Crystal Cruises was founded in 1988 by parent company, NYK Lines of Japan—one of the largest shipping companies in the world.
Crystal Cruises  is a top ranked cruise line.

March 3-2015 Genting Hong Kong Buys Crystal Cruises
Genting announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Crystal Cruises, Inc. from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha of Japan (NYK).
Crystal Cruises announced an expansion plan under new owners Genting Hong Kong that includes three 1,000-passenger vessels, its first new ships in decades. Plus, Crystal will expand into adventure, yacht and river cruising, and luxury jet trips. The three Crystal Exclusive Class ships will be about the same size as the 20-year-old Crystal Symphony and the slightly larger 2003-built Crystal Serenity .The line has signed a letter of intent with Lloyd Werft to build the ocean ships. Crystal Residences. Situated on the top deck of the new ships will be 48 unique homes, with their own private restaurant, reception and facilities.

Crystal Yacht Cruises start in December  2015  After the acquisition of the Megastar Taurus a yacht from Genting/Star. Renamed as Crystal Esprit will embark on its maiden voyage on December 23  as the first expansion of the Crystal Cruises fleet. The 62-guest, 3,300-tonn yacht will offer intimate, exclusive, and immersive experiences with a boutique ambiance, said the company.Technology includes a two-passenger submarine, four 10-passenger zodiacs, and a single 32-passenger yacht tender .

Crystal River Cruises start in Spring 2017 with two ships already on order by Lloyd Werft. Ships will operate on European Waterways.

Crystal Luxury Air with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner will launch in 2017. The aircraft, which typically seats 300, will fly 60 guests in fully reclining business class seats to destinations to which major airlines do not offer nonstop service.

For all ships please visit Fleetlist under C - Crystal


"CRYSTAL SERENITY"  Built:  2003- Tonnage: 68.870 gt. - Passengers:  1070 - Crew: 650

"CRYSTAL SYMPHONIE" Built: 1995 - Tonnage: 51.044 gt. - Passengers: 922
  Crew: 530 pers.

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