Crystal Cruises Announces New Seven-Night Caribbean Cruises & Christmas Voyages for Crystal Symphony
20 August 2021
Crystal Cruises has announced that Crystal Symphony will deploy to the sun-washed shores of the Caribbean for the popular high season from late November 2021 through until March 2022, launching an all-new series of 14 seven-night luxury voyages and two 10- and 11-night holiday itineraries exploring the exclusive enclaves of the Lesser Antilles, the yachting harbors of the Virgin Islands and the pristine natural beauty of the Bahamian Out Islands, with Best Available cruise fares starting at just £1,676, and featuring $125 “As You Wish” shipboard credits.
Crystal Symphony’s Caribbean season will launch on 26 November with a seven-night voyage Bound for Paradise from New York City to Nassau which will sail south and trade colder weather for tropical bliss with calls exploring the secluded cays and harbors of remote Bahamian isles. Seven-night voyages including five Luxury Antilles Interlude cruises from Miami to San Juan, five Luxury Caribbean Kaleidoscope cruises from San Juan to Miami, and three Blissful Bahamian Luxury cruises round-trip from Miami, will allow travellers the option to combine voyages for longer sailings and enjoy savings of five percent on back-to-back voyages. Seven-night Caribbean sailings are also combinable with Crystal Symphony’s 10-night Connoisseur’s Caribbean Holiday, 18-29 December 2021, and 11-night Tropical New Year’s Celebration, 29 December – 8 January 2022, both of which sail from Miami round trip and can also be combined for five percent savings.
“There has never been a better time or opportunity to experience true luxury with the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line,” said Jack Anderson, president of Crystal. “These destination-rich voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas in the popular high season are a unique chance for travellers to take that Crystal cruise they’ve dreamed of and enjoy Crystal’s hallmark luxuries with close to home departures to idyllic islands that are a world way in terms of natural beauty and incredible experiences.”
Crystal Symphony’s November 2021 through March 2022 Caribbean voyages include:
BOUND FOR PARADISE / New York City to Nassau / 7 nights
Departs: 26 November 2021
Calls in: San Salvador, Great Exuma and Bimini, Bahamas.
This post-Thanksgiving voyage to paradise offers the chance to swim in crystal clear waters with the famous swimming pigs of Big Major Cay in the Exumas, to trace the footsteps of Columbus on the isle of San Salvador, and to overnight in Hemingway’s favourite hideaway in Bimini, home to the new Beach Club at Bimini, a stylish island oasis with a lagoon-style pool, private cabanas and more.
LUXURY ANTILLES INTERLUDE / Miami to San Juan / 7 nights
Departs: 4 December 2021 / 8 January 2022 / 29 January 2022 / 19 February 2022
Calls in: Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Gustavia, St. Barts (overnight); and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
Departs: 12 March 2022
Calls in: Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
An exploration of exclusive Caribbean enclaves and spectacular natural wonders, this voyage features calls in St. Barts and St. Maarten for chic shopping and fabulous beaches; the chance to explore the beach-lovers’ paradise of St. John’s, Antigua, boasting more than 365 beautiful beaches; and Guadeloupe National Park featuring 54,000 acres of rain forest, waterfalls, thermal pools and more.
LUXURY CARIBBEAN KALEIDOSCOPE / San Juan to Miami / 7 nights
Departs: 11 December 2021 / 19 March 2022
Calls in: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Roseau, Dominica; Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI.
Departs: 15 January 2022 / 26 February 2022
Calls in: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Roseau, Dominica; Road Town, Tortola, BVI.
Departs: 5 February 2022
Calls in: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI.
Brightly hued harbours, dazzling bays, green mountains and vibrant underwater reefs await travellers on this colourful voyage. Mountain-top views and opportunities for active outdoor pursuits abound, from swimming or snorkelling in the sheltered waters of South Friar’s Bay in Basseterre, to the chance to explore the magnificent Baths at Virgin Gorda, a playground of tide pools, grottos, arches and tunnels.
BLISSFUL BAHAMIAN LUXURY / Miami Roundtrip / 7 nights
Departs: 22 January 2022 / 12 February 2022 / 5 March 2022
Calls in: Bimini, Nassau, San Salvador Island, Great Exuma, and Long Island, Bahamas.
The famed sportfishing paradise of Bimini and lively cultural diversions of Nassau are rivalled only by the unspoiled nature of the Out Islands, where tidal lagoons serve as nurseries for gliding stingrays and sea turtles on San Salvador, white-sand beaches rim clear blue waters on Long Island, and the beloved swimming pigs of Big Major Cay offer unexpected delights in the Exumas.
CONNOISSEUR’S CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY / Miami Roundtrip / 11 nights
Departs: 18 December 2021
Calls in: Gustavia, St. Barts; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. John’s, Antigua; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI.
A luxury travel connoisseur’s dream, this voyage is full of favourites including chic shopping and dining in St. Barts, snorkelling with sea turtles and stingrays in Caneel Bay in St. John, and spectacular scenery hiking to explore rainforests and waterfalls in Dominica. Vibrant coral reefs, abundant watersports, and the option to visit the famed Baths at Virgin Gorda round out a voyage brimming with discovery.
TROPICAL NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION / Miami Roundtrip / 10 nights
Departs: 29 December 2022
Calls in: Bimini, San Salvador Island, Long Island and Great Exuma, Bahamas; and Ocho Rios and Port Royal, Jamaica.
Travellers will ring in the New Year and wake to a luxurious day at sea on this tropical holiday voyage. Jamaica brims with swashbuckling history and UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the lush Blue and John Crow Mountains and cascading Dunn’s River Falls, while the Out Islands beckon with secluded coves, turquoise waters, breathtaking beaches and even the chance to witness the swimming pigs of the Exumas.
Best Available fares for Crystal Symphony’s 2021-2022 Caribbean season begin at just £1,676 per guest including up to £1,085 in Book Now Savings. All voyages include a $125 “As You Wish” shipboard credit per guest, as well as low solo fares from just 125 percent. Travellers with Future Cruise Credits and Future Cruise Payments may redeem them on these itineraries. Guests will also enjoy £72 reduced deposits and an extended final payment date of 70 days prior to sailing providing flexibility and ease in the return to travel.
A leader in unrivalled luxury cruising for 30 years, Crystal Cruises distinguishes its ships and its voyages with fine details and nuances that make a big impact for discerning travellers. The all-inclusive experience features award-winning entertainment; diverse enrichment options; globally inspired dining, including Nobu Matsuhisa’s only seagoing restaurants; unlimited pours of fine wines, beers and premium spirits and an unwavering standard of genuine, personal service for each guest. Crystal Symphony’s social spaciousness has been further increased with a commitment to reduced guest capacity.
As Crystal prepares to welcome clients back on board, the line’s Crystal Clean+ health and safety measures build on Crystal’s already stringent protocols to help safeguard the well-being of our guests and crew. As part of these measures, Crystal guests 12 and over must be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding a Crystal ship; however, due to Florida state law, the company will adjust this policy for the Miami port of embarkation and will highly recommend, but not require, that all guests be fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated guests must be pre-approved after initial waitlist, are subject to capacity control, and proof of valid travel insurance is required. Unvaccinated guests will need to adhere to specific protocols and further testing requirements in addition to certain restrictions during their journey, which can be found here. Some of these restrictions for unvaccinated guests include mandatory mask requirement in all public areas except when eating and/or drinking, no access to certain public areas including specialty restaurants, lounges and night clubs, Crystal Life Spa and Crystal Life Fitness and they may not be able to go ashore at certain ports or attend gatherings onboard such as the Crystal Society party, etc. Dining will be assigned in a socially distanced area. Unvaccinated guests will be identified by a red bracelet while vaccinated guests will be identified by a green bracelet to assist the officers and crew in enforcing restrictions. These details will also be communicated in advance and must be agreed upon as a condition of travel.