Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Cruises’

Crystal Announces Expedition Team for Second Northwest Passage Cruise

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Cruises will partner with Arctic Kingdom, a Canada-based team of Arctic experts, to offer expeditions and enrichment programming on its second Northwest Passage cruise aboard Crystal Serenity, to take place in August and September 2017. (

Crystal unveil a full collection of worldwide itineraries for 2019

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)With a continued focus on more choices of luxurious ways to travel the world, Crystal is the first cruise line to officially unveil a full collection of worldwide itineraries for 2019, and all are open for booking beginning today (Jan.26). (more…)

Genting Hong Kong warns of deep 2016 loss on asset depreciation, start up costs of Dream Cruise and MV-Werften

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Genting Hong Kong, the rapidly expanding Hong Kong based cruise shipping group, has warned that it will report a deep loss for 2016 due to depreciation of assets for sale and start up costs of its dream Cruise premium market brand plus MV-Werften shipyards in Germany. (

Ocean Expert Jean-Michel Cousteau to Join Select Crystal Sailings

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Crystal Esprit (Courtesy Crystal Cruises)Oceanographic expert and conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau will join several Crystal cruise and yacht sailings in 2017. The first sailing will take place onboard Crystal Serenity during its May 24 “Hawaiian Havens” itinerary. (

Crystal and HCP Media Unveil Crystal Living In-Suite Publication

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

As it continues forward with the epic expansion of its brand and award-winning fleet, Crystal has unveiled an artful in-suite book that commemorates the spirit of what the company has dubbed The New Crystal – The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. (more…)

Crystal opens a dedicated corporate office in Sydney

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The new Crystal team based in the Sydney office is headed up by leading cruise and travel industry professional, Karen Christensen, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. (

Crystal Cruises Adds Additional Itineraries to Wave Season Promotion

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

In time for the 2017 “wave season,” Crystal Cruises has added more itineraries to its Crystal Clear Choices promotion, running through March 31, 2017. (

Crystal Cruises Returns to Holy Land in 2017 for President’s Cruise

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Crystal Symphony’s November 4, 2017, voyage will be notable for two reasons: It marks the luxury cruise line’s first voyage to the Holy Land since 2012, and Crystal Cruises CEO Edie Rodriguez will be onboard for her annual President’s Cruise. (

Crystal Cruises Announces Barbara Streisand-Themed Film and Theatre Cruise

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Crystal Cruises has announced the roster of performances on the Crystal Symphony Film & Theatre Festival sailing inspired by Barbara Streisand. (

Crystal to Move Esprit to Caribbean for Winter 2017 and All of 2018

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Crystal Esprit (Courtesy Crystal Cruises)Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises said it would move the Crystal Esprit to the Caribbean for winter 2017 and all of 2018, dropping Indian Ocean and Europe programs on the 62-passenger yacht. (

Crystal Names New Director of Sales and Marketing for Air Products

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Crystal Cruises announced the appointment of Kris Endreson as the director of sales and marketing for the growing company’s air division. (

Crystal Announces TV Ad Buy

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Crystal Cruises’ massive expansion plan is continuing, this time with the first television ad campaign for the company since 2004, according to a press release issued by Crystal. (

Crystal Orders More Vessels but Delays Introductions

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The Crystal Endeavor (Artist concept, courtesy Crystal Cruises)Crystal Cruises has upped its expedition yacht program from one ship on order to three, while delaying the first delivery by a year to 2019. The company’s new ocean-going 1,000-passenger ships are also being pushed back, from 2019 – already a year behind schedule – to 2022. (

Dane Rauschenberg to Run Marathon at Sea on Crystal Serenity

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

On the 14-day Crystal Serenity sailing from New Orleans to Miami, extreme runner Dane Rauschenberg will complete a full marathon on the ship on December 11, 2016. (

‘Crystal Sky Savings’ Offers Tremendous Value on European Voyages In 2017

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises are offering discerning travelers thousands of dollars of savings for 2017 European voyages with a brand new value proposition, “Crystal Sky Savings”. (more…)

Crystal Serenity Completes 32-day Northwest Passage Journey

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)More than three years after the inception of the immensely ambitious plan to transit the Northwest Passage, Crystal Cruises’ luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity has completed the epic undertaking, arriving in New York City this morning (16 Sep.). (more…)

Crystal Serenity becomes largest cruise ship to navigate Northwest Passage

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Serenity, at 68,870 gross tons, has become the largest cruise ship to navigate the Northwest passage, said Crystal Cruises, the Los Angeles based owner of the ship. (

MV Werften Signs Design Agreements

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The Crystal Endeavor (Artist concept, courtesy Crystal Cruises)MV Werften signed a letter of intent with the Finnish engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today (26 Aig.). The agreement includes parts of the basic design, as well as design, purchasing and production assistance of the Crystal Cruises’ Endeavor class expedition vessels. (

Cruise-ship evacuation exercise begins as luxury liner prepares for Arctic Ocean transit

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. (

Crystal Sets Sail on Landmark Northwest Passage Voyage; Regent Cancels Its 2017 Cruise

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)This week, Crystal set sail on its very first Northwest Passage cruise, an industry first for a luxury ship of this size. Meanwhile, Regent has canceled its plans for a 2017 voyage along the same Arctic route. (

Large cruise ship voyage through Arctic ice rekindles rows

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)A decision to proceed with plans to sail the first huge cruise liner through the Northwest Passage on Tuesday with 1,000 passengers on board has rekindled rows with environmentalists about the Arctic. (

Crystal Cruises Launches New Modernized Website

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

In the midst of its brand expansion, Crystal Cruises has unveiled its new website. Meant to mirror the company’s growth from boutique luxury to an all-inclusive travel portfolio, the website is visually inspired by the company’s All Exclusive brand campaign. (

Crystal to Expand Crystal Visions Enrichment Program to Yacht Cruises

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Crystal Esprit (Courtesy Crystal Cruises)Crystal has announced plans to expand its Crystal Visions Enrichment Program to Crystal Yacht Cruises. (

Crystal Drops SS United States Project

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The new ss United States (Artist impression courtesy Crystal Cruises)Following what it called an intensive, six-month evaluation, Crystal Cruises has announced – as was predicted by Cruise Industry News – that it has dropped its plans to rebuild and reintroduce the SS United States into service.

New U.S. History Itinerary From Crystal Cruises

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Crystal Cruises has announced a new 14-day itinerary, departing October 25, from New York to Ft. Lauderdale exploring more than a dozen sites important to U.S. history. (

Edie Rodriguez, CEO of Crystal Cruises, to Speak at ASTA Global Convention

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Crystal Cruises CEO Edie Rodriguez is set to speak at this year’s ASTA Global Convention. She’s slated to speak during the General Session on Tuesday, September 27. Guests must sign up for the event when registering for the convention. (

Crystal Names Keith Cox to VP Role

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Crystal Cruises has announced the appointment of Keith Cox as vice president of entertainment and enrichment. Cox will oversee onboard enrichment and entertainment programs across all Crystal brand extensions, including Crystal Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal River Cruises and Crystal AirCruises. (

Crystal Announces Summer Incentives, ‘Crystal Clear Choices’

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Cruises is enticing travelers with a limited-time summer promotion that translates to significant savings and added perks for bookings made between July 1 and August 31. (more…)

Crystal Cruises Expands to Australia Under New Management

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

SydneyCrystal Cruises is the latest cruise line to expand its presence to Australia and the Pacific, announcing that it will open its first dedicated corporate office in Sydney. (

Crystal Cruises Moving to Port Everglades in 2017

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Port Everglades (Courtesy of Broward County's Port Everglades)Broward County’s Port Everglades welcomes the return of Crystal Cruises’ luxury ships beginning in October 2017. (more…)

1st cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)The Coast Guard is gearing up for the inaugural voyage of a luxury cruise ship through the Northwest Passage and said Thursday the Crystal Serenity easily passed a routine inspection. (

Crystal Names Angela Composto Vice President, Marketing

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Crystal has named Angela Composto as its new vice president of marketing. Composto will head head of all creative services and marketing initiatives for all the Crystal Cruises brands following time spent as vice president of marketing for Silversea Cruises. (