Cruise Buzz: Crystal's 2016 Holiday Cruises

crystal cruises holiday itinerariesCrystal Cruises has announced its lineup of 2016 holiday voyages. For the first time Crystal Cruises will offer four holiday sailings, including ocean cruises onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, a sailing on Crystal Yacht Cruises' Crystal Esprit and an itinerary on Crystal River Cruises' Crystal Mozart, which is set to launch this July. 

Each sailing will celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah onboard with multi-course feasts and champagne, cocktail parties and special receptions, as well as available religious services.

December 20, Crystal Serenity (Roundtrip Miami)

This 14-day itinerary sails the Caribbean, calling in Mexico, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Barts, Grand Cayman, San Juan, Montego Bay and Martinique.

December 21, Crystal Symphony (Auckland to Melbourne)

Travelers will spend 15 days exploring the wine country, farmland, mountain ranges and beaches of New Zealand and the Outback. In addition to time in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, and Wellington, guests will enjoy a spot in Sydney Harbour for the New Year’s Eve display.

December 22, Crystal Mozart (Roundtrip Vienna)

Travelers aboard this 13-day itinerary along the Danube River, the first holiday cruise for Crystal River Cruises, will visit holiday markets in Austria, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia. Three overnight stays, as well as one two-night stay, will provide additional time in certain destinations.

December 23, Crystal Esprit (Roundtrip Dubai)

Crystal Esprit will travel to and from – plus a two-night stop in between – Dubai through some of the Emirates' most iconic hubs. Visits to Doha, Muscat, Sir Bani Yas Island and Abu Dhabi will allow travelers to experience new modern structures that pay homage to the region’s ancient masterpieces, including the IM Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art, Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi (opening 2016) and Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (opening 2017).

Per person, fares for 2016 holiday voyages begin at $6,595 aboard Crystal Serenity, $7,785 aboard Crystal Symphony, $4,465 aboard Crystal Mozart and $11,130 aboard Crystal Esprit.