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Crystal Cruises Announces Four Incredible World Cruises In 2018

Crystal Cruises has announced four World Cruises in 2018 for Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony – a first in the history of the luxury cruise line.

The concurrent world cruises will begin in January 2018 with Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity simultaneously arriving in Sydney on the 17th of February. The meeting of both vessels in Australia will allow an exciting opportunity for guests to combine the itineraries of the two ships – by switching vessels for an entirely new voyage! An opportunity that is truly unique within the cruise industry, and one that is certain to offer excitement and draw attention.

The four itineraries range from 97 to 129 nights and both vessels will travel to a combined 111 destinations in 45 countries, featuring 16 maiden calls and 50 overnights. During the rendezvous in Sydney, full World Cruise guests can enjoy a special gala celebration.

The 2018 World Cruise collection includes Crystal Symphony’s first full World Cruise since 2003; Crystal Serenity’s 15th global expedition; and the unprecedented ability to begin on Crystal Symphony then switch to Crystal Serenity for a journey through Asia, India, and the Holy Land. Alternatively guests can start their journey aboard Crystal Serenity before joining Crystal Symphony in Sydney for a South Pacific route to Miami.

Crystal Cruises 2018 World Cruise Itineraries

World Cruise One: Crystal Symphony - Cape Town to Miami – 7th January to 30th April 2018 for 114-nights

Departing Cape Town, this sailing covers much of the Southern Hemisphere, including South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific/French Polynesia and South America before exploring the Caribbean. The journey will make six maiden calls including: Geraldton, Bunbury and Esperance Australia; Burnie, Tasmania; Fakarava, French Polynesia, and Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile.

World Cruise Two: Crystal Serenity - Los Angeles to Rome – 23rd January to 16th May 2018 for 112-nights

This voyage offers a scenic exploration of the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Dubai and the Mediterranean. The journey is highlighted by maiden calls and overnights in Manila, Philippines, and Mumbai, India. Other overnight highlights include Muscat, Oman; Dubai, UAE; and Sáfaga, Egypt.

World Cruise Three: Crystal Symphony - Cape Town to Rome 7th January to 16th May 2018 for 129-nights

The longest of the itineraries, guests set sail on the first part of Crystal Symphony’s World Cruise segments from South Africa through Australia before continuing their adventure aboard Crystal Serenity on a journey bound for Asia, India, Egypt, the Holy Land and Italy.

World Cruise Four: Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity - Los Angeles to Miami – 23rd January to 30th April 2018 for 97-nights

Following 24 nights of navigating the islands of Hawaii, Fiji and other exotic beach destinations aboard Crystal Serenity, guests can join Crystal Symphony for a unique West to East coast voyage. The full 97-night sailing will travel through the Milford Sound, French Polynesia, Easter Island for Easter and Panama Canal.

Crystal Cruises is one of the world’s most luxurious cruise lines and the introduction of FOUR World Cruise itineraries combined with the option to “switch” ships in Sydney will allow for a truly unique and memorable experience!

For more information on the 2018 Crystal Cruises World Cruise collection, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.