Crystal is using its temporary pause in global operations to look ahead to future explorations. The luxury cruise company has opened bookings for its 2023 World Cruise, which will visit 73 destinations on six continents.
The Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries world cruise aboard Crystal Serenity includes five maiden ports and 16 overnight cities spanning 40 countries – with a focus on the world’s greatest wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The journey explores idyllic islands such as Tahiti, Seychelles and the Maldives; eco-diversity in Papua New Guinea; Big Five safaris in Africa’s Serengeti; famed spice route locales such as Bali, Ternate, Java, Sri Lanka and Zanzibar; ancient wonders including Ephesus, Petra, Bagan and Machu Picchu; and beach holiday hot spots including the Dalmatian coast, Bora Bora, Yasawa-I-Rara, St-Tropez and St. Barts.
Taken in full, the 140-night journey embarks from Miami on 11 January 2023, ending in Barcelona on 31 May, with two alternate disembarkation options in Venice and Athens for 128- and 119-night itineraries, respectively.
“We know that travellers and those with a heart for discovery are looking forward to the journeys the future holds beyond the current global health crisis, and we are delighted to unveil one of Crystal’s grandest journeys yet,” said Karen Christensen, Crystal’s SVP and Managing Director, Australasia.
“The 2023 World Cruise is a culmination of so many of our guest’s ultimate travel wish lists, a truly multi-layered global odyssey. Travellers continue to share with us the experiences that intrigue and inspire them, the places and cultures they want to explore with Crystal, and we’ve listened to them and created what may be our most extraordinary journeys to date.”
Also offered in nine separate segments ranging from nine to 23 nights, Crystal’s 2023 World Cruise features in-depth regional exploration, allowing guests to deeply immerse themselves in the cultures, cuisines, histories and adventures of thee destinations.
The five maiden calls include Gladstone, Australia; Madang and Wewak, Papua New Guinea; Ternate, Indonesia; and Haa Alif Atoll (Utheemu), Maldives.
Overnight stays are in Panama City, Panama; Callao, Peru; Easter Island, Chile; Bora Bora and Papeete, French Polynesia; Sydney, Australia; Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; Singapore; Chennai/Madras, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles; Barcelona, Spain; plus double overnights in Yangon, Myanmar; Mombasa, Kenya; and Venice, Italy.
All guests sailing aboard Crystal’s Full World Cruise enjoy valuable savings, including Book Now Savings of up to AU$20,355 per person, Combination Savings and a AU$1,430 per person Air Credit applied as a discount, when booked by 30 April 2020.
Prices for Crystal’s 2023 Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries World Cruise begin at AU$72,399 per person, including Book Now Savings.
For additional information, see crystalcruises.com.au/2023-world-cruise