From Beijing To Belawan: Crystal Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Year With Comprehensive 2015 Asia Season

New Ports, Less Visited Locales and More Overnights Equal Deeper Exploration for Travelers

From untouched rainforests to a “Monkey Island”; from working cacao plantations to pristine R&R beaches; from two thousand-year-old temples to huge metropolises of fine dining, Asia is a continent of contrasts – to be highlighted during Crystal’s 2015 Asia cruise season.  Ten 12- and 13-day itineraries, plus five shortened “Getaways” of six- to seven-days, kick off the ultra-luxe line’s 25th year of sailing by cruising through Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia.  

539_A

Crystal Cruises’s 2015 Asia itineraries collectively call in Ho Chi Minh City and Chan May, Vietnam; Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia; Surabaya, Bali, Semarang, Jakarta and Belawan, Indonesia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Pusan, South Korea; Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan; Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sanya, Dalian, Xiamen, Yantai and Beijing, China; and Kochi, Osaka, Aomori, Otaru and Tokyo, Japan.

Highlights include:

—  Maiden calls to Belawan, Indonesia; Sanya, China; Kochi and Aomori, Japan;
—  Later evening stays in Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Chan May, Vietnam; Bali, Indonesia; Pusan, South Korea; Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan; and Singapore;
—  Culture/region-intensive itineraries, including two all-China cruises, with multiple overnights in the country’s major cities, and other voyages concentrating heavily on Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
—  At least two separate overnights offered on every cruise;
—  Calls to gems “less-visited” by the line, such as Yantai, China (Crystal’s first visit since 1996); Malacca City and Kota Kinabalu,
        Malaysia; and Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan;
—  Two-night stays in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon (formerly Burma);
—  A three-day pre-/post-cruise overnight land program to Beijing and the Great Wall, included with two March/April cruises

“The 2015 Asia voyages amount to one of our most immersive, wide-ranging seasons in the region in our 25-year history,” says Crystal President Edie Rodriguez.  “All travelers – those cruising Asia for the first time and those who have long loved visiting there – will find something new to broaden their perspectives on these ancient lands.

Until June 30, all-inclusive cruise fares for the 2015 Asia season start at $2,025/person, with up to $1,800/person in credits (for airfare) and savings if booked by June 30.