Esprit to Lindblad

CRYSTAL Cruises confirmed the sale of its 62-passenger adventure yacht Crystal Esprit to Lindblad Expeditions last month, with the Genting Hong Kong brand saying the vessel “does not fit into future plans”.

The TTC-owned cruise line confirmed it was the buyer in its yearly financial report, as well as reporting next year’s bookings were 51% ahead of bookings for 2021 at the same point 12 months ago.

Around the world in 155 nights

Azamara Cruises last month announced a massive 155-night journey World Voyage aboard its newest ship, Azamara Onward, which arrives next year.

The new five-month journey will visit more than 40 countries and six continents, and will include 22 overnight stays and 27 late nights in port, to give cruisers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into each destination.

Celebrity Apex is christened

Godmother of Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex, lawyer Reshma Saujani, led the ship’s traditional naming ceremony last month.

Bringing together more than 1,500 guests, employees, and crew members, Celebrity President & Chief Executive Officer Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Royal Caribbean Group President & Chief Executive Officer Richard Fain also both joined Saujani for the ceremony.