In 2015, Crystal Cruises, the world’s most luxurious cruise line, will celebrate its 25th anniversary, it will be a year to remember and we wanted to share some of the highlights with you in our blog today.
Aboard the two highest-rated ships in the world, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, you will discover the hallmarks of Crystal Cruises – extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices. This is the Crystal Difference and a steadfast commitment to excellence has earned the cruise line unprecedented recognition as the World’s Best for an incredible 20 years – longer any other cruise line, hotel or resort anywhere in the world.
Crystal Cruises share your passion for discovery and have created itineraries that showcase the world in all its glory, onboard menus that highlight superb local delicacies and staterooms that are of the highest luxury standards and offer a true feeling of ultimate relaxation. Your voyage with the world’s best cruise line shall leave you with memories that you will treasure for a lifetime and experiences that will be unmatched by any other.
2015 Crystal Cruises 25th Anniversary Celebrations
There will be a selection of special voyages in 2015 to celebrate the lines 25th anniversary including several ‘Captains Cruises’ a ‘President’s Cruise’ and a ‘Chairman’s Cruise’.
As part of the 2015 celebrations, there will be three special ‘Captain’s Cruises’ – Across the East China Sea, Transatlantic Treasures and a Classic Atlantic Crossing.
Across the East China Sea – Departing 11 April 2015 for 12-nights aboard Crystal Symphony
Itinerary: Hong Kong, China | At Sea | Taipei/ Keelung, Taiwan | At Sea | Shanghai, China (overnight in port) | At Sea | Pusan, South Korea | At Sea | Kochi, Japan | Osaka, Japan (overnight in port) | Tokyo, Japan for disembarkation
This voyage shall be accompanied by Captain Rediulf Maalen. In 1990, as Master of Crystal Harmony, he set Crystal Cruises on a course of unprecedented success and commanded all three ships in the fleet, reitiring in 2006.
Transatlantic Treasures – Departing 12 June 2015 for 16-nights aboard Crystal Symphony
Itinerary: New York, USA | At Sea | Bar Harbor, Maine | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | At Sea | St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada | At Sea x3 | Reykjavik, Iceland | Heimaey, Iceland | At Sea | Greenock, Scotland | Dublin, Ireland | At Sea x2 | Portland, England | Dover, England for disembarkation
This voyage shall be accompanied by Captain Helge Brudvik. He joined Crystal Cruises in 1993 as Master of Crystal Symphony and retired following his stewardship as Master of the Crystal 2000 World Cruise.
Classic Atlantic Crossing – Departing 4 May 2015 for 13-nights aboard Crystal Serenity
Itinerary: Miami, Florida | At Sea x2 | Hamilton, Bermuda (overnight in port) | At Sea x5 | Ponta Delgada, Azores | At Sea | Lisbon, Portugal – overnight in port before disembarkation
This voyage shall be accompanied by Captain Glenn Edvardsen. Beginning his career with Crystal Cruises as a 1st Officer Senior aboard Crystal Harmony, he ultimately became the youngest serving Master in Crystal’s fleet. He retired from his 21-year career with Crystal Cruises in 2012 to accept a position in his homeland of Norway.
Join Crystal Cruises President, Edie Rodriguez and her husband Tom, on the 25th Anniversary Celebrations President’s Cruise. Enjoy three days in Bordeaux to sip wine and visit chateaux, an overnight in St Malo for a journey to Mont St Michel and a two-day stay in Honfleur, perfect for a getaway to Paris.
Epicurean Escape – Departing 12 July 2015 for 13-nights aboard Crystal Serenity
Itinerary: Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto, Portugal | At Sea | St Jean de Luz, France | Bordeaux, France (two nights in port) | Brest, France | St Malo, France (overnight in port) | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Honfleur, France (overnight) | Dover, England for disembarkation
Join Crystal Cruises Chairman on a journey to the top of the world! Voyage to the spectacular fjords of Norway en-route to the North Cape, a wonderland of breath-taking beauty.
White Sea Exploration – Departing 8 July 2015 for 18-nights aboard Crystal Symphony
Itinerary: Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight in port) | Akureyri, Iceland | At Sea x4 | Archangel, Russian Federation | Solovetsky Island, Russian Federation | At Sea | Murmansk, Russia | Honningsvag, North Cape, Norway | Lofoten, Norway (overnight in port) | Bodo, Norway | Narvik, Norway | At Sea | Geiranger, Norway | Oye, Norway | Bergen, Norway | At Sea | Dover, England for disembarkation
If you would like to celebrate 25 years with Crystal Cruises and wish for more information on the featured voyages, then please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.