Crystal kicks off 25th anniversary year with comprehensive 2015 Asia Season

LOS ANGELES, CA - From untouched rainforests to a "Monkey Island"; from working cacao plantations to pristine R&R beaches; from two thousand-year-old temples to huge metropolises of fine dining, Asia

Crystal kicks off 25th anniversary year with comprehensive 2015 Asia Season

LOS ANGELES, CA – From untouched rainforests to a “Monkey Island”; from working cacao plantations to pristine R&R beaches; from two thousand-year-old temples to huge metropolises of fine dining, Asia is a continent of contrasts – to be highlighted during Crystal’s 2015 Asia cruise season. Ten 12- and 13-day itineraries, plus five shortened “Getaways” of six- to seven-days, kick off the ultra-luxe line’s 25th year of sailing by cruising through Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia. Highlights include:

Maiden calls to Belawan, Indonesia; Sanya, China; Kochi and Aomori Japan;

Later evening stays in Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Chan May, Vietnam; Bali, Indonesia; Pusan, South Korea; Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan; and Singapore;

Culture/region-intensive itineraries, including two all-China cruises, with multiple overnights in the country’s major cities, and other voyages concentrating heavily on Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

At least two separate overnights offered on every cruise;

Calls to gems “less-visited” by the line, such as Yantai, China (Crystal’s first visit since 1996); Malacca City and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; and Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan;

Two-night stays in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon (formerly Burma);

A three-day pre-/post-cruise overnight land program to Beijing and the Great Wall, included with two March/April cruises

“The 2015 Asia voyages amount to one of our most immersive, wide-ranging seasons in the region in our 25-year history,” says Crystal President Edie Rodriguez. “All travelers – those cruising Asia for the first time and those who have long loved visiting there – will find something new to broaden their perspectives on these ancient lands.”

Crystal’s 2015 Asia itineraries collectively call in Ho Chi Minh City and Chan May, Vietnam; Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia; Surabaya, Bali, Semarang, Jakarta and Belawan, Indonesia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Pusan, South Korea;

Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan; Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sanya, Dalian, Xiamen, Yantai and Beijing, China; and Kochi, Osaka, Aomori, Otaru and Tokyo, Japan.

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