New Itineraries, Turquoise & Dalmatian Coasts, UAE & Holy Land Set For Crystal Esprit In 2021

first_imgMore than two years out, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises announces collection of voyages of exotic and enriching discovery  MIAMI, December 5, 2018 – Enticing luxury travelers with boutique yachting adventures in some of the world’s most intriguing and breathtaking locales, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has unveiled the complete 2021 deployment for Crystal Esprit. In all, 45 voyages of epic discovery will combine Crystal’s signature luxuries with the legendary histories and landscapes of the destinations. Nearly all of the 62-guest, butler-serviced, all-suite yacht’s 2021 voyages are seven days, designed to suit busy calendars or combine easily for expanded vacations. Notably featured are 11 brand new voyages, including routes along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, an expanded season along the Dalmatian Coast and Greek Isles, warm-weather winter sailings in the Seychelles, and focused voyages in the United Arab Emirates and Holy Lands. “Crystal Esprit’s 2021 roster of voyages is filled with options for inquisitive travelers who seek exceptional luxury, extraordinary experiences and transformative destinations, with options that will suit virtually every traveler’s schedule and interests,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “In response to the overwhelming popularity of the Adriatic and Seychelles voyages, we are returning to these regions, while also expanding our reach to other profoundly fascinating locales, like the Turkish Coast and less explored areas of the Holy Lands, to present as many wonderful options as possible to our guests.” Details of Crystal Esprit’s 2021 itineraries include:Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, three 10-day voyages – Exploring the Turkish Riviera, monumental archaeological sites (including UNESCO-listed Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World), classic Turkish cuisine, charming resort towns and landscapes ideal for active outdoor pursuits like hiking, bicycling and village walks in Antalya, Bodrum, Kas, Kalkan, Kuşadasi, Finike and Datça, as well as calls to Larnaca and Limassol, Cyprus. Dalmatian Coast, 22 7-day voyages – Designed for combining or indulging individually, these itineraries highlight the complexities and beauty of Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro, from Split’s UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace and Dubrovnik’s impenetrable walls, to Hvar’s fresh water springs and pine forests and Korçula’s sapphire blue waters and cultural epicenter of Croatia. Other calls include Vis, Trogir, Opatija, Zadar, Rovinj and Sibenik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Piran, Slovenia; and Venice, Italy. Seychelles, nine 7-day voyages – From the famous giant tortoises of Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island to Mahé’s massive granite peaks, botanical garden and welcoming waters for all manner of watersports (from the yacht’s private marina and along some of the world’s most beautiful beaches), these identical itineraries offer travelers a slice of lush island paradise in the heart of the Indian Ocean, with overnights in Praslin and Laraie Bay and calls to Aride Island, La Passe, St. Anne and Mahé’s Eden Island and Victoria Harbor. Greek Isles, five 7-day voyages – Immersive quests into the heart of where much of history originated, including the UNESCO-listed sites of the Monastery of St. John in Patmos, Delphi in Itea, the island of Delos, and many others in Rhodes, Mykonos, Hydra, Chania/Crete, Athens, Naxos and Santorini – all set among white-washed shoreside villages that shine with modern cafés, shops and activities that offset the ancient heritage of the destinations. United Arab Emirates, four voyages, 6, 7, 9 and 12 days – Exploring the Arabian Gulf and its juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modern ingenuity, these voyages offer overnights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, plus Doha, Qatar and Muscat, Oman on select sailings. The region’s glittering taste shines through at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Ferrari World, while international influences are everywhere. Additional destinations include Khasab, Sir Banir Yas Island, Oman and Manama, Bahrain, depending on the itinerary. Holy Lands, two voyages, 8 and 11 days – Highlighting the sacred and spectacular sites of Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Filled with multiple overnights in gateway cities, guests can explore the hallowed treasures of Jerusalem, vibrant culture of Tel Aviv, Haifa’s glorious coastline and the resort town of Eilat; venture to the Valley of Kings and Cairo’s Great Pyramids of Giza and the new Egyptian Museum; and explore the once lost riches of Petra. Crystal Esprit’s 2021 yachting collection is open for booking by contacting a travel advisor or Crystal reservations at 888.799.2437. Fares begin at $4,149 per person with Book Now Savings of up to $2,000 per suite available through February 28, 2019.  About Crystal The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018).  Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more

Order of Nova Scotia Honours Five Outstanding Nova Scotians

first_img Author and educator, Silver Donald Cameron, Halifax Influential publisher and philanthropist Graham Dennis, Halifax (posthumous) Politician and social rights activist, Alexa Ann McDonough, Halifax Historian and author, Robert James Morgan, Sydney (posthumous) Author, educator and community activist, Bridglal Pachai, Halifax Five outstanding Nova Scotians were honoured for their lasting contributions to the province at a ceremony held today, Nov. 28. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, was joined by Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald, on behalf of Premier Darrell Dexter, and Viola Robinson, chair of the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council, to invest the recipients into the order. “Those being recognized today join not only the distinguishedmembership of the Order of Nova Scotia, they also become a part of the history of our province,” said Lt.-Gov. Grant. “They join an extensive lineage of proud Nova Scotians who have been recognized by the Crown.” The 2012 Order of Nova Scotia recipients are: “For over a decade, we have recognized the extraordinary achievements and contributions of individuals by investing them into the Order,” said Ms. MacDonald. “Each member stands as a shining example for us to follow and they have truly made Nova Scotia a better place to live.” The recipients were selected by the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council from 84 nominations. “This year’s recipients have made lasting and enduring contributions to our communities through their careers, their philanthropy, and their dedication to improving the lives of their fellow Nova Scotians,” said Ms. Robinson. “Our nominations for the provincial order continue to be among the highest in the country and I encourage all Nova Scotians to continue to nominate, and re-nominate people they feel are deserving.” The 2012 recipients were recognized at the 11th investiture ceremony at Government House. The Order of Nova Scotia was established in June 2001 and is the highest honour bestowed by the province. Recipients have the right to use the initials O.N.S. after their names.last_img read more