In the World’s Largest Luxury Private Charter Jet
By Robin Jay
Discerning world travelers who revere bespoke ocean and river cruising can now discover the newest style of cruising – high above a sea of clouds. Crystal Skye, the world’s newest, largest and most spacious Boeing 777 private luxury jet, was officially christened in August and is ready for private leisure or group business charter.
Welcoming up to 88 privileged guests, global itineraries are tailored to exacting specifications, taking you on extraordinary journeys to lands both exotic and remote. With Skye butlers as proficient in 38 of the world’s languages as they are in delivering completely personalized experiences, each customized Crystal AirCruise is purposefully designed to be unstructured, engaging and immersive, delving into the heartbeat and personality of each destination with enriching authenticity.
A Closer Look
Artisans and engineers at Greenpoint Technologies transformed the lavish aircraft to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats arranged in a staggered 2x2x2 configuration to provide extra-wide aisleways, accommodating guests traveling in pairs. Each seat reclines to a full lie-flat configuration of 70.5 inches, and features customized privacy surrounds, a four-way adjustable headrest and individual storage ottoman to ensure comfortable rest in flight. Each seat is equipped with USB ports, power outlets, a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system featuring 24” HD monitors (the industry’s largest), with on-demand programming and extensive music library, Bose™ Noise Canceling headphones, Apple iPads™, Global Wi-Fi (Sky-Fi) with customizable user interface Worldwide calling and luxurious in-flight bedding, plush blankets, lumbar pillows, sleeping pillows, duvets, mattress toppers and a customizable in-flight amenity tote.
Soaring Fine Dining
The culinary experience aboard Crystal Skye transcends all notions of elegance and luxury as Chef Francois Van Zyl transforms flying into an event unto itself. Inspired by the flavors of global discovery, an extraordinary flow of service, food and hospitality amplifies the five-star dining experiences in the air.
Infused with the hallmarks of the award-winning cuisine served on Crystal ships – purity and innovation – you are treated to a standard of fine dining unrivaled among private jet charters today. From delectable amuse-bouche, creative soups and fresh salads to mouthwatering main courses, refreshing palate cleansers, exquisite desserts, cheese plates, and wine pairings from the Skyecellar, onboard guests enjoy professionally served full-service dining, course-by-course, in the comfort of their Crystal Exclusive Class seat – prepared on-demand per guest’s desire and never en masse.
Extended airborne travel between destinations allows Chef Francois and his team to dazzle you with multiple culinary moments, from specialized wine pairing menus and destination-focused meals with locally sourced ingredients to High Tea in the social lounge and comfort cuisine “Movie Nights.” Carefully selected partners around the world follow strict standards set forth by Chef Francois, ensuring that provisions adhere to the same benchmarks of excellence and adding to the consistency of the epicurean experience.
Two state-of-the-art galleys and a Chef’s Cart customized with expert culinary tools, mean steaks can be grilled, fish can be poached, vegetables steamed and ice cream churned, even at 40,000 feet.
“As a global luxury traveler myself, I have been privileged to travel aboard some of the world’s finest aircraft, and there is nothing like Crystal Skye around the world,” said Edie Rodriguez, Crystal CEO and President. Crystal Skye elevates private jet travel to entirely new levels of luxury. Unmatched among any private jets for charter, this ultra-long-range (19.5 non-stop hours) aircraft is distinguished by exhilarating exclusives and surprises just waiting for guests to discover.
Editor’s note: International Opulence readers interested in chartering a private flight aboard Crystal Skye may call Unique Travel, a Crystal Platinum Agency, 561.819.5542.