During the “Indian Ocean Discovery” voyage, the ultra-luxury ship will arrive in Abu Dhabi on 25th November for an overnight stay just in time for the capital city's Formula 1 Grand Prix at the famed Yas Marina Circuit. The 55-lap, approximately 190-mile race draws drivers from around the world to compete for pole position. Crystal guests will enjoy VIP views for each lap, heightening the thrill of the event.

The most exclusive Crystal package for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix transports guests by luxury coach from the ship to Yas Island, where the Marina is located, and positions them in the heart of the action with Formula TEAM One Paddock Club™ access, with either Team Red Bull or Team Ferrari. Participants will walk the pit lane and enjoy premier seating in the air-conditioned upper floors of the pit building, as well as fine cuisine and beverage service throughout the day, open bar and access to the roof terrace to mingle with fellow VIP guests. Prices for this option are $9,999 per person.

A second race option offers premium hospitality seating in the shaded top level in the grand stand, offering access to an air-conditioned lounge where food and non-alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the race. Prices for this option are $2,399 per person.

A third option offers guests race tickets with premium grand stand seating, affording the opportunity to take in the contest amidst the excitement of the crowd and fellow race enthusiasts. Prices for this option are $999 per person.

“Regardless of one's chosen level of exclusive access, attendance of this remarkable international event is an unforgettable opportunity for any traveller,” says Crystal CEO and President Edie Rodriguez.

This 17-night voyage starts with an overnight in Dubai on 22nd November and visits Doha (maiden call), Abu Dhabi (overnight), Mahé/Victoria, Nosy Bé and Maroantsetra (maiden call), before finishing with an overnight in Mauritius/Port Louis.  All-inclusive cruise only fares start from £3,141 per person.

For more information and reservations call Crystal Cruises on 0207 399 7601 or visit www.crystalcruises.co.uk