Crystal has unveiled four new 2018 Crystal Getaways – shortened segments of its 20-day “Sands of Time” sailing from Dubai to Rome aboard Crystal Serenity.
Offering travellers culture-rich experiences in some of the most profound destinations and sites throughout Israel, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Italy, the new itineraries also cater to busy travel calendars, ranging from three to 10 days.
The new Crystal Getaways are:
- Arabian Gems, April 26, 10 Days – Dubai (overnight) and Fujairah, UAE; Salalah, Oman; and Petra (Aqaba), Jordan (overnight). Guests can explore the modern marvels of Dubai, including the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, visit the Rose City of Petra and the ancient ruins of Sumhuram, also cruise the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
- Havens of Antiquity & Holy Sites, May 6, 10 days – Petra (Aqaba) (overnight); Eilat (overnight) and Jerusalem/Tel Aviv (Ashdod), Israel (overnight); Sorrento and Rome, Italy (overnight). The voyage also offers trips to Petra and Wadi Rum, as well as the resort town of Eilat and Ashdod, gateway to the sacred sites in Jerusalem and vibrant Tel Aviv. Then, the itinerary continues to the Italian coastline and Rome’s artistic masterpieces.
- Panoramic Israel, May 7, three days – Eilat and Jerusalem/Tel Aviv (Ashdod) (overnight). Starting in the charming town of Eilat, guests can transit the Suez Canal en route to Ashdod, where they can explore Jerusalem’s wonders and the White City of Tel Aviv.
- Mediterranean Masterpieces, May 10, six days – Jerusalem/Tel Aviv (Ashdod) (overnight); Sorrento, Rome (overnight). From Israel’s sacred sites to Rome’s Colosseum, Pantheon and Sistine Chapel, guests will also visit the beautiful Sorrento coast in between.
Fares for Crystal Serenity’s new Getaways begin at US$1,475 per guest.