Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Cruises’

Crystal Symphony Completes Her Most Dramatic Redesign Ever

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

One of the most awarded luxury ships in the world has a sophisticated new look, offering travelers freshly imagined choices during their global vacations. Crystal Symphony has emerged from dry dock at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven, returning to the seas with newly designed spaces, features and amenities that luxury travelers crave. (more…)

Crystal Cruises Announces Expanded Collection of 2017 & 2018 ‘Crystal Getaways’

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity

In its continued commitment to offer luxury travelers more choices, Crystal Cruises has unveiled an expanded selection of Crystal Getaways – abbreviated voyages derived from longer existing itineraries – for both 2017 and 2018. (more…)

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises Announces New Adriatic Seasons in 2018 & 2019

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The Crystal Esprit (Courtesy Crystal Cruises)Crystal Esprit, the intimate luxury yacht of the Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises fleet, will return to the Adriatic and Mediterranean for the summer seasons of 2018 and 2019 for the region’s stunning summer months from May through October. (more…)

Northwest Passage cruise from Alaska won’t return next year

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

A cruise line’s much-ballyhooed itinerary through the Arctic’s storied Northwest Passage will take next year off, and the company plans to return with a smaller vessel in 2019 or possibly early 2020. (

Crystal Cruises’ president and CEO Edie Rodriguez resigns

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Edie Rodriguez, who has led Crystal Cruises in its expansion since October 2013, resigned Friday. Rodriguez said her sudden departure from the luxury cruise line, which has offices in Miami, was “very amicable.”

Wolber Named President and CEO at Crystal, Takes Over from Rodriguez

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Genting Hong Kong today announced the appointment of Tom Wolber as the President and CEO of Crystal Cruises effective September 15. Wolber takes over from Edie Rodriguez, who was at the helm for the last four years, according to a statement. (

Get To The Top: How This Cruise Industry Exec Is Smashing Barriers

Friday, September 15th, 2017

It is 104 degrees and the sun is baking the tarmac at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport. But you’d never know it inside the cool and serene Crystal Skye, the world’s largest privately owned tour jet. (

Crystal Symphony to Drydock at Lloyd Werft for Major Refit

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Lloyd Werft in Germany will soon play host to the Crystal Symphony, which will drydock for a major fall refurbishment. Later this week, a team from the yard will board the ship in Lisbon to start preparations for the refurbishment as the ship sails to Northern Germany. (

Northwest Passage Commemorative Coffee Table Book Added to ‘Exclusively Crystal’ Collection

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Crystal’s 2016 history-making voyage through the elusive region is now commemorated in the gloriously colorful pages of the Northwest Passage Coffee Table Book: Aboard Crystal Serenity August 2016. (more…)

Crystal Skye Joins the Crystal Fleet

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Today, August 1, 2017, Crystal AirCruises welcomed the newest member of its expanding fleet, Crystal Skye, during an official handover ceremony held at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. (more…)

Crystal Cruises Offers 17 Shorter Ocean and River Sailings for Rest of 2017

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Crystal Cruises is offering shortened versions of many of its remaining 2017 river and ocean cruises, including those in the British Isles, the Seychelles, the United Arab Emirates and Europe’s Christmas Markets. (

Genting Hong Kong dealt a bad hand

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

To say that Genting Hong Kong Ltd (Genting HK), in which the Lim family has a controlling 68.87% stake, has seen better days would not be an exaggeration, at least at the moment. Indeed, the company seems to have been dealt a bad hand. (

Crystal Becomes First Luxury Cruise Line to Join ASTA

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Crystal has announced its new Platinum Level Partnership with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA.) It is now the only luxury cruise line at the Platinum partnership level. (

Crystal Gives Guests VIP Access to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 Race

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Adrenaline rushes are inevitable for Crystal Symphony guests in Abu Dhabi this November, as Crystal unveils three exclusive ways for travelers to experience the most glamourous international event in the United Arab Emirates. (more…)

Brand New 360ᵒ Crystal Preview Surrounds Travelers in the Crystal Experience

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. (more…)

New Crystal Adventures Heighten Arctic Exploration during Northwest Passage Voyage

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)When Crystal Serenity returns to the Arctic north on August 15 for the second transit of the Northwest Passage, she will navigate a route through territories of Alaska, Canada and Greenland that are rarely explored by recreational travelers, remaining the only luxury cruise line to make the intrepid trip. (more…)

Crystal Announces Operations Reorganization

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Crystal Cruises today announced the promotion of 22-year Crystal veteran Toni Neumeister to Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, responsible for all hotel, food and beverage, entertainment and land programs for Crystal’s expanding portfolio of travel experiences. (

Crystal Announces Complete Details of Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity Redesigns

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Crystal unveils the complete plans for Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s dry dock transformations. In what the company is calling the “Evolution of Crystal Luxury,” in 2017 and 2018, Crystal will embark on the multi-million-dollar investment that will see the two ships reimagined to new standards of innovative luxury. (more…)

Crystal Gala: Crystal Showcase, AirCruises and Marketing Updates

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The MozartMarketing makeovers and more are in the spotlight as the 26th Annual Crystal Sales Gala continues. As the second full day of business sessions got underway aboard Crystal Mozart, agents were talking about the “Crystal on Broadway” premiere the previous evening. (

Crystal Guests to Explore Land of Wadi Rum and Bedouin Camps on Exclusive President’s Excursion

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Guests aboard Crystal Symphony’s 2017 President’s Cruise will be treated to special receptions and other experiences on board the ultra-luxury ship and ashore, hosted by Crystal’s Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. (more…)

Crystal Adds Famed Broadway Talent to Luxury Marquee

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Crystal has introduced “Crystal on Broadway,” an exclusive new partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum which will bring cast members and creative experts from some of theater’s premier shows to Crystal’s elegant stages and intimate venues. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Announces Appointment of Colin Au as Group President of the Company and Kent Zhu as President of Genting Cruise Lines

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Colin Au as the Group President of the Company with immediate effect and Mr. Kent Zhu as President of Genting Cruise Lines, effective May this year. (more…)

Crystal Symphony to Host Exclusive President’s Cruise

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Crystal Symphony - The AtriumHosted by Crystal’s Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Symphony’s Presidents Cruise will take place during the Holy Land & Suez Canal voyage. (

Crystal’s Alaska Season Offers Enticing Adventures for Families

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travelers to the region for years. For all seven 2017 Alaska cruises aboard the award-winning vessel, luxury travelers can enjoy a host of value propositions and savings that specifically apply to families traveling with children and multiple generations. (more…)

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. (