Crystal Esprit

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Esprit welcomes just 62 guests in all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations. The yacht's brings guests to some of the world's most exclusive shores, allowing for incomparable experiences. Crystal Esprit was voted “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure's readers in 2017.


Butler Service
Complimentary airport transfer
Complimentary Excursions
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Hot Tub
Self Service Laundromat
Swimming Pool
Water Sports Platform

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
3000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity
Information was not provided

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By: M&B

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

We loved every second of it. Our cruise started in Dubrovnik and ended in Venice. The ship is small, but feels spacious and large. There were only 60 guest, which we worried a little about, (being too small?) but it was just perfect in every way. Wonderful staff, wonderful food, wonderful excursions (many of them complimentary), different islands of Croatia, and everything we had hoped the cruise would be. We would definitely go on another cruise with them!
Travel Advisor:  Amber Kimble

The Perfect Ship

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

We enjoyed every minute on the Crystal Esprit. The food was incredible. Meal after meal was beautifully prepared and presented. The service was superb. We found ourselves looking forward to each fabulous dinner. Every person who worked on the ship was very willing to make our trip better. We have never had such good service. Every time we thought we might need something, someone was there to take care of our needs. The staff was extremely pleasant and made a huge effort to call us by name and to make us feel that our service was very personal. The shore excursions were very interesting, and the guides were always very good. We have no complaints and will take this ship again as soon as we can. We can only speak about it in superlatives.
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan


By: Wilky

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Best cruise of our life. Great service, excellent staff, great historical area, superb dining. Strongly recommend the Chrystal cruise line.

Smaller Ship with Fine Dining

By: Kip

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Loved the smaller ship. We able to meet interesting people on both legs of the cruise. Food was why we chose Crystal and the did not disappoint.
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein

The best!!!

By: Michar

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

WE thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Esprit. We especially liked all the land and water physical activities. The food was fabulous and the crew was divine. Highly recommend!!!
Travel Advisor:  Gina Morovati
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By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

In every respect, this was the best Crystal experience! We have taken Serenity and Bach( River) but this exceeded our expectations. Food, service, room and itinerary all great great great!
Travel Advisor:  Gina Morovati

Perfect way to cruise

By: CL

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

The Crystal Espirit is a yacht instead of a large cruise ship. With 32 cabins, the ship is warmer, friendlier, casual and PERFECT! We were able to meet so many people and really get to know them as well as the staff. The excursions which are offered by Crystal are included as well as all food and beverage. And their butlers cannot help enough. Highly recommend!!
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Cruising the Balkans

By: Bert

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Could not have been better. The food was excellent and we were well cared for.Cruising the Balkans
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

Confirm what they offer

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018

Said ski do's would be available. Didn't say it was for one day only. Said speed boat available. No speed boat.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Beautifully done

By: Ella E

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2019

This was our second sailing on Crystal Esprit and it was as good the second time as it was the first. While the 'shell' of the ship is old, the ship finishes have aged well since launching with Crystal and the crew were outstanding.


By: Gailsie

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

The Crystal Yavht was devine until.... I broke my leg toward the end of a beautiful cruise in the Greek Islands. Until that point everything had been 5 stars. The service, accommodations, the food & the crew were above reproach. But then..... 2 days before the end of the cruise I broke my leg aboard ship & the subsequent treatment by the Captain & especially the ship’s doctor was appalling. The crew couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. It’s a shame the same cannot be said of the other two “gentlemen”.
Travel Advisor:  Melanie Hibbs

Athens to Dubrovnik

By: Dawn

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

The service and food were the highlights for me and my family. There were six of us and we were all astounded by the level of attentiveness by the staff. The food was amazing both in presentation and cuisine. If I were going to improve on anything, it would be the excursions on this particular cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy
Not Recommended

Waste of Money

By: Bert

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

How sad for Crystal! The Crystal Esprit is a 1980s ship (owned by the new owner) that Crystal attempted to refurbish into a luxury yacht. Well, you can't take an old dog and dress it up like a new puppy, and that was the problem here. The ship was ridiculous. Not a single suite had a balcony and no way to get fresh air. Extremely uncomfortable HVAC system and we had the Owner's Suite. There was no place that two lounge chairs could be put side-by-side. The pool was three feet deck and when you were on the pool deck you could not see over the solid railings--it was as if you were in a windowless box. Our toilet was in the middle of the room and the lid kept coming up every time you walked past. We only had ONE day we could use the marina, and that is what the "small, luxury yacht" was advertised for. Fun game of wack the mole! All that said, it was the best staff and best food EVER. And the staff knew they were on an old bucket of bolts. Boy, did they work hard to overcome it.

Crystal Esprit

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2019

The ship its cabins , food and service far exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend to everyone.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Turpin Marcos

Five Star Luxury Experience

By: ARB1

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

Being on the Crystal Esprit was terrific and is the only way we want to travel moving forward. All rooms are luxurious, with high-end finishes, and a shower and bathroom that puts our home bath to shame. The crew was terrific and made us feel like celebrities. They knew our names, learned and remembered what we did and did not like to eat or drink, and continuously interacted with us in enjoyable conversations. The smaller ship allowed us to get off and on with ease. Additionally, we socialized with lots of guests and made friends that we plan on meeting up on future voyages. The best part of the ship is the food and drinks. The meals were some of the best we have experienced. We highly recommend Crystal and plan on completing more voyages shortly. Our new life goal is to participate in an around the world voyage once we retire.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Crystal Esprit

By: SeahawkCMax

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

What I've read from other travelers is they sail the bigger Crystal cruises first then go down to this ultra luxury small yacht ! Will definitely do it again!!!!! The service is out of this world, felt like a celebrity!

The Queen of Luxury

By: SeahawkCMax

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

From private chauffeur airport to ship, champagne reception and private buttler at your every beck and call. Everyone calling you by name all day long! My only wish is I could sail the Esprit in the Caribbean too!

Enjoying the Company

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2019

The cruise ship, the amenities and the staff were exceptional, but perhaps the nicest part of the cruise was getting to know the other passengers. With only 60 passengers, we felt like we made good friends along the way.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Fabulous vessel and service

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2019

Although I have done many cruises, this was my first with Crystal. I loved the Crystal Esprit Yacht - small vessel experience. The crew and service were outstanding and I definitely plan to sail with them again!
Travel Advisor:  Lorraine Young

Yachting in the Arabian Sea

By: Skibum at sea

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2019

Relaxing and very enjoyable. Crew completely dewdicaejd to passenger service. Outstanding dinner meals equal to finest restaurants ashore. Tours were small groups with competent guides. All began and ended on schedule.
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton
Not Recommended


By: Croatia

Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

This is a qualified "No"; the ship is lovely and very luxurious. The service is amazing. However, it isn't tailored to people who want to be more adventurous or want to hike when off the ship. There are no lectures or information about the ports unless you go on one of the tours of the town. They need to have talks the night before each stop and maps and walking trail information as well as history for those of us who don't want to go with the groups. For those who do, I would recommend the ship.

Cruise of a lifetime

By: Ric & Ginny

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

What a fantastic experience. The crew (every one of them) were exceptional. The ship itself was luxurious and everything needed to make the voyage ultra comfortable.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Barber


By: two wheels

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2017

Fantastic ! We were truly spoiled with the level of attention we received.
Travel Advisor:  Joyce Krichman


By: Mana

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2017

The best trip on a small ship, everything was up to what we expected or better
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Yacht Cruising

By: jlpurser

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

This ship was wonderful - only 62 passengers but probably 2 to 1 crew. The crew was amazing; the food was amazing - the ship was clean - we could not have been happier! I sprain my foot about the 5th day of this cruise - the ship's doctor accompanied me to the hospital in Montenegro for X-rays - my husband and I thought that was amazing that he would go with us. We have cruised on Crystal before so we were not surprised at the level of service. We will definitely cruise the Crystal Line again.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Aikman

Great experience

By: Moo608

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

A truly memorable trip from Dubrovnik to Athens with a small group to celebrate a 50th birthday. The crew of the Esprit were incredible - welcoming, friendly, professional and willing to go above and beyond at any time. From start to finish everything was fabulous... I have to commend the Chef and his crew for consistently producing 5* Michelin quality feasts every evening - innovative and delicious! From the moment of arrival everyone seemed to know your name, your preferences and special occasions. The ports of call were fun with a very diverse selection of complimentary tours as well as extras. The staterooms were large with lovely huge walk in showers and our Butler, Nathaniel and housekeepers Gee & Julita seemed to be on duty 24 hours a day! Would highly recommend this yacht and their fantastic crew. We made some wonderful friends!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Crystal Esprit

By: Jeff & Kathy

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

This was a new experience in terms of ship size for us, however the service and dining aboard the Esprit was very much like our Crystal experiences on other Crystal trips we have taken. The smaller boat made it possible to get to know a large proportion of our fellow travelers.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks

Crystal Esprit

By: Chantin

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Crew very hospitable and attentive. Food excellent. Shore Itineraries very good. Restricted access to bridge a disappointment...especially since other "yachting" cruises allow unrestricted access except when entering or leaving port. Pre-tour briefings and visits only provided in writing. Verbal briefings given by other "yachting" cruses more useful.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman


By: Ed

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

It was a wonderful boat and a great itinerary. The owners suite was worth the expense.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts


By: Carol

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Simply fabulous!!!
Travel Advisor:  Joyce Krichman

Crystal Esprit

By: K Bush

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

It was exceptional. The accommodation s, service, staff, food and shore excursions exceed our expectations
Travel Advisor:  Malaka Hilton