Crystal AirCruises has announced a new plan to partner with The Peninsula Hotels on the brand’s inaugural journey, our partner publication Luxury Travel Advisor learned at a press conference this morning.
The 27-day “The Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal AirCruise” will fly from New York to Paris, stopping in 10 cities, with a stay at a Peninsula Hotels property and exclusive local events in each destination. The itinerary will take off on a Boeing 777-200LR jet August 31, 2017. Those events will include four galas, starting with a rooftop cocktail reception in New York and including a private party and dinner on the Great Wall of China in Beijing; dinner meant to be reminiscent of “Old Shanghai” at The Peninsula Shanghai; and a special Loy Krathong “Festival of Lights” celebration at The Peninsula Bangkok. In Tokyo, guests will get to enjoy a private Kabuki performance, and at the conclusion of the trip in Paris, guests will take a trip to the Champagne region for a behind-the-scenes tour and private lunch at a Champagne house. In each destination, guests will get a chance to take part in The Peninsula’s Afternoon Tea experience.
The Peninsula properties on the trip include The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula, Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Paris. Each hotel will offer guests a special welcome cocktail reception hosted by a “local insider,” as well as experiences from their Peninsula Academy programs.