Crystal Cruises to Return to Asia in 2007

Crystal returns to Asia with a collection of four itineraries

By: Ana Figueroa

For the first time in two years, Crystal Cruises will return to Asia, with a collection of four different itineraries. The cruises will include the line’s first-ever cruise from Singapore to Dubai.

From March through May, 2007, the Crystal Symphony will offer two 14-day journeys exploring China, an 11-day cruise spotlighting Vietnam, and the new 16-day Singapore to Dubai itinerary that features three days in Myanmar. During the line’s 10th season in Asia, Crystal Symphony will visit 17 cities in nine different countries, including a maiden call at Chan May, Vietnam. Overnight stays will include Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; Osaka, Japan; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Yangon, Myanmar; and Dubai, UAE.

Crystal is also offering a complimentary three-night land program to Beijing as a pre- or post-cruise component of the season’s first two cruises. The all-inclusive “Adventures in Bejing” program will showcase the Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, Sacred Alley, and conclude with a private dinner at the Great Hall of the People.

Guests wishing to extend their Asia odyssey may also consider a new six-night “Journey to Tibet” excursion offering the chance to travel to the top of the world.