The year of the Horse may predict travel for some and then relaxation for the others. Why not combine the two and give yourself a chance at relaxation while on an exotic travel? Crystal Cruises has created 19 new “Crystal Getaways” in Asia and the surrounding region for 2014 and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Start off the new year with perfect travels that you just cannot get enough of.

Time-strapped travelers now have almost twice as many options to enjoy an ultra-luxe, all-inclusive, exotic cruise in Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Mauritius, Africa, and Australia, The Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity voyages range from five- to ten-days—making them ideal to either enjoy on their own or combine with time ashore. Carved out from longer sailings, the “Getaways” start as low as $1,520 per person.

Bali, Indonesia, where Crystal sails on two getaways in 2014
Bali, Indonesia, where Crystal sails on two getaways in 2014

“Whether craving a warm weather escape in winter, planning a family vacation over school break, or some inspiration and pampering in a region that does both so well, we have a plethora of choices for travelers,” says Crystal President Edie Bornstein.

 Crystal Symphony - Crystal Penthouse, Living Room
Crystal Symphony – Crystal Penthouse, Living Room

Making a Crystal Difference, the options given below will make you a fan of the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony which are are the two highest-rated mid-sized cruise ships in the world, ranked #1 and 2, respectively. Aboard the ultra-luxurious vessels, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by warm, gracious service, abundant space, extensive choices and superior quality.

Packed with local overnights, the choices include:

5-day: from $1,520:

Feb 17: Shanghai (overnight)–Hong Kong (two nights)
Feb 23: Darwin–Komodo I.–Lombok (maiden call)–Bali (two nights)
Mar 5: Bangkok (overnight)–Sihanoukville–Singapore (overnight)

6-day: $2,685:

Apr 3: Ho Chi Minh City (overnight)–Chan May–Hong Kong (overnight)

7-day: from $1,585:

Feb 10: Tokyo’s port of Yokohama (overnight)–Osaka (overnight)–Nagasaki–Shanghai
Feb 15: Nagasaki–Shanghai (overnight)–Hong Kong (two nights)
Feb 16: Sydney–Cairns (overnight)–cruising the Great Barrier Reef–Darwin
Apr 19: Beijing–Dalian–Shanghai (two nights)–Nagasaki
Dec 7: Bali (overnight)–Semarang–Jakarta–Singapore (overnight)
Dec 14: Singapore–Koh Samui–Sihanoukville–Bangkok (overnight)

8-day: from $2,420:

Feb 22: Hong Kong (overnight)—Hanoi (overnight)–Chan May–Ho Chi Minh City(overnight)
Feb 28: Bali (overnight)–Surabaya–Semarang–Makassar (maiden call)–Kota Kinabalu
Mar 2: Ho Chi Minh City (overnight)—Bangkok (overnight)—Sihanoukville–Singapore(overnight)
Mar 20: Mauritius—Durban—Port Elizabeth–Cape Town (overnight)
Mar 26: Singapore (overnight)–Bangkok (overnight)–Ho Chi Minh City (overnight)
Apr 19: Beijing–Dalian–Shanghai (two nights)–Nagasaki—Osaka
April 23: Shanghai (overnight)—Nagasaki—Osaka (overnight)—Shimizu—Tokyo(overnight)

9-day: $4,620:

Feb 13: Osaka (overnight)—Nagasaki—Shanghai (overnight)–Hong Kong (two nights)

10-day: $4,180:

Mar 10: Singapore (overnight)—Jakarta–Mauritius

So, which one is your pick?

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