Crystal Cruises operates two small cruise ships, a luxury yacht, four luxury river cruise vessels, a 12-guest luxury jet, and an all-first-class Boeing 777. Crystal Cruises are owned by Genting Hong Kong and they have plans to introduce another expedition yacht for Crystal Cruises in late 2021 and a Diamond Class ship in 2022.
Facts About Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises is an ultra luxury cruise brand that features all-inclusive amenities, 6-star service, a 1:1.7 staff to guest ratio, and they cruise to the world’s most exotic destinations. Crystal Cruises operates two luxurious cruise ships, but they also operate three sub-brands which include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, and Crystal Luxury Air (Crystal Air Cruises). They will also debut their 200-passenger polar compliant mega-yacht, Crystal Endeavor in 2021.
History of Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises has been around since 1988 when they were owned by Japanese parent company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Cruises). Crystal Cruises was acquired by Genting Hong Kong in May 2015. Genting also owns Star Cruises and Dream Cruises. At the time of the acquisition it was announced that Crystal Cruises would expand into river cruising, yachts, and luxury jet travel.
In December 2015, Crystal Cruises acquired a 12-seat luxury jet intended for Global Express charter jet service for their guests. It went into service May 2016. In February 2016, the 31-suite passenger luxury yacht, Crystal Esprit entered service, complete with two-person submarine, 10-person Zodiacs, a 12-person tender, and toys that include water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis, and scuba equipment. This yacht has a staff of 90 crew.
In February 2016, the company announced their intention to purchase and rebuild the 1950s-era SS United States into a modern-day 400-guest luxury cruise ship. Unfortunately, in August 2016, Crystal Cruises announced that they wouldn’t proceed with the proposed renovation claiming it would not be “technically or commercially responsible” to go any further with the project.
Crystal Cruises expansion into European river cruising began in July 2016 with their first river cruise ship, the Mozart (formerly operated by Peter Deilmann and YUI Cruises). This ship was transferred back to the parent company, Genting in 2019. In the summer of 2017, Crystal debuted two river cruise vessels, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. And, then in 2018, they launched another two river cruise vessels, Crystal Ravel and Crystal Debussy.
In August 2017, Crystal introduced their all-first-class Boeing 777, Crystal Skye, for round-the-world air “cruises” under Crystal’s Luxury Air division.
How to Apply for Crystal Cruises Jobs
To apply for a cruise ship job with Crystal Cruises, follow the detailed instructions on the employment pages of their website. Crystal Cruises’ employment pages list five separate employment links (Shoreside, Shipboard, Partner Jobs, Entertainment, and Expedition Team). The Shipboard link is a general link for Ocean, Yacht, Expedition, and River. Whereas the other links provide information on other specific cruise ship jobs.
Cruise Line Website: Crystal Cruises
Employment Page: Crystal Cruises Careers
Employment Page: Crystal Cruises Manning
Updated October 3, 2020