As she prepares for her fully-booked maiden voyage in October to Fiji and Tahiti, Genting offered a rare first-hand preview of the luxurious onboard features that await guests.
“We are extremely pleased and encouraged by the outstanding response for Crystal Skye’s maiden voyage from Asia – a fully-booked, all-inclusive journey to Fiji and Tahiti – signaling strong demand from the region’s most discriminating travelers,” said Mr. Colin Au, Group President of Genting Hong Kong. “We are also delighted to finally welcome Crystal Skye in Asia, a new milestone for Genting Hong Kong and Crystal Cruises, setting an even higher benchmark in global luxury travel and pushing the boundaries of bespoke vacation experiences.”
The sold out inaugural Asian journey departing from Hong Kong will take guests on a seven-night/eight-day voyage to Fiji and Tahiti. Competitively priced at US$18,000, the all-inclusive Crystal Skye experience features the service of the world’s first “Air Butlers”.
In response to the reception of the inaugural AirCruise to the South Pacific, Crystal Skye will embark on an all-inclusive six-night, Masa Mara, Kenya Safari adventure this February for the Lunar New Year holidays.
“Crystal Skye takes the spirit of cruising to the clouds with seamlessly indulgent luxury and comfort, combining Crystal’s award-winning personal service with innovative design showcasing an opulent interior highlighted by elegant, world-class amenities,” added Mr. Au.
The Boeing 777-200LR has a spacious design for up to 88 guests, and is appointed with features rarely found in even the most luxurious private jets. During the special showcase, travel agents, partners and media got to experience the social lounge with a stand-up central bar.
Visitors also got the chance to relax on customized Crystal Exclusive Class seats, fully-reclining, flatbed Welsh handcrafted sleeper seats designed for comfort and equipped with in-flight amenities and entertainment. Attended by a team of dedicated Crystal Skye Butlers, guests were served Michelin-inspired hors d’œuvres prepared by the onboard Executive Chef, François Van Zyl, in collaboration with Master Chef Chan Kwok Keung, “World Champion of The Chinese Cuisine” and paired with selections of champagnes and premium wines from the Crystal SkyCellar.
In addition to pre-planned, all-inclusive itineraries, Crystal Skye is also available for private charters for personal holidays with extended family and friends or for business trips.
Crystal Skye, the only twin-aisle private jet, can be privately chartered for one to 28 days. With the ability to fly non-stop for 19.5 hours, travellers can explore further while enjoying the personalised service for which Crystal is renowned worldwide. Guests will be able to create custom journeys around the globe, ranging from the London and New York City, to Igauzu Falls, Argentina and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aries, and a host of other destinations in between. A collection of interchangeable “Destination Experiences” also allows guests to curate personalised itineraries in each destination.