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Crystal Cruises invites to Top 10 Unexpected Destinations and Adventures in 2013

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Crystal Cruises is inviting travelers to try something different in 2013.

hongkong1The ultra-luxe line is taking its well-traveled guests off the beaten paths – often literally – to historically significant, naturally extraordinary and culturally diverse destinations and landmarks. Voted #1 overall among small-, mid- and large-size ship cruise lines on Condé Nast Traveler's January Gold List , the line is shaking up 2013 with countless experiences from Asia to Antarctica. "Top 10" unexpected travel opportunities with Crystal in 2013 include:

  1. Málaga, Spain – The lesser-known neighbor to Madrid and Barcelona that serves up classic Andalusian cuisine with a heaping side of architecture and history, named by Departures magazine one of the world's most "under the radar" destinations;
  2. New England/Canada – A rare spring voyage through the region, trading more familiar fall foliage for spectacular spring blooms and landscapes;
  3. Yalta, Ukraine – The rugged, mountainous Crimean peninsula and lush forest by 4x4 or horseback, a picturesque contrast to the historic urban landscape for which the city is known;
  4. Hong Kong, China -- An invigorating hike through the lush Dragon's Back Trail for an escape from the city's bustling Central District;
  5. Oslo, Norway – An Olympian's view from the wheel bob track in Lillehammer;
  6. Sainte Agnès, France – For one's French Riviera bucket list, a jaunt to the highest coastal village in Europe offers breathtaking views and medieval charm;
  7. Edinburgh, Scotland – A quest for the Holy Grail, tracing the steps of the centuries-old tale connecting the Knights Templar to the Grail and visiting sites featured in The Da Vinci Code ;
  8. St. Petersburg, Russia –An interactive look at Russia's modern art -- an alternative to the city's famous palaces and classical museums – concludes with a master class in giclee painting technique;
  9. Padua, Italy – A bird's eye view of Italy's second most ancient city from hot air balloon;
  10. Reykjávic, Iceland – Trekking across Icelandic lava fields atop one of the country's characteristic small horses;
Crystal Cruises' passion for creating unique luxury experiences both on land and at sea have helped earn the company top ratings from international travelers for two decades, including a recent World's Best win from the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
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