Crystal Cruises, now part of the A&K Travel Group Ltd., today announced its reentry into cruising by appointing a team of highly regarded industry Captains to usher Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony into operations.
Crystal Cruises is pleased to announce the appointment of several senior executives to key leadership roles within the company. The announcement comes as the company plans the refurbishment of Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony for their inaugural season under new ownership.
The reborn Crystal Cruises is ramping up support for travel advisors by appointing a team of highly regarded industry veterans to key trade sales leadership roles. The new Crystal Cruises, now part of the A&K Travel Group, is committed to rebuilding the partner relationships that made the cruise line an industry leader and a favorite of guests and travel advisors.
Crystal Cruises announced today they have joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association and the leading authority of the global cruise community, as an ocean-going cruise line member.
Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, Co-Chairman of the A&K Travel Group, Cristina Levis, CEO of A&K Travel Group, and executives from shipbuilder Fincantieri welcomed the arrival of the recently acquired 'Crystal Symphony' and 'Crystal Serenity' to Trieste, Italy, where the ships are being refurbished
A&K Travel Group, Ltd. purchased the assets required to restart the operations of the former Crystal Cruises. “We are committed to recreating the most luxurious, award-winning cruise brand, beginning with significant refurbishments of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity”.
A&K Travel Group Ltd., the pioneering travel company owned by Geoffrey Kent and Heritage (the industrial holding company chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio), has acquired the luxury cruise vessels Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.