Crystal Cruises resumed its ocean cruise operations on Saturday with Crystal Serenity setting sail from the Port of Nassau on its “Luxurious Bahamas Escapes” itinerary, a seven-night voyage exploring the islands of the Bahamas. The ship will now homeport within the Bahamas by November, working the distinctive all-Bahamian itinerary.
The event was marked with a Homeporting Inauguration Ceremony in Nassau by Crystal executives, Bahamian authorities officers, together with Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar and Director Normal Pleasure Jibrilu from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and dignitaries from the Port of Nassau.
Visitors boarding Crystal Serenity for its first voyage since spring of 2020 got a reception by the officers, employees and crew of Crystal’s flagship. A Junkanoo parade—a energetic Bahamian custom of music, dancing and colourful costumes—entertained company on the pier. The ship additionally obtained a water cannon salute because it left the harbor with the sounds of Crystal Cruises’ signature sail-away tune “What A Great World” by Louis Armstrong offering a musical backdrop for this milestone second.
“Luxurious Bahamas Escapes” opened for reservations to document demand in March, in response to Crystal, representing the largest single day of bookings within the firm’s historical past throughout the first 24 hours of its launch. Crystal Serenity’s “Luxurious Bahamas Escapes” itinerary will depart round-trip from Nassau each Saturday (company may also have the choice of crusing round-trip from Bimini). The seven-day voyages will discover the island nation’s “Out Islands” additionally knowns because the “Household Islands” with calls in Nice Exuma, San Salvador and Lengthy Island.
The Out Islands supply spectacular seashores, ocean reefs for snorkeling and diving, and a relaxed vibe. Crystal has partnered with greater than 30 native Bahamian companies to supply company small-group experiences which are each native and genuine, with the extra aim of contributing to the reinvigoration of tourism in these island locations.
Observe: Crystal has applied new “Crystal Clear+” protocols that tackle the challenges of COVID-19 with measures that embody obligatory vaccination for company and crew, COVID-19 testing at embarkation and extra. Due to the obligatory vaccination requirement, company will be capable of discover ashore independently. A
Via the Crystal Pristine program, Crystal maintains a dedication to following worldwide environmental rules and preserving the great thing about the oceans during which Crystal ships journey. In actual fact, the corporate was just lately awarded the Blue Circle Award from the Port of Vancouver, which acknowledges cruise traces that voluntarily implement sustainability measures and practices that go above and past these required by port rules.
Deal: Fares for Crystal’s “Luxurious Bahamas Escapes” cruises begin from $1,999 per visitor, together with $500 “E-book Now” financial savings and $500 air financial savings. Visitors can make the most of $100 decreased deposits per particular person and can obtain a $125 per particular person shipboard credit score with Crystal Society Financial savings doubling to 5 p.c; new-to-Crystal company saving 2.5 p.c; and solo fares beginning at simply 125 p.c. Vacationers with future cruise credit and future cruise funds might redeem them on these sailings.
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