Crystal Esprit shore excursions revealed

By ,   August 21, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

The brand new Crystal Yacht Cruises announced details of the shore excursions program for Crystal Esprit, its 62-passenger luxury yacht. The ship will set sail on December 23, 2015 with itineraries in Holy Land and the Middle East, Seychelles and Indian Ocean, as well as the Mediterranean and Adriatic Coast.

Crystal guests can benefit of at least one free land tour in every port on every itinerary. Some examples include the medieval city of Ljubljana in Slovenia, ziplining in the Seychelles, rafting and hiking in Greece.

In a press release, Crystal president and CEO Edie Rodriguez, said that yacht travelers expected all nuances of a Crystal extraordinary vacation, but with a more personalized feel. He added that Crystal Adventures offered with the voyages of Crystal Esprit would surpass all expectations. Most options were available with Crystal Yacht Cruises only. Some of the new excursions focused on active exploration, including rafting in Croatia, a trek to Delphi at Mount Parnassas Greece and Cyprus quad adventures on trails to secret spots.

"In-transit" shore excursions are available in embarkation and debarkation ports for Crystal's guests who do back-to-back itineraries, so not to waste the turnover days. Pre- and post-cruise tours are also available with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Dubai with every Seychelles cruise. A special New Year's Eve program is included for passengers debarking Crystal Esprit's maiden voyage or booking the first 2016 cruise. The land-based stays offer all transfers, luxury hotel accommodation and daily breakfast.

Crystal Esprit yacht is the first part of Crystal's massive expansion program, which will also feature a river line, an airplane and new ocean cruise ships.

All members of Crystal Society can book sailings departing from December 2015 through early 2018. Bookings open to the public on September 1.