At Crystal Cruises The Future Looks Bright, Stunningly So

Staying caught up with Crystal Cruises future travel options takes some work.  It’s a labor of love over there at Crystal though, as a variety of interesting travel products are rolled out over the next few years.

“We also understand that you, like many discerning luxury travelers, already have your next favorite Crystal experience dreamt up, and we absolutely don’t want you to miss out. “- Crystal president & CEO, Edie Rodriguez

Crystal Cruises version of luxury travel will probably wind up being the most diverse in the world when it’s all said and done.   Crystal Yacht Cruises take just 62 discerning individuals to some of the world’s most beautiful maritime destinations.  Crystal River Cruises tout six-star service, superior dining and the largest suites in river cruising. Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises will ring residences situated on the top deck of new Crystal Exclusive Class ships with their own private restaurant, reception area and facilities.

Our Crystal Cruises Canada and New England Fall foliage cruise from two years ago serves as the gold standard for butler service at sea.  Whitney and I were treated quite nicely from the time we walked on to Crystal Serenity until we reluctantly said goodbye 10 days later. The Crystal product is done well, in a way that seems effortless; just how they do things as the experience flows from one element to another.  Not surprisingly, with a focused plan for the future Crystal is growing, as it deserves to be.  Let’s take a look at what Crystal Cruises has in store for traveler, beginning with their 2019 World Cruise.


Crystal Cruises Future Brings 2019 World Cruise

Crystal Cruises World Cruise

The release of the 2019 World Cruise now brings nearly three years lead time to plan for this extraordinary voyage. Kicking off 2019, Crystal Serenity will sail from Los Angeles to Monte Carlo on January 14, exploring Hawaii; Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; and the Mediterranean by way of the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific. For 84 days (available in four segments), you’ll be able to discover your “wild side,” as these regions are legendary for wilderness adventures, wildlife and extreme heights and depths (literally) just waiting to be conquered.

Big Five safaris, treks throughout the Outback and Madagascar and Hawaiian adventures to the top of volcanoes and the colorful bottom of the ocean, are all on the to-do list for days spent in these magnificent ports. Featured: VIP access to Sydney’s Opera House, getting lost in the wonder of Barcelona’s Sagrada Família and relishing the glamour of the Palais Princier de Monaco in Monte Carlo.

The 2019 World Cruise is available for booking now.  Still, this once-in-a=lifetime voyage is typical of the offerings we see from Crystal Cruises.   Since July 2015, they have announced an exponential expansion of the Crystal brand and the luxury offerings . Crystal Yacht Cruises launched in December, with Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal Exclusive Class, Crystal Residences and the latest expedition luxury yacht, Crystal Endeavor, all close at hand.


Crystal Luxury Air

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Crystal Luxury Air ™– Available for booking now. This month, a beautifully equipped 12-seat Bombardier Global Express XRS jet will take to the skies to transport Crystal guests to meet virtually any Crystal voyage, anywhere. Of course, accommodations and onboard amenities are true to Crystal’s superior standard of excellence and convenience. Leather executive seating; cabins configurable for conferencing and business, or simply relaxing with friends; sleeping quarters; a full galley; and all the technological features needed for conducting business will await you for your flight.

River Yachts A Big Part Of Crystal Cruises Future

Crystal River Yachts

  • Crystal Mozart™ – July 13, 2016. The first, and largest, of Crystal Cruises future posh river ships will embark on itineraries along the Danube, taking guests to picture-perfect locales throughout Austria, Hungary, Germany and other charming European gems.
  • Crystal Debussy™ – June 4, 2017. Taking guests on Parisian escapes to and from Paris along the Seine River, focusing on the art, light and iconic masterpieces surrounding the heart of France.
  • Crystal Bach™ – June 18, 2017.  Sailing along the Rhine on itineraries that highlight the magic of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Basel, Switzerland; and Ruedesheim, Germany plus a storybook-worthy Christmas route visiting the famous holiday marketplaces in Switzerland.
  • Crystal Ravel™ – August 8, 2017.  Delving into the heart of France’s renowned wine region of Bordeaux, and other charming French locales along the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers and Gironde Estuary.
  • Crystal Mahler™ – August 29, 2017.  Offering the longest itinerary of the Crystal River Cruises fleet at 16 days, the luxury river yacht will transit the Rhine-Main-Danube Locks that connect Europe’s two mightiest rivers, visiting Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Netherlands along the way.


Crystal AirCruises – 2017 Fly High In Crystal Cruises Future

Crystal’s twin-aisle Boeing 777-200LR will take to the skies on exclusive 14- and 28-day around-the-world itineraries to coveted destinations not typically served by major airlines. The luxury aircraft will be redesigned to accommodate just 88 guests with all flat- bed exclusive class seating and boast premium luxury that global travelers have come to expect from Crystal, including copious amounts of guest space, plush amenities and our world-class service and crew. Trips will include accommodations at the world’s most luxurious hotels, the finest Michelin star-level cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs and fabulous local cultural entertainment.

Crystal Cruises Future Brings Crystal Endeavor™

In August 2018, Crystal Yacht Cruises will chart a new course with the first-ever purpose-built expedition megayacht, able to reach every corner of the earth with its Polar Class 6 designation. Two helicopters, two landing pads, two submarines, plus Zodiacs, jet skis, and equipment for scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing will all be on hand for new experiences in new destinations. –

Crystal Exclusive Class™ and Crystal Residences™ 


Coming in the Fall of 2019, these remarkable ocean ships will set a new standard of luxury travel in every sense, as Polar Class vessels that include all the signature features and amenities of a luxury ship or private yacht. Also, for the first time ever, you’ll have the chance to truly call a Crystal ship “home,” as the top deck of these extraordinary ships will boast opulent Residences, which will enjoy their own private facilities, dining venues and amenities.