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Crystal adds Bahamas cruises, switches Spanish Wells for Harbour Island

The revised itinerary has anchorage at Spanish Wells instead of Harbour Island but Crystal passengers can visit Harbour Island by water shuttle
Crystal Cruises extended its Bahamas voyages aboard Crystal Serenity into November with three more round-trips from either Nassau or Bimini.

As well, the ship is switching from anchorage at Harbour Island to Spanish Wells for all of its sailings. A water shuttle to Harbour Island and an optional golf cart tour there will be offered during the call at Spanish Wells for the opportunity to experience both destinations.

New sailing dates Oct. 23 to Nov. 7

The added Nassau departures are Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, while the Bimini round-trips are Oct. 24, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7.

Crystal Serenity's first cruise of this series departs July 3.

'The Bahamas is the perfect destination to launch our return to cruising, as it is both close to home and yet a world away, with amazing outdoor options from snorkeling and diving to eco-tours and deep-sea fishing, to just relaxing on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches,' Crystal President Jack Anderson said.

'Manageable interaction'

'On our Family Islands, the impact is expected to bring with it manageable interaction with guests and opportunities to curate memorable experiences for small, intimate groups of travelers,' Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said.

Best available fares for the newly added voyages start at $1,999, including $500 'Book Now' savings and $500 air savings. Travelers will receive a $125 per person shipboard credit and further savings are available.

Deposits are reduced to $100  and an extended final payment date of 60 days prior to sailing gives greater flexibility.

Crystal mandates COVID-19 vaccination.