Crystal Esprit, the first cruise ship in the fleet of Crystal Yacht Cruises, will feature cuisine focusing on local ingredients from the Mediterranean coast and Seychelles Islands, as well as favorite dishes served on line's acclaimed ships, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.

The 62-passenger ship will offer a range of dining choices, from midnight snacks and small bites to casual al fresco lunches and multicourse dinners.

The Crystal Esprit yacht will set sail this December with an elegant menu of Michelin starred cuisine, including from extraordinary seafood on the al fresco terrace, to decadent snacks, pastries, wine and espresso in the corner bar.

The Yacht Club and Patio Cafe restaurant, its outdoor extension, will serve a selection of classic and modern specialties of Crystal, with made-to-order waffles, pancakes and omelets. The health bar will boast fresh fruit and vegetable juices, lunch options including pastas, risottos, seafood and meat antipasti made to order, a raw and salad bar, as well as an a la carte menu with local dishes. 

The menu of Sunset Bar & Grill will feature wraps, burgers and locally inspired street food. The Pantry will serve as a 24-hour "go-to" spot for coffee, self-service wine bar, light snacks and pastries.

The Guest Suites on Crystal Esprit also allow passengers to indulge in the privacy of their staterooms, with 24-hour stateroom dining.

Fares for Crystal Esprit cruises start at $3,240 per person for a 6-day round trip voyage Mahe/Victoria (Seychelles Islands), when booked by October 31, 2015. 

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