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Crystal’s cruising yacht Crystal Esprit to return to Arabian Gulf for 2022/23 season

Ultra-luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has announced that its cruising yacht, with capacity for just 62 passengers, will be returning to the Arabian Gulf and offering a range of Dubai cruises for the 2022/23 season.

Crystal Esprit will sail four cruises from Dubai during December with 9- and 11-night December, 2022 cruises and 6- and 7-night cruises in January, 2023.

The news came as Crystal Cruises unveiled a total of 55 new cruise itineraries for the little cruise ship. The new itineraries feature 11 new voyages, including five in the Greek Isles; four along the Amalfi Coast and French and Italian rivieras; the United Arab Emirates; and the Holy Land.

Crystal Esprit features one of the most luxurious Owner’s Suites in the cruise fleet

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“The scope of choices available to Crystal yacht guests in 2022 and into 2023 blends some of the world’s most famously captivating destinations with less visited spots, including harbors not accessible by larger vessels,” said Mark Spillane, Director, Sales & Marketing, Crystal Yacht Cruises.

“Crystal Esprit was made for destinations like the Seychelles, the Italian Riviera, the islands of Greece and Cyprus and Capri – places ideal for exploring in the carefree atmosphere of a private yacht, with the exceptional onboard experience and service for which Crystal is celebrated,” he added.

Crystal Esprit even carries her own submarine

Greece will feature prominently on her new range of itinerarie, with 12 seven- and eight-night voyages on offer to Mykonos and Santorini, a morning call to Delos, allowing guests to explore the UNESCO Site before most other visitors, and calls to Hydra, Nydri/Lefkada and Parga on the western shores of the mainland.

Select itineraries also feature calls to the Peloponnese region and Corinth Canal and Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in Kas, Kuşadasi, Bodrum and Kalkan.

Crystal Esprit is a unique luxury cruising yacht with capacity for just 62 guests

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For the first time in three years, Crystal Esprit will also be returning to the Mediterranean riviera in spring, with six-, seven- and eight-night cruises visiting Nice, Monte Carlo, St-Tropez, Capri and Porto Venere, as well as calls to Cannes, Corsica, Marina di Carrara, Positano, Portofino and a maiden call to Otranto, the gateway to the baroque city of Lecce.

Dalmatian Coast sailings in spring, summer and fall are also back, marking Crystal Esprit’s seventh season cruising in the area with nine focused seven-night sailings in Croatia visiting Opatija, Zadar, Vis, Hvar, Sibenik, Trogir, Rovinj, Korçula, Dubrovnik and Split, plus calls to Piran, Slovenia and Kotor, Montenegro on select voyages.

The ship moves to the Holy Land in the spring and fall, with one eight-night option and three 11-night options calling on Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan, with several overnights offered in Larnaca, Ashdod and Aqaba on select sailing.

A return to the Seychelles is on tap in early spring with eight seven-night voyages round-trip from Mahé in 2022 and nine seven-night options in 2023.

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