Crystal SerenityCrystal Cruises will visit Alaska in 2016, its first summer season there in five years

The luxury line will also sail a world cruise roundtrip from San Francisco, and offer new itineraries in Antarctica/South America. Two northern Europe cruises will include a complimentary three-night land package in Berlin.

Twenty-nine of the line’s 60 cruises for the year are 10 days or less, including a few 5- and 6-day cruises along the U.S. West coast. There are overnights in 48 ports, including 14 double overnights.

The year will feature 27 maiden calls at ports ranging from Aitutaki in the South Pacific to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

Early 2017 will have Crystal Serenity on a 94-day world cruise circumnavigating South America, and Crystal Symphony doing a 99-day Pan-Pacific Grand Voyage that includes Crystal’s first call in the Philippines in 18 years.

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