Ship will homeport in Antigua for  series of 10-night cruises

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Crystal Symphony

Pietschmann photo

While her sister ship, Serenity sails from Bimini and Nassau (starting in June), Crystal Symphony will do her own Caribbean route beginning August 5.

Symphony will homeport in St. John’s, Antigua for 15 roundtrip voyages.  The Itineraries include Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Tabago, St. Maarten and the British Virgin islands.

These itineraries, along with  Luxury Iceland Expeditions aboard Crystal Endeavor and Luxury Bahamas Escapes aboard Crystal Serenity, mark the resumption of service of 97 percent of Crystal’s oceangoing fleet.

The Crystal experience

The 30 year old company continues to redefine luxury cruising. The service is always tops with a never say no crew to passenger philosophy. Something I’ve put  to  the test occasionally and the staff past with flying colors. The line also dishes out some of the best cuisine afloat. This is especially true at its Nobu Matsuhisa restaurants.

It also offers top notch entertainment and stunning accommodations and public areas. What’s more fares are inclusive of all hard and soft beverages, tips, and WiFi.

Pandemic protocols

When Crystal Symphony resumes sailing it will be with reduced capacity. This is to increasing social spaciousness distancing.

It also requires that all guests be fully inoculated with the COVID19 shot.


Trinidad and Tobago is subject to government review with changing health and safety conditions. 

**As more islands in the Caribbean begin to open, Crystal may add additional ports to the itinerary and will inform its guests and travel partners of any changes.

For Crystal Cruises summer bookings contact a Pavlus agent at 800-528-9300.





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