Crystal Cruises celebrates the return to service for luxury ocean ship Crystal Symphony as she departed today on the new Luxury Bermuda Escapes, the first in a series of four seven-night cruises sailing roundtrip out of Boston on Sundays. Although the ship’s departure was delayed by one day due to Hurricane Henri, its officers, staff and crew were thrilled to welcome guests back onboard after almost 18 months.
The Luxury Bermuda Escapes voyages offer travellers the opportunity to enjoy Crystal’s all-inclusive amenities and hallmark luxuries on voyages close to home with convenient US departures. The ship’s four Boston sailings will be followed by eight Luxury Bermuda Escapes cruises set to depart round-trip from New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal beginning September 24, 2021, with Friday-to-Friday itineraries.
“We are delighted Crystal Symphony has returned to service as the first cruise ship to restart cruising from Boston, now bound for the pink sands of Bermuda,” said Jack Anderson, president of Crystal. “This day is the culmination of months of anticipation and behind-the-scenes planning to ensure safe and meaningful travel experiences for our guests as we welcome them back home to Crystal. We are confident they are going to love the history, culture and abundant outdoor pursuits Bermuda offers, knowing that both Crystal’s and Bermuda’s stringent health protocols are in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.”
Already boasting one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the industry and nearly twice the space per guest as ships of similar scale, Crystal Symphony set sail from Boston with reduced capacity to offer guests even more social spaciousness.
The crystal-clear waters of Bermuda offer endless adventures including reefs and shipwrecks for snorkeling and diving, sport fishing, sailing, kayaking, and more. In Bermuda, Crystal Symphony will call into the Royal Naval Dockyard, a British stronghold for more than 150 years, now home to historic architecture, shopping, galleries, restaurants, and more.