Reservations are open for the 2023 itineraries on Crystal Symphony. In all, the premium cruise ship is scheduled to sail 36 itineraries (6- to 15-night) with 23 cruises of 10 days or fewer.
Crystal Cruises' itineraries focus on India and Southeast Asia; Holy Land, Egypt, Middle East; Baltic, Mediterranean, Australia (including a New Year’s Eve in Sydney NSW).
For a limited time, the line’s Crystal Confidence 2.0 program offers passengers 90 days from the time of booking to place a deposit on any of Crystal Symphony’s 2023 sailings or any 2021-2023 cruises across all brand experiences - Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal Expedition Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, and Crystal Cruises.
MS Crystal Symphony is expected to spend the entire year sailing abroad and offering multiple options to sail select regions at various times of the year, including March and November itineraries through India and Southeast Asia; March, April, and October itineraries through Egypt, Holy Land, and the Middle East; spring, summer, and autumn options in the Black Sea, Mediterranean, Dalmatian Coast.
Crystal Symphony’s 2023 program features 5 maiden port calls - (Kampot, Khor Fakkan, Bristol, Malmo, Gisborne) as well as a new homeport (Eilat Israel), return to Skagen Denmark (first time in 9 years), overnight in Antwerp Belgium. Boutique ports include Bordeaux’s downtown, Antalya, Port Vendres, Paphos.
A turnaround in Rouen France features a land tour to Paris City and the culinary roots of Julia Child. A stay in Le Havre brings passengers to the banks of Seine River, Paris, and Giverny, while overnight in Edinburgh allows travellers to enjoy the festivities of Military Tattoo. New routes include Scandinavia-Paris (Copenhagen-Le Havre), Iceland-Baltic, London-Bordeaux, and a number of others not offered before. UNESCO World Heritage Sites range from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, and Rioja Wine Region in Spain to culturally significant sites including Israel’s Old City of Acre and Western Galilee, Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
In 2023, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony sail a total of 68 itineraries (6 to 23 nights) with B2B (back-to-back) options for longer voyages. The program has 216 call ports (10 maiden) in 92 countries on 6 continents. Crystal Serenity in 2023 is deployed in North America (Caribbean, Canada and New England USA). Both ships have extended summer seasons in Western Europe and the Mediterranean.