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Crystal takes the route to Rio and other magical ports for holidays 2014-2016

Crystal Cruises is making magic during the holiday season of 2014 and 2015 with festive Christmas/New Year’s voyages through China and Southeast Asia one year, and to Brazil the next. Passengers can celebrate New Year’s Eve in cities renowned for dazzling fireworks displays such as Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro (respectively).

Happy holidays on a Crystal cruise
Courtesy Crystal Cruises

And for an early Christmas gift you can save up to $1,500 a person by booking 2014’s cruise by June 30, and an additional 25% off 2015’s voyage (a value of at least $1,900 across all room categories) upon completion of the first cruise.

Highlights of the 15-day Crystal Symphony sailing include:

Asia 2014 and 2015 in a nutshell:

Rounf-trip voyage from Singapore starting December 21. Rings in the New Year aboard Crystal Symphony while berthed at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour affording front row views of the fireworks countdown celebration, specially-illuminated skyscrapers, musical pyrotechnics, and the Symphony of Lights—the largest permanent light show in the world.

The “China Sea Holiday Spectacular” gives you two nights in Ho Chi Minh City (including Christmas day/night) and Hong Kong (including New Year’s Eve), plus calls in Angkor Wat’s Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Nha Trang, Vietnam, a beachside capital of turquoise waters, mountain backdrops, and legendary diving. Shorter six- and nine-day Christmas/Hanukkah or New Year’s “Getaways” segments are also available to/from Ho Chi Minh City.

Taking the route to Rio in 2015-2016:

Crystal takes the route to Rio on a new, Brazil-focused itinerary that departs December 19 from San Juan, Puerto Rico and includes three nights in the wild resort city and a chance to experience a carioca-style New Year’s Eve with nightlife and the renowned Eve fireworks, plus a recuperative New Year’s Day in pretty, beachy Buzios. Ports of call are Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago (maiden visit); Devil’s Island, Iles du Salut, French Guiana; and Fortaleza, Recife, and Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, round out the tropical itinerary of pristine beaches, coral reefs, and colorful cities.

“Crystal’s exotic holiday options for 2014 and 2015 are truly one-of-a-kind opportunities for families and loved ones to gather together for a blend of traditional celebrations and over-the-top festivities, along with sampling varied holiday customs. New Year’s in Hong Kong and New Year’s in Rio will undoubtedly create magical memories of a lifetime,” says Crystal President Edie Rodriguez.

All-inclusive cruise fares for 2014 and 2015 holiday cruises start at $7,425 and $8,045 per person, respectively. Additional special offers may include savings for solo passengers, “Crystal Family Memories” perks for groups of six or more traveling together, and “Kids Sail Free” in third berths.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit

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