Crystal Cruises announced plans to restart passenger shipping with the new “Bahamas Escapes” commencing on July 3, 2021. The series of 16 total 7-night roundtrips from Nassau are scheduled for Crystal Serenity ship.
In addition to the roundtrip Nassau itineraries, the GHK-owned premium brand will also offer 16 total 7-night roundtrips from Bimini Island - beginning on July 4, 2021.
With the new Bahamas Escapes, Crystal Serenity becomes the first large cruise ship homeported in The Bahamas, and the first ocean vessel to sail from the Americas since March 2020 when the industry halted operations.
Crystal Serenity will be operated with reduced max passenger capacity, providing a guest-to-space ratio that is twice that of contemporary cruise companies and allowing for the best social distancing onboard any cruise ship.
In addition to Bimini and Nassau, Bahamas Escapes feature 4 Bahamian destinations: Harbour Island, Great Exuma (the biggest of the 300+ Exuma Islands and cays), San Salvador Island (with 50+ diving sites) and Long Island (80-mi/130-km long).
The itineraries' call ports are subject to final confirmation and can be changed by the ship's Captain - due to weather or other conditions.
Passengers can extend their cruise vacations by the company's "Extended Land & Hotel Programs" based n selected certified land-based partner companies.
Crystal Cruises announced on February 18 that travelers must be fully inoculated with a COVID vaccine at least 14 days prior the ship's departure. The new requirement is in addition to comprehensive Crystal Clean+ 4.0 measures, such as negative COVID tests for both crew and guests, social distancing, reduced capacity, nimble mask policy, health screening questionnaires.
Best available fares for the new Bahamas Escapes start from US$2000 per passenger, including US$500 Book Now Savings and US$500 air savings along with Best Available Savings by category.
The new Bahamas voyages replace Crystal Serenity’s scheduled itineraries that were scheduled to sail July 8 through/including October 19, 2021. Passengers who were booked on these cruises have the option to transfer the bookings to one of the new sailings with an applicable 115% cruise credit based on the fare paid.