Crystal Cruises announced its lineup of holiday voyages for 2016. For the first time Crystal will offer 4 holiday sailings, including a cruise on Crystal Yacht Cruises' Crystal Esprit, ocean cruises on Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, and a trip on Crystal River Cruises' Crystal Mozart, set to launch in July.
Each cruise will celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas with multi-course feasts and champagne, special receptions and cocktail parties, as well as religious services available.
- December 20, Crystal Serenity - 14-day Caribbean itinerary, calling in Mexico, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Barts, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, San Juan, Martinique.
- December 21, Crystal Symphony - 15-day from Auckland to Melbourne, exploring the wine country, mountain ranges, farmland and beaches of New Zealand and Outback. In addition to time in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Melbourne, Sydney, Tauranga and Wellington, passengers will enjoy a spot in Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve display.
- December 22, Crystal Mozart - 13-day roundtrip from Vienna along the Danube River, visiting holiday markets in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. 3 overnight stays and one 2-night stay provide additional time in destinations.
- December 23, Crystal Esprit - Dubai Roundtrip plus a 2-night stop in between and visits to Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat and Sir Bani Yas Island will allow cruisers to experience modern structures that pay homage to region’s ancient masterpieces, including IM Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art, the opening in 2016 Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi and the opening in 2017 Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Per person, prices for 2016 holiday cruises start at US$6,590 aboard Crystal Serenity, US$7,780 aboard Crystal Symphony, US$4,460 aboard Crystal Mozart and US$11,130 aboard Crystal Esprit.