When Crystal Cruises, a luxury cruise line decides to launch its own airline, of course it won't be business as usual – or even business class as usual.
A new super-luxurious plane service is set to give Emirates a run for its money when it launches next year. In fall 2017, Crystal’s acclaimed luxury and exclusivity will elevate to new heights with Crystal AirCruises. It will be transporting just 84 guests to some of the world’s most exotic and remote locations.
Boasting a Michelin-star inspired menu with a proper fine-dining room, bar and a butler service, it's no wonder it is being heralded as the most luxurious commercial jet in existence. Its spacious dining area will include leather seats, fine porcelain and crystal glassware. A selection of fine wines is also planned for its bar. The interior of this posh private jet has been reshaped to feature a variety of spaces, from 84 'Executive Class' seats.
Crystal’s Boeing 777-200LR is larger and newer than any private jet travel option, 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.
High flyers might raise their eyebrows at Crystal's choice of a 2-2-2 seating arrangement. The company expects most of its customers will be couples, families or groups of friends, so this is a more 'social' seating arrangement when people are traveling together.
Both jets will begin flying in late 2017 on 14-, 21- and 28-day itineraries, with stays up to three days in each exotic location.
Crystal AirCruises is not just a thrilling new venture for Crystal. It is also a huge development in the luxury travel industry.