MIAMI, November 5, 2020 – Luxury travelers eager to escape to the Southern Mediterranean and beyond can do so aboard Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line as Crystal announces a new nine-night Iconic Passages: Corinth & Suez itinerary aboard Crystal Esprit. The 62-guest boutique yacht will embark April 1, 2021 from Dubrovnik, Croatia and sail to Aqaba, Jordan, visiting some of the region’s most remarkable sites of historic, spiritual and natural significance during the less crowded spring season. The voyage offers guests opportunities to visit such UNESCO-listed locales as Dubrovnik’s Walled City, St. Catherine’s Monastery from the port of Sharm El-Sheik, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings from Safaga, Egypt and Aqaba’s Rose City of Petra (during an optional post-cruise program). Other highlights include transit of, both, the Corinth and Suez canals, Delphi in Itea and the white-and-blue landscape of Santorini.
With Crystal’s Best Available Suite program, Crystal Esprit’s newest itinerary offers an additional $125 As You Wish shipboard credit per guest, as well as low solo fares of 150 percent for bookings made by January 6, 2021. Fares for Crystal Esprit’s Iconic Passages: Corinth & Suez itinerary begin at $4,499 per person.
Travelers can plan their Crystal voyages with added flexibility and peace of mind with Crystal Confidence 2.0 and the Easy Book program, which, together, offer an extended no-money-down deposit window until January 5, 2021, reduced deposits, waived admin fees and relaxed final payment schedules on select sailings through June 2021. Guests have three full years of global itineraries from which to choose across all Crystal Experiences, as the complete 2023 deployment for Crystal Cruises and Crystal Yacht Cruises deployment through early 2024 were recently announced; 2021-2022 deployment for Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises is also available for booking.
The safety of guests and crew members is Crystal’s utmost priority and the fleet will resume service only when the company’s expert team and global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so. Crystal has suspended all voyages across its fleet for the remainder of 2020, and introduced Crystal Clean+ – an evolving, enhanced version of Crystal’s already stringent protocols. The policies were developed with the latest data available from health experts and will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.
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 2020, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and top-two placement in 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.
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Susan Robison or Christina Baez
Crystal Global Public Relations
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