Radar: Crystal Skye elevates the air cruise market

Crystal Skye
Crystal Skye

Crystal AirCruises have unveiled their latest aircraft, Crystal Skye, during an official handover ceremony at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The Boeing 777-200LR, in collaboration with Greenpoint Technologies, is outfitted with a wealth of features in a contemporary and luxurious style.

Crystal Skye Lounge
Crystal Skye Lounge

Designed for 88 discerning guests, with a non-stop range of 19.5 hours, Crystal Skye is the largest privately owned tour jet in the world. Bespoke Crystal Exclusive Class™ seats are designed for maximum personal space and ergonomic comfort, and convert to 180-degree lie-flat beds.

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Bespoke Crystal Exclusive Class™ seats

The expansive social lounge with stand-up bar fosters friendly camaraderie among luxury travelers. Cuisine will be prepared by an executive chef, in two state-of-the-art galleys and paired with an elegant premium wine list from the Crystal SkyeCellar.

Crystal Skye cuisine
Crystal Skye cuisine

The superior design includes exclusive features such as a 24-seat lounge with a central bar, sofas, custom coved ceilings, the largest wine cellar in the sky and ample space to socialise. Stone veneers, colored LED lighting and other premium details are use to great effect throughout the interior.

Crystal Skye
Crystal Skye

Photos courtesy of www.crystalcruises.com

TCS World Travel – The Facts

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TCS, the Grand Dame of private jet tours, has been whisking globetrotters around the world for twenty-five years. As well as offering their own imaginative itineraries, TCS also partners with first-rate companies like Four Seasons, SeaDream Yacht Club and National Geographic to create once-in-a-lifetime curated tours.

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A fleet of adapted Boeing 757’s is on hand to transport guests effortlessly as they circumnavigate the globe, taking in a plethora of bucket-list sites on the way. The highly professional onboard team manages every detail, flights are daytime and westwards, overnights are spent in top-notch hotels and destinations often include exclusive access.

Destinations

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Global tours, typically lasting three to four weeks, can include World Heritage Sites, remote locations, vibrant cities, hidden islands, searing desert and European cultural icons. The SeaDream Yacht Club tour incorporates a Mediterranean cruise on a luxury yacht followed by a flight-based African safari.

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Trips have overnight stays in luxury hotels, resorts, refined eco camps and game lodges depending on the location.

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Planes are configured differently according to the trip and partner company. However, all are sublimely luxurious with lie-flat beds, Bose headphones, iPads, ultra-professional in-flight team and crew, onboard physician and chef, exclusive toiletries and free-flowing Champagne.

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Photos courtesy of TCS World Travel and SeaDream Yacht Club

https://www.tcsworldtravel.co.uk 

 

Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet Tours – The Facts

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The Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet Tours capitalise on the most rewarding aspects of this growing segment of the cruise market; travel convenience, privileged access to world-class destinations and ultimate comfort. The chartered Boeing 757, customised with a mere 50 lie-flat beds, carries guests effortlessly from place to place, with no airport security queues, lost luggage or delays. Overnights are spent in leading hotels and resorts. True to this company’s reputation as a leader in high-end global travel, itineraries include exclusive visits to iconic landmarks, invitation-only events, access to local culture and soft-adventure experiences. Curated tours incorporate leading experts and people of interest who travel with guests.

Destinations

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Themed tours include Tropics to the Arctic; a 26-day journey encompassing a Colombian street market, luxury overnight in the Gobi desert and a helicopter descent into an Icelandic volcano. In 2018 A & K has partnered with The New York Times on a 25-day world tour where guests travel with the publication’s notable journalists. Experts offer inside views on the emerging destinations visited, giving perspective and truth behind current headlines.

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Each destination is allocated enough land-based nights to fully enjoy the surroundings and visit important landmarks. Accommodation ranges from lavish hotels to eco-camps depending on the nature of the environment and experence.

On Board

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The Italian leather seats, complete with massage and lumbar support, lie-flat when rest is required. Bose headphones and iPads are given to each guest. Seating areas and a fully stocked bar offer the opportunity to relax and socialise with fellow travellers and each journey has a dedicated Tour Manager on board. Cuisine is of the highest standard, prepared by the dedicated in-flight chef, served with top-end wines and spirits.

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Photos courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent

www.abercrombiekent.com

 

 

Four Seasons Jet – The Facts

 

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The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience extends the iconic brand’s five star hotel offerings to the emerging niche market of luxury air cruising. Their customized Boeing 757, which took to the skies in 2015, accommodates only 52 passengers as they embark upon a curated global itinerary of the world’s most exciting destinations. Bucket-list tours include exclusive access to venues and events, as well as overnights in Four Seasons hotels. The Iacobucci interior features leather lie-flat beds, mood lighting, on-demand entertainment system and personal storage area. The Four Seasons concierge is on hand throughout the trip as well as a dedicated Four Seasons chef.

Destinations

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Tailored journeys are themed and include accommodation in Four Seasons hotels. The Culinary Tour, in partnership with Noma, takes guests across Europe and Asia to discover the finest kitchens, markets and gourmet experiences. The International Intrigue Tour uncovers extraordinary culture and landscapes across the world. Stopovers include game drives in the Serengeti, private visits to the palaces of St. Petersburg, immersion in Kyoto’s Buddhist temples and dinner on the Great Wall of China.

On Board

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In addition to the hand-crafted lie-flat bed, passengers are given an iPad loaded with information relating to their trip, Mongolian cashmere blanket, luxurious bedding, tote bag, Bulgari toiletries, Bose headphones and a leather journal to record their memories.

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A Four Season’s concierge is present throughout the trip, along with a physician and executive chef. Food and drink is of the highest standard, complete with wine pairing and exclusive Dom Pérignon, the Champagne provider aboard the Four Seasons Jet.

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Photos courtesy of Four Seasons

www.privatejet.fourseasons.com