Crystal Cruises unveils 2019 worldwide itineraries

become the first line to officially unveil a full range of worldwide itineraries for 2019.

Bookings open today (Friday) covering eight ocean and river vessels covering 260 cruises to almost 300 ports in 91 countries, including 13 maiden calls.

At least one overnight stay will be available in 71 destinations.

All-inclusive fares start at £1,577 per person for Crystal Cruises’ voyages; £3,596pp for Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises and £2,061pp for Crystal River Cruises.

New ports of call for Crystal Symphony include Hualien, Taiwan; Ishigaki, Japan; Vlissingen, Netherlands and Port Arthur, Tasmania; with Kangaroo Island, Australia and Porto Novo, Cape Verde for Crystal Serenity

The luxury line predicts Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Jerusalem and Jordan with Crystal Serenity and New Zealand with Crystal Symphony as “trending destinations” in 2019.

Crystal River Cruises’ 2019 itineraries across five vessels range from seven-night voyages on Crystal Mozart to 16-night sailings on board Crystal Mahler.

The company will deploy five vessels sail along the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers on 142 voyages through Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Mega yacht Crystal Esprit will sail Caribbean routes from Marigot Bay, St Martin to St Barts/Gustavia, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada and Virgin Gorda.

Chairman, president and chief executive, Edie Rodriguez, said: “The coming years with Crystal will only expand the options available to even the most worldly travellers, as we continue to pioneer new itineraries and visit new destinations, as well as cultivate fresh perspectives and ways to explore places long favoured by our discerning guests.

“2019 represents the culmination of several upcoming offerings that we’re ecstatic to share with guests, along with the future launch of a new vessel that will expand the possibilities for virtually every type of travell