Posted by: cruise2 | 23 December, 2011

Crystal’s Ultimate VIP Fireworks Blowout to Ring in New Year’s 2013 In Sydney

Next Year’s Private, All-Inclusive Party Valued at More Than $1300/person


Crystal Symphony rings in next year's New Year's (2013) with a lavish gala in Australia's Sydney Harbour, away from the crowds on land, with VIP fireworks viewing from underneath the famous Harbour bridge.  (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

On the eve of New Year’s Eve, travellers are reminded it’s not too early to start planning next year’s holiday, perhaps with  a private floating party in Sydney Harbour welcoming in New Year’s 2013.  The over-the-top celebration offers exclusive front-row "seats" to the world’s biggest New Year’s fireworks, gratis for guests of all ages on Crystal Symphony‘s culinary-themed holiday cruise through New Zealand/Australia beginning December 20, 2012.

The fete unfolds aboard two luxury catamarans, sailing past Sydney’s crowd-lined shores in the exclusive, select-vessel Harbour of Light Parade flotilla.  Crystal has special-arranged final VIP stationing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, inside the off-limits Harbour Exclusion Zone, for the preeminent fireworks vantage point.  The intimate post-dinner soiree includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, premium open bar, music, dancing, midnight champagne countdown, Crystal’s renowned six-star service, and spectacular city views, with guests among the globe’s first ringing in 2013.

"This promises to be our most opulent New Year’s Eve in years," says Crystal’s Senior Vice President Operations, Thomas Mazloum.  "The night is not only an incredible backdrop for once-in-a-lifetime memories, the entire cruise is a tremendous value, considering the party, other holiday festivities, and all Wine and Food Festival events are complimentary."

The festive itinerary includes grand holiday decor, gourmet Christmas dinner, Chanukah traditions, and other seasonal delights during overnights in Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney (two nights), plus calls in Tauranga, Napier,Christchurch/Lyttleton, and Dunedin, NZ.  Numerous experts–including guest chefs, mixologist, oenologist, oceanographer, conservation biologist, CBS News correspondent, and South African Ambassador—are also scheduled to host enlightening destination-related presentations.

Until December 31, 2011, "Book Now" cruise-only fares for the 16-day voyage start at $8,205/person, including fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship, plus pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff.  If flying from one of 24 North American cities, "Book Now" rates that include airfare and airport transfers start at $9,705/person.

Crystal Cruises’ passion for creating unique luxury experiences both on land and at sea have helped earn the company top ratings from international travellers for two decades, including Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s recent Readers’ Choice award for "Best Cruise Line" for the 18th consecutive year.

For more information/Crystal reservations, contact The Cruise People, Ltd. – John Lang at 800.961.5536 extension 21 or Tags:


  1. Yeah.. It is true that people are really planning to welcome the new year on Sydney Harbour so early. Nice writing and informative. I really enjoyed it.

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