On July 24, Crystal Cruises commemorated its 30th anniversary of luxury cruising.
The company's Crystal Harmony sailed from San Francisco CA to Alaska on her maiden voyage on July 24, 1990, debuting a single vessel full of innovations including alternative dining venues, private verandah staterooms, extraordinary spaciousness and more.
Genting Hong Kong purchased Crystal Cruises in 2015. Crystal Yacht Cruises launched in December 2015 with Crystal Esprit, followed by Crystal River Cruises in 2016, which boasts the youngest and most luxurious fleet on European rivers.
Crystal Cruises also unveiled its “Crystal Clean+”, an initial set of safety and health protocols to be implemented on Ocean ships Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity once they return to sailing.
The set of protocols is considered the 2.0 version – an initial expansion of the company’s already stringent health & safety policies – developed with the latest data from health experts to meet the challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and will be evaluated as new information becomes available.
Crystal Cruises is committed to full compliance with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and global health measures and will update the protocols according to their recommendations when they are available.
Crystal Clean+ measures include new embarkation procedures; reduced passenger capacity; enhanced cleaning protocols; health monitoring for guests and crew; social distancing and facial covering guidelines; new testing equipment; onboard medical resources; isolation staterooms in case of illness with air filtration system; shoreside partner collaborations and more.
Crystal Clean+ protocols are in development for Crystal’s Yacht, Expedition, and River vessels. Details will be available soon.