Friday, January 8, 2016

Crystal Cruises 2016 Sailings

2016 Sailing Itinerary

Crystal Cruises announces 2016 collection of worldwide voyages on Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony boasting an impressive collection of 26 maiden calls. 

Crystal Symphony
Crystal Serenity

From Aitutaki in the Cook Islands to Sibenik on the Dalmatian Coast, these little-known destinations are a mere sampling of 245 ports of call, both popular and undiscovered, which create 60 enriching itineraries visiting 77 different countries.

Alaska (June-August) To witness majestic fjords and calving glaciers, rare wildlife and breaching whales from the privileged vantage of a luxury ship is a breathtaking experience. Cruise the Inside Passage, enjoy overnight stays in Vancouver and maiden calls in Hoonah, Alaska, and Nanaimo and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Antarctica (January/February) – Once-in-a-lifetime adventure awaits on voyages to the white continent, offering the rare opportunity to step ashore Antarctica should the weather allow.

Asia (January-March) – Explore the exotic mysteries of China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia; overnight stays in Bali, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo; a double overnight call in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and an inclusive 3-night overland excursion to Beijing.

Australia/Indonesia (February) – Immerse yourself in wonders Down Under, from Australia’s iconic landmarks in Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and more. Overnight in Sydney and Bali.

British Isles (July/August) – A single 14-day Emerald Isles voyage explores England, Ireland and Scotland, with overnights in London, Dublin and Edinburgh, plus a maiden call in Kirkwall, Scotland.

New England & Canada (September/October) – No where else in the world does Mother Nature display her painterly talents as she does in this corner of the world in autumn. Travel between New York and Qu├ębec to explore stunning wildlife and incredible history.

Expedition Cruise - Northwest Passage (August/September) – Crystal’s Northwest Passage heralds the beginning of a new chapter of exploration in the enviable story of the World’s Best cruise line. Crystal Serenity will become the very first World’s Best luxury ship ever to transit the fabled Northwest Passage, visiting a series of U.S, Canadian and Greenland destinations, most of which never before called upon by any other luxury cruise line. Designed for those with a true wanderlust for the rare and undiscovered, this incredible 32-day expeditionary-style voyage travels from Anchorage/Seward to New York City, marrying a passion for extreme wilderness adventure with a penchant for unsurpassed luxury travel.

Caribbean (October-December) – Come relax on white sand beaches, play in crystalline waters and relax in rejuvenating sunshine while exploring world-renowned reefs and maiden ports in Virgin Gorda; plus, overnight stays in lively New Orleans.

Hawaii (June) – Immerse yourself in the bewitching splendor of these enchanted isles on a 16-day journey featuring two days in Honolulu, with visits to Maui and the Big Island, and several blissful days at sea.

Mediterranean (April/May & August-October) – Follow the stunning shores of classical antiquity to discover treasured destinations long renowned for their history, art and architecture; today revered for their welcoming hospitality and fashion-forward style. Enjoy overnights in Barcelona, Rome, Haifa, Ibiza, Istanbul, Lisbon, Monte Carlo and Venice, and maiden calls in Crotone, Italy; Puerto de Alcudia, Mallorca,; and, Sibenik, Croatia.

Northern Europe (June/July) – Discover the regal charms of the Baltic; an inclusive 3-night overland to Berlin highlights two voyages, as do overnight stays in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen and Stockholm, and a double overnight in St. Petersburg.

Pacific Coast (May/June & November) – From the laid-back yet on-trend charms of California to the ruggedly beautiful coastlines of the Pacific Northwest, these voyages promise both serenity and adventure with overnight stays in San Diego, San Francisco and Vancouver, as well as a maiden call to Catalina Island.

South America (January-March) – The striking contrasts and exotic rhythms of this fascinating continent beckon with everything from sultry beaches to magnificent fjords; overnights in Panama City, Punta del Este, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, and a double overnight in Buenos Aires.

Panama Canal (January/February) – Experience the incredible wonder of a canal transit on voyages that explore the Caribbean, from Miami to San Francisco with a maiden call in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, or from Valparaiso to Miami with a chance to visit the Galapagos and Machu Picchu.

Trans-Ocean (January/February & March/April) – Take advantage of days at sea to relish the luxury of the all-inclusive Crystal Experience; Trans-Pacific sailings feature calls in Hawaii and the South Pacific while a Trans-Atlantic voyage boasts an overnight in Bermuda en route to glamorous Monte Carlo. 

Western Europe (May/June & August) – Two expertly crafted voyages allow for complete immersion into the cultures and flavors of treasured lands; an overnight in Honfleur allows for a trip to Paris, while two-day stays in Bordeaux and Lisbon invite time to savor legendary wines and ports.

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