It’s a first for Crystal Cruises: Both of its ships will offer world cruises in 2018. Crystal is calling its offerings “revolutionary.”
Are they? Let’s take a look at Crystal cruises world cruise 2018:
Both world cruises commence in January 2018, with Crystal Symphony departing Cape Town on January 7 and Crystal Serenity departing Los Angeles on January 23. The sailing will mark Crystal Symphony’s first full World Cruise since 2003.
The two ships meet in Sydney on February 17, 2018. During the rendezvous in Sydney, full world cruise guests will be treated to a spectacular gala celebration. But here’s something different:
Guests will actually be able to switch vessels for a new adventure.
This is the first time I’ve heard of something like this. Crystal touts “the unprecedented ability” to begin on Crystal Symphony then switch to Crystal Serenity in Sydney for a journey through Asia, India, and Holy Land; or set sail on Crystal Serenity before joining Crystal Symphony in Sydney for a South Pacific route to Miami.
That’s pretty cool, I have to admit.
The two world cruises feature four separate global itineraries ranging from 97 days to 129 days. Crystal Symphony and Serenity will visit a combined 111 destinations in 45 countries, with 16 maiden calls and 50 overnights.
Perks For Going All The Way
This week through April 30, 2015, full world cruise book now fares start at $47,150 per person with Crystal Society (repeat guest) savings of up to $9,335 per person. If you want to enjoy those savings, consult with your World Cruise Specialist today about the offerings.
Voyages are also available for booking in shorter segments for those who can’t go all the way, but you’ll miss out on some of the following special savings and amenities:
- Limited-time 2-for-1 Cruise-Only Fares plus Book Now Savings of $12,000 per person when you book by April 30, 2015
- Full World Cruise Book Now Cruise-Only Fares available from $47,150 per person
- Crystal Society savings of up to $9,335 per person
- New-to-Crystal savings for New-To-Crystal guests up to $7,465 per person additional savings with fares available from $46,145 per person
- $2,000 per person As You Wish Shipboard Credit
- Complimentary chauffeured private car transfers† between the airport to ship and ship to airport
- Excess Luggage Reimbursement of up to $500 per person
- World Cruise Gala in Sydney on February 17, 2018
- Two exclusive shoreside events
- Special onboard events
- Specially selected gifts, and more…
Four World Cruise Itineraries
World Cruise One/Cape Town to Miami — January 7 to April 30, 2018
Crystal Symphony departs Cape Town, South Africa on a 114-day sailing covering much of the Southern Hemisphere, including South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific/French Polynesia; and South America before exploring the Caribbean. The journey will make six maiden calls including: Geraldton, Bunbury, and Esperance Australia; Burnie, Tasmania; Fakarava, French Polynesia, and Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile.
World Cruise Two/Los Angeles to Rome — January 23 to May 16, 2018
Crystal Serenity embarks on a 112-day scenic exploration of the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Dubai and the Mediterranean. The journey is highlighted by maiden calls and overnights in Manila, Philippines, and Mumbai, India. Other overnight highlights include Muscat, Oman; Dubai, UAE; and Sáfaga, Egypt – the gateway to the Temple of Luxor.
World Cruise Three/Cape Town to Rome — January 7 to May 16, 2018
Aboard the longest duration of the itineraries with 129-days, guests set sail on the first part of Crystal Symphony’s World Cruise segments from South Africa through Australia before continuing their adventure aboard Crystal Serenity on a journey bound for Asia, India, Egypt, the Holy Lands and Italy.
World Cruise Four/Los Angeles to Miami — January 23 to April 30, 2018
Following 24 days of navigating the islands of Hawaii, Fiji and other exotic beach destinations aboard Crystal Serenity, guests can join Crystal Symphony for a unique West to East coast voyage. The full 97-day sailing will travel through the Milford Sound, French Polynesia, Easter Island for Easter and Panama Canal.
With the announcement of its four world cruises for 2018, Crystal Cruises is the first cruise line to have a collection of world cruises printed and available for booking for the next three years, 2016 – 2018.
An adventure not to be missed? Most definitely.
Find out more about current Crystal sailings or contact our team to start planning your world tour!