Crystal Cruises’ ship, Crystal Serenity, will set sail on 5 January 2021 on a 139-night voyage from Miami to Dover. The company’s 26th annual world cruise, entitled Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders, will follow a route through the Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, India, the UAE and the Mediterranean.
It will feature a transit of the Panama Canal, visits to Egypt’s mysterious Valley of the Kings, and the wine lands of Western Europe. Offered in nine focused segments of 12 to 21 nights, the sailing explores iconic sites and less-visited destinations alike, allowing guests to explore “wild shorelines and landscapes, remote villages and untouched natural beauty, historically profound sites and monuments, and epicentres of modern culture and commerce”, says the cruise line.
“The 2021 World Cruise is a truly comprehensive odyssey on a grand scale, showcasing the ever-evolving lands and diverse cultures across the globe,” commented Crystal’s senior vice-president of marketing and sales Carmen Roig. “Our guests know that a Crystal World Cruise is always rich with extraordinary experiences on board and ashore, and the Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders voyage embodies this spirit of discovery, offering travellers a larger-than-life journey with Crystal’s celebrated luxury and increased flexibility,” she added.
The 2021 World Cruise offers alternate embarkation and disembarkation port and date options, giving guests considerable flexibility while still receiving the full World Cruise benefits. Guests can choose to sail the complete itinerary from Miami to Dover (5 January to 24 May, 139 nights); from Los Angeles to Dover (21 January to 24 May, 123 nights); Miami to Rome (5 January to 12 May, 127 nights); or Los Angeles to Rome (21 January to 12 May, 111 nights).
Guests booking any of these full World Cruise options enjoy special benefits and amenities, including a welcome celebration dinner aboard Crystal Serenity in Miami or in Los Angeles, As You Wish shipboard spending credits of up to $2,500 per guest, complimentary private car and driver transfers between the ship and airport, a gala dinner, an exclusive shore-side event, special World Cruise-themed onboard events and curated gifts.
Crystal’s 2021 World Cruise will first be open for 2018, 2019 and 2020 full World Cruise guests for booking between 5 and 11 September 2018. All other Crystal Society members will enjoy a pre-booking window from 12 to 18 September. The cruise will be open to the public for booking on 19 September with Book Now savings fares for the full World Cruise starting at £32,026 per person based on the 111-night option from Los Angeles to Rome (expiring 31 October).