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North Cape Itinerary Celebrates Crystal Cruises 25th Anniversary

In July 2015, Crystal Symphony offers intrepid travellers the ultimate Northern European voyage - through the North Cape and Arctic Circle – hosted by new Crystal Cruises Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

This incredible 18-night itinerary is packed with incredible experiences, including Norway’s ancient caves, behind the scenes of the Russian Gulag, Iceland’s whale feeding grounds and under the midnight sun.

Enhancing the new adventures ashore, Crystal Symphony will feature special receptions and celebrations onboard in commemoration of the luxury cruise line’s 25th anniversary, as well as the recent announcement of Crystal’s expansion under the new ownership of Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Crystal Cruises President and CEO Edie Rodriguez will also join for a section of the itinerary to formally introduce Chairman Thay to Crystal’s beloved guests.

Crystal Symphony will spend overnight calls in Reykjavík and Leknes, as well as make maiden calls to Solovetsky, Zayatsky Islands, Narvik, Bodø and Øye/Hjørundfjord. She will also call at Murmansk, Geiranger, Bergen and Akureyri, and cruise through Honningsvåg.

There are several brand new Crystal Adventures offered on this voyage, and they include:

Spying blue fin, humpback, minke and sei whales in their feeding grounds on Iceland’s Eyjafjordur Fjord (from Akureyri) and beluga whales along the White Sea Coast (from Zayatsky Islands).

Exploring Russia’s original Gulag prison camp, UNESCO-designated Solovetsky Monastery that set the tone for the Kremlin’s prison system, plus the rustic beauty of the Holy Lake and Prosperity Bay (from Solovetsky).

Midnight horseback riding on the beach or golfing at the seaside Lofoten Golf Links.

Close encounters with the wild brown bears, wolves, polar foxes, reindeer and moose that reside at the world’s northernmost zoo, Narvik’s Polar Park.

Pivotal World War II sites including Narvik’s battleground between the Germans and Allies and War Memoriam Museum, plus Murmansk’s impressive wartime fleets and the cemetery dedicated to the Allied soldiers who brought Arctic convoys to Russia’s shores.

Rugged Norwegian mountain biking adventures, one from 3,000 above sea level down to UNESCO World Heritage Site Geirangerfjord, another along the “roof of Bergen,” Mt. Fløyen, where the terrain offers spectacular views.

Crystal Symphony White Sea Exploration

Crystal Symphony will depart Reykjavik, Iceland on July 8th 2015.

Fares start from £6448 per person for a deluxe stateroom and include: flight from the UK to Reykjavik, overseas transfers, all meals and soft drinks, most alcoholic beverages, port taxes and gratuities.

The full itinerary can be found on our website by clicking here.

For more information on Crystal Cruises please contact one of our Luxury Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.