EXCLUSIVE: The reborn Crystal Cruises under the leadership of A&K Travel Group is set to return to Australian waters, with both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity scheduled to make port calls Down Under next summer.
Although official itineraries are yet to be released, LATTE can exclusively reveal the luxury sister-ships are both booked for a number of port calls in Sydney.
According to the latest cruise schedules of the Port Authority of NSW, Crystal Symphony will stop at White Bay Cruise Terminal on 15 December 2023, 4 and 20 January 2024, which would suggest the vessel is likely to be planning trans-Tasman or eastern seaboard voyages.
Crystal Serenity will also stop in Sydney on 16 March 2024, which may form part of a grand voyage or round-the-world program. The ship will also dock in Eden a few days later on 18 March 2024.
Earlier this month the new Crystal Cruises notified potential guests that it would be releasing its 2023 schedule, saying “Everyone here at Crystal Cruises and A&K Travel Group is working around the clock developing itineraries and finalising plans with the shipyard as we anticipate sharing exciting news about Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in the coming weeks.”
Crystal Symphony and Serenity are currently being refurbished by Fincantieri at Trieste shipyard in Italy.