Crystal Cruises Reveals 2017 Itineraries

Trip planningCrystal Cruises has just released its first two-year Worldwide Cruise Atlas, an illustrated catalog of the company’s upcoming global itineraries for the 2016-2017 season. 

Through March 2, 2015, guests can select from cruise-planning brochures’s 2016-2017 trips, which begin at $2,200 per person, including:

·         57 voyages to 268 ports in 84 countries, with more than 150 overnights – the most ever offered in a single year
·         32 Maiden calls to intriguing places like Maroantsetra, Madagascar; Iquique, Chile; and Djúpivogur, Iceland; along with lesser known gems such as Calvi, Corsica; Sète, France; and Santa Margherita, Italy. 

·         Crystal’s first-ever voyages to New Guinea, and maiden calls in Vanuatu and New Caledonia, all featured on a January segment of the 99-day Grand Pacific Explorer Grand Cruise

·         A return to the Middle East and Holy Land, with Crystal Symphony among the very first luxury ships to visit Doha, Qatar, on a November itinerary that includes a call in Abu Dhabi, allowing for visits to the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as well as the new Louvre museum, set to open in 2015, and the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim, scheduled for completion in 2017

·         A 94-day Southern Celebración World Cruise aboard Crystal Serenity, circumnavigating South America and offering exotic adventure in the Galapagos, Antarctica, the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and more 

·         A new 2-night inclusive overland program in Paris on two summer sailings in August

·         European options that offer more Mediterranean cruises and variety than ever before; new itineraries beginning or ending in Portsmouth, England and Valletta, Malta; and multiples overnights on virtually every voyage

·         Singular voyages include journeys to the North Cape, British Isles, Canary Islands and Holy Land

·         Caribbean journeys that begin or end in Charleston, South Carolina

·         Crystal’s first-ever South Africa Holiday Cruise round-trip from Cape Town, highlighted by exceptional opportunities for safari adventures.

·         Itineraries designed around global events, like visiting Stockholm during Sweden’s festive Midsummer celebration, Muscat on the Sultan’s birthday (Oman’s Independence Day) and Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo