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Crystal Cruises has announced a 141-night world cruise a year after its dramatic shutdown — see what it’ll be like

The Crystal SerenityThe Crystal Serenity is currently being refurbished in Italy.

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  • Crystal Cruises unveiled a 125 to 141-night 2024 world cruise starting at $61,600 per person.
  • In 2022, the cruise line faced serious financial issues amid the arrest of two ships and the shutdown of US operations.
  • Crystal is now being operated by luxury travel company Abercombie and Kent Travel Group.
Crystal Cruises made a big splash last year with serious financial issues, the arrest of two of its vessels over unpaid fuel bills, and the shutdown of US operations.Crystal Cruises

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But that was the Crystal Cruises of the past, then owned by Genting Hong Kong.Crystal Cruises

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Now, a revived Crystal has emerged under its new parent company, Abercrombie and Kent (A&K) Travel Group.Crystal Cruises

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In 2022, A&K Group acquired the brand and its two ships, the Crystal Serenity and the Crystal Symphony.The Crystal Serenity and Symphony

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A&K is also known for its luxury “small group” tours, which include world trips by private jet.Abercrombie and Kent's Boeing 757.

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And a little over a year after Crystal’s choppy waters, the renewed cruise line is ready to sail again with 2023 and 2024 itineraries, including a recently announced 2024 world cruise.The Crystal Serenity

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Over 125 nights, the Crystal Serenity and its passengers would sail to 62 locations across 29 countries, the cruise line says.The Aquamarine suite bedroom aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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For passengers who want an even longer sailing, there’s also the option to tack on an additional leg through the Panama Canal …panama canalPanama Canal, Panama City, Panama

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… extending the cruise by 16 days and the number of destinations to up to 70 across 35 countries.The penthouse living area aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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Throughout these months at sea, Crystal says the Serenity would sail to destinations like Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, and the French Riviera.French Riviera

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Travelers have three itinerary options: sailing from San Diego, California to Miami for 125 nights or roundtrip from either Miami or San Diego for 141 nights.An aerial of the San Diego Convention Center with San Diego Harbor.An aerial of the San Diego Convention Center with San Diego Harbor.

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The roundtrip Miami itinerary will stop in 70 destinations across 35 countries, the most destinations of the three options …Double guest room aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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… while the shorter California to Florida leg will hit 62 locations in 29 countries.Penthouse aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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Prices for the latter itinerary start at $61,600 per person for a 215-square-foot ocean-view stateroom.Double single guest room floor plan aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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This then shoots up to $245,600 per person for the 1,265-square-foot — not including the balcony — penthouse suite on both roundtrip itineraries.Penthouse aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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But even the least expensive stateroom still has luxury amenities. Think of complimentary wine, fruits, and a pillow menu.The living room in the sapphire suite aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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The 740-guest Crystal Serenity is currently being refurbished in Italy.The Crystal Serenity

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When it’s complete in July, the refreshed ship will have an upgraded spa and gym, larger suites with new finishes …Penthouse floor plan aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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… and of course, the hottest new amenity aboard cruise ships: a pickleball court.Pickleball has exploded in popularity over the past few years.Pickleball has exploded in popularity over the past few years.

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The 820-foot-long floating luxury hotel also has a restaurant by the famed Nobuyki Matusuhisa of Nobu, several bars and lounges with views of the water, and what the cruise line calls “Broadway-style” shows.Penthouse aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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Unveiling a world cruise shortly after resuming operations may be a big undertaking. But there’s no better time to unveil a months-long cruise.The bathroom in the sapphire suite aboard the Crystal Serenity.

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Extended and around-the-world cruises have been seeing “record-breaking” booking success over the last few years.Azamara's 2025 world cruise

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From one-month transoceanic crossings to nine-month world cruises, travelers have been quickly booking up or selling out these longer itineraries despite their heftier price tags.The Seven Seas Mariner.

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For those who can tolerate months at sea, these extended sailings allow travelers to visit dozens of destinations without complicated logistical planning or having to constantly unpack and repack.the Serenade of the Seas in the water with the Seattle skyline in the backThe Serenade of the Seas in Seattle.

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