Crystal Cruises Celebrates Crystal Symphony’s Resumption of Service, First Ship to Restart Cruising from Boston

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Crystal Symphony departs Boston for the first of four seven-night Luxury Bermuda Escapes

              Miami, August 23, 2021 – Crystal Cruises celebrates the return to service for luxury ocean ship Crystal Symphony as she departed today on the new Luxury Bermuda Escapes, the first in a series of four seven-night cruises sailing roundtrip out of Boston on Sundays. Although the ship’s departure was delayed by one day due to Hurricane Henri, Crystal Symphony’s officers, staff and crew were thrilled to welcome guests back onboard after almost 18 months. The Luxury Bermuda Escapes voyages offer travelers the opportunity to enjoy Crystal’s all-inclusive amenities and hallmark luxuries on voyages close to home with convenient U.S. departures. The ship’s four Boston sailings will be followed by nine Luxury Bermuda Escapes cruises set to depart round-trip from New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal beginning September 24, 2021, with Friday-to-Friday itineraries.

              “We are delighted Crystal Symphony has returned to service as the first cruise ship to restart cruising from Boston, now bound for the pink sands of Bermuda,” said Jack Anderson, president of Crystal. “This day is the culmination of months of anticipation and behind-the-scenes planning to ensure safe and meaningful travel experiences for our guests as we welcome them back home to Crystal. We are confident they are going to love the history, culture and abundant outdoor pursuits Bermuda offers, knowing that both Crystal’s and Bermuda’s stringent health protocols are in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.”

              Already boasting one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the industry and nearly twice the space per guest as ships of similar scale, Crystal Symphony set sail from Boston with reduced capacity to offer guests even more social spaciousness. Crystal is excited to welcome its guests home to a luxurious shipboard experience punctuated by spacious guest staterooms, suites and social areas; diverse and engaging choices for entertainment and enrichment; elegant surroundings and amenities; and, most importantly, the genuine, personalized service provided by Crystal’s celebrated crew.

              The crystal-clear waters of Bermuda offer endless adventures including reefs and shipwrecks for snorkeling and diving, sport fishing, sailing, kayaking, and more. In Bermuda, Crystal Symphony will call into the Royal Naval Dockyard, a British stronghold for more than 150 years, now home to historic architecture, shopping, galleries, restaurants, and more. Whether exploring the cobbled streets of the century’s old town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. George, biking the scenic Bermuda Railway Trail for cross-island sightseeing, or enjoying the pink-sand beaches of Bermuda’s South Shore, guests will encounter endless wonders and stunning natural beauty.

              Crystal Symphony set sail with all guests and crew fully vaccinated and with Crystal’s guests and crew following all local health guidelines and protocols when visiting Bermuda.

              Crystal has implemented new Crystal Clean+ protocols that address the unique challenges of COVID-19 with measures that are under continual review based on scientific data and evolving recommendations from local and global authorities.

              A leader in unrivaled luxury cruising for 30 years, Crystal Cruises distinguishes its ships and its voyages with fine details and nuances that make a big impact for discerning travelers. All-inclusive experience with award-winning entertainment; diverse enrichment options; globally inspired dining, including Nobu Matsuhisa’s only seagoing restaurants; unlimited pours of fine wines, beers and premium spirits and an unwavering standard of genuine, personal service for each guest underscores the Crystal difference.

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 Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 27 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 24 years, including, in 2017 and 2020, Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises; 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.

              For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page; @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram; @crystalrivercruises on Instagram; and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises, #crystalrivercruises and #WhereLuxuryisPersonal.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:        

Susan Robison or Vanessa Rodriguez

Crystal Global Public Relations              

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

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