Luxury Cruise Line Crystal Cruises Cancels 2020 New York New England / Canada Cruises with Caribbean Voyages.

Crystal Cruises Crystal Serenity to Sail the Caribbean from Miami or San Juan instead of New England / Canada Cruises from New York
Crystal Cruises Crystal Serenity to Sail the Caribbean from Miami or San Juan instead of New England / Canada Cruises from New York

Crystal Cruises has cancelled it 2020 series of New England / Canada itineraries from New York and has replaced those cruises with 7 day Caribbean cruises.  The open jaw cruises on board the Crystal Serenity originate in Miami or San Juan. The cruises are priced aggressively for the luxury cruise line starting at $200/day. Back-to-back cruises can be combined to form 14-day round trip cruises. Crystal is offering additional saving for passengers booking back-to-back sailings.

Below is the cruise line's official press release and additional details.

Travelers seeking warm island escapes this fall have brand new options aboard Crystal Serenity, as Crystal Cruises announces seven-night Sunkissed Chic and Tropical Interlude Caribbean voyages for October and November. Sailing between Miami and San Juan, the itineraries can be combined for an extended 14-night Caribbean vacation, round-trip from Miami without repeating ports. The new voyages offer an enticing new Simply the Best program, which includes the best stateroom or suite available at the time of booking; reduced deposit of just $100 per guest; low Solo Fares from 125 percent; $250 As You Wish shipboard credit per stateroom or suite (based on double occupancy); and 10 percent cruise fare savings when guests choose the combined 14-night itinerary.

“Our new Caribbean itineraries offer guests a warm return to luxury travel, with exceptional value on the acclaimed Crystal Experience,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “The compelling value and competitive pricing, combined with convenient air travel between Miami and San Juan and Crystal’s signature all-inclusive amenities and experiences and personalized service, adds up to a wonderful opportunity for travel advisors to introduce Crystal to travelers who may not have previously considered a luxury voyage, as well as entice their existing Crystal clients who are eager to begin traveling again.”

Crystal Serenity’s new Caribbean itineraries include:

  • Sunkissed Chic, Miami to San Juan, embarking October 1, October 15 and October 29: calling in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (maiden call); St. John’s, Antigua; Gustavia, St. Barts (overnight); and Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.

  • Tropical Interlude, San Juan to Miami, embarking October 8, October 22 and November 5: calling in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Cruise fares for the new voyages begin at just $1,399 per guest; travelers with Future Cruise Credits may redeem them on these voyages.

Added peace of mind for guests looking forward to traveling again comes in part from programs like Crystal Confidence, which offers reduced deposits of just $100 for Ocean voyages; relaxed 60-day prior to first service final payment;  and adjusted cancellation policy allowing guests to cancel up to seven days prior to sailing and receive 100 percent Future Cruise Credit, valid through 2022. Guests booking Crystal’s new fall 2020 Caribbean sailings will have an additional layer of voyage protection with the new Crystal Voyage Assurance program extended to these new Crystal Serenity voyages, which allows travelers to cancel their cruise for a full refund within seven days if there is a significant itinerary change – including the embarkation or disembarkation ports and/or changes to 30 percent or more of their selected itinerary – due to global travel restrictions.

A leader in unparalleled 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 travelers. All-inclusive 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 underscores the Crystal difference.
By deliberate design, Crystal Serenity has always carried far fewer guests than ships of similar size – featuring one of the highest space ratios in luxury cruising – and her social spaciousness will be further increased with a commitment to lower guest capacity when she resumes sailing this fall.  In addition, while the fleet is paused, the Crystal team is developing new procedures and policies that will support all public health and regulatory requirements and ensure that guests’ vacations continue to be not only relaxing and pleasurable but safe and healthy. Details of these new measures and initiatives will be announced soon.

The inherent design of Crystal ships maximizes personal and public space, offering plenty of options for those who choose to keep a healthy distance during their voyage. All Crystal ships across the fleet including Ocean, River, Yacht and Expedition offer nearly double the space per person than ships of a similar size, which is among the highest space ratios in the industry and their social spaciousness will be further augmented through the new measures we will be implementing. Further, Crystal Endeavor and Crystal’s River ships are all-suite and all-balcony and most staterooms on Ocean ships Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity feature private verandas for fresh airflow.

The safety of guests and crew members is Crystal’s number one priority and the fleet will resume service only when the company’s expert team and global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.


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