This season, Crystal Cruises's 14-day themed cruises aboard the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will celebrate Christmas and New Year's with different themes. Departing December 22 round-trip from Los Angeles, Symphony will travel to the Hawaiian Islands. On December 21, Serenity will embark round-trip from Miami to the Caribbean.
Throughout the Christmas holiday, feasts, eggnog and holiday shows will be held. Then, on New Year's Eve, a black-tie New Year's Eve party will be held. Clergy will be on board for religious services. Symphony's class style will feature three heralding angels with feathered wings and golden trumpets, overlooking the Crystal Plaza. In the Bistro, an Eiffel Tower Christmas tree with coffee-themed ornamets will be lit from within, and gold- and white-feathered treets will decord the Avenue of the Stars and Crystal Cove.
Onboard Serenity, tropically dress penguins and polar bears will greet guests as Santa's helpers in the Palm Court lobby, and snowflakes and lighted iciles will dot the ship. Santa's workshop will occupy the Stardust lounge, and a cocktail-themed tree will hang upside-town in Pulse nightclub. On Silk Road and and in The Sushi Bar, guests can enjoy chopstick-laden trees.
With promotional two-for-one fares, the Caribbean cruise onboard Serenity starts from $7,995 per person, double occupancy. Guests who book by September 30 will save $1,000 per person savings on verandah and penthouse accommodations, and kids age 17 and under sail free in a third berth with two full-fare adults. Crystal Symphony's trip to Hawaii starts at $6,395 per person, double occupancy. Both cruises include $500 per person in 'All Inclusive - As You Wish' shipboard credits.