It has sailed you through the high seas in hedonistic style, and now Crystal Cruises – which prides itself on being the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line – wants to take the same class of travel to the skies. Enter its luxury jet service Crystal Aircruises, which will take you on around-the-world trips spanning two to four weeks.
A Boeing 777-200LR that has been custom-fitted to seat only 84 passengers, Crystal Aircruises is all about giving travellers the luxury of space. With the seating set at about 20 per cent of the plane’s usual commercial capacity, the cavernous interiors of the jet is transformed, and it has some pretty sweet features. Think a plush lounge complete with a stand-up bar, and elegant dining areas with tables that accommodate up to six guests. These areas are designed for maximum interaction among fellow high-flyers – with a carefully curated selection of premium drinks and haute cuisine, crafted by a culinary team working in two state-of-the-art galleys, serving as social lubricant.
The journeys are slated to commence in October next year. While details have yet to be released, it has been reported that each itinerary will be thematic – such as a tour to visit Michelin-star restaurants around the world.
WHAT’S IN A SEAT?
Lie-flat beds, designer toiletries, noise-cancelling headphones and interactive television with on-demand programming and music library, are par for the course for executive cabins on commercial airlines. Crystal Aircruises throws in complimentary global Wi-Fi and round-the-clock butler service to make the journey even more comfortable – even if all you want to do is sprawl out on your seat as the jet takes you around the world.
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