Crystal Cruises selects Caudalie for bath amenities

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Crystal Cruises has selected Caudalie to furnish the line’s bath amenities across its fleet. The French skincare line, originating in Bordeaux, uses grape seed extracts to create its proprietary natural formulas.

“Caudalie’s philosophy of constant innovation and development of better techniques and products to benefit customers and the environment is one with which Crystal closely aligns,” said Toni Neumeister, Crystal’s senior vice president of hotel operations. “The quality of the products is in line with what is found in the world’s finest spas and hotels, all created with the health of people and the planet in mind. We are thrilled to partner with Caudalie and are certain that guests will love the new amenities.”

Beginning in the spring of 2020 on Crystal River Cruises ships, refillable bottles of Caudalie shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion will be placed in every guest suite, followed in the summer on Crystal Esprit and in the autumn on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and will be on board Crystal Endeavor at launch.

“We are extremely excited for the Caudalie brand to be part of the Crystal family,” said Bertrand Thomas, who founded the Caudalie brand with his wife Mathilde. “Both brands are synonymous with quality, excellence and guest satisfaction. We cannot wait for Crystal’s guests to be able to use our line of products in such an idyllic setting.”

Caudalie’s bath amenities use packaging that is made with plant-based plastics and/or recycled paper whenever possible. Caudalíe is a member of the 1% for the Planet social movement and donates 1% of its global turnover to ecological and environmental protection and reforestation projects.

In addition to the new bathroom shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion, Crystal has selected other guest amenities with a consideration to sustainability. Disposable shower caps made with biodegradable corn will be placed in each guest bathroom, while non-plastic cotton swabs are also being sourced. Shoe cloths, placed in all guest closets, are made of responsibly farmed cotton and accompany the reusable fabric laundry and dry-cleaning bags Crystal introduced years ago. Single-use plastic sewing kits will also be replaced with fully stocked sewing baskets crafted from wood upon request. Crystal’s guests will continue to enjoy Etro bathrobes and slippers.

Image: Crystal Cruises

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Marisa has been writing about transport design and the passenger experience since 2013 and is also a contributor to sister titles Aircraft Interiors International and Business Jet Interiors International. She has travelled the world extensively by car, plane, train and cruise liner.

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