‘Celebrated Cultures & Treasured Temples’ sails Jan. 5 - April 20 aboard Crystal Serenity from Miami to Civitavecchia (Rome), visiting 49 ports in 22 countries. Destinations include the Panama Canal, Mexico, French Polynesia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean isles of Cyprus, Crete and Sicily.
Los Angeles-Rome option and seven segments
An 89-night version, from Los Angeles to Rome, also accords full world cruise benefits. Seven segments of 13 to 18 nights are available and can be combined for customized regional explorations with 5% savings.
Passengers who were booked on Crystal’s canceled 2022 world cruise will get an exclusive booking window this month, from Sept. 21-30, and general reservations open Oct. 1. Sales open with two-for-one fares, 'Book Now Savings' and reduced 15% deposit.
Generous sea days
'We know our guests will love this new ocean odyssey as it captures just the right mix of luxury, adventure and discovery from the idyllic isles of French Polynesia to the fjords and wine regions of New Zealand to ancient cultures and desert adventures of the Red Sea,' Crystal President Jack Anderson said. 'The 2024 world cruise also includes a generous number of days at sea which our guests love and, dare I say, demand.'
The voyage also features 14 overnight calls at places including Panama City, Cabo San Lucas, Bora Bora, Papeete, Auckland, Napier, Hobart, Sydney, Cairns, Bali, Colombo, Cochin, Mumbai and Eilat.
There will be access to 45 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from the Buddhas of Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves to the Land of Frankincense in Oman and the mosaics of Paphos in Cyprus.
Special events on board and ashore will highlight the full voyage, and optional curated experiences range from the architectural treasures of Sydney’s Opera House and Mumbai’s Shri Siddhivinayak Temple to natural wonders like Masaya Volcano National Park in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. An optional overland adventure visits India’s Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Each of the full world cruise options includes air credits of $1,000 for the first two travelers per stateroom, two private transfers between port city airport and the ship, a gala dinner event ashore, an exclusive shoreside world cruise event, themed on-board events, special gifts and shipboard spending credits of up to $2,000 per person.