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  • crystal-esprit-side-view.jpg - The 62-passenger Crystal Esprit brings Crystal Cruises into the yachting and river cruising worlds.
  • crystal-esprit-eden-island.jpg - Crystal Esprit, shown here in the Seychelles, is repositioning in the Caribbean for winter 2017 and all of 2018.
  • Crystal-EspritR-dining - The dining room on Crystal Esprit serves classics such as Excabeche of Prawns with braised saffron fennel.
  • crystal-esprit-mahe-victoria.jpg - Crystal Esprit, shown here in the Seychelles, is repositioning to the Caribbean for winter 2017 and all of 2018.
  • crystal-esprit-marina.jpg -  Crystal Esprit's watersports marina comes stocked with two tenders, water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis and snorkeling equipment.
  • crystal-esprit-anchored.jpg - The lithe 62-passenger Crystal Esprit is repositioning to the Caribbean for winter 2017 and all of 2018.

Crystal Esprit: Beautiful yachtlike small ship cruising

Have you sailed on Crystal Esprit? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.


An entirely new class of luxury small ship cruising has been introduced with the launch of Crystal Esprit from Crystal Cruises in December 2015. New itineraries, excursions and activities were designed with the yacht’s size in mind and enable you to maximize your engagement with the destination in ways not previously possible aboard a ship.

Crystal Esprit — quite diminutive compared with her sister ships Crystal Symphony and Serenity — features a variety of water sports equipment that can be used directly from the marina deck aft. Snorkel or swim in the inviting waters of the Adriatic or Seychelles; water ski and jet ski; or paddle a kayak in the early morning quiet. The Esprit’s activity director will help you plan your day on the water or ashore, with a variety of excursions or suggestions for personal discovery.

If you check out Cruiseable's Passenger to Crew Ratio Tool, you'll see that Crystal Esprit has the best ratio of all 400-plus cruise ships in the world — there are 1.3 crew members for every passenger on board.

Who will like sailing on Crystal Esprit

The 62-passenger yacht caters to cruisers looking for a personalized experience. Sleek and nimble, the yacht-like vessel features a shallow draft that allows it to visit secluded harbors, coves and islands that are simply not accessible to larger cruise ships. 

Where Crystal Esprit sails

Crystal Esprit will visit the Seychelles Islands, Dubai and Adriatic Coast throughout 2016, 2017 and early 2018.

Ratings & awards

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Cruises on this ship


  • The Yacht Club Restaurant: Passengers can expect contemporary and classic specialties as well as innovative tasting menus , all using the finest and freshest local ingredients available; serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Terrace and Patio Café: The indoor-outdoor space offers freshly prepared and, where possible, regionally inspired presentations of small plates, creative salads, gourmet charcuterie, cheeses and pastries; serving breakfast and lunch.
  • The Grill: Feast from a menu of burgers, wraps and, location permitting, global street food served tapas-style to reflect the destinations visited.
  • The Pantry: This go-to self-service bistro and wine bar open 24 hours a day with a curated selection of coffees, vintage wines, light snacks and freshly baked pastries; the perfect indulgence to satisfy your craving day or night.


  • Destination immersion and lectures from experts in relevant areas
  • Cove Lounge available for viewing movies, sporting events and more
  • Nightly entertainment in Cove Lounge with piano player and singer 
  • A dedicated fitness and activities director to assist you choose the right excursions and physical fitness activities    
  • Crystal Adventures ashore, featuring a cultural introduction to the destination being visited
  • Special activities such as yoga, meditation, photography and even drone flying, led by specialists

Spa & fitness

  • Gym with state-of-the-art Technogym fitness equipment including treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical and Kinesis machines as well as free weights
  • Mats available for outdoor stretch, yoga and mat Pilates
  • Pool and whirlpool
  • In addition to four eight-passenger Zodiacs, a wide variety of aquatic equipment such as water skis, wake boards, kayaks and jet skis will be at the fingertips of active guests
  • Bicycles for personal excursions when ashore

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

If you're interested in a cruise on Crystal Esprit, contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. We can usually offer a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly.



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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Watersports marina
  • Where: Aft of ship

  • What: Awesome itineraries
  • Where: Seychelles
  • A wide variety of aquatic equipment such as water skis, wake boards and snorkeling gear on board
  • Destination immersion and lectures from experts in relevant areas
  • Specialty activities such as yoga available on board

Top dining options on board

Yacht Club Restaurant

  • Style: Continental with tropical flair
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

62 Passengers [?]
91 Crew
5 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
3,341 Tonnage [?]
269 Length in feet
45 Width in feet (max beam)
17 speed (mph) [?]

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