Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries Set for Crystal Cruises’ 2023 World Cruise

Epic voyage visits 73 destinations on six continents on one of Crystal’s most extensive World Cruise itineraries ever

              MIAMI, March 26, 2020 – As Crystal temporarily pauses its global journeys, the company is looking ahead toward future explorations with luxury travelers with the announcement of its 2023 World Cruise. One of its most comprehensive global explorations ever, the 2023 World Cruise is now available for booking beginning today. The extensive Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries world cruise aboard Crystal Serenity is packed with spectacularly diverse destinations – 73 in all, including five maiden ports and 19 overnight cities spanning 40 countries – with a focus on the world’s greatest wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The journey explores idyllic islands from Tahiti to the Seychelles and Maldives; eco-diversity in Papua New Guinea and Big Five safaris in Africa’s Serengeti; famed spice route locales such as Bali, Ternate, Java, Sri Lanka and Zanzibar; ancient wonders including Ephesus, Petra, Bagan and Machu Picchu; and beach holiday hot spots including the Dalmatian coast, Bora Bora, Yasawa-I-Rara, St-Tropez and St. Barts.

Taken in full, the 140-night journey embarks from Miami on January 11, 2023, ending in Barcelona on May 31, with two alternate disembarkation options in Venice and Athens for 128- and 119-night itineraries, respectively.

              “We know that travelers and those with a heart for discovery are looking forward to the journeys the future holds beyond the current global health crisis, and we are delighted to unveil one of Crystal’s grandest journeys yet. The 2023 World Cruise is a culmination of so many of our guests’ ultimate travel wish lists, a truly multi-layered global odyssey,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Travelers continue to share with us the experiences that intrigue and inspire them, the places and cultures they want to explore with Crystal, and we’ve listened to them and created what may be our most extraordinary journeys to date.”

              Also offered in nine separate segments ranging from nine to 23 nights, Crystal’s 2023 World Cruise features in-depth regional exploration, allowing guests to deeply immerse themselves in the cultures, cuisines, histories and adventures of thee destinations. Among the highlights are:

  • Access to the sites of three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Turkey’s ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis and Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza.

  • Access to 70 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Quito, the capital of Ecuador, UNESCO’s first world cultural heritage site; Yangon’s Bagan Archaeological Zone and Monuments; Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro; Croatia’s Palace of Diocletian; the Trulli of Alberobello, Italy; Easter Island’s Rapa Nui National Park and many more.

  • Five maiden calls in Gladstone, Australia; Madang and Wewak, Papua New Guinea; Ternate, Indonesia; and Haa Alif Atoll (Utheemu), Maldives.

  • Overnight stays in Panama City, Panama; Callao, Peru; Easter Island, Chile; Bora Bora and Papeete, French Polynesia; Sydney, Australia; Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; Singapore; Chennai/Madras, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles; Barcelona, Spain; plus double overnights in Yangon, Myanmar; Mombasa, Kenya; and Venice, Italy.

  • Focused destination segments in the Caribbean and South America; South Pacific and French Polynesia; Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia; Southeast Asia and India; the islands of the Indian Ocean and Africa’s east coast; Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula; and the Dalmatian Coast and the Adriatic.

All guests sailing aboard Crystal’s Full World Cruise enjoy valuable savings, including combinable 2-for-1 fares, Book Now Savings of up to $14,250, Combination Savings and a $1000 per person Air Credit applied as a discount. In addition, other savings that may apply include 2.5 percent Crystal Society savings, 2.5 percent early full payment savings, 2.5 percent onboard booking savings and/or a reduced cruise deposit of 15 percent per guest for those already booked on a 2021 or 2022 world cruise. Other exclusive perks include a welcome reception aboard Crystal Serenity on the eve of departure in Miami, As You Wish shipboard spending allowance up to $2,500 per guest, private town car transfers between port city airport and the ship on embarkation and disembarkation days and World Cruise shoreside gala events.

Crystal’s 2023 World Cruise has already been extremely well-received by Crystal Society members during their exclusive booking window and opens for sale to all guests today; fares for Crystal’s 2023 Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries World Cruise begin at $46,699 per person.

With more than 30 years cruising to the far reaches of the world, Crystal has a long tradition of implementing and maintaining the highest health and safety policies at sea. Please visit this link to learn more about Crystal’s Health Protocols.

About Crystal

Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast TravelerReaders’ Choice Awards for a record 26 years including, in 2019, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.

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Crystal Global Public Relations              

(310) 203-4305; mediarelations@crystalcruises.com      

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The Brandman Agency

(212) 683-2442; crystal@brandmanagency.com              

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