Crystal’s President and Chief Executive, Edie Rodriguez, has unveiled the latest designs for the first aircraft, a Boeing 777-200LR, as part of the company’s Crystal AirCruises experience.
In autumn 2017, Crystal’s luxury and exclusivity will elevate to new heights with Crystal AirCruises transporting just 84 guests to some of the world’s most exotic and remote destinations in first class accommodations on 14-, 21- and 28-day itineraries. Crystal’s privately owned Boeing 777-200LR is currently being transformed to meet Crystal’s exceptional standards of customisation, and will offer comfortable, fully reclining Crystal Exclusive Class seats, airy social spaces, large flat-screen TVs, Crystal’s famous butler and concierge services, and Michelin Star-inspired cuisine.
“Crystal AirCruises is not just a thrilling new venture for Crystal, but a groundbreaking development in the luxury travel industry,” said Rodriguez. “Even the savviest travellers and guests who have sailed on our award-winning ocean cruises many times will relish brand new opportunities to explore places impossible to reach by water, all with Crystal’s signature personalised service and the highest standard of luxury at every point of travel.”
Crystal’s Boeing 777-200LR is larger and newer than any private jet travel option, and is appointed with features more commonly found in luxury suites. The custom Crystal Exclusive Class seats fully recline to lie-flat beds, measuring 73.5 inches long, for maximum personal space and ergonomic comfort, while the expansive social lounge with stand-up bar, two divans and four dining tables with dedicated seating for six guests fosters friendly camaraderie among guests. Cuisine will be prepared by a dedicated executive chef in two state-of-the-art galleys and paired with an elegant premium wine list.
Guests will also enjoy creature comforts and conveniences including Bose Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple iPads, complimentary global wi-fi, 24-inch interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, individual USB ports and power outlets, and a live cockpit-to-ground listening channel. Custom blankets, lumbar and pillows, plush duvets and mattress toppers – as well as spacious lavatories appointed with ETRO amenities – offer more than the comforts of home during the global journeys.