A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Celebrate NYE Twice With Crystal Skye


December 4, 2017 | BY Benjamin Fitzgerald

Welcome the New Year twice, in Sydney and Honolulu, with Crystal Skye's luxurious private charter jet

While everyone else is clinking champagne glasses from the balcony of a hip harbourside apartment, or sipping mimosas on the bow of a superyacht, you could be doing that—and more—this New Year’s Eve, and in two different countries and time zones.

Crystal Skye, the world’s largest private charter jet, has two new routes on offer for the New Year, designed for those wanting to celebrate the dawning of the New Year grandiosely and in unrivalled, impeccable style.

In a world first, Crystal Skye is providing guests with the opportunity to travel across time to celebrate the annual midnight party twice—first in Sydney, and then again in Hawaii. Aloha.

Landing ‘down-under’, you’ll be among the first in the world to actually celebrate the start of 2018. Plus, you’ll witness the acclaimed Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks show, up close and personal, from your very own private boat.

During your stay in Sydney, there’s time to take a historic tour through The Rocks. Located right next to the harbour, the heritage district is laced with cobblestone lanes and alleyways, while high-end eateries and luxury boutiques are a stone’s throw away with all of the major European maisons' flagship stores located in the heart of Sydney.

Having welcomed the New Year once already, jump back on board the Crystal Skye and fly to Hawaii for round two of New Year’s Eve entertainment.

This time, shout "Happy New Year” from the beaches of Honolulu—a pristine, natural oasis with vivid turquoise waters, abundant coral reefs and white sand beaches. 

During your stay on America’s island state, partake in a customary Hawaiian feast with live music and cultural performances, or watch a traditional hula performance, yourself draped in a customary ‘luau’ neck decoration.

The Australia and Hawaii trip kicks off on December 30, 2017, and runs until January 4, 2018. The cost is US$19,999 per person round-trip from Singapore.

Chinese New Year, African style

For Chinese New Year, why not welcome the year of the dog with an exotic voyage to Africa. Touching down in Kenya, ‘glamping’ takes on new meaning with a stay at the prestigious Governor’s Camp. Settle your jetlag inside a spacious, luxury tent, before feasting in the wilderness with an elegant open-air dinner.

For the New Year, an authentic Chinese banquet will be prepared by a guest Chinese chef, the dining arena decked out in red lanterns and ‘lai-see’ packets as you enjoy a traditional lion dance amidst the African landscape.

In the morning, hit the road for a safari to see Africa’s exotic wildlife—think cheetahs, elephants, zebras and lions—in the comfort of your vehicle, as you cruise through Kenya's signature Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Then, end your day with more feasting and customary entertainment, including the 'jumping dance' of the Maasai tribe warriors against a stunning backdrop of green grasslands and acacia woodlands.

Why fly Crystal Skye?

Crystal Skye is the largest global private jet in the world with a twin-aisle interior plan, which means it's wide enough for two people to pass with no crowded overhead bins.

In a plane originally built for over 300 passengers, the aircraft's Exclusive Class seats accommodate just 88 guests. The English leather seats convert to 180-degree fully flat beds, and you'll stay cosy with cashmere blankets, goose-down pillows, mattress toppers and plush duvets. 

For socialising, the expansive lounge with a stand-up bar is a must-go meeting place for fun-seeking flyers to share a drink. Mealtime is simply marvellous, with international cuisine is prepared by an executive chef and paired with a complimentary selection of wines, champagnes, beers and spirits.

What's more? The plane has six full-scale bathrooms with large granite countertops, Etro products, complimentary pyjamas, Wi-Fi, interactive TVs with on-demand programming and music library, as well as individual USB ports and power outlets.

Bespoke travel at its finest

Already made New Year plans? Cancel them. But if you can’t, create your custom Crystal Skye journey for another time, choosing from a selection of cities around the globe. The company offers guests the option to charter the luxury aircraft to create a personalised, bespoke itinerary, with flights and destinations added regularly.

From the cosmopolitan (London and New York City) to the exotic (Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Tashkent, Uzbekistan), to the scenic (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aries), there’s a destination—and onboard service—to appease even the strongest wanderlust.

For more information about Crystal Skye and their Luxury Air Cruises, visit crystalcruises.com

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