(PRESS RELEASE)_Miami, August 18, 2021 – Today, Crystal Cruises announced Crystal Symphony will deploy to the sun-washed shores of the Caribbean for the popular high season from late November 2021 through March 2022, launching an all-new series of 14 seven-night luxury voyages and two 10- and 11-night holiday itineraries exploring the exclusive enclaves of the Lesser Antilles, the yachting harbors of the Virgin Islands and the pristine natural beauty of the Bahamian Out Islands, with Best Available cruise fares starting at just $1,999, and featuring $125 “As You Wish” shipboard credits.
Crystal Symphony’s Caribbean season will launch on November 26 with a seven-night voyage Bound for Paradise from New York City to Nassau which will sail south and trade colder weather for tropical bliss with calls exploring the secluded cays and harbors of remote Bahamian isles. Seven-night voyages including five Luxury Antilles Interlude cruises from Miami to San Juan, five Luxury Caribbean Kaleidoscope cruises from San Juan to Miami, and three Blissful Bahamian Luxury cruises round-trip from Miami, will allow travelers the option to combine voyages for longer sailings and enjoy savings of five percent on back-to-back voyages. Seven-night Caribbean sailings are also combinable with Crystal Symphony’s 10-night Connoisseur’s Caribbean Holiday, December 18 – 29, 2021, and 11-night Tropical New Year’s Celebration, December 29 – January 8, 2022, both of which sail from Miami roundtrip and can also be combined for five percent savings.
“There has never been a better time or opportunity to experience true luxury with the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line,” said Jack Anderson, president of Crystal. “These destination-rich voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas in the popular high season are a unique chance for travelers to take that Crystal cruise they’ve dreamed of and enjoy Crystal’s hallmark luxuries with close to home departures to idyllic islands that are a world way in terms of natural beauty and incredible experiences.”
Crystal Symphony’s November 2021 through March 2022 Caribbean voyages include:
BOUND FOR PARADISE / New York City to Nassau / 7 nights
Departs: November 26, 2021
Calls in: San Salvador, Great Exuma and Bimini, Bahamas.
This post-Thanksgiving voyage to paradise offers the chance to swim in crystal clear waters with the famous swimming pigs of Big Major Cay in the Exumas, to trace the footsteps of Columbus on the isle of San Salvador, and to overnight in Hemingway’s favorite hideaway in Bimini, home to the new Beach Club at Bimini, a stylish island oasis with a lagoon-style pool, private cabanas and more.
LUXURY ANTILLES INTERLUDE / Miami to San Juan / 7 nights
Departs: December 4, 2021 / January 8, 2022 / January 29, 2022 / February 19, 2022
Calls in: Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Gustavia, St. Barts (overnight); and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
Departs: March 12, 2022
Calls in: Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
An exploration of exclusive Caribbean enclaves and spectacular natural wonders, this voyage features calls in St. Barts and St. Maarten for chic shopping and fabulous beaches; the chance to explore the beach-lovers’ paradise of St. John’s, Antigua, boasting more than 365 beautiful beaches; and Guadeloupe National Park featuring 54,000 acres of rain forest, waterfalls, thermal pools and more.
LUXURY CARIBBEAN KALEIDOSCOPE / San Juan to Miami / 7 nights
Departs: December 11, 2021 / March 19, 2022
Calls in: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Roseau, Dominica; Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI.
Departs: January 15, 2022 / February 26, 2022
Calls in: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Roseau, Dominica; Road Town, Tortola, BVI.
Departs: February 5, 2022
Calls in: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI.
Brightly hued harbors, dazzling bays, green mountains and vibrant underwater reefs await travelers on this colorful voyage. Mountain-top views and opportunities for active outdoor pursuits abound, from swimming or snorkeling in the sheltered waters of South Friar’s Bay in Basseterre, to the chance to explore the magnificent Baths at Virgin Gorda, a playground of tide pools, grottos, arches and tunnels.
BLISSFUL BAHAMIAN LUXURY / Miami Roundtrip / 7 nights
Departs: January 22, 2022 / February 12, 2022 / March 5, 2022
Calls in: Bimini, Nassau, San Salvador Island, Great Exuma, and Long Island, Bahamas.
The famed sportfishing paradise of Bimini and lively cultural diversions of Nassau are rivaled only by the unspoiled nature of the Out Islands, where tidal lagoons serve as nurseries for gliding stingrays and sea turtles on San Salvador, white-sand beaches rim clear blue waters on Long Island, and the beloved swimming pigs of Big Major Cay offer unexpected delights in the Exumas.
CONNOISSEUR’S CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY / Miami Roundtrip / 11 nights
Departs: December 18, 2021
Calls in: Gustavia, St. Barts; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. John’s, Antigua; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI.
A luxury travel connoisseur’s dream, this voyage is full of favorites including chic shopping and dining in St. Barts, snorkeling with sea turtles and stingrays in Caneel Bay in St. John, and spectacular scenery hiking to explore rainforests and waterfalls in Dominica. Vibrant coral reefs, abundant watersports, and the option to visit the famed Baths at Virgin Gorda round out a voyage brimming with discovery.
TROPICAL NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION / Miami Roundtrip / 10 nights
Departs: December 29, 2022
Calls in: Bimini, San Salvador Island, Long Island and Great Exuma, Bahamas; and Ocho Rios and Port Royal, Jamaica.
Travelers will ring in the New Year and wake to a luxurious day at sea on this tropical holiday voyage. Jamaica brims with swashbuckling history and UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the lush Blue and John Crow Mountains and cascading Dunn’s River Falls, while the Out Islands beckon with secluded coves, turquoise waters, breathtaking beaches and even the chance to witness the swimming pigs of the Exumas.
Best Available fares for Crystal Symphony’s 2021-2022 Caribbean season begin at just $1,999 per guest including up to $1,500 in Book Now Savings. All voyages include a $125 “As You Wish” shipboard credit per guest, as well as low solo fares from just 125 percent. Travelers with Future Cruise Credits and Future Cruise Payments may redeem them on these itineraries. Guests will also enjoy $100 reduced deposits and an extended final payment date of 60 days prior to sailing providing flexibility and ease in the return to travel.
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. The all-inclusive experience features 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. Crystal Symphony’s social spaciousness has been further increased with a commitment to reduced guest capacity.
As Crystal prepares to welcome clients back on board, the line’s Crystal Clean+ health and safety measures build on Crystal’s already stringent protocols to help safeguard the well-being of our guests and crew. As part of these measures, Crystal guests 12 and over must be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding a Crystal ship; however, due to Florida state law, the company will adjust this policy for the Miami port of embarkation and will highly recommend, but not require, that all guests be fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated guests must be pre-approved after initial waitlist, are subject to capacity control, and proof of valid travel insurance is required. Unvaccinated guests will need to adhere to specific protocols and further testing requirements in addition to certain restrictions during their journey, which can be found here. Some of these restrictions for unvaccinated guests include mandatory mask requirement in all public areas except when eating and/or drinking, no access to certain public areas including specialty restaurants, lounges and night clubs, Crystal Life Spa and Crystal Life Fitness and they may not be able to go ashore at certain ports or attend gatherings onboard such as the Crystal Society party, etc. Dining will be assigned in a socially distanced area. Unvaccinated guests will be identified by a red bracelet while vaccinated guests will be identified by a green bracelet to assist the officers and crew in enforcing restrictions. These details will also be communicated in advance and must be agreed upon as a condition of travel.
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