Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has revealed the complete 2021 deployment for Crystal Esprit. Sailing 45 voyages, the 62-guest yacht will offer 11 new itineraries and visit destinations along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the Dalmatian Coast and Greek Isles, the Seychelles and the Middle East.
The Crystal Esprit will sail three 10-day voyages on the Turquoise Coast, visiting UNESCO-listed archaeological sites and picturesque resort towns. Stops will include include Antalya, Bodrum, Kas, Kalkan, Kuşadasi, Finike and Datça, as well as Larnaca and Limassol in Cyprus.
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises will offer 22 seven-day to the Dalmatian Coast making stops in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Italy. Highlights will include visits to Split’s Diocletian Palace, Hvar’s fresh water springs and pine forests and Korçula’s sapphire blue waters. The Esprit will also make calls in Dubrovnik, Vis, Trogir, Opatija, Zadar, Rovinj and Sibenik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Piran, Slovenia; and Venice, Italy.
The Esprit will also sail nine seven-day trips in the Seychelles, seeing the giant tortoises of Laraie Bay and the giant granite peaks of Mahé. Other stops will include overnights in Praslin and Laraie Bay and calls to Aride Island, La Passe, St. Anne and Mahé’s Eden Island and Victoria Harbor.
The ship will offer five seven-day voyages among the Greek Isles visiting a host of UNESCO-listed sites, such as the Monastery of St. John in Patmos, Delphi in Itea, the island of Delos and others in Rhodes, Mykonos, Hydra, Chania/Crete, Athens, Naxos and Santorini.
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises will provide four sailings in the United Arab Emirates, varying between six and 12 days in length. Guests will spend overnights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, plus Doha, Qatar and Muscat, Oman on select trips. Additional destinations include Khasab, Sir Bani Yas Island, Oman and Manama, Bahrain, depending on the itinerary.
The cruise company will offer two other sailings in the Middle East, lasting eight and 11 days and visiting Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Highlights will include exploring Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; seeing Haifa’s coastline and the resort town Eilat; visiting the Valley of Kings, Cairo’s Great Pyramids of Giza and the new Egyptian Museum; and stopping at the historic site of Petra.