Crystal closes Australian outpost

Coronavirus sees forced shut down of Sydney office

Crystal has announced the closure of its Australian office in Sydney during the current “challenging time” facing the industry.

In a statement, the luxury cruise company said it has been taking “both offensive and defensive measures – including a review of our business around the world – to ensure it will weather this pandemic”.

 “These certainly are unprecedented times and it is with deep regret that we announce the closure of Crystal’s Sydney office,” said Karen Christensen, Crystal’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australasia. “I am so very proud of the team in the Australian office and what we have achieved in just over three years.”

The operational as well as sales and marketing duties of Crystal’s Sydney office will be transitioned to Genting Cruise Lines’ team in Sydney under the direction of Michael Goh, President, Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales for Genting Cruise Lines.

At the Crystal HQ opening in August 2016 - Former Crystal Cruises President Edie Rodriguez (left) with Karen Christensen at the ribbon cutting event.

Christensen will remain with the company for a period of 90 days to assist with the transition.

“We want to thank our trade partners for their continuing support as they have been incredibly supportive and truly share our passion for the World of Crystal and we know they will be well taken care of by our colleagues at Crystal Asia,” Christensen added.

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