Crystal appoints GMT for guest and corporate travel needs


Global Marine Travel LLC (GMT) has entered into an agreement to provide outsourced travel management services to Crystal for their passenger Air/Sea program beginning this March.

Crystal, known for providing exceptional cruises with world-class dining and entertainment, exquisite suites and first-class service, is in the process of preparing for the relaunch later this summer of the 740 passenger ship Crystal Serenity, and the 606 passenger ship Crystal Symphony.

GMT, a member of the V.Group Marine Services Division, and recently appointed #29 on the Travel Weekly Power List 2022, is one of the few travel agencies with full access to specially negotiated net-fare airline contracts for passengers and crew, as well as a unique range of travel technology options. Crystal will also use GMT’s itinerary planning services along with air charter options as they plan their future cruise itineraries.

All parties are currently engaged in a technology development project to link Crystal’s reservation system to GMT’s comprehensive travel fulfilment platform. This will allow Crystal to package affordable airline travel with their cruise itineraries for their guests in a seamless transaction through multiple distribution channels.

Tim Davey, founder and managing director of GMT said, “GMT has provided outsourced air/sea services to cruise lines since our inception in 2001. The ability for boutique cruise lines to market airfare with their cruises from day one with little to no start-up costs or additional technology expense is a huge benefit. We’re excited to be engaged by Crystal as they continue to forge their path as a newly independent cruise line.”

“Adding this feature to allow for a smoother booking process for our guests, is something we are thrilled to have,” said Jack Anderson, President of Crystal. “We appreciate the support of the GMT team and look forward to a seamless transition and long-term partnership.”