Early 2013 Crystal Cruises, Including Innovative World Cruise, Now Available and Open For Booking

Crystal Symphony at Sydney, Australia
Penthouse with Verandah of Crystal Serenity

For early 2013, Crystal Cruises announces an atypical calendar of ultraluxe cruises visiting more than 40 countries, 100 plus ports-of-call, including Hong Kong and many popular destinations in China and Asia, 37 overnights in “star” destinations, and a dozen renowned waterways on various cruise itineraries – all within a span of less than six months.  Among the new selections is a comprehensive 74-day, 14-country World Cruise circling South America.   19 all-inclusive voyages covering most of the first half of 2013 are now open for booking and detailed on Crystal’s website

“In the first quarter of 2013, we’re deploying our ships quite differently than in the recent past in that each will offer exotic, in-depth deployments, but in different parts of the world – Australia/New Zealand/Asia for Crystal Symphony and a South American-concentrated World Cruise for Crystal Serenity,” says President Gregg Michel.  “Crystal’s luxury travelers will have a choice of two very grand alternatives for longer-scale cruising, along with shorter cruise options and multiple opportunities for fascinating combinations.”

Crystal Symphony
Crystal Symphony will begin 2013 across the globe, with an all-Australia cruise, followed by sojourns through the Pacific and Asia before heading back to the U.S. via Russia, Alaska, and Canada. Highlights include:

  • New cruises beginning and ending in Brisbane and Bali
  • Overnights in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Auckland, Tauranga, Hong Kong, Bali, Laem Chebang/Bangkok, and Singapore
  • Double overnights in Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kobe
  • Complimentary three-day Beijing land package for March 23 and March 31’s Asian voyages (or a combination thereof)
  • Waterways explored en route include New Zealand’s Dusky, Milford and Doubtful Sounds; Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay; Alaska’s Glacier Bay; and the Panama Canal
  • Sail all the way from Auckland to New York, with Shanghai and Dalian as the only repeat-visit calls 

Crystal Serenity
Before heading to the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean in April, Crystal Serenity will kick off the year in the Caribbean and then navigate travelers through an in-depth four-segment World Cruise, round-trip from/to Miami, with highlights featuring:

  • Multiple stops in Ecuador, Peru and Chile
  • Two weeks sailing through Patagonia
  • Four days of cruising the infamous Chilean Fjords
  • Intimate Brazilian content, including the Amazon
  • Maiden calls in Laguna San Rafael, Manta, Salaverry, Chacabuco and Cape Horn
  • Overnights in Cartagena, Valparaíso, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Callao, the latter allowing for time in Machu Picchu 

“Book Now Savings” + 2-for-1 + Free Air + Save Now. Save Later.

As a special bonus, Crystal is introducing its new collection of cruises with big savings per person for bookings made by February 28, 2012:

  • Save US$4,000 for the full World Cruise
  • Save US$700 or US$1,000 for seven to 24-day sailings
  • Book the 2013 World Cruise (or segments thereof) and save 20% off 2014’s World Cruise

Each seven to 24-day cruise includes free round-trip air transportation with airport/ship transfers (or generous air credit), all-inclusive amenities such as complimentary gratuities, fine wines and spirits, specialty restaurants (including the lauded cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa), Open Dining by Reservation®, and stimulating onboard entertainment and enrichment.  2-for-1 fares begin at US$3,105 per person, inclusive of “Book Now Savings.”

With “Book Now Savings,” 2-for-1 fares for the full, all-inclusive World Cruise/Grand South America Exploration start at US$27,470 per person.  A host of World Cruise perks are included, such as First-Class air transportation, airport/hotel/ship transfers, a pre-cruise Gala with hotel accommodations in Miami, two exclusive shore-side events, and a memento gift program.  Throughout, all guests will be treated to extra onboard entertainment performances and complimentary progressive (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) enrichment education.  New-to-Crystal guests can also save from US$680-US$3,380 per person, depending on the category of accommodations.

Crystal’s passion for taking care of guests in an inviting environment of extraordinary space, quality and choices has earned the company more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.
Source = Crystal Cruises
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