Saturday, 5 July 2014

Crystal Cruises bucket lists and holiday wish lists


~ Save Now, Save Later on New Year in Hong Kong & Rio ~

Crystal Cruises is enticing travellers to fulfil both bucket lists and holiday wish lists in 2014 and 2015 with exotic cruises and big savings. Festive Christmas/New Year’s voyages through China and Southeast Asia one year, and to Brazil the next, each celebrate New Year’s Eve in cities renowned for their dazzling fireworks: Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro (respectively). With a new “Save Now, Save Later” promotion, guests can save up to £938 per person if booking 2014’s cruise by 30th June, then receive an additional 25% off 2015’s voyage (a value of at least £1,188 across all room categories) upon completion of the first cruise. Highlights of each 15-day Crystal Symphony sailing include:

2014-15 Asia
Sailing round-trip from Singapore on 21st December, the itinerary rings in the New Year with Crystal Symphony berthed at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. The prime positioning allows for a comfortably luxurious “front row” view of the fireworks countdown celebration, specially-illuminated skyscrapers, musical pyrotechnics and the Symphony of Lights - the largest permanent light show in the world. The “China Sea Holiday Spectacular” boasts two nights in Ho Chi Minh City (including Christmas day/night) and Hong Kong (including New Year’s Eve), plus calls in Angkor Wat’s Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Nha Trang, Vietnam, a beachside capital of turquoise waters, mountain backdrops and legendary diving. Shorter six- and nine-night Christmas/Hanukkah or New Year’s “Getaways” segments are also available to/from Ho Chi Minh City. 

2015-16 Latin America
Winter travellers seeking hot climates and even hotter cultural highlights will find both onboard a new, Brazil-focused route, departing 19th December from travel hotspot San Juan, Puerto Rico to “cool” Rio de Janeiro. Three nights in Rio, including New Year’s Eve, enable guests to enjoy the city’s nightlife and the renowned fireworks, plus a recuperative New Year’s Day in pretty, beachy Buzios. Calls in Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago (maiden visit); Devil’s Island, Iles du Salut, French Guiana; and Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, complete the tropical itinerary of pristine beaches, coral reefs and colourful cities.

Crystal celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah (aboard the 2014 voyage) with festive feasts, parties, shows and religious services amidst lavish seasonal d├ęcor. On each ship, an opulent gala dinner, champagne, live music and festive balloon drop complement local New Year’s Eve celebrations. To assist those travelling with children, in addition to guided junior activities, late night group babysitting services will be offered throughout the voyage - a new expansion of Crystal’s Junior Activities programme debuting with 2014 summer and major holiday sailings.

All-inclusive cruise fares for 2014 and 2015 holiday cruises start at £4,925 and £5,478 per person, respectively. Additional special offers may include savings for solo cruisers, “Crystal Family Memories” perks for groups of six or more travelling together and “Kids Sail Free” in third berths.


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