Crystal – Exceptional at Sea (ex Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises was an American luxury cruise line founded in 1988. Its headquarters werelocated in Los Angeles in the United States. The company was previously owned by the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). 

On the 3rd March, 2015, NYK announced that it was selling Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK), the owner of Star Cruises and a major shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for US$550 million.

Since the acquisition, Crystal Cruises became Crystal, Ltd., now including brand expansions Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises.

On 22nd January, 2022 an announcement was made that Crystal Cruises had run into financial difficulty and on 11th February, 2022 all operations were dissolved. 


In June 2022 both ships (CRYSTAL SERENITY & CRYSTAL SYMPHONY) were sold, at auction to the A & K Group.

The new owners, who also bought the Crystal Cruises brand and other assets, will relaunch the luxury company in 2023. under the name “Crystal – Exceptional at Sea”.


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