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NEW ITINERARIES, TURQUOISE & DALMATIAN COASTS, UAE & HOLY LAND SET FOR CRYSTAL ESPRIT IN 2021

 More than two years out, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises announces collection of voyages of exotic and enriching discovery –

Enticing luxury travellers with boutique yachting adventures in some of the world’s most intriguing and breathtaking destinations, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has unveiled the complete 2021 deployment for Crystal Esprit. In all, 45 voyages of epic discovery will combine Crystal’s signature luxuries with the legendary histories and landscapes of the destinations.  Nearly all of the 62-guest, butler-serviced, all-suite yacht’s 2021 voyages are seven nights, designed to suit busy calendars or combine easily for expanded holidays. Notably featured are 11 brand new voyages, including routes along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, an expanded season along the Dalmatian Coast and Greek Isles, warm-weather winter sailings in the Seychelles and focused voyages in the United Arab Emirates and Holy Lands.

Crystal Esprit’s 2021 line-up of voyages is filled with options for travellers who seek exceptional luxury, extraordinary experiences and enticing destinations, with options that will suit virtually every travellers’ schedule and interests,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “In response to the overwhelming popularity of the Adriatic and Seychelles voyages, we are returning to these regions, while also expanding our reach to other fascinating destinations such as the Turkish Coast and less explored areas of the Holy Land, to present as many wonderful options as possible to our guests.”

Details of Crystal Esprit’s 2021 itineraries include:

Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, three ten-night voyages – exploring the Turkish Riviera, monumental archaeological sites (including UNESCO-listed Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World), classic Turkish cuisine, charming resort towns and landscapes ideal for active outdoor pursuits such as hiking, cycling and village walks in Antalya, Bodrum, Kas, Kalkan, Kuşadasi, Finike and Datça, as well as calls to Larnaca and Limassol.

Dalmatian Coast, 22 seven-night voyages – designed for combining or indulging individually, these itineraries highlight the complexities and beauty of Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro, from Split’s UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace and Dubrovnik’s impenetrable walls, to Hvar’s fresh water springs and pine forests and Korçula’s sapphire blue waters and cultural epicentre of Croatia. Other calls include Vis, Trogir, Opatija, Zadar, Rovinj, Sibenik, Kotor, Piran and Venice.

Seychelles, nine seven-night voyages – from the famous giant tortoises of Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island to Mahé’s massive granite peaks, botanical garden and welcoming waters for all manner of watersports (from the yacht’s private marina and along some of the world’s most beautiful beaches), these identical itineraries offer travellers a slice of lush island paradise in the heart of the Indian Ocean, with overnights in Praslin and Laraie Bay and calls to Aride Island, La Passe, St. Anne and Mahé’s Eden Island and Victoria Harbor.

Greek Isles, five seven-night voyages – immersive quests into the heart of where much of history originated, including the UNESCO-listed sites of the Monastery of St. John in Patmos, Delphi in Itea, the island of Delos and many others in Rhodes, Mykonos, Hydra, Chania/Crete, Athens, Naxos and Santorini – all set among white-washed shoreside villages that shine with modern cafés, shops and activities that offset the ancient heritage of the destinations.

United Arab Emirates, four voyages, six, seven, nine and 12 nights – exploring the Arabian Gulf and its juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modern ingenuity, these voyages offer overnights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, plus Doha, Qatar and Muscat on select sailings. The region’s glittering taste shines through at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Ferrari World, while international influences are everywhere. Additional destinations include Khasab, Sir Banir Yas Island, Oman and Manama depending on the itinerary.

Holy Land, two voyages, eight and 11 nights – highlighting the sacred and spectacular sites of Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Filled with multiple overnights in gateway cities, guests can explore the hallowed treasures of Jerusalem, vibrant culture of Tel Aviv, Haifa’s glorious coastline and the resort town of Eilat; venture to the Valley of Kings and Cairo’s Great Pyramids of Giza and the new Egyptian Museum; and explore the once lost riches of Petra.

Cruise only fares for Crystal Esprit’s 2021 yachting collection start from £3,421 per person with Book Now Savings of up to £1,538 per suite available through 28th February 2019.

Call Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises on 020 7399 7603 or visiting www.crystalcruises.co.uk