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MIAMI — There are nine new Crystal Getaways coming in 2019, with destinations as near as North America to as far as Australia and Indonesia.
According to Crystal Cruises, Crystal Getaways are abbreviated segments of existing longer voyages, and will sail in January, February, April and October of next year. Seven of them will sail aboard Crystal Symphony while the remaining two will be aboard Crystal Serenity.
Getaways range from six to16 days and explore South America, Australia and Indonesia, the North American Gulf Coast, South Pacific and New Zealand, and South Africa.
Both Crystal ships have recently undergone redesigns within the last year that include enhanced butler-serviced penthouses and suites, open-seating dining with new restaurants, new entertainment venues, and enhanced décor in public areas and lounges.
Crystal Getaways itineraries include the following:
Cruise fares for the new Crystal Getaways start at US$2,560 per suite, with Book Now Savings of up to $1,500 per suite available for bookings by Dec. 31, 2018.