In travel news for November 7, 2023 we talk about Royal Caribbean expanding their 2024 alaskan sailings, MSC Cruises diverse offerings for the summer of 2024, and Crystals announces their 2025 Grand Voyages.
Royal Caribbean 2025: New Alaska Cruise Routes
In summer 2025, Royal Caribbean International is expanding its Alaska cruises with the Seattle-based Anthem of the Seas joining the Alaskan fleet on seven-night excursions. Travelers can depart from Seattle, Vancouver, or Seward to explore Alaska's wilderness, with stops including Sitka, Skagway, and Juneau, alongside breathtaking natural sights such as the Hubbard Glacier. The Anthem of the Seas offers on-board thrills with unique attractions such as the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator and the North Star observation capsule. Similarly, Quantum of the Seas provides its own set of adventurous activities and itineraries through Alaskan and Canadian landscapes. Serenade of the Seas returns with a 16-night Panama Canal cruise and adventures through the Inside Passage, while Radiance of the Seas offers immersive experiences from Vancouver and Seward, including Cruise Tours to Denali National Park.
MSC Cruises 2024: Explore Mediteranian and Caribbean
MSC Cruises has launched its summer 2024 sailings, offering a diverse array of Mediterranean destinations. The MSC Divina, MSC Lirica, MSC Opera, and MSC Sinfonia will cruise the Eastern Mediterranean, with stops at Greek Islands such as Santorini and Mykonos. For those drawn to Western Mediterranean's culinary and cultural richness, ships such as the MSC World Europa, MSC Seaside, and MSC Seaview will visit ports including Naples and Cannes. The MSC Euribia will offer cooler Nordic escapes to the Norwegian Fjords, while MSC Poesia and MSC Preziosa set off towards Iceland and Greenland for wildlife and landscape adventures. Caribbean seekers have options too, with MSC Magnifica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seascape, and MSC Seashore cruising to tropical locales such as Jamaica and the Bahamas, ensuring a variety of summer travel experiences.
Crystal 2025 Grand Journeys: Epic 70-Night Voyages
Crystal Cruises has announced a series of Grand Voyages for 2025, crafted for extensive and luxurious explorations. Ranging from 40 to 70 nights, these itineraries offer in-depth experiences in a variety of global destinations. The voyages aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity include ports across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, featuring overnight stays and unique land excursions by Abercrombie & Kent. The longest journey encompasses a 70-night adventure from Mumbai, touching upon iconic cities such as Bangkok and Tokyo. Additional itineraries provide extensive Tours from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona, and from Stockholm to Liverpool. Early bookings come with attractive benefits including savings, airfare allowances, unique land experiences, and additional onboard credits and services, enriching the travelers' experience and value.