Crystal Cruises has officially welcomed Crystal Esprit to its fleet with a christening ceremony at Eden Island Marina in Mahé, Victoria, Seychelles. Crystal Cruises President and CEO Edie Rodriguez welcomed an audience of local dignitaries, yacht guests, travel partners and professionals and executives from the line’s new parent company, Genting Hong Kong (GHK), for the event.
On hand to christen Crystal Esprit was the yacht’s godmother, Lady Gaenor Anne Meakes. Lady Meakes christened the yacht with the traditional breaking of Champagne against the hull – specifically a bottle of Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut, 2004. The evening culminated with a fireworks display at sea.
Looking ahead, Crystal is ready to launch Crystal River Cruises in 2016 and 2017, with five luxury river yachts – more than double the originally planned number – offering Europe river cruises on the Rhine, Seine, Danube, Main, Garonne, and Dordogne Rivers. Crystal Luxury Air will take off with all-first-class outfitted Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking guests on multi-week journeys to destinations not typically served non-stop by major airlines.