Crystal Overland Adventures In Asia On 2016 World Cruise
In 2016, Crystal Serenity will embark on her 102-night ‘Grand Pacific Panorama’ voyage and Crystal Cruises has unveiled more than a dozen Crystal Overland Adventures that will feature during the epic voyage.
Crystal Serenity is one of the most luxurious cruise ships afloat and offers onboard accommodations for up to 1,080 passengers. Her features and facilities include a wrap-around Promenade Deck, tennis court, Library, Crystal Dining Room, spa, casino, swimming pool, whirlpool spas and a stylish piano bar.
The one- to four-night excursions take guests hundreds of miles from ports including Shanghai, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Chan May, Xiamen and Sihanoukville to far-off places for in-depth, intimate exploration of treasured sites not accessible from the sea. Among the Crystal Overland Adventures are:
The Kingdom of Bhutan (2 nights from Laem Chebang/Bangkok) – observe the customs of the last remaining Buddhist Kingdom, set within the Himalayas at 8,000 feet and completely isolated from outside visitors until a few decades ago.
The Temples of Angkor Wat (2 nights from Sihanoukville) – this magnificent complex of temples has earned UNESCO World Heritage status, offering travellers a glimpse into the Cambodian way of life and millennia of spiritual history that still shape it.
Beijing and the Great Wall (2 nights from Xiamen) – one of the Seven Wonders of the World, China’s Great Wall is a highlight of this intrepid excursion, with additional visits to other exceptional landmarks including Tiananmen Square and Beijing’s spectacular Summer Palace and the adjacent Forbidden City.
Xi’an & Terra Cotta Warriors Adventure (2 nights from Xiamen) – guests can travel to Xi’an for a chance to encounter one of the greatest archaeological finds of the last century, the Terra Cotta Warriors, and discover some of the other sights of the city including the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Giant Pandas and Treasures of Chengdu (1 night from Shanghai) – explore the charming culture of Chengdu, which includes ancient temples, cuisine worthy of its status as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, the acclaimed Sichuan Opera and the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding – where participants will witness the study and preservation efforts overseen there and perhaps hold a baby panda.
Crystal Serenity Grand Pacific Panorama World Cruise
Departing San Francisco on 24th January 2016, this incredible voyage sails through the South Pacific and Australia before cruising through China, Japan, Southeast Asia, North America and Alaska.
Ports of call include: Oahu, Sydney, Lautoka, Darwin, Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Seward and Vancouver.
For more information on Crystal Serenity’s world cruise please call one of our Luxury Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.