Those who like to plan far ahead should be rejoicing right now, because Crystal Cruises has just revealed the 2023 itineraries for the Crystal Serenity. The Crystal Serenity is one of two ocean ships that the luxury line has in its fleet, and it boasts a staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5 and some amazing fine dining. 2023 is a ways off, but why not get excited and start planning a beautiful vacation right now? Here are a few highlights.
The long ones
Perhaps the coolest itineraries among the bunch that were just announced are the three that are really…really…really long. All of the announced itineraries leave from Miami, and these are no different. They aren’t the type of trip that just anybody can take, but if you have the time and financial flexibility, you need to check these out. The first departs on January 11th, 2023 from Miami and heads to Venice over the course of 128 nights. Yup. You’ll check the Panama Canal, the Pyramids of Giza, Papua New Guinea and more as you visit 70 UNESCO heritage sites. There are two other several month-long cruises departing from Miami in 2023: one to Barcelona over the course of 140 nights and one to Athens over 119 nights. They all leave January 11th. Hey, you’ve got almost three years to plan, you can free up your schedule, right?
Crystal runs similar itineraries to this one pretty often, though this one is definitely unique. It leaves on January 4th and lasts a week. You’ll visit pristine Mexican beaches and even get to snorkel near coral reefs in Belize, which is obviously pretty awesome. You’ll also get to stop in Jamaica halfway through the trip. It’s a nice trip that is a relatively short and accessible way to visit the Caribbean in luxury.
Miami to Lima
For those looking for a slightly longer excursion without, you know, spending multiple months at sea, this 15-night itinerary is perfect. You’ll traverse through the ocean to the Panama Canal and then follow the west coast of South America, stopping in Ecuador and Peru. Once you arrive in Lima, there’s plenty to do, including visiting some of the many historic museums that are in the city.
While the longer trips probably aren’t the perfect fit for everyone (keep in mind they start around $40,000), the shorter and less expensive itineraries are great fun for anybody! If you’re interested in booking a trip to look forward to for the next few years, visit Crystal’s website here and scroll way down.