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Optional Pre- & Post-Cruise options invite Crystal guests to indulge in Island time

Seasoned cruise travelers know that a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay provides the perfect way to lean into pure relaxation, with added time to unwind and explore at your leisure. This summer The Bahamas offers Crystal guests idyllic settings to put your toes in the sand and set your watch to island time.

In Nassau and Bimini – round-trip embarkation options for Crystal Serenity’s upcoming Luxury Bahamas Escapes – guests have the option to embrace the tropical bliss and diversions of island life with pre- and post-cruises stays at exclusive SLS Baha Mar in Nassau and the stunning Hilton Resorts World Bimini. Access to amenities from ocean-view spas and deluxe cabanas to water sports and a uniquely designed ocean-view golf course ensure a variety of options to experience the beauty of The Bahamas’ wherever you explore. 

  • Aerial view of Bimini, Bahamas

Nassau’s SLS Baha Mar – A sophisticated island enclave

The perfect way to spend sun-drenched days in Nassau depends on your personal tastes, but some of the best options start at the SLS Baha Mar resort. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the resort’s Instagram-worthy Skybar, a chic-oasis boasting one of the best views in The Bahamas, high above Cable Beach.

Tee off at the Jack Nicklaus-designed, 18-hole Royal Blue Golf Course, try your hand at the Caribbean’s largest casino, dive deep into pampering relaxation at the ESPA Spa overlooking the sea, or embrace water views of all kinds at the Beach Club, where two infinity pools blend beautifully into the sea beyond. Enjoy ocean breezes from poolside hammocks and daybeds or follow your passions and discover where the day takes you.

It may even carry you – by ferry – to the neighboring Blue Lagoon island, with the option to spend a day at the beach with VIP butler service and inclusive food and beverages or greet the island’s resident dolphins. The Dolphin Encounters are affiliated with the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums, the accrediting body for such entities and the gold standard of marine mammal care, which means you can indulge your curiosity about these charming creatures responsibly and with great care.

Hilton Resorts World Bimini – A blissfully serene island escape

The turquoise waters of Bimini are breathtaking, and Hilton Resorts World Bimini takes advantage of the views from every angle from the soaring windowed atrium to the ocean-view fitness center. The adults-only rooftop infinity pool features spectacular panoramic views of Bimini Bay, or splash into the Lagoon Pool and enjoy a Bahamian cocktail at the swim-up bar perched above the yacht-spangled marina.

Upgrade your day with a private cabana overlooking the Lagoon pool, the Bahamian Sea or Caribbean Sea, or for more of an adrenaline rush, choose a high-speed exploration of the surrounding waters by jet ski. Explore the colorful underwater realm on a glass-bottom boat, take a closer look on a snorkeling excursion, or test the waters on a fishing charter in this sportfisherman’s paradise.

The Bahamas is renowned for its warm welcome, rent a golf cart to explore the islands secluded beaches, sample fresh conch salad and Bimini bread and experience the island’s friendly culture. There are no limits to the adventures and no wrong way to enjoy island time.

Crystal Serenity’s Luxury Bahamas Escapes sail round-trip from either Nassau or Bimini beginning July 3, 2021. Pre- and post-cruise hotel programs in Nassau start at $359 for a one-night stay, while options for Bimini start at $599 for a two-night stay featuring an inclusive drinks package. Prices for both are per person, double occupancy and include taxes and resort fees.

The laidback rhythm of the Bahamas casts a spell that invites relaxation wash over you like a wave upon the shore while your cares drift away on the breeze…

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