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Crystal offers 2020 vision of the world with more than 100 ocean voyages

Crystal is offering a mouth-watering calendar of more than 100 ocean-going voyages for 2020.

In total, 64 Crystal Cruises sailings and 44 Crystal Yacht Expedition voyages will explore the oceans of the world.
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Crystal Esprit will be visiting some of the world’s most significant sites in 2020

“Our 2020 itineraries for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity deliver the culturally authentic and unforgettable holidays that savvy world travellers value most, with comprehensive regional itineraries with many overnights and longer stays allowing for deeper exploration of historic traditions and modern daily life in the destinations,” said Tom Wolber, Crystal’s president and CEO.

Crystal Esprit’s 2020 season will combine the intimate atmosphere of the yacht and the leisure and active adventures that guests love about the Crystal Yachting Experience, with enriching discoveries of some of the world’s most significant sites.”

2020 ocean highlights

  • Overnight stays in 55 cities around the world, with at least one overnight stay on nearly every voyage. These stays are often in embarkation and disembarkation destinations, allowing for convenient extension of guests’ holidays.
  • Maiden calls in Pohnpei, Micronesia; Majuro, Marshall Islands; Hambantota, Sri Lanka; Mooloolaba, Australia; Airlie Beach, Australia; and Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Spring and Autumn Asia sailings aboard Crystal Symphony, with concentration in Southeast Asia, Singapore, China and Japan.
  • Specialised itineraries focusing on the Middle East and India, available on both ships, with calls in Mumbai and Cochin and cruising the Bay of Bengal; exploration of Bahrain, Muscat, and Aqaba, as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • A total of 25 Mediterranean sailings, with many seven-day options aboard both ships that cater to busy schedules or are easily combinable for extended journeys. Destinations encompass the region’s long-favoured locales, as well as less explored spots such as Sardinia and Corsica, plus several “gateway” destinations that afford close proximity to bucket-list sites.
  • European and British Isles voyages, aligned with premier world events and occasions, with overnights set in Edinburgh scheduled around the annual Military Tattoo and Fringe Art Festival; in Monaco for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix; and Baltic and North Cape sailings at the height of the summer solstice in the land of the midnight sun.
  • New transatlantic crossing route with calls in Barcelona and Málaga, Spain; Ponta Delgada and Praia da Vitoria, Azores; St. John’s and St. Anthony, Newfoundland, site of the UNESCO-listed L’Anse aux Meadows; and Saguenay, Québec, home to the spectacular Saguenay Fjord.
  • A 33-day warm-weather winter escape aboard Crystal Symphony across the Pacific, which visits the long- beloved Hawaiian Islands, as well as less explored destinations such as the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Philippines.
  • Exotic, warm-weather Christmas cruises, far-reaching and close to home, with Crystal Symphony sailing from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang/Bangkok and spending New Year’s Eve in Singapore; and Crystal Serenity cruising the tropical islands of the Caribbean for a warm-weather winter holiday.

  • Additional Crystal Cruises itineraries cruise the Pacific Coast and Hawaiian Islands, Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Caribbean, with virtually every type of travel interest represented in Crystal’s 2020 collection of Ocean voyages.

    Historical epicentres of ancient and modern influence, outdoor havens for active pursuits, spiritual meccas with sacred and secular significance and a smorgasbord of culinary hubs will appeal to the varied preferences of guests.

    2020 Yacht Expedition highlights

  • A return to the Seychelles from late January through March, with nine new seven-day itineraries sailing round-trip from Mahé, highlighting the adventurous pursuits in the natural paradise, with UNESCO- protected wildlife preserves and world-class snorkelling and diving.
  • New historically significant itineraries exploring the Rose City of Petra, Egypt and the Holy Land on a nine- or 11-day journey; Cyprus and the Greek Isles of Mykonos, Delos, Paphos, Santorini and maiden call Naxos on a nine-day journey; and the United Arab Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi; Sir Bani Yas Island UAE; Manama, Bahrain and Doha, Qatar on an eight-day journey.
  • 24 combinable seven-day voyages along the Dalmatian Coast, Aegean and Adriatic, with immersive itineraries focused on Croatia, Greece and the Cyclades, showcasing the millennia of UNESCO sites and treasured monuments mingling beautifully with modern towns and seaside villages.
  • A “Dubai Holiday Extravaganza” sailing round-trip from Dubai, with two overnights in the spectacular city for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration, plus calls to Khasab, Muscat, Doha and Sir Bani Yas Island.
  • Itineraries for Crystal Endeavor, Crystal’s new build luxury expedition yacht set to embark in 2020, will be announced at a later date.

    Crystal Cruises: 0207 399 7601 or visit www.crystalcruises.co.uk

    Posted on 7th May 2018 at 12:39 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Crystal Cruises |

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