Crystal Cruises have announced that their newest ship, Crystal Endeavor, will take adventure seekers to the Northeast Passage in 2021. Cruising from Anadyr in Russia to Tromso, Norway in August, this itinerary will visit a number of remote islands, archipelagos and coastlines.
Crystal cruises in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
Crystal cruises visits Australian waters only fleetingly, but they are well worth the wait! Crystal Serenity, the largest ship in the fleet, will be making her way through the South Pacific to Australia and up to Asia as part of her 2020 and 2021 world voyages, while the brand new Crystal Endeavor will be cruising Australia and New Zealand from October 2020. Crystal Symphony will also be visiting in the summer of 2021/22, however the full schedule of voyages are yet to be released.
One of the extra-special itineraries that Crystal have to offer for Australia and New Zealand guests are cruises to the rugged and untouched landscape of Antarctica. Cruising from Hobart to Christchurch (or vice versa) over 22 nights, these handful of itineraries give guests the opportunity to visit an area of Antarctica that is relatively untouched by tourism.
Crystal also has a handful of cruise itineraries that start, end or travel through at the beautiful port of Papeete, French Polynesia, located in the heart of the South Pacific. These itineraries tend to have a strong focus on the idyllic islands of French Polynesia, as well as surrounding island nations and fulfil many a bucket list.
Throughout Asia, Crystal offers an extensive range of itineraries. There is a very small collection of shorter cruises for those who want a cultural escape but are time poor, however you will find that the majority of Crystal Cruises Asian journeys are at least 2 to 6 weeks. Within Asia, you have the option to cruise from a variety of ports, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan (Tokyo or Osaka) as well the more obscure departure ports of Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Keelung in Taipei. There are also a number of cruise options that merge cruising destinations by making their way either into or out of Asian ports of call from other areas of the globe, often as part of Crystal’s world voyages. If you’re wanting to cruise from Australia into Asia with Crystal there are some great cruise selections, and also a small number in reverse.
Take a journey through the United Arab Emirates with Crystal Cruises and one of their numerous Middle East itineraries. Most of these voyages depart from and return to Dubai with options visiting a number of ports in the UAE as well as Oman and Qatar.
Crystal cruises also offer a number of really unique itineraries within the Indian Ocean. Bask on the pristine beaches of the Seychelles islands with one of Crystal Espirit‘s 7 night round trip cruises from the island of Mahé or Eden Island. Alternatively, cruise the coast of the Indian Ocean between Mumbai and Singapore to witness Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia.
Crystal Cruises offers an extensive repertoire of itineraries throughout Europe with a few hundred luxury itineraries available. In the Mediterranean, Crystal offers a large number of 7 night cruises, some cruises up to 14 nights for those looking for a longer Mediterranean getaway, all the way up to 50 night cross-continental itineraries. Make sure to look out for their fantastic cruising options to the paradisaical Greek Isles, the medieval cities of Croatia, the prestigious Cote d’Azur, or their specialty itineraries to the Grand Prix or Holy Land.
As you head west and north, immerse yourself in the British Isles and the Irish Sea for between 12 all the way through to 25 nights. Don’t miss out on the cruise itinerary that include the Military Tattoo in August 2020. Crystal Cruises also has a number of itineraries within the Northern Europe region – among many different itinerary options you could explore the rugged North Cape of Norway, witness the stunning scenery of Iceland, or take a stroll in the beautiful and historic cities of the Baltics.
North America and the Caribbean
Cruising from Vancouver or Anchorage, Crystals itineraries in Alaska are in-depth luxury journey’s through a rugged wilderness. While Crystal do offer a small number of the typical 7 night Alaskan cruise itinerary, they also have a number of longer itineraries ranging up to 12 nights and even journeys into and out of the region from Japan and Russia.
Crystal cruises has a handful of opulent itineraries through the tropical islands of the Caribbean. The greatest number of departures leave from mainland USA – Miami, Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans – as well as a smattering of itineraries cruising from San Juan in Puerto Rico.
Witness every varying shade of orange on the spectrum during Crystal cruises in Canada and New England. Operating during the northern hemisphere’s fall season, these itineraries are predominantly 8 night one-way journey’s between New York City and Quebec City in Canada visiting Bar Harbor, Boston and Newport.
South and Central America
Tick the next item of your bucket list in pure Crystal Cruises luxury with a voyage through one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders, the Panama Canal. These cruises are up to 16 nights in duration and will take you between the east and west coasts of America. If you’re looking for a shorter itinerary with a central American flair, why not have a look at a cruise to Mexico, with options to cruise the Mexican Riviera on the west coast, or Yucatan region on the east coast. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a different kind of adventure, Crystal Endeavor offers exceptional cruises to Antarctica departing from Ushuaia in Argentina. These cruises take you directly to the Antarctic Peninsula giving you as much time as possible to explore the wilderness of this great white continent.
Crystal Cruises has a number of lively and exotic itineraries through South America. Itineraries tend to focus on the eastern coast of the continent, with voyages visiting Brazil, Ushuaia and Argentina. Don’t miss out on Crystal cruises to the Amazon, giving you the opportunity to get a glimpse of one of the most dense jungles in the world.
Crystal Serenity offers an extensive world voyage each year. Here 2020 world itinerary is now sold out, but there is still opportunity to get onboard her 2021 and 2022 departures. Check out our World Cruises page for more information.
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