Crystal to Return to Holy Land with Nov. President's Cruise

Crystal SymphonyCrystal Cruises will be back in the Holy Land later this year for the 2017 President's Cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony, featuring Chairman and CEO of Crystal Cruises, President Edie Rodriguez.

The ship sails from Rome on Nov. 4, calling in Limassol, Cyprus; Haifa and Ashdod, Israel; Aqaba, Jordan; and Salalah and Muscat, Oman, and transit of the Mediterranean, Red and Arabian Seas and the Suez Canal.

For the 18-day sailing, Rodriguez and her husband, Tom, will join guests for receptions and parties, according to a prepared statement from the luxury cruise line. 

“This incredible event is something I am greatly looking forward to sharing with our guests, as I know, like me, they relish eye-opening experiences that showcase cultures and historic sites,” said Rodriguez.

“As this year’s President’s Cruise will be my first visit to Jordan, it will be my pleasure to discover this fascinating region alongside our guests.”

There will also be a President’s Excursion from Aqaba into the desert of Wadi Rum and a glimpse into the region’s Bedouin tribes during a dinner feast.

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