They are two of the world’s most popular luxury lines: Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises are distinguished by their high caliber of service, their exceptional cuisine, and sumptuous onboard appointments. But there are several key differences that set these lavish lines apart.
After decades spent languishing at her berth in Philadelphia, the historic ocean liner S.S. United States has been given an unexpected reprieve by Crystal Cruises. The luxury line, which has recently embarked on an aggressive expansion of its all-inclusive cruise brand that includes new cruise ships, expedition vessels, river cruise ships and a small fleet of… [Read More]
Scenic Announces Construction Of A Luxury Expedition Yacht The line between river cruising and ocean cruising continues to blur. First, Viking River Cruises made the jump to ocean cruising with the spectacular Viking Star last year. Then, long-standing luxury operator Crystal Cruises announced its intentions to take on the river cruising world this year with an acquired ship,… [Read More]
It’s Small. It’s Luxurious. It’s Got Its Own Submarine. Crystal Cruises marked a major milestone back in December when the rapidly-expanding luxury cruise line officially welcomed Crystal Esprit into the fleet at a lavish ceremony in the Seychelles. “To say today is a special day is an understatement,” said Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s president and CEO. “Since… [Read More]
Game changer? Launching in March 2017, Crystal‘s two new river cruisers will feature 68 suites measuring 250 square feet and two Penthouse Suites measuring 500 square feet. The latter are larger than Scenic Jasper’s 475-square-foot Royal Panorama Suites. The 250-square-foot guest suites will feature walk-in wardrobes, American king size beds and bathrooms with double vanities. The two 500… [Read More]
One of my all-time favorite lines about world cruises comes from none other than Geoff Edwards. Wikipedia describes Geoff as an American television actor, game show host and radio personality. I describe him as one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. Penning a story for Avid Cruiser called Confessions of a World Cruiser, Geoff wrote:… [Read More]
On Saturday and Sunday, I travel with my 15-year-old, 6’5″ son from Asheville, North Carolina, to Istanbul, Turkey. There, in that beautiful city on the Bosporus, we board the Crystal Serenity for a 12-day cruise that will disembark us in Monte Carlo. My big question: Is the luxury line Crystal Cruises fit for a teen?… [Read More]
We are in the Atlantic at sea for Charleston, SC. The sea is smooth, weather warm and sometimes hot as there is no breeze. The ship is hardly leaving a wake. The slow sail is a way of evening out the distance to Charleston so we don’t get there at like midnight. Lots going on… [Read More]