Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has announced a major expansion plan which includes the launch of three new all-suite ocean ships, a luxury yacht line, two luxury river vessels and its own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Crystal says that its new plans will establish three brand new classes of cruising over the next three years.
In December 2015, Crystal Esprit will embark on its maiden voyage as the first expansion of the Crystal Cruises fleet. The vessel is a 62-guest, 3,000-tonnage extravagantly appointed yacht, delivered to Crystal Cruises by Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Crystal Cruises was sold to Genting Hong Kong in March 2015 for $550 million. Genting is the owner of Asia’s largest cruise line and a major shareholder of Norwegian Cruise Line.