New Turkish Riviera routes and more in Crystal Esprit’s 2021

Crystal Esprit will operate new voyages along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises unveiled the complete 2021 deployment for Crystal Esprit. Nearly all of the 62-passenger, butler-serviced, all-suite yacht’s voyages are seven days, to suit busy calendars or combine for expanded vacations.

Eleven new voyages include routes along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, an expanded season along the Dalmatian Coast and Greek Isles, warm-weather winter sailings in the Seychelles and cruises in the United Arab Emirates and Holy Lands.

Turquoise and Dalmatian coasts

Three 10-day voyages will explore the Turkish Riviera, giving access to monumental archaeological sites including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Crystal Esprit will visit resort towns and landscapes ideal for active outdoor pursuits like hiking, bicycling and village walks in Antalya, Bodrum, Kas, Kalkan, Kuşadasi, Finike and Datça, and call at Larnaca and Limassol, Cyprus.

On the Dalmatian Coast, the yacht will operate 22 seven-day voyages that visit Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro, giving access to Split’s UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace and Dubrovnik’s impenetrable walls, Hvar’s fresh water springs and pine forests and Korçula, Croatia’s cultural epicenter. Other calls include Vis, Trogir, Opatija, Zadar, Rovinj and Sibenik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Piran, Slovenia; and Venice.

Seychelles

Nine seven-day voyages will operate in the Seychelles, with highlights from the famous giant tortoises of Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island, to Mahé’s massive granite peaks, botanical garden and welcoming waters for all manner of watersports. The yacht overnights in Praslin and Laraie Bay and calls at Aride Island, La Passe, St. Anne and Mahé’s Eden Island and Victoria Harbor.

Greek Isles

Five weeklong voyages in the Greek Isles visit historic destinations like the UNESCO-listed sites of the Monastery of St. John in Patmos, Delphi in Itea, the island of Delos and others in Rhodes, Mykonos, Hydra, Chania/Crete, Athens, Naxos and Santorini.

Arabian Gulf, Holy Lands

Four Arabian Gulf cruises of six, seven, nine and 12 days provide overnights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, plus Doha, Qatar, and Muscat, Oman, on select sailings. Additional destinations include Khasab, Sir Banir Yas Island, Oman, and Manama, Bahrain, depending on the itinerary.

Two Holy Lands voyages, eight and 11 days, highlight the sacred and spectacular sites of Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan, with multiple overnights in gateway cities. Travelers can explore Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa’s coastline and the resort town of Eilat, as well as the Valley of Kings and Cairo’s Great Pyramids of Giza and the new Egyptian Museum, plus Petra in Jordan.

Fares begin at $4,149 per person with ‘Book Now’ savings of up to $2,000 per suite available through Feb. 28, 2019.

Posted 12 December 2018

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