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.

AT A GLANCE

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

Ship Info

What's Included

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
1989
Renovated
2015
Tonnage
3000 Tons
Public Decks
4
Passenger Capacity
62
Crew
60
Registry
Information was not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for Crystal Esprit

94%

of 19
guests
recommend


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Croatia

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

Wow

By: two wheels


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2017

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

Perfect

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

Espirit

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

Esprit

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Simply fabulous!!!
Travel Advisor:  Joyce Krichman

FABULOUS CRUISE!

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

Croatia

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.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Greenan

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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Fabulous!

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