WHY IT RATES: Those with less time to spare for travels can now embark on one of nine abbreviated segments of existing longer voyages with Crystal Cruises.—Jessica Zickefoose, TravelPulse Associate Editor
Further expanding its roster of luxury options for globetrotting guests in 2019, Crystal Cruises is unveiling nine new “Crystal Getaways”—abbreviated segments of existing longer voyages—in January, February, April and October of next year.
The sailings, seven aboard Crystal Symphony and two aboard Crystal Serenity, range from six to 16 days, exploring South America, Australia and Indonesia, the North American Gulf Coast, South Pacific and New Zealand, and South Africa.
Both Crystal ships have recently undergone significant redesigns within the last year including enhanced butler-serviced penthouses and suites, open-seating dining with new restaurants, new entertainment venues and enhanced décor in public areas and lounges.
Guests can enjoy these upgrades on the newly added Getaways sailings, which include:
—January 5: 6 days, New Orleans to Curaçao, Willemstad
—January 11: 8 days, Curaçao, Willemstad to Recife, Brazil
—January 11: 10 days, Curaçao, Willemstad to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
—January 11: 13 days, Curaçao, Willemstad to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
—January 24: 8 days, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo, Uruguay
—April 14: 12 days, Cairns, Australia to Singapore
—October 15: 10 days, Panama City, Panama to New Orleans
—January 20: 16 days, Honolulu to Auckland, New Zealand
—February 28: 13 days, Port Louis, Mauritius to Cape Town, South Africa
Cruise fares for the new Crystal Getaways begin at $2,560 per suite, with Book Now Savings of up to $1,500 per suite available for bookings by December 31, 2018.
SOURCE: Crystal Cruises press release