Crystal Serenity fall cruises begin and end in Québec City

LOS ANGELES — Crystal Cruises’ fall Canada/New England season features a number of firsts – the first time itineraries will begin and end in picturesque Québec City and the first time the award-winning Crystal Serenity will be sailing the season.

Also a first, the line will offer complimentary transfers to/from Québec and Montréal on embarkation and debarkation days to further expand guests’ flight and sightseeing options.

Starting Sept. 19, 2014, Crystal will offer one seven-day and four 10-day voyages that visit sites on North America’s eastern coastline. Depending on the departure, destinations include the tranquilly-isolated Magdalen Islands; historic Boston; quaint Bar Harbor, Maine; fast-paced New York City; millionaires’ getaway Newport, Rhode Island; a maiden call in Sydney, Nova Scotia; a rare visit to top-ranked small city, Portland, ME; and more.

All Crystal Canada/New England cruises include an overnight in Québec City, renowned for its rich blend of northeastern beauty and European style and culture. Ten-day voyages also include overnights in the other city of embarkation or debarkation (i.e., Boston or New York). The season’s five sailings are:
a seven-day sailing Sept. 29, Québec City roundtrip and 10-day cruises Sept. 19, Boston to Québec; Oct. 6, Québec to New York; Oct. 16, New York to Québec; and Oct. 26, Québec to New York.

Other Canada/New England ports planned for the fall include Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles and Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC; Saint John, NB; Halifax, NS; and Saint-Pierre & Miquelon, France (the last remnant of the former New France colonies), with cruising along the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Cabot Strait.

“For North Americans, Crystal’s New England/Canada itineraries provide an easy getaway on the most highly rated mid-sized luxury ship in the world,” says Thomas Mazloum, Crystal’s executive vice president.

All-inclusive ‘Book Now’ fares for the season start at $2,880/person, with up to $1,400 in savings if booked by April 30.

For more information, call 1-800-446-6620 or visit crystalcruises.com.