By Simon Wiesenthal, BBC NewsLondon’s Crystal Cruises are set to reopen this weekend after a seven-year break after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The cruise company has said it will reopen the first of the new Crystal Cruisers that will be booked by the end of the month, as well as another Crystal Cruise, the Silver Star.
The cruises will be based at the Royal Las Vegas, and have already attracted 1,000 passengers, including celebrities such as actor Chris Hemsworth, singer Rihanna and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
It is hoped that the arrival of the Silver Stars will help boost sales.
The Silver Stars are currently scheduled to depart the resort on Friday, December 20.
Crystal Cruises is the world’s largest cruise operator, with 7,500 ships operating worldwide.
The company’s chief executive, Nick Barrie, said the company had always hoped to return to the Crystal Cruise brand and that its future was “on a bright future”.
The Silver Star is scheduled to sail from the Gold Coast on December 25 and will be operated by the British Cruise Line.
“We’re very excited about Crystal’s return and the Silver stars are our first Crystal Crystal Cruiser, which will sail to our Gold Coast next month and make its return on February 19, 2019,” Mr Barrie said.
A statement on the Crystal website said: Crystal’s Cruises will open for business on December 20 and we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the next Crystal Crystal Cruise that will sail from London, to Crystal Cruizes Gold Coast.
This is the third Crystal Crystal to open, following the Silver and Gold Stars, and will offer a variety of activities and experiences that you will never want to miss.
We look forward to welcoming our Crystal Crystal customers and hope you will be joining us to enjoy this exciting and unique time.
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