Crystal Cruises announce four World Cruises in 2018

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Crystal Cruises announce four World Cruises in 2018

For the first time in Crystal Cruises’ history, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will each embark on World Cruises in 2018, offering travellers four separate global itineraries aboard the award-winning ships.

The concurrent world cruise routes for 2018 begin in January with both ships simultaneously arriving in Sydney on 17th February. This rare meeting allows the opportunity to combine the itineraries of the two ships, as guests can switch vessels for a new voyage.

Ranging from 97 to 129 nights, the innovative voyages will travel to a combined 111 destinations in 45 countries, featuring 16 maiden calls and 50 overnights. During the ships’ rendezvous in Sydney, full World Cruise guests will be treated to a spectacular gala celebration. 

With the announcement of four spectacular world cruises for 2018, the luxury cruise leader becomes the first cruise line to have a collection of World Cruises printed and available for booking for the next three years (2016 – 2018).

Crystal Cruises 2018 World Cruise Itineraries:-

World Cruise One: Cape Town to Miami – 7th January to 30th April 2018

Crystal Symphony departs Cape Town, South Africa on a 114-night sailing covering much of the Southern Hemisphere, including South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific/French Polynesia and South America before exploring the Caribbean. The journey will make six maiden calls including: Geraldton, Bunbury and Esperance Australia; Burnie, Tasmania; Fakarava, French Polynesia, and Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile.


World Cruise Two: Los Angeles to Rome – 23rd January to 16th May 2018

Crystal Serenity embarks on a 112-night scenic exploration of the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Dubai and the Mediterranean. The journey is highlighted by maiden calls and overnights in Manila, Philippines, and Mumbai, India. Other overnight highlights include Muscat, Oman; Dubai, UAE; and Sáfaga, Egypt - the gateway to the Temple of Luxor.


World Cruise Three: Cape Town to Rome 7th January to 16th May 2018

Aboard the longest duration of the itineraries with 129-nights, guests set sail on the first part of Crystal Symphony’s World Cruise segments from South Africa through Australia before continuing their adventure aboard Crystal Serenity on a journey bound for Asia, India, Egypt, the Holy Land and Italy.


World Cruise Four: Los Angeles to Miami – 23rd January to 30th April 2018

Following 24 nights of navigating the islands of Hawaii, Fiji and other exotic beach destinations aboard Crystal Serenity, guests can join Crystal Symphony for a unique West to East coast voyage. The full 97-night sailing will travel through the Milford Sound, French Polynesia, Easter Island for Easter and Panama Canal.


The ground-breaking World Cruise revelation comes on the heels of Crystal’s parent company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), announcing it entered into an agreement with Genting Hong Kong (GHK) on the sale of Crystal Cruises, Inc. (CCI). With the support of GHK’s financial resources and expertise in ship design, Crystal Cruises’ fleet size will expand with the build and delivery of a new ship in 2018, elevating the standard of luxury cruising and luxury cruise ships. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

As with each annual Crystal World Cruise, the epic 2018 voyages are also available for booking in shorter segments. Beginning today through 30th April 2015, full World Cruise book now fares start at £32,589 per person with Crystal Society (repeat guest) savings of up to £5,946 per person. The 2018 Full World Cruise programme includes two exclusive shore side events, $2,000 per person “As You Wish” shipboard credits, special onboard events, complimentary chauffeured private car transfers between the airport to ship and ship to airport and more.Contact The Luxury Cruise Company to book or for more information.

The all-inclusive Crystal Cruises is the world’s leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.  Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 21 years; voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 19-consecutive years; the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso, Specialists in the Art of Travel; and both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity were rated as two of the “Top 5 mid-size ships” by the 2015 Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships.

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