Crystal Cruises is enticing travelers to fulfill both bucket lists and holiday wish lists in 2014 and 2015 with exotic cruises and 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 $1,500/person if booking 2014's cruise by June 30, then receive an additional 25% off 2015's voyage (a value of at least $1,900 across all room categories) upon completion of the first cruise.
Crystal Symphony in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour
Highlights of each 15-day Crystal Symphony sailing include:
2014-15 Asia --
Sailing conveniently round-trip from Singapore starting December 21, 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-day Christmas/Hanukkah or New Year's "Getaways" segments are also available to/from Ho Chi Minh City.
2015-16 Latin America --
Winter travelers seeking hot climates and even hotter cultural highlights will find both aboard a new, Brazil-focused route, departing December 19 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 Eve 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, round out the tropical itinerary of pristine beaches, coral reefs, and colorful cities.
"Crystal's exotic holiday options for 2014 and 2015 are truly one-of-a-kind opportunities for families and loved ones to gather together for a blend of traditional celebrations and over-the-top festivities, along with sampling varied holiday customs. New Year's in Hong Kong and New Year's in Rio will undoubtedly create magical memories of a lifetime," says Crystal President Edie Rodriguez.
Crystal celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah (aboard the 2014 voyage) with holiday feasts, parties, shows, and religious services amidst lavish seasonal decor. On each ship, an opulent gala dinner, champagne, live music, and festive balloon drop complement local New Year's Eve celebrations. To assist those traveling 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 program debuting with 2014 summer and major holiday sailings.
All-inclusive cruise fares for 2014 and 2015 holiday cruises start at $7,425 and $8,045 per person, respectively. Additional special offers may include savings for solo cruisers, "Crystal Family Memories" perks for groups of six or more traveling together, and "Kids Sail Free" in third berths.
Rodriguez sums up the value: "So many of our guests book our holiday cruise year after year. This is an exceptional opportunity to experience both of these astounding New Year's celebrations at a special reduction."
Crystal's passion for taking care of guests in an inviting environment of extraordinary space, quality and choices has earned the company more "World's Best" awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in history.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.
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