Early 2013 Crystal Cruises now available

Early 2013 Crystal Cruises now available

For early 2013, Crystal Cruises announces an atypical calendar of ultraluxe cruises visiting more than 40 countries, 100+ ports-of-call, 38 overnights in ‘star’ destinations, and a dozen+ renowned waterways on various rich 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.  Nineteen all-inclusive voyages covering most of the first half of 2013 are now open for booking and detailed on Crystal’s website, www.crystalcruises.com.

“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 Serenity
Before heading to the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean for 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, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Callao, the latter allowing for time in Machu Picchu


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