Crystal has taken delivery of a customized Boeing 777
passenger jet which it will use for chartered tours.
The plane, called Crystal Skye, was handed over in a ceremony
at Boeing Field in Seattle. Crystal said
it is the world’s largest privately owned tour jet.
Commercial airlines outfit the twin-engine widebody plane
with between 314 and 396 seats. Crystal’s configuration will be for 88
passengers in lie-flat bed-style seats.
The plane’s interior was customized for Crystal by
Greenpoint Technologies, with the aim of consistency with the company’s cruise
Crystal Skye features a 24-seat lounge with a central bar,
sofas, custom coved ceilings, the largest wine cellar in the sky and ample
space to socialize, Crystal said. Stone veneers and colored LED lighting adorn
Crystal plans a christening ceremony in Las Vegas on Aug. 12
during Virtuoso’s annual conference there.