Crystal Cruises has launched its complete 2013 worldwide cruise collection -- becoming the first of the luxury cruise lines to release its entire 2013 calendar and fares, as well as open all cruises for bookings.

For travelers who like to plan ahead, ’13 is a lucky number as  “Book Now” fares offer guests the best prices for early bookings made by February 28 or June 30, 2012 (depending on cruise departure).

Significant changes, such as many more shorter cruises distinguish 2013 Crystal’s repertoire of 64 itineraries visiting 62 countries and 226 ports-of-call worldwide. 

Due to the popularity of its Northern Europe itineraries in 2012, Crystal has opted to switch its initially scheduled vessel deployment:  Crystal Serenity will summer in the Baltic, North Cape and British Isles (in addition to spring and summer Mediterranean seasons), while Crystal Symphony will spend her summer in the Mediterranean.