As part of its rebirth under the A&K Travel Group’s leadership, one of the most prestigious luxury cruise lines, Crystal Cruises, will sail from Australia aboard the Crystal Symphony this year.
After a thorough renovation, the opulent and spacious ‘Crystal Symphony’ will welcome regular visitors and discerning travellers.
On board Symphony, which will dock in Fremantle on 6 December, passengers will be able to choose from four Australia and New Zealand itineraries.
After departing from Perth on a 14-night cruise to Auckland at a starting price of $10,000 per person, Crystal Symphony will sail from Auckland to Sydney for 15 nights, arriving in the New South Wales capital on 4 January 2024, followed by a 17-night Sydney roundtrip priced from $13,600.
Crystal Serenity’s maiden trip, commencing on 31 July, will be a 12-night voyage between Marseille and Lisbon, while Symphony’s return to service, beginning with a seven-night cruise from Athens to Istanbul on 1 September, will mark the beginning of her maiden season.
Symphony will now accommodate 606 guests, and Serenity will accommodate 740 after renovations because several of the smaller previous cabins have been combined into larger ones.
Last November, Crystal Cruises informed potential passengers that the 2023 schedule would be announced the following year, saying, “Everyone here at Crystal Cruises and A&K Travel Group is working around the clock developing itineraries and finalising plans with the shipyard as we anticipate sharing exciting news about Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.” At last, the time has come.