Crystal Cruises' 2014 Asia Season to Include 34 Voyages Aboard Two Ships

Crystal Cruises is expanding its presence in the ports of China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Brunei next year. With a choice of 34 voyages (versus four in 2012), the five- to 29-day luxury Asia cruises offer a host of itinerary firsts and options, as well as a new two-for-one airfare bonus for select Crystal Symphony Asia cruises and Book Now bonus savings of up to $2,500 per person for bookings made by Aug. 30, 2013.

New for Crystal’s 2014 Asia season include:

·         Two ships in the region – Both the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will be sailing the region in winter, spring and fall 2014.

·         New itineraries – New routes include Crystal’s first-ever cruises that begin and/or end in Bangkok and a two-week voyage round-trip from Singapore. Bali, introduced as a “turnaround” port in 2013, begins or ends four cruises in 2014 (verses two in 2013).

·         New destinations – Crystal will make maiden visits to Malacca, Malaysia; Lombok, Makassar/Ujung Pandang and Surabaya, Indonesia.

·         Return to less visited locales – The expanded menu of itineraries includes calls in ports visited infrequently or not in several years, including returns to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; Jakarta and Komodo Island, Indonesia; Yangon, Myanmar; Koh Samui, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Okinawa and Tokyo, Japan.

·         China & Japan Focus – For the first time in five years, two voyages will explore more of Japan, as well as China, such as Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony’s Beijing-Tokyo voyage with Osaka, Nagasaki, and Shimizu, Japan; Shanghai and Dalian, China; and a complimentary Beijing land package.

·         Christmas/New Year Options – A new holiday cruise, round-trip Bangkok, celebrates New Year’s Eve with a light show in Hong Kong. Guests can extend their vacation with a preceding voyage beginning in Bali, without repeating ports.

·         Shorter Vacation Options – Shorter Crystal Getaways offer new Asia cruises for as little as five days – starting at just $1,520 per person.

·         More overnights and port time – Every 2014 Crystal Asia voyage has at least two overnight stays, with most also offering one or more two-night stays in rich destinations like Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon and Shanghai. 

·         UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Throughout the region, shore-side excursions visit sacred and revered sites.

·         Bonus Savings – Until Aug. 30, travelers can access two-for-one airfare add-ons with select Crystal Symphony voyages and save thousands with extra special Book Now fares. 

All-inclusive, Book Now fares for Crystal’s 2014 Asia voyages begin at $1,520 per guest if booked by August 30, 2013. 

For more information, visit www.crystalcruises.com.

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