Crystal Cruises recently announced its full lineup of 2021 luxury sailings aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. In all, 68 all-inclusive voyages span the globe to 238 destinations in 53 countries, taking travelers on journeys to destinations of historical significance including 175 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
From Crystal Serenity’s 139-day Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders World Cruise to 10 seven-day sailings through the Mediterranean aboard Crystal Symphony, luxury travelers will find a wide array of destinations to explore in 2021.
Staying true to Crystal’s philosophy of offering guests numerous choices, these itineraries run from shorter sailings that can be easily combined to other cruises with different ports of call for those seeking an extended vacation.
2021 Ocean Collection Highlights
Nine maiden calls in Townsville, Australia; Banda Neira and Ambon, Indonesia; Burgas, Bulgaria; Novorossiysk, Russia; Batumi, Georgia; Seydisfjordur, Iceland; Dingle, Ireland; and Kepez, Turkey.
At least one overnight stay on almost every voyage – more than 100 in total – including as many as four overnight ports on a single sailing and double overnights on many.
175 UNESCO World Heritage Sites featured in a diverse selection of Crystal Adventures ashore, including such wonders as Angkor Wat, the Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Luxor, Mont-Saint-Michel, and the historic cities of Dubrovnik, Florence, Corfu and many more.
Four voyages to/from Dublin aboard Crystal Serenity, exploring the Emerald Isle’s Cork and Dingle, as well as Belfast, Liverpool and Edinburgh (in time to experience the annual Military Tattoo in Edinburgh).
Voyages exploring Southeast Asia aboard Crystal Symphony, highlighting Malaysia’s culinary scene in Penang, Myanmar’s gateway to Bagan, remarkable Kuala Lumpur, and the tropics of Thailand and the Philippines.
Voyages to China and Japan aboard Crystal Serenity, with optional excursions to Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Beijing’s Forbidden City, Shanghai’s Jade Buddha and the Great Wall.
Arabian Gulf and India voyages featuring overnights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and offering opportunities to explore Wadi Rum and Petra from Aqaba, Luxor and the Valley of Kings from Safaga, Mumbai’s colorful bazaars and Bollywood.
Holy Land sailing aboard Crystal Symphony featuring two days in Ashdod, allowing guests to explore Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as Rome’s sacred sites.
Transcontinental voyages from Asia to Africa across the Indian Ocean, exploring Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Seychelles, and offering post-cruise safari options in Mombasa (Crystal Symphony); and a new trans-Atlantic option from Dublin to New York City that explores Ireland’s treasures and New England’s colonial history (Crystal Serenity)
Nineteen sailings of 10 days or fewer, aboard both ships, allowing busy travelers ample opportunity to embark on luxury voyages through the Greek Isles, Côte d’Azur, Italian Riviera, Dalmatian Coast, Caribbean, New England & Canada and Northern Europe.
Holiday sailings through the Caribbean’s breathtaking islands including two days in Barbados and offering convenient round-trip travel from Miami aboard Crystal Serenity; and an extravagant New Year’s celebration in Sydney Harbor on a Crystal Symphony voyage through New Zealand’s sounds and wine country and Australia’s coastline.