Crystal Cruises, a leading name in luxury travel, has announced its acceptance into the prestigious Virtuoso network, an exclusive group of over 2,300 preferred travel partners in 100 countries. This exciting partnership will bring exceptional experiences at sea to Virtuoso‘s clientele, creating unforgettable memories for discerning travelers around the world.

Crystal Cruises joins Virtuoso travel network

A Match Made in Luxury Travel

As a preferred provider, Crystal will offer unrivaled voyages to Virtuoso’s extensive network of more than 21,000 travel advisors, catering to their discerning clients. With Virtuoso agencies worldwide selling an average of $28–$32 billion annually, this partnership marks a significant milestone for both parties in the luxury travel industry.

Crystal’s collaboration with Virtuoso, a leader in affluent travel, comes just in time for its return to service later this summer. A&K Travel Group CEO Cristina Levis expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “The reputation Virtuoso member agencies have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service, and we are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with their advisors and look forward to a long-term relationship.”

Joining an Elite Group

By joining Virtuoso, Crystal aligns itself with the world’s finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators, and other travel entities. These partners, known for their superior offerings and exceptional client service, provide unique opportunities and remarkable value for Virtuoso clients.

As a preferred partner, Crystal will have access to various marketing opportunities, including Virtuoso Travel Week, the foremost global gathering in luxury travel. This partnership will also establish direct relationships between Crystal and leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.

Virtuoso Senior Vice President Sales & Partnerships Cory Hagopian shared his confidence in the growing relationship, stating, “With Crystal’s new ownership in place, we are confident that our relationship will only grow stronger. We look forward to being an integral part of Crystal’s relaunch strategy as they bring back the world-class experiences and offerings that loyal Crystal enthusiasts – from our advisors to their clients – know and love about the brand.”

Upcoming Crystal Voyages

Crystal Serenity is set to embark on its inaugural sailing on July 31, 2023, from Marseille for a Mediterranean cruise, while Crystal Symphony will depart from Athens on September 1, 2023. Planned voyages will explore destinations such as the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

The partnership between Crystal and Virtuoso heralds a new era in luxury travel, offering unparalleled experiences to discerning travelers worldwide. As Crystal prepares to relaunch its world-class offerings, the collaboration with Virtuoso ensures that clients will continue to enjoy the exceptional service and unforgettable memories that have become synonymous with the Crystal brand.