Crystal Cruises has released its complete roster of global voyages aboard Crystal Symphony for the 2023 season which includes a range of sailings exploring regions outside of peak season. The program features cruises of six to 15 nights duration
Crystal Symphony will spend the entire year sailing internationally (beyond the USA), including journeys in the Mediterranean and Western Europe in the summer months on differing itineraries to that of sister ship, Crystal Serenity, whose 2023 program was released recently.
“Always with an eye to offering our guests multiple choices, we intentionally planned voyages that explore travellers’ favourite places outside the traditional seasons, as this allows them to glean a different perspective on the destinations and their cultures and seasonal traditions,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s SVP of Marketing and Sales. “Voyage durations have also been planned with guests’ calendars in mind, from convenient six-night options to elaborate two-week-plus options, and everything in between.”
Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Holy Land, Mediterranean and Western Europe, the British Isles and Ireland highlight the collection of voyages, all of which feature at least one overnight stay.
Also featured are five maiden calls – in Kampot, Cambodia; Khor Fakkan, UAE; Bristol, England; Malmoe, Sweden; and Gisborne, New Zealand – as well as new embarkation and disembarkation in the boutique port of Eilat, Israel; a return to charming Skagen, Denmark for the first time in nine years; and an overnight in the fashionable city of Antwerp, Belgium (rare among ocean ships).
Crystal Symphony will sail the Baltic and Northern Europe – including the British Isles, Ireland, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Poland and Iceland in late June and July; will spend December cruising Australia and New Zealand, with a New Year’s Eve celebration in Sydney.
Bookings for Crystal Symphony‘s 2023 season open on 22 July 2020.
Meanwhile, Crystal has confirmed the cancellation of the January departures on its first ultra-luxury expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor. The company cited ongoing construction delays at the MV Werften shipyard where the vessel is being built for the latest delay.
Crystal Endeavor‘s January sailings included voyages from Australia and New Zealand. According to Crystal’s website, the first sailing on Endeavor (with availability) is a ‘Remote Expedition’ from Hobart to Christchurch, departing 19 February 2021.