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Crystal Cruises 2014 and Early 2015 Itineraries Now Open for Bookings

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Crystal Cruises has opened for booking, its full year of worldwide voyages for 2014, plus itineraries up to mid-April 2015.

 New 7 to 89-day cruises in 2014 are among the 61 sailings aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, with 16 maiden calls, 194 total ports and 68 countries including a World Cruise. Early 2015s global calendar offers 15 cruises and a 20th World Cruise, as well as nine maiden calls and a return to ports that Crystal had not visited in more than a decade.

2014

 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are featured on 54 of 61 cruises (or 89% of 2014s itineraries), visiting 135+ dedicated historical destinations, from the ancient - Istanbul, Dubrovnik, and Tallin - to the intriguing - Casablanca, Cartagena, and Takoradi.

World Cruise: 89-day, January-April, 5-segment LA-London cruise, with Crystals first return to West Africa since 2011

34% of cruises are 10 days or less.

New ports include Galway, Ireland; Luanda, Angola; Lombok, Indonesia; Ibiza, Spain; Oban, Scotland; Skagen, Denmark; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.

Returns to places less-frequented by Crystal include the Andaman Islands; Brunei; Ghana; Helsingborg, Sweden; Ko Samui, Thailand; Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Korcula, Croatia.

 Nearly every itinerary features at least one overnight stay in renowned citiesoften in the city of embarkationplus, two consecutive overnights in many places like Yangon, Shanghai, Hong Kong, St. Petersburg, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Itinerary Highlights:

Asia

Twice as many Asia sailings than 2013

First-ever cruises to and from Bangkok, including a new round-trip Holiday voyage with Christmas and Hanukkah in Vietnam and New Years Eve overnight in Hong Kong. (21 December)

Europe

More port-intensive voyages, including four sailings with no sea days

Five North and South Europe combination voyages, with four of them offering time in Bordeaux

New North Cape itinerary, with maiden call in Skagen, Norway and rare calls in Alta and Kristiansand (14 July)

U.S., Caribbean, & Panama Canal

Crystal Serenity sailing the New England/Canada season for the first time ever, with new cruises to/from Qubec City and Boston.

More Caribbean, including 5 Panama Canal cruises, extending coast-to-coast as well as between Costa Rica and Miami.

New cruises to and from San Diego.

2015

Crystal kicks off its 25th Anniversary year of ultra-luxury cruising with virtually all itineraries from January to mid-April being brand new.

New ports include Ambodifototra and Tlanaro, Madagascar; Richards Bay, South Africa; Sanya, China; and Albany, Australia.

Returns to locales less-frequented include Alter do Cho, Brazil; Yantai, China; and Maputo, Mozambique.

Itinerary Highlights:

Crystal Symphony spends the entire first quarter in Southeast Asia, with eight new, exotic sailings between Bangkok, Bali, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Crystal Serenity makes her first-ever complete circumnavigation of the world, from Miami, with the companys 20th annual World Cruise. Six voyages sailing through Miami, Callao, Auckland, Perth, Cape Town, and Rio comprise the 108-day Crystal Serenity adventure.

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