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CRYSTAL EXPERTS’ TOP 5 DESTINATIONS FOR 2020, PART II

Muscat, Oman

Lands of Zeus, Michelangelo, Fjords and Arabian Beauty

More than 100 2020 ocean voyages aboard Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Esprit are now open for booking. That’s 64 Crystal Cruises sailings and 44 Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises sailings, each offering cultural curiosities, adrenaline-inducing adventure, monument marveling, museum inspecting, island hopping, underwater exploring, temple reflecting, ancient footstep following, and endless taste testing.

The number of discoveries that lay before you is immeasurable, however, our team of destination experts – those dedicated souls who create the most enriching itineraries possible to virtually all corners of the globe – is back to help quantify some of the possibilities. With the second installment of “Top 5” destinations for 2020 aboard Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, we’re sharing more of the captivating cities that may become your next favorite place in the world, or maybe already are. Whether these locales are new to you or have been on your favorites list for a while, there is always something new to see, do, taste and enjoy.

From our destination team to your passport, here are the next “Top 5” destinations to visit in 2020 with Crystal Cruises:

Dunedin – This gateway to Queenstown is full of energy and heritage all its own, known as the “Edinburgh of the South” for its longstanding Scottish history. A university town, Dunedin also offers an abundance of spots for wonderful food and drink, as well as the wildlife-rich Otago Peninsula.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand

 

Livorno – This is your gateway to Florence, the artistic capital of the Renaissance, where Michelangelo created the Sistine Chapel’s domed ceiling and The David. Overnight stays in Livorno also allow for ventures into Tuscany and the Chianti wine region.

Livorno, Italy
Livorno/Florence, Italy

 

Patmos, Greece – A sun-drenched island revered for its white-sand beaches and secluded coves, Patmos is a land of both God and gods, as the formerly sunken mountain that was resurfaced by Zeus, and the place where St. John the Divine envisioned the rapture recorded in the book of Revelation.

Patmos, Greece
Patmos, Greece

 

Gravdal, Norway – Another gateway destination, this time to the ethereal Lofoten Islands, Gravdal is a glacier-carved village sitting along the Buksnes Fjord above the Arctic Circle, with endless summer sun and adventures for outdoor enthusiasts.

Gravdal, Lofoten, Norway
Gravdal, Lofoten, Norway

 

Muscat, Oman – Ringed by volcanic mountains and guarded by two Portuguese forts, Muscat is a picturesque blend of Arab, Indian, African and European styles, thanks to the ordinance that traditional architecture must take precedence over high-rise buildings. Outside of city center, swim with sea turtles in nearby lagoons and inviting beaches.

Muscat, Oman
Muscat, Oman

Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s 2020 worldwide voyages to these must-see destinations and many others are now available for booking.

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