December 20, 2001
Crystal Cruises’ long-awaited schedule for 2003 -- particularly because newest addition Serenity joins the fleet -- has been announced. The 68,000-ton Serenity, which launches in July, will begin with western European and Mediterranean cruises through the summer and early fall before heading west across the Atlantic. The ship will then sail the usual “winter” itineraries in the Caribbean, Panama Canal and the Mexican Riviera. Symphony will once again host the line’s world cruise which departs from Ft. Lauderdale and includes, in its 104-day journey, a jaunt to Antarctica. Among the first-ever-for-Crystal ports that pathfinder Symphony will call to include Huahine, French Polynesia; Launceston and Exmouth, Australia; Deception and King George Islands in Antarctica; Nagoya, Japan; St. John's, Newfoundland; Greenok, Scotland; Dikili, Turkey; and Norfolk, Virginia. Beyond the world cruise, Symphony will summer in Europe then spend the rest of the year in New England/Canada and South America -- and points in-between. Crystal Harmony covers the Panama Canal, the Orient, and Alaska.