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Crystal announces 2024 "Chairmen's Cruise" from Jeddah to Rhodes

  • Cruises
  •   01-03-2024  7:05 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Crystal announces 2024 "Chairmen's Cruise" from Jeddah to Rhodes
Crystal Symphony. (Crystal Cruises)
Pax Global Media

Crystal, which is now under the Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group umbrella, has announced a “Crystal Chairmen's Cruise,” sailing April 2-8, 2024, aboard Crystal Symphony from Jeddah to Rhodes.

Guests on board will have an opportunity to sail alongside travel industry leaders, A&K Travel Group Executive Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre and Geoffrey Kent, founder and chairman emeritus of Abercrombie & Kent.

The voyage promises an immersive journey, combining unique travel experiences and opportunities to engage with Mr. Lefebvre and Mr. Kent. 

Through a series of special lectures, interactive discussions and exclusive meet and greets, the Chairmen’s cruise is an exciting first for the brand.

Additionally, both will join a limited-availability pre-cruise trip to AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s desert oasis.

The five-day optional overland experience is curated and hosted by Abercrombie & Kent’s insider guides and offers a window into the Middle East’s storied heritage including the iconic Elephant Rock and Hegra – Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage site. An exclusive dinner on the final night will be hosted by the two luminaries.

The Crystal Chairmen's Cruise will feature a carefully curated program of onboard activities, including a special lecture from Geoffrey Kent, who will share stories of his tenure in the travel industry, spanning more than 60 years. 

Additionally, Crystal will welcome Peter Maeck, author of Aperture and Zänker, Justice Dennis Curran, who is known for his extensive political speaking career, celebrated artist, Martin Kaye, and Sabrina Aloueche, an English musical theatre actress.

 A leader in educational and entertainment-driven experiences, Crystal will also offer guests the best of the arts with award-winning productions such as Icons In Concert, Crystal on Broadway, the Elton John Tribute show Rocket Man and cabaret shows throughout the voyage.

Guests will also be able to sign up for enrichment and technology classes, golf instruction, led by a PGA professional and ballroom dance classes.

“I’m excited to be aboard Crystal Symphony and share my passion for exploration and adventure with fellow travelers on this remarkable journey,” said Lefebvre. “Geoffrey Kent is a true pioneer in the travel industry and, since our partnership began last year with the purchase of Crystal and returning to the water this summer, we are continuing to see tremendous growth for both brands.”

"The Crystal Chairmen's Cruise epitomizes our commitment to redefining exceptional travel,” said CEO of A&K Travel Group Cristina Levis. “This voyage reflects our dedication to providing our guests with unique and enriching experiences, especially iconic land adventures, that elevate the Crystal brand."

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