It's Official: Genting Hong Kong Acquires Crystal Cruises

Important Announcement from Crystal Cruises Chief Executive Officer & President

It is with mixed emotions that we officially bid farewell to our longtime owner and parent company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). On behalf of all of us at Crystal Cruises, both at sea and ashore around the world, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to NYK for creating an award-winning cruise line and a brand that we are all so proud of, as well as for their continual support spanning the better part of three decades.

In 1990 we ushered in the Crystal Age, setting the stage by introducing “the most glorious ships at sea®.— Today, we look forward to an even brighter future in which we set the luxury bar to greater, unparalleled heights. With that said, it is my sincere pleasure to announce that Crystal Cruises’ helm has officially been turned over to our new owner, Genting Hong Kong (GHK).

This is a particularly exciting time to be the CEO of this esteemed company, as it has been a resolute goal of mine since I joined Crystal to grow our brand by reaching global intrepid travelers seeking the most luxurious travel experiences. Through the past 25 years, we have seen the concept of “luxury travel— evolve to satisfy many diverse interests, while encompassing more multi-faceted experiences than ever before. Therefore, as the focus of luxury travel shifts toward more authentic and exclusive opportunities in which travelers can realize—and even exceed— their own personal horizons, we plan to fulfill this demand by expanding our already rich cruise offerings.

With the backing of GHK’s financial resources and reputation for creating world-renowned leisure, entertainment and hospitality properties, we will embark upon new waters (so to speak!). What will remain constant throughout all of Crystal’s future endeavors is our commitment to the highest possible standards of excellence that has earned us the status of “World’s Best— more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. 

Our dedicated crews on board and all of us on land will remain ever at the service of our valued guests, presenting the most memorable travel experiences one can imagine. Forthcoming developments will also mean broader opportunities for our Crystal team members, as they will be called upon for their collective wealth of global perspectives and expertise.

We know this amazing announcement comes with questions, and the links below will take you to our Frequently Asked Questions communication and the official press release from Genting Hong Kong & Crystal Cruises.

Frequently Asked Questions
Official Press Release

We look forward to beginning our next chapter with you by our side.


Edie Rodriguez
CEO & President
Crystal Cruises