Crystal Cruises, which disappeared from the world’s seas after Genting Group’s bankruptcy, is returning this summer under an obscurely different name.
Two ocean liners Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will operate under the brand Crystal – Exceptional at Sea. Previously, two luxury ships will receive a beauty treatment in Trieste. The successor belongs to the experienced Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group.
“I am pleased to announce that Crystal has been reborn, with reimagined Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony and improvements to every part of our guests’ journey,” said President Jack Anderson.
“On both ships, luxurious suites, spacious verandas, and guest rooms have been created, reducing the total guest capacity.” Personalized service – long a hallmark – has been further enhanced. Autumn is a journey through culinary specialties with authentic dishes from around the world. Local experts from Abercrombie & Kent have planned unforgettable experiences at each destination […]”
Serenity, built in 2003, will set sail again on July 31, 2023, with new guests. The first cruises under the auspices of the new luxury shipping company lead to the Mediterranean, Western Europe, and Northern Europe.
In September 2023, the slightly older Symphony will also return to service. In 2023 and 2024, the ships will already be deployed around the world. Cruises go to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Canada, New England, Alaska, and the Caribbean, via the Panama Canal, the Orient, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the South Seas.
On board, guests can expect exceptional suites, exceptional service, and exceptional dining experiences. This fully follows the philosophy of Exceptional at Sea. In order to meet the demand for luxury, some modernization works are currently being carried out on both cruise ships in Trieste.
740 guests of Cristal Serenity and 606 guests of Cristal Symphony will travel only in suites. Both ships will have nine restaurants and six bars.