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Crystal to Livestream Christening of B-777 on Social Media

Watch live as the completely customized luxury aircraft is named the newest member of Crystal’s award-winning fleet during VIP Las Vegas ceremony

WHAT:  Crystal AirCruises’ fully custom-built Boeing 777-200LR will be christened in Las Vegas in a ceremony at McCarran International Airport. Crystal will livestream the event via Facebook Live feed on its Crystal Cruises Facebook page, allowing luxury travel enthusiasts from all over the world to welcome the newest member of Crystal’s award-winning fleet. Crystal CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez, will be joined by local dignitaries and VIP executives from Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong, for the official unveiling of the aircraft, which will be christened by a specially chosen godfather, also announced during the momentous ceremony.


Embarking in August into the luxury charter aviation market, Crystal’s B-777 is the largest and most spacious privately owned luxury tour jet in the world, offering bespoke experiences for travelers at all points during the journey. An executive chef oversees Michelin-inspired feasts paired with fine vintages from the SkyeCellar, while Crystal SkyeButlers attend to all guests’ wishes, from special requests upon landing to steaming and polishing of garments on board. With such a remarkably designed aircraft capable of an astonishing 19.5-hour non-stop flight range and offering first-class service to the world, Crystal AirCruises has created a luxury class of its own.


Watch LIVE as the next stage of this journey takes off.


WHO:               Edie Rodriguez, CEO & President, Crystal Cruises

Crystal Skye Godfather – To be announced

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Hong Kong

Colin Au, Group President, Genting Hong Kong


WHERE:          Facebook LIVE – Crystal Cruises Facebook Page


WHEN:            Saturday, August 12, 2017

7 – 7:30 p.m. PST




By sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).  The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line – Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class with Crystal Residences. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA.


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