Due to increased demand for a tropical, warm weather itinerary in North American waters for the 2012 holiday season, Crystal Cruises is moving its 2012 holiday cruise on Crystal Serenity from the Holy Land to the Caribbean.

With Crystal’s “Save Now, Save Later” promotion, travelers can save 20% on the 2012 all-inclusive Christmas/New Year’s sailing by also booking one of this year’s holiday voyages by September 15, 2011.  The 2011 holiday cruises to either Hawaii or the Panama Canal/Caribbean are also value-priced at up to 58% off brochure fares.

President Gregg Michel explains: “We previously had both our ships in exotic locations for the 2012 holidays.  By now moving one of our ships closer to home, we offer a combination of North American and overseas holiday choices.  Plus, guests can save even more by making Crystal their luxury holiday for two years in a row.”

Departing on December 21, 2012, the 14-day holiday cruise sails round-trip from Miami for Tortola; Barbados; St. Lucia; Guadeloupe; St. Maarten; St. Thomas; Ponce, Puerto Rico (maiden call); and Key West.

The 14-day 2011 holiday voyages, departing December 21, 2011, remain unchanged, providing options from both U.S. coasts:

•         HAWAII round-trip from LA (Crystal Symphony): Maui; Honolulu; Kauai;  Hilo; Enseñada
•         PANAMA CANAL/CARIBBEAN round-trip from Miami (Crystal Serenity): Cozumel; Grand Cayman; Panama Canal (Gatun); Cartagena; Antigua; St. Barts; Turks and Caicos

To accommodate next year’s change from the Middle East, Crystal’s pre- and post-2012 holiday cruises have also been revised.  Crystal Serenity now makes a Barcelona-Miami Trans-Atlantic cruise on
December 9, 2012, and follows the holidays with a January 4 Caribbean cruise round-trip from Miami to Tortola, St. Kitts, Point-a-Pitre, St. Lucia, St. Barts, St. Maarten, and Turks and Caicos.

All cruises include complimentary airfare from 24 North American gateways (or air credit), with additional savings for family or friend groups via Crystal’s Family Memories Program.

Crystal’s passion for taking care of guests in an inviting environment of extraordinary space, quality and choices has earned the company more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in history.