• 1
  • 2
  • 3

 

Crystal signs exclusive purchase option agreement to work on returning the historic ship to service as the fastest cruise vessel in the world  
 Crystal Cruise Promotion
 
 
Already in the midst of the most significant expansion in the company’s celebrated history, Crystal Cruises’ next step in expanding its award-winning fleet is truly an historic endeavor. Together with the SS United States Conservancy, Crystal today announced it will save “America’s Flagship,” the SS United States, and embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with the ss united states crystal cruiseslatest standards, and returning her to oceangoing service. During the announcement, made at a press conference at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City, Crystal also committed to covering all costs associated with preserving the ship while undertaking a technical feasibility study, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
 
“The prospect of revitalizing the SS United States and reestablishing her as ‘America’s Flagship’ once again is a thrilling one. It will be a very challenging undertaking, but we are determined to apply the dedication and innovation that has always been the ship’s hallmark,” says Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez. “We are honored to work with the SS United States Conservancy and government agencies in exploring the technical feasibility study so we can ultimately embark on the journey of transforming her into a sophisticated luxury cruise liner for the modern era.”
 
“Crystal’s ambitious vision for the SS United States will ensure our nation’s flagship is once again a global ambassador for the highest standards of American innovation, quality and design,” said Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy and granddaughter of the ship’s designer, William Crystal Cruises ss united States revealFrancis Gibbs. We are thrilled that the SS United States is now poised to make a triumphant return to sea and that the ship’s historical legacy will continue to intrigue and inspire a new generation.”
 
In order to meet modern demands and be in full regulatory compliance, the SS United States will have to be extensively re-built to meet over 60 years of new maritime rules and shipbuilding practices.  The modern United States by Crystal Cruises will be transformed into an 800-guest-capacity vessel, featuring 400 luxurious suites measuring about 350 square feet with dining, entertainment, spa and other luxury guest amenities that are true to the ship’s storied history. Features of the original SS United States such as the Promenade and Navajo Lounge will be retained, while new engines and sophisticated marine technology will be installed to maintain her title as the fastest cruise vessel in the world.
 
ss United States Fox NewsAdds Rodriguez: “It is truly a privilege for the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line to be entrusted with the opportunity of restoring a ship that served as a symbol of patriotism and maritime supremacy and bring her into the modern day, while also giving guests a taste of a bygone era of luxury travel.”
 
Crystal will be examining exciting new itineraries for the 60,000-gross-ton United States by Crystal Cruises including not only the traditional transatlantic voyages from New York City, but cruises from key U.S. ports as well as international voyages around the globe which are a signature offering of Crystal and part of the line’s “World Cruise.”
 
 

 Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

PLAN-YOUR-VACATIONWHY-TRAVEL-ADVISOR4Flight-only

Travel With Purpose
It's a new kind of cruise that combines your love of travel with your desire to make a difference. Click Here

cultural-travel-cuba-dominican

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

ricon32Contact Us

Call us at 604 733 1010
toll free 1 800 745 7753
email us

Our Testimonials & Special Offers

share with friends

Cruise Promotions

Our Cruise Experts


Shane3webShane Maddaford
Shane’s experience on-board and especially in Ports of Call – throughout North & South America, Europe and the South Pacific – make him one of Renshaw Travel’s most knowledgeable Cruise Specialists. Read his bio or contact him through shane@renshawtravel.com


linda-simLinda Sim
Linda’s impressive cruising and travel experiences have taken her to the Northern Baltic regions, down-under to Australia and New Zealand, over to Tahiti, Mexico, through the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. Read her bio or contact her through lsim@renshawtravel.com

LOGIN here