New journeys usher in the New Year and Chinese New Year in Australia, Hawaii and Kenya
Follows on the successful inaugural South Pacific AirCruise during Golden Week
Crystal AirCruises has announced all-new, all-inclusive itineraries to usher in the New Year and Chinese New Year in incomparable Crystal style. From the aquatic to the exotic, voyages will encompass a jaunt ‘down-under’ to Australia and the tropical paradise of Hawaii from 30 December 2017 to 4 January 2018 and the wilds of Africa from 17 – 23 February 2018. These new voyages follow on the successful, sold-out inaugural Crystal AirCruise to the exotic South Pacific islands of Tahiti and Fiji, which took place during the Golden Week holidays earlier this month.
Double New Year’s Celebrations – 2018 New Year’s Eve AirCruise
Crystal Skye will do the impossible by providing guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel across time! Turn back the clock and celebrate New Year’s Eve twice on both sides of the International Date Line in Sydney, Australia and Hawaii, United States from 30 December 2017 to 4 January 2018 at USD 29,999 per person round-trip from Singapore.
Be amongst the first in the world to usher in the New Year at the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Fireworks from the comfort of your own private boat. Take a leisurely stroll through historic Sydney at “The Rocks”, a charming district filled with cobbled lanes, hidden alleyways, delightful cafes and boutiques waiting to be discovered, or indulge in a scrumptious seafood feast in one of the city’s many top restaurants. From locally recommended spots to coveted sightseeing attractions, explore the sights and scenes of the city’s most iconic destinations including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the Australian National Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Beat the clock and celebrate New Year’s Eve again by crossing the International Date Line to the tropics of Hawaii to count-down 2018 on the beaches of Honolulu. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the USA’s western-most state, immerse yourself in a ‘luau’, a customary Hawaiian feast with lively music and cultural performances, take in a traditional hula performance or explore the vivid turquoise waters, abundant coral reefs and white sand beaches of Waikiki Beach. Hike up to the stunning National Natural Landmark of Diamond Head to take in sweeping vistas of Oahu, visit the charming Iolani Palace, the only chance to tour a royal residence on American soil, or take in the history at the infamous World War II site of Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.
Wonders of Africa Safari Adventure – Chinese New Year AirCruise
Embark on an adventure both rare and astounding this Chinese New Year on a journey of discovery to the untamed wilds of Kenya from 17 – 23 February 2018 at USD 28,000 per person round-trip from Hong Kong.
Welcome the year of the dog on an unforgettable voyage to Africa and encounter exotic wildlife on safari through the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya including cheetahs, elephants, zebras, lions, hippopotamus and more, and witness ancient African rituals including the “jumping dance” of the Maasai tribe warriors. Accommodations at the Governor’s Camp mean more ‘glamping’ than camping with spacious, luxury tents and feasting in the wilds during elegant open-air dinners. Celebrate Chinese New Year with an authentic banquet prepared by a guest Chinese chef and revel in the juxtaposition of traditional red lanterns, ‘lai-see’ packets and lion dance against a stunning backdrop of lush grasslands and acacia woodlands.
The Crystal Skye Experience
The only twin-aisle aircraft private plane, Crystal Skye is larger and newer than any global private jet tour travel option and is appointed with features rarely found in even the most luxurious private plane. She has the highest crew to passenger ratio of any twin-aisle aircraft, is capable of journeys that stretch to the far reaches of the earth, and offers curated experiences tailored to each traveler’s preferences. The Crystal Exclusive Class seats that coddle Crystal Skye’s 88 guests (in a plane originally conceived for over 300 passengers) are designed for maximum personal space and ergonomic comfort, and convert to 180-degree lie- flat beds. The expansive social lounge with stand-up bar fosters friendly camaraderie among luxury travelers. International cuisine will be prepared by an executive chef in two state-of-the-art galleys, and paired with a complimentary selection of wines, champagnes, beers and spirits.
Guests will also enjoy exceptional comforts and conveniences including spacious lavatories appointed with luxury amenities, on board Bose(r) Noise Cancelling headphones, complimentary global WiFi, interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, individual USB ports and power outlets, and a live cockpit-to-ground listening channel.
Guests can create custom journeys from a selection of diverse points around the globe, ranging from the cosmopolitan (London and New York City), to the exotic (Igauzu Falls, Argentina and Tashkent, Uzbekistan), to the scenic (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aries), and a host of other dazzling destinations. A key feature of the aircraft will be its ability to fly non-stop for 19 hours, longer than any commercial air flight, and connect any two points on the opposite side of the earth – surpassing the current longest route from Singapore to New York at 16-17 hours.
Design tailor-made AirCruise itineraries to exacting specifications and be immersed in the heart of civilizations both ancient and modern. Crystal Skye private charters allow guests to see the world on uniquely personal terms with options to explore some of the world’s most renowned wine and culinary regions or the natural wilds of the African bush or Australian outback. Offering discoveries as vast as the imagination can soar, Crystal Skye global journeys unveil the world’s wonders in exclusive, astounding ways.
For more information about this itinerary or for private chartering, please visit www.CrystalCruises.com