Following last week’s announcement of a partnership with The Peninsula Hotels on its inaugural journey, Crystal AirCruises has released a look at what’s ahead for 2017 and 2018.
The luxury brand will transport travelers on a Boeing 777-209LR on all-inclusive itineraries ranging from 15 to 29 days, with options for culinary enthusiasts, history buffs and adrenaline seekers. Guests will spend an average of two to three nights in each destination. The itineraries set for fall 2017, and spring and fall 2018 include:
August 31, 2017: The Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal AirCruise
(Round-trip New York, 27 days) – Visiting New York, Chicago, Los Angeles; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, China; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; and Paris, France
October 21, 2017: Around the World: Iconic Sites & Legendary Locales
(Round-trip Los Angeles, 29 days) – Visiting Los Angeles; Lima, Peru; Easter Island, Polynesia; Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Lhasa, Tibet; Jaipur, India; Mauritius, East Africa; Victoria Falls, Zambia; and Prague, Czech Republic
June 1, 2018: Savoring the Winelands
(Round-trip San Francisco, 16 days) – Visiting San Francisco; Santiago, Chile; Mendoza, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Tuscany, Italy; Bordeaux and Champagne/Paris, France
June 24, 2018: Sacred Sites, Seashells & Safaris
(Round-trip New York City, 22 days) – Visiting New York City; Tokyo, Japan; Yangon, Myanmar; Gan Island, Maldives; Agra, India; Victoria Falls, Zambia; Cape Town, South Africa; and Vienna, Austria
September 8, 2018: Exotic Adventures
(Round-trip New York City, 22 days) – Visiting New York City; Lima, Peru; Easter Island, Polynesia; Cairns, Australia; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Lhasa, China; Agra, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and Abu Dhabi, UAE
October 13, 2018: South Pacific Explorer
(Round-trip Los Angeles, 15 days) – Visiting Los Angeles; Easter Island, Polynesia; Bali, Indonesia; Cairns, Australia; Queenstown, New Zealand; and Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Each Crystal AirCruises itinerary is based on four curated all-inclusive destination experiences from which guests can choose, as well as mix and match to create their ideal vacation: “Exhilarating Adventures,” “Personal Connections,” “Cultural Discoveries,” and “Tantalizing Gastronomy.” Additionally, Crystal’s Designed by You option offers travelers the services of the Crystal AirCruises Director, the concierge who hosts the entire AirCruise and land experience, attending to guests’ individual needs and wishes throughout. Designed by You allows guests to create unstructured programs customized to their wishes.
The designed aircraft holds Crystal Exclusive Class seats, which convert to 180-degree lie-flat beds. The airplane’s social lounge has a stand-up bar and dedicated table seating. Cuisine will be prepared by a dedicated executive chef in two galleys and paired with a premium wine list.
Guests will also enjoy Bose Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple iPads, complimentary global Wi-Fi, interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, individual USB ports and power outlets, and a live cockpit-to-ground listening channel. Additionally, lavatories will be appointed with ETRO amenities offer.
Reservations for Crystal AirCruises’ global itineraries for 2017 and 2018 are available for booking now. Aircraft are operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV.