Crystal Cruises has announced it will redeploy the luxury yacht Crystal Esprit to the Caribbean for November 2017 and all of 2018. The 62-passenger all-suite yacht was originally planned to explore the Seychelles Islands, but Crystal cited guest demand for travel experiences closer to major transit hubs.
Sailing roundtrip on Sundays from Marigot Bay, St. Martin, the yacht will offer two seven-day itineraries that are combinable for extended vacations. The ports of call offer access unique to a boutique yachting experience. The new 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
Crystal Esprit will feature high-end finishes and modern technology, and is outfitted with a deep-sea submersible, a Crystal exclusive. Hosted by a certified pilot, this optional adventure dives to depths of up to a thousand feet, exploring the underwater worlds of the West Indies. Other optional water toys include a Wider 32 speedboat and four 10-passenger zodiacs for special boating excursions.
SOURCE: Crystal Cruises press release