Crystal to visit new Australian port

Crystal Cruises will visit 22 new destinations in 2015/16 in Australia, Greece, Norway and Brazil as part of its new Worldwide Cruise Atlas program.

The brochure features 72 itineraries from seven- to- 102-day cruises aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.

For the first time ever, the line will visit Albany in Western Australia during its first-ever full global circumnavigation aboard Crystal Serenity.

The ship will arrive in Sydney Australia on 3 March 2015 and will make calls to Melbourne, Adelaide and then Albany on 11 March before heading to Fremantle.

Albany is a significant Australian port,  as ANZAC soldiers used it to depart for Gallipoli.

Also for the first time, the 108-day round-trip from Miami will make calls to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Ambodifotatra, Madagascar; Taolanaro, Madagascar; and Macapa, Brazil.

The line will also make inaugural stops at  Mystery Island in Vanuatu and Easo in New Caledonia during the 102-day ‘Grand Pacific Panorama World Cruise’.

Other first destinations include Chania, Greece during a 12-day Holy Land Heritage cruise departing 20 September from Istanbul, Turkey.

In Brazil, Crystal will make maiden stops in Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago for the first-ever Brazil-dedicated itinerary sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cruise also includes a New Year’s Eve overnight in Rio de Janiero.

The line will also make several first visits across Norway during its 18-day White Sea Exploration including Bodo, Norway; Narvik, Norway; and Bergen, Norway. The itinerary also features first calls to ports in Archangel and Solovetsky and Zayatsky Islands in Russian Federation.

“It [Worldwide Atlas] provides extensive details of each itinerary, plus all aspects of the shipboard experience – from world class dining to highly personalized six-star service – and shore-side tips and adventures,” vice president of marketing Nitsa Lewis said.