In-between all the gala hoopla and enjoying an array of water toys during the debut of the ultra chic Crystal Esprit in the Seychelles this week, Crystal Cruises’CEO Edie Rodriguez revealed even more expansion plans for the burgeoning cruise line. ‘We’re calling it ‘all exclusive’,” Rodriguez told the VIPs guests cruising the Seychelles on the luxury yacht. A play on the all-inclusive platform the line adopted in 2013, which offers fares that includee wines and spirits, pre-paid gratuities and enriching onboard experiences, Crystal’s All Exclusive™ heralds the debut of the new era for the company that redefined cruise luxury 25- years-ago with its first ship, Crystal Harmony.
Rodriguez also talked about plans to expand Crystal Luxury Air that currently includes a Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with the addition of two ultra-long-range aircrafts in an elegant ACJ319 jet and a Bombardier Global Express XRS. The new planes will service private charters and transport guests to their Crystal destinations for ocean, river or yacht voyages from any point in the United States to the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and the Pacific. “In a single phrase, ‘All Exclusive’ takes the common industry term of ‘all inclusive’ and reshapes it into something bigger, bolder and unprecedented, where all inclusive is all exclusive,” said Rodriguez. “Since my arrival at Crystal, it has been my vision to grow this brand into something even more magical. Today, we are reinventing travel in a class all by itself, and All Exclusive is the perfect representation of that. Whether it is by ocean, river or air, everything we do is designed to take our guests to a new level of luxury, service and adventure.”
It’s not easy keeping up with Crystal’s growth or for that matter its dynamo of a CEO. In March 2016 the company will launch the private charter jet service with the Bombardier Global Express XRS offering a spacious two-cabin configuration, accommodating up to 13 guests, four executive wide club seats with foldout tables, a four-place conference space opposite a single seat workstation and cabinet, laptop imagery on cabin monitors, surround sound, high temperature oven and an aft entertainment cabin with a 31.5 inch LCD. The ACJ319 jet will accommodate just 30 travelers in the utmost luxury, including 16 lay-flat seats, and beginning summer 2016 it will transport guests to their desired Crystal destination, including to ocean, river and yacht voyages. “With our vast choice of aircrafts, we are confident Crystal Luxury Air will deliver the fast and hassle-free requirements our guests and discerning travelers have been wanting with global air travel,” said Rodriguez.
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