LOS ANGELES — Crystal has beat all other cruise lines in the race to the 2019 season, opening bookings for a full collection of worldwide itineraries earlier this week.
A total of eight Crystal ships – two ocean vessels, five luxury river yachts, and one boutique yacht – will sail 260 voyages to 91 countries, visiting 298 ports, including 13 maiden calls and at least one overnight stay in 71 destinations.
For 2019 voyages, all-inclusive fares start at US$2,080 per guest for Crystal Cruises’ voyages; $5,365 per guest for Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ voyages; and $3,060 per guest sailing with Crystal River Cruises.
Highlights of the 2019 season include maiden calls onboard Crystal Symphony to Hualien, Taiwan; Ishigaki, Japan; Vlissingen, Netherlands; and Port Arthur, Tasmania. Crystal Serenity will make maiden calls in Kangaroo Island, Australia, and Porto Novo, Cape Verde.
The season will also highlight trending destinations like Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Jerusalem and Jordan (Crystal Serenity), and New Zealand (Crystal Symphony), as well as more remote sites like Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia and Aitutaki Island, New Zealand (Crystal Symphony) and Liverpool’s Isle of Man (Crystal Serenity).
“The coming years with Crystal will only expand the options available to even the most worldly travellers, as we continue to pioneer new itineraries and visit new locales, as well as cultivate fresh perspectives and ways to explore places long favored by our discerning guests,” says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “2019 represents the culmination of several upcoming offerings that we’re ecstatic to share with guests, along with the future launch of a new vessel that will expand the possibilities for virtually every type of traveller.”