Luxury cruise company takes to skies – U.S.-based travel operator Crystal Cruises has acquired a Boeing 777-200LR and a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. It plans to turn them into customized VIP jets for round-the-world trips, as shown in these artist's concepts.
Boeing 777-200LR – The twin-aisle 777-200LR will be redesigned to host just 88 guests with flat-bed first-class seats and a swanky lounge and bar. It'll take to the air in 2017.
Accomodation for 52 – The twin-aisle Dreamliner, which usually seats up to 300 passengers, will accommodate just 52 guests after the refurbishment. Its launch timetable hasn't been confirmed.
Bombardier Global Express XRS – The Crystal Luxury Air fleet already has a Bombardier Global Express XRS, which launches officially in May. It holds just 12 guests and is available for private charter.
Crystal Esprit with submarine – What's better than a luxury yacht trip? A luxury yacht equipped with a two-passenger submarine. The Crystal Esprit yacht was launched in 2015.
Crystal Esprit in the Seychelles – The Crystal Esprit gives passengers the chance to swim, snorkel, water ski and jet ski in the waters of the Seychelles (pictured) and the Adriatic Sea.
Yoga – Activities on board the Esprit include yoga, meditation and Pilates. There's also an on-board gym.
Crystal Esprit suite – The yacht holds just 62 passengers. Fares begin at $3,240 per person for a six-day round-trip cruise of Mahe and Victoria in the Seychelles.
Crystal River Cruises – Crystal has expanded into river cruises. It's ordered five new luxury cruises, including the Crystal Mozart, the largest cruise vessel in Europe (artist's concept pictured). The Mozart will make its inaugural trip on the Danube in July 2016.
On board the Mozart – This artist's concept shows a room on board the Crystal Mozart. Cruise-only fares for the trip around Danube's capitals and the Wachau Valley start at $5,585 per person.