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Crystal's 2017 has 150-plus port overnights, Middle East return, Paris overland

Crystal's 2017 has 150-plus port overnights, Middle East return, Paris overland
Crystal Cruises released its complete 2017 roster of global itineraries featuring 32 new ports, more than 150 overnights in destinations, a return to the Middle East and the line's first New Guinea voyage. The program includes fares available for booking earlier than ever, a full two years in advance.

Details are at and in the line's first complete two-year worldwide cruise atlas, a 236-page volume.  

Crystal will offer 57 voyages to 268 ports in 84 countries. Among them are 32 maiden calls to places like Maroantsetra, Madagascar; Iquique, Chile; Djúpivogur, Iceland; Calvi, Corsica; Sète, France; and Santa Margherita, Italy.

A first voyage to New Guinea with maiden calls at Vanuatu and New Caledonia are part of a January segment of the 99-day 'Grand Pacific Explorer' cruise.

The line's return to the Middle East and Holy Land will see Crystal Symphony among the first luxury ships to visit Doha, Qatar, on a November itinerary that includes a call at Abu Dhabi.

A 94-day 'Southern Celebración World Cruise' aboard Crystal Serenity will circumnavigate South America and give access to the Galápagos, Antarctica, the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

Crystal said its European offerings include more Mediterranean cruises and variety than ever before, new itineraries beginning or ending in Portsmouth, England, and Valletta, Malta; and multiple overnights on virtually every voyage. A new two-night inclusive overland program in Paris is offered in connection with a pair of August sailings.

There will be Caribbean journeys that begin or end in Charleston, South Carolina, and the line's first 'South Africa Holiday Cruise' round-trip from Cape Town, plus Itineraries designed around global events such as visiting Stockholm during Sweden’s midsummer celebration, Muscat on the sultan’s birthday (Oman’s Independence Day) and Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo.

Through March 2, 2015, all-inclusive 'Book Now' cruise fares for 2016 and 2017 start at $2,200 per person.