It seems the new ideas and concepts from Crystal Cruises keep on coming. Crystal Yacht Cruises, the new luxury yachting experience from the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, bringing a wave of new ideas to river cruising, including culinary offerings on the new Crystal Esprit. Crystal has unveiled a new culinary concept for the 62-guest Crystal Esprit, which focuses heavily on quality local ingredients of the Seychelles Islands and Mediterranean coast, and showcases many of the favourite dishes served on the line’s award winning ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. The new river yacht will debut in December 2015 with an elegant menu of globally inspired Michelin starred cuisine for its discerning guests, from extraordinary seafood cuisine on the al fresco terrace, to decadent pastries, snacks, espresso and wine in the quaint corner bar.

[su_quote]The outstanding food and wine experience has always been a highlight of the Crystal Experience and will continue to be an integral part of the onboard experience aboard Crystal Yacht Cruises,” says Crystal President & CEO Edie Rodriguez. “With public spaces and dining areas that are more intimate, our superior culinary team will maintain – and even exceed – the standard of world-class, creative cuisine that travelers expect from Crystal.[/su_quote]

Crystal Esprit will offer clients an array of culinary choices at any time of day or night, from small bites and midnight snacks, to casual lunches al fresco and chic, multi-course dinners. “Local” versions of favourite Crystal dishes will also be served, using the freshest ingredients available in each destination and reflecting the local flavours.

Onboard eateries on Crystal Esprit Abound

The Yacht Club and its outdoor extension, the Patio Cafe restaurants will serve a selection of Crystal’s modern and classic specialties, with made-to-order omelettes waffles and pancakes and a health bar with fresh fruit and vegetable juices for breakfast; lunch options including made-to-order pastas and risottos, seafood and meat antipasti, and a raw and salad bar, plus an a la carte menu offering local dishes; dinner menus include a Modern Tasting menu and a Classic menu including local inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients found at the local markets, all served in a bright and immaculate setting with expansive windows and sea breezes;

The Sunset Bar & Grill menu will feature burgers, wraps and locally inspired “global street food,” served tapas style and reflecting the destinations visited;

The Pantry will serve as the 24-hour “go-to” spot for freshly baked light snacks and pastries, coffee and a self-service wine bar;