Crystal Cruises has added four new ports to its 2017 "Southern Celebración" World Cruise onboard Crystal Serenity.
The 94-day itinerary, which sails round trip from Miami on January 10, 2017, calls at ports in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, the Caribbean and Antarctica.
Crystal's maiden call destinations on the 2017 World Cruise are:
Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala – Set along the Caribbean coastline between Honduras and Belize, this port has ancient UNESCO-listed Mayan ruins. Available activities are snorkeling, horseback riding on the beach and kayaking in the warm coastal waters.
Matarani, Peru – The small fishing port of Matarani is a gateway to Arequipa, a UNESCO-listed town surrounded by three volcanoes, each towering at heights of around 20,000 feet. Arequipa has a town center with white buildings made of volcanic stone called sillar and famously draws thinkers and diplomats, along with climbers and adventurers, to its iconic sites.
Iquique, Chile – Iquique's mining history evokes a vibe reminiscent of the American old west. While restored Georgian and Victorian architecture, duty-free shopping, wide swaths of beach and a sea, with good surfing and paragliding, balance the atmosphere with that of a classically welcoming beach community.
Castro Island (Chiloé), Chile – Situated on the island of Chiloé, Castro is Chile's third oldest city in continued existence. Castro's history is felt in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, its palafitos, or traditional wooden houses built on stilts, and renowned archaeological and contemporary art museums showcasing the island's culture.
Crystal's 2017 "Southern Celebración" World Cruise is also available for booking in six segments of 10 to 26 days, with all-inclusive segment cruise fares starting at $3,765 per person when booked by February 29. All-inclusive full World Cruise fares begin at $35,130 per person, with additional savings of up to $8,500 per person when booked by February 29. Full World Cruisers also enjoy special amenities, including exclusive events on board and ashore, specially selected gifts, private chauffeured transfers between the ship and airport, and $1,000 per person in "As You Wish" shipboard credits. Additional savings are also available for first-time Crystal guests, as well as returning Crystal Society members.