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Crystal Cruises 2016 Festive Voyages

Crystal Cruises is enticing travellers to fulfil bucket lists and holiday wish lists as it highlights its 2016 line-up of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year voyages.

This holiday season marks the first year that Crystal Cruises will offer four distinctive sailings, including voyages on its celebrated ocean ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit and Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart, set to launch in July as the first of five upcoming river yachts. In Crystal’s customary fashion, Christmas and Hanukkah (24th December to 1st January) will be observed onboard amidst lavish seasonal décor, with multi-course feasts and champagne, cocktail parties and special receptions, as well as available religious services.

Crystal holiday season voyages include:

20th December , Crystal Serenity (14-night round-trip Miami)

This voyage sails throughout the Caribbean’s most stunning locations - calling in Mexico, St Kitts, St Thomas, St Barts, Grand Cayman, San Juan, Montego Bay and Martinique.

21st December , Crystal Symphony (14-night Auckland to Melbourne)

Fifteen glorious days exploring the vast wine country, rolling farmland, sculpted mountain ranges and pristine beaches of New Zealand and the Outback makes for an ideal holiday for those who love the outdoors. In addition to the combination of intrepid wilderness and cosmopolitan culture found in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga and Wellington, guests will enjoy an enviable spot in Sydney Harbour for the spectacular New Year’s Eve display.

22nd December, Crystal Mozart (12-night round-trip Vienna)

Travellers aboard this 13-night journey along the Danube River might feel transported to holidays past, as Crystal River Cruises’ first holiday voyage sails along one of Europe’s original passages. Punctuating the cruise are visits to typically charming European gems that come to life with twinkling lights, traditional music and merchants of all things festive in holiday markets in Austria, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia. Three overnight stays – plus one two-night stay – ensure ample time to get lost in the winter wonderlands.

23rd December, Crystal Esprit (13-night round-trip Dubai)

Crystal Esprit will travel to and from Dubai, the “city of gold,” through some of the Cosmopolitan Emirates most iconic hubs, with a two-night stop-off in Dubai en route. Visits to Doha, Muscat, Sir Bani Yas Island and Abu Dhabi allow travellers to immerse themselves in the contrasts that are artfully exhibited by the sleek, brand new modern structures that pay homage to the region’s ancient masterpieces, including the IM Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art, Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi (opening 2016) and Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (opening 2017).

For more information on any of the Crystal Cruises voyages above, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.