Crystal Esprit Adriatic
At a Glance
Due to commence in early 2017
A full itinerary which is designed to explore the beauty of the Dalmatian coast
Just 31 cabins ensure truly attentive, personalised service from the crew
A wide variety of daily excursions to discover the charming towns and islands of Croatia
Enjoy fine dining on board, and relax in spacious, state-of-the-art suites
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The majority of the coastal region is considered to be a year round destination. The warmest months of the year are July and August, during which time the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°C's. Crystal Esprit Adriatic departures operate regularly between the end of April to October.
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After its season in the Seychelles, Crystal Esprit embarks on a summer tour of the Adriatic, travelling in style from Venice to Dubrovnik. Winding its way through the Croatian islands, Crystal Esprit offers an island hopping experience with a difference.
With a shallow draft and sleek design, Crystal Esprit is able to access areas that other vessels cannot typically reach. This gives guests the opportunity to visit the smaller islands and hidden coves that larger cruise ships overlook, while luxuriating in the six-star luxury provided by the expert crew.
Newly renovated and boasting a stylish, modern design throughout, Crystal Esprit provides guests with a luxury yachting experience rather than that of a typical cruise ship. The 30 well-appointed yacht suites are contemporary and comfortable, while the single Owner’s Suite offers complete privacy and exclusivity with its separate living and dining area. Every need has been anticipated on board, with WiFi available throughout the yacht and a full butler service, ensuring guests will want for nothing whilst aboard the magnificent Crystal Esprit. There are multiple restaurant options on Crystal Esprit, with award-winning chefs providing a variety of cuisines, as well as a mixture of casual and fine dining, which is included throughout.
Departing from glamorous Venice, guests will quickly feel at home on board Crystal Esprit, and will awaken the next day to the welcoming shores of the Dalmatian coast. Rocky coves and crystal clear waters are just waiting to be explored, while the towns and cities are packed with an enticing combination of history, architecture and culture. Weaving between the spectacular coastline and the picturesque islands, each of Crystal Esprit’s ports of call holds a new surprise, from the medieval streets of Šibenik to the Venetian influences found in Hvar’s architecture.
At each stop a wide array of excursions is provided, giving every guest the chance to explore and connect with each destination. Visit the breath-taking waterfalls of Krka National Park, enjoy a horseback ride through the countryside, or even zip line over a dramatic gorge – there really is something for everyone. Of course independent exploration is also encouraged, allowing guests the opportunity to wander at their own pace, taking the time to engage with each individual stopping point.
There are 30 yacht suites on Crystal Esprit, all ranging from 20-26 sqm, and all appointed to a high standard, with en-suite facilities, WiFi, bar, Nespresso machines and room service. The Owner's Suite is also available with the above facilities but offering increased space at 45 sqm.
Children are welcome on board, however there are no specific child care facilities aboard Crystal Esprit.
All cabins benefit from a 24 hour butler service, accessible either by phone or the in-cabin iPad.
There is a wide variety of restaurant options on board Crystal Esprit, from casual lunch spots to fine dining. The Yacht Club serves classic dishes using the freshest of ingredients, alongside creative tasting menus. The Terrace and Patio Cafe aims to create delicious small plates based on local delicacies, while The Grill offers tapas-style locally-inspired dishes, alongside casual burgers and wraps. Finally, The Pantry is a 24-hour wine bar and bistro, ideal for a light bite or a drink to relax at the end of the day.
Crystal Esprit has a wide variety of activities on offer, both on land and on sea. Take an island scooter tour, learn about the history of Croatia or sample the local wines with a tasting session. Explore hidden coves by boat, or discover the underwater world with a diving excursion.
Lily Cai (Staff)
The Crystal Espirit includes all the luxuries of a 5 star cruise experience but on a much smaller ship creating a great intimacy on board and the chance to have a more unique experience.
The staff are what really bring the ship to life, nothing is too much trouble for them and they go above and beyond to make the week special and personal to you.
The cruise includes some fascinating stop offs and brilliant guided tours and really is the best way to really experience an area fully, whilst having the comfort of your room at the ship docked in the bay.
Each of the cabins has an en suite bathroom and double bed and is surprisingly spacious, the views over the great open sea from your bedroom will not disappoint.
Location & directions
The Crystal Esprit Adriatic cruise departs from Venice and terminates in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
How to get there
It is a 2-hour British Airways flight to Venice Airport.