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Seatrade News Reports That Crystal Wants to Do Right By the Crew

Company said crew and officers will be paid in a timely manner.

The Trade publication Seatrade News is reporting that the management at Crystal Cruise is planning to do right by the crew. They also said it is to early to repatriate the crew and staff.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Crystal said, "We are making sure they are comfortable and able to enjoy the many amenities onboard. It is our intention to take care of the crew and timely meet all our financial obligations to each crew member and recognize their continued valued contributions to Crystal."

Although the company has suspended operations until April 29, the other two Crystal ships are still at sea. Crystal Serenity is nearing the end of a Caribbean cruise and will arrive in Aruba on January 29 to disembark passengers on January 30. Crystal Endeavor is scheduled to end its Antarctica cruise on February 4 in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Rumors abound as to what company in the industry might be interested in acquiring the 30-year-old luxury cruise line.

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