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Crystal Cruises makes early start launching 2014 and 2015 cruise programmes

Crystal Cruises has unveiled its full year of luxury, worldwide voyages for 2014, plus itineraries up to mid-April 2015. And reservations are already being taken.

New seven- to 89-night cruises in 2014 are among the 61 sailings onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, with 16 maiden calls, 194 ports and 68 countries – including a glamorous World Cruise.

Early 2015’s global calendar offers 15 exotic cruises and a 20th World Cruise, as well as nine maiden calls and a return to ports Crystal Cruises hasn’t visited in more than a decade.
Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony
Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will be cruising dozens of new routes

2014 SNAPSHOT

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites are featured on 54 out of 61 cruises , visiting 135+ dedicated historical destinations, from the ancient - Istanbul, Dubrovnik and Tallinn -to the intriguing—Casablanca, Cartagena and Takoradi
  • World Cruise: 89-night, January to April, five-segment LA-Southampton cruise, with Crystal’s first return to West Africa since 2011
  • 34 per cent of cruises are 10 nights or less
  • New ports include Galway, Ireland; Luanda, Angola; Lombok, Indonesia; Ibiza, Spain; Oban, Scotland; Skagen, Denmark; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Returns to places less-frequented by Crystal include the Andaman Islands; Brunei; Ghana; Helsingborg, Sweden; Ko Samui, Thailand; Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Korcula, Croatia
  • Nearly every itinerary features at least one overnight stay in renowned cities - often in the city of embarkation - plus, two consecutive overnights in many places such as Yangon, Shanghai, Hong Kong, St Petersburg and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Itinerary Highlights

    Asia: Twice as many Asia sailings than 2013; first-ever cruises to and from Bangkok, including a new round-trip Holiday voyage on 21 December with Christmas and Hanukkah in Vietnam and New Year’s Eve overnight in Hong Kong.

    Europe: More port-intensive voyages, including four sailings with no sea days; f ive North and South Europe combination voyages, with four of them offering time in Bordeaux; new North Cape itinerary on 14 July with maiden call in Skagen, Norway and rare calls in Alta and Kristiansand.

    US, Caribbean & Panama Canal: Crystal Serenity sailing the New England/Canada season for the first time ever, with new cruises to/from Quebec City and Boston; more Caribbean, including five Panama Canal cruises, extending coast-to-coast as well as between Costa Rica and Miami; new cruises to and from San Diego.

    2015 SNAPSHOT

  • Crystal kicks off its 25th Anniversary year of ultra-luxury cruising with virtually all itineraries from January to mid-April being brand new
  • New ports include Ambodifototra and Tôlanaro, Madagascar; Richards Bay, South Africa; Sanya, China; and Albany, Australia
  • Returns to locales less-frequented include Alter do Chão, Brazil; Yantai, China; and Maputo, Mozambique
  • Itinerary Highlights

    Crystal Symphony spends the entire first quarter in Southeast Asia, with eight new, exotic sailings between Bangkok, Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong.

    Crystal Serenity makes her first-ever complete circumnavigation of the world from Miami, with the company’s 20th annual World Cruise. Six voyages sailing through Miami, Callao, Auckland, Perth, Cape Town and Rio comprise the 108-night Crystal Serenity adventure.

    “As a leader in luxury holiday experiences, we are constantly pushing ourselves to find new ways to show the world to savvy travellers,” says Crystal vice president Philip Ordever. “Our 2014 to early 2015 calendar is especially exciting, with dozens of new routes and places to see.”” title=“Crystal Cruises”>Crystal Cruises hasn’t visited in more than a decade.

    Posted on 17th October 2012 at 09:47 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Crystal Cruises |

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