Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony ~Invitation To Pre-Book ~For Our Treasured Guests

Yesterday, the new Crystal – “Crystal – Exceptional at Sea” – announced their official 2023 and 2024 voyages, provided details of the refurbished ships, and are offering guests holding “Open Deposits” exclusive access to an early booking window. Others will be able to reserve when they are open to the public later in February. Crystal has also announced its 2023 and 2024 voyages aboard the newly refurbished Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, reimagined with larger updated suites that …

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Crystal: Exceptional at Sea~Crystal Relaunches, With Serenity and Symphony Returning this Summer With Exclusive Access to 2023 and 2024 Voyages

COURTESY A&K Travel Group: MIAMI – Feb 1, 2023. Crystal Cruises has officially relaunched under a reimagined name and vision: Crystal – Exceptional at Sea. This new era for Crystal begins with an innovative website and branding under the guardianship of the A&K Travel Group. Crystal has also announced its 2023 and 2024 voyages aboard the newly refurbished Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, reimagined with larger updated suites that include artisanal finishes, cutting-edge-onboard wellness, and world-class dining …

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Crystal Cruises Announces New Seven-Night Caribbean Cruises & Holiday

Voyages for Crystal Symphony, November 2021 – March 2022 Luxurious high-season getaways to the Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands & The Bahamas COURTESY Crystal Cruises: Miami, August 18, 2021 – Today, Crystal Cruises announced Crystal Symphony will deploy to the sun-washed shores of the Caribbean for the popular high season from late November 2021 through March 2022, launching an all-new series of 14 seven-night luxury voyages and two 10- and 11-night holiday itineraries exploring the exclusive enclaves of …

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New Crystal on Broadway Voyages Take Center Stage in 2020

  MIAMI, September 30, 2019 – Building on the tremendous feedback and enthusiasm from its guests, Crystal Cruises is announcing 20 new “Crystal on Broadway” theme cruises to its 2020 voyage roster. On 10 worldwide sailings each, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will welcome to their stages Broadway stars, and on some occasions, choreographers, directors, costume designers and other talented artists and professionals from Broadway. The programming is presented through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning producer …

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Crystal Symphony Redesign Wins Prestigious Award for Hospitality Experience and Design

  MIAMI, June 26, 2019 – The dramatic new look that resulted from Crystal Symphony’s most extensive dry dock ever in fall of 2017 has earned the acclaim of some of the top design experts in the world. In the 2019 AHEAD (Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design), the luxury ship won in the annual awards’ Transport category in the Americas division, citing details from her makeover created by London-based AD Associates. Design features like blackened steel, …

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Crystal Announces Partnership with ORCA, a Leading Marine Conservation Organization

  MIAMI March 4, 2019 – Today, Crystal announced a new partnership with ORCA, a leading conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans). ORCA is placing wildlife experts on board Crystal Symphony to train Crystal’s bridge crew in the protocol for collecting scientific data about the animals’ behavior as well as best conservation practices. While onboard for the training, ORCA’s Cruise Conservationists will also lead Crystal guests through Q&A …

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Best cruising experiences require pre-trip plan-From $100 lunch in Italy to advice from a Headhunter in Borneo

Travelers booking a cruise typically spend lots of time deciding on a ship, cabin and itinerary, but often wait until boarding day to consider what they will do in various ports along the voyage. Yet planning ahead for port stops may yield one of the highlights of your cruise. Here are some of my favorite cruise moments during 2015. Most were off the ship, involved eating, and were the result of significant planning using the Internet. Nearly …

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Volunteerism Excursions With Crystal Cruises: “You Care, We Care”

I think that some of the very best ideas the cruise lines ever come up with are the various programs they implement to assist in disaster-stricken or economically disadvantaged areas.  While I love to read about a fantastic new itinerary or a noteworthy upgrade, nothing impacts me more than to see where these company’s hearts truly lie. I blogged earlier about MSC’s partnership with UNICEF to help out in Brazil, (this is a wonderful program, if you …

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Cruising Southeast Asia, encountering a headhunter, chilling laws in Brunei, a bogus bump at the Equator

One advantage of cruising to ports of distinctly foreign cultures is the opportunity to stretch your comfort zone, the level at which you function with ease and familiarity. The result is that you can experience both worlds — soft adventures of exploration off the ship during the day, then basic vacation necessities, such as a fine meal and a comfy bed, back onboard for the evening. All of the above came into play during a recent cruise …

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Crystal Cruises Unveils Four Revolutionary 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 travelers 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 February 17. This rare meeting allows the exciting opportunity to combine the itineraries of the two ships, as guests can switch vessels for a new odyssey. Ranging …

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