On the heels of last week’s landmark announcement of Crystal AirCruises’ inaugural journey, Crystal revealed more of its 2017 and 2018 global itineraries for its privately owned Boeing 777-209LR, which are now open for booking.
The jet will transport travellers on all-inclusive journeys of 15 to 29 days, visiting the world’s most coveted destinations. Along the way, guests will enjoy five-star accommodations in each destination. Crystal AirCruises’ itineraries focus on luxury travellers’ interests, with options curated for culinary enthusiasts, history buffs, adrenaline seekers and exotic explorers. Guests will spend an average of two to three nights in each destination, staying at the finest hotels, resorts, safari lodges and eco-villages, chosen for their ideal location, luxury service and unique connection to the culture of the surrounding landscapes. The itineraries set for fall 2017, and spring and fall 2018 include:
31 August 2017: The Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal AirCruise
(Round-trip New York, 27 days) – Visiting New York, Chicago, Los Angeles; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, China; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; and Paris, France.
21 October 2017: Around the World: Iconic Sites & Legendary Locales
(Round-trip Los Angeles, 29 days) – Visiting Los Angeles; Lima, Peru; Easter Island, Chile; Uluru, Australia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Lhasa, Tibet; Jaipur, India; Mauritius; Victoria Falls, Zambia; and Prague, Czech Republic.
1 June 2018: Savoring the Winelands
(Round-trip San Francisco, 16 days) – Visiting San Francisco; Santiago, Chile; Mendoza, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Tuscany, Italy; Bordeaux and Champagne/Paris, France.
24 June 2018: Sacred Sites, Seashells & Safaris
(Round-trip New York City, 22 days) – Visiting New York City; Tokyo, Japan; Yangon, Myanmar; Gan Island, Maldives; Agra, India; Victoria Falls, Zambia; Cape Town, South Africa; and Vienna, Austria.
8 September 2018: Exotic Adventures
(Round-trip New York City, 22 days) – Visiting New York City; Lima, Peru; Easter Island, Chile; Cairns, Australia; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Lhasa, Tibet; Agra, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
13 October 2018: South Pacific Explorer
(Round-trip Los Angeles, 15 days) – Visiting Los Angeles; Easter Island, Chile; Bali, Indonesia; Cairns, Australia; Queenstown, New Zealand; and Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
“Crystal AirCruises will push the boundaries of what luxury travellers have traditionally thought possible within one vacation experience, as our guests will be able to span the globe in the course of a few weeks without sacrificing the ease and stylish comfort they expect from a Crystal vacation,” says Crystal CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez. “For instance, wine lovers need not choose just one exceptional wine-growing region, but can immerse themselves in several of the most acclaimed areas with the benefit of our luxury aircraft to whisk them easily to the next destination. Likewise, travellers need not limit their exploration of the world’s ancient icons due to distance, as Crystal AirCruises provides the ability to contextualise the history and significance of many in one vacation.”
Each innovative Crystal AirCruises itinerary is based on four curated all-inclusive destination experiences from which guests can choose, as well as mix and match to create their ideal vacation: “Exhilarating Adventures”, “Personal Connections”, “Cultural Discoveries” and “Tantalising Gastronomy”. For the ultimate custom Crystal AirCruises voyage, Crystal’s Designed by You option offers travellers the services of the Crystal AirCruises Director, the expert concierge who hosts the entire AirCruise and land experience, attending to guests’ individual needs and wishes throughout. Designed by You goes beyond the extensive selection of curated experiences, allowing guests to create unstructured programmes customised to their wishes.
The aircraft is larger and newer than any global jet tour travel option, appointed with features rarely found in even the most luxurious private jets. The Crystal Exclusive Class seats 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 and dedicated table seating fosters friendly camaraderie among luxury travellers. Cuisine will be prepared by a dedicated executive chef in two state-of-the-art galleys and paired with an elegant premium wine list.
Guests will also enjoy comforts and conveniences including Bose® Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple® iPads, complimentary global Wi-Fi, 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 offer more than the comforts of home during the global journeys.
Booking reservations for Crystal AirCruises’ global itineraries for 2017 and 2018 are available for booking now. Aircraft operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV.