Newly Added South America ‘Getaways’ for 2017 Expand Crystal’s Offerings of Abbreviated Luxury Vacations

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Shortened itineraries for Crystal Serenity’s 2016 & 2017 World Cruise voyages offer convenience and savings

LOS ANGELES, January 22, 2016 – The world’s most awarded luxury cruise line is expanding its lineup of popular “Crystal Getaways” to now include shortened segments of coveted World Cruise voyages for 2016 and 2017. Five new options have been announced, comprising select South American departures that are part of Crystal Serenity’s “Southern Celebración” World Cruise (which sails in full, 94 days round-trip from Miami on January 10). The collection of cruises, which range from six to 13 days, allows travelers to experience snippets of Crystal’s celebrated luxury sailings with less commitment of time while enjoying additional savings.

“Luxury travelers are often limited on precious vacation time but still seek – and expect – the most exceptional experiences available,” says Crystal president and CEO Edie Rodriguez. “’Crystal Getaways’ are an ideal escape from even the busiest schedules without any sacrifice of luxury or memorable adventures.”

Exploring destinations throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan in 2016; and Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Barbados in 2017, the roster of available itineraries includes:

February 29, 2016 – Bali to Port Kelang, 6 days
March 6, 2016 – Port Kelang to Singapore, 6 days
March 12, 2016 – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City, 8 days
March 20, 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai, 11 days
March 31, 2016 – Shanghai to Incheon, 7 days
April 7, 2016 – Incheon to Tokyo, 7 days
January 22, 2017 – Colón to Callao 8 days
January 30, 2017 – Callao to Valparaíso, 9 days
February 8, 2017 – Valparaíso to Ushuaia, 10 days
February 18, 2017 – Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, 13 days
March 27, 2017 – Manaus to Bridgetown/Barbados, 9 days

As segments of Crystal’s existing, longer itineraries, the voyages can be booked independently or as a means to extend one’s vacation in addition to previously scheduled sailings. Through the “Book Now” deadline of February 29, 2016, guests can enjoy additional savings for 2016 and 2017 Crystal Getaways, with fares starting at $2,275 per person.

Crystal Cruises is the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, having earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.  Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 22 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for two-consecutive years (2014 & 2015). In summer 2015, Crystal embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality, introducing three new classes of cruising – the recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River Cruises (July 2016), Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises (late 2018) – and Crystal Luxury Air (March 2016).

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 310.785.9300, or visit Join the thousands who follow the Crystal Cruises Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram to engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.

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