Here at OutThere, we are huge fans of The Peninsula Hotels. Having visited every single Peninsula across the world and having had the opportunity to experience a number of their academies, we’re hooked. But what we love most is how this luxury hospitality brand constantly innovates to ensure they aren’t moved from their position at the top of their game.
The latest trick up their sleeve is a partnership with Crystal Cruises and their air-cruise programme. For those of you new to the concept of Air-cruising, it is exactly as it says on the tin – but by private jet, of course. A past-time of the jet-set, it means experiencing a number of different cities and the luxuries each offer, in one single itinerary. This unique experience means that like us, you can become a true-blue Peninsula fan, experiencing all 10 Peninsula cities in an intense, but luxurious 27-day, round the world trip. It is a once in a lifetime journey, taking in some of the world’s most glamorous and remarkable moments, unique festivals and memorable vistas – with a fabulous name to boot – “The Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal Aircruise”, some may say lacking in imagination, but hey, it just works.
The cruise starts in New York stopping in ten different cities, where guests will embark on cultural, culinary and exhilarating adventures. In each destination guests will be treated to exclusive events that showcase the locale – Peninsula-curated events that depict the authentic spirit of each destination – including four special galas, beginning with a rooftop cocktail reception with the New York skyline as the glittering backdrop; a private party and dinner on the Great Wall of China in Beijing; an over-the-top dinner reminiscent of the glamour of “Old Shanghai” at The Peninsula Shanghai; and a special Loy Krathong “Festival of Lights” celebration at The Peninsula Bangkok. Additionally, in Tokyo, guests will enjoy a private performance of the ancient art of Kabuki, while the conclusion of the programme in Paris takes guests on a journey to the Champagne region for an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes and private lunch at a famed Champagne house.
Book your place on this maiden journey – voyages starting at $159,000 (£130,754 approx) per person.