Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises said it would move the Crystal Esprit to the Caribbean for winter 2017 and all of 2018, dropping Indian Ocean and Europe programs on the 62-passenger yacht.
Sailing round-trip on Sundays from Marigot Bay, St. Martin, two distinct seven-day routes will alternate for combinable extended vacations, said a statement.
Crystal Esprit’s new West Indies itineraries include:
British Virgin Islands & Saint-Barthélemy Yachting Escape: Marigot Bay, St. Martin; Gustavia, St. Barthélemy; Anegada, Scrub Island (overnight), Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbor (overnight), Salt Island, Tortola/Road Town, Peter Island (overnight), The Indians, Virgin Gorda, Gorda Sound (overnight), British Virgin Islands
West Indies Yachting Explorer: Marigot Bay, St. Martin (overnight); Sandy Ground, Anguilla; Saba, Netherlands Antilles; Falmouth Harbor, Antigua & Barbuda; Nevis; Gustavia, St. Barthélemy (overnight); Orient Bay, St. Martin
“The decision to reposition Crystal Esprit to the West Indies is one that was made with our guests’ expressed wishes in mind, as more luxury travelers seek curated adventure with the seamless ease and convenience that Crystal’s attention to detail provides,” said Crystal’s CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez. “While long coveted by celebrities and other selective travelers, the West Indies remain largely exclusive, hidden gems that will almost certainly top Crystal guests’ bucket lists.”