The Top Cruise Destinations for 2020

Are you struggling on deciding where you want to visit on your next cruise? We understand that it can be tricky at the best of times, especially with the vast array of unique itineraries that are offered!

We have good news – CLIA UK & Ireland have just made this easier for you by recently announcing the top 10 cruising destinations for 2020!

We have hand-picked some of our favourite itineraries onboard Crystal Cruises that visit some of these spectacular destinations from the list – planning your next cruise has just got a whole lot easier! Although, due to the popularity of these in-demand destinations, we have very limited availability on our 2020 sailings, but that just gives you the perfect opportunity to plan ahead and book for 2021 and 2022!

Read on to discover the most sought-after itineraries…


Singapore is renowned for being a city like no other in Southeast Asia, so there’s no wonder it came in as one of the top 10 cruising destinations. From the cutting edge architectural splendour to the lush greenery that surrounds you. The blend of ethnicities, culture and food in this cosmopolitan part of the world will be sure to capture your heart.

Our ‘Icons of Southeast Asia’ voyage will take you on an enchanting 15-night journey to explore the very best of Southeast Asia onboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony starting with an overnight in Singapore and ending in Hong Kong.

Porto, Portugal

Think quaint cobbled streets, traditional architecture and authentic Portuguese charm and you will have Porto presented to you! Travellers mutually agree that Porto is a must-visit, whether you like to gaze out to postcard-perfect views of the river Douro or sit back and enjoy traditional port wines and speciality food dishes – Porto is the place for you.

Our Fabled Lands & Vineyards’ voyage will take you on a fantastic 12-night adventure onboard Crystal Symphony stopping at Porto on day 2 where you can revel in the medieval Portuguese charm of this fantastic city.

Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard is a spectacular icy wonderland that is particularly well known for being home to some of the most iconic wildlife on earth, including polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes and puffins. Expect jaw-dropping glaciers, dramatic fjords and breath-taking frozen horizons. Cruising is also known to be one of the best ways to comprehensively explore Svalbard and discover its best highlights whilst still being able to reap the luxury benefits of your cruise ship.

Our ‘Expedition Svalbard: In Search of Polar Bears’ voyage will give you 11-nights onboard Crystal Endeavor, our luxury expedition cruise ship sailing Roundtrip Longyearbyen. Join us and prepare for extraordinary discovery in the land of the Ice Bear.

Panama Canal, Panama

A Panama Canal transit is a bucket-list dream for many cruisers, and it’s easy to see why. Become astonished by the world’s greatest engineering marvel and enjoy the slideshow of ever-changing scenes, from the industrial to the beautiful mountains and serene lakes.

On our Boutique Caribbean & Panama Canal 9-night voyage, you will spend a memorable day onboard Crystal Endeavor cruising alongside the rainforest through one of the world’s greatest engineering masterpieces. Your ship will glide down the canal with inches to spare, through perfectly structured locks that raise and lower it with gentle ease.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo continues to impress travellers around the world with the unique blend of modernity and deep Japanese tradition. Marvel at the steel skyscrapers, immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the city, visit the wonderful temples and shrines and enjoy walks around the several parks Toyko has to offer.

What better way to visit this extraordinary destination than onboard our luxury Expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor. Our voyage – Island Explorations of Japan will give you 16-nights of exploration from Tokyo to Taipei.  

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is famed for being the world’s most naturally beautiful city with the contrast of the mountains, ocean and beach sights that will take your breath away. Explore the rich history at Robben Island and be sure to pay a visit to Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and perhaps the most well-known attraction in Cape Town. You also can’t forget to try out the celebrated vintages of Stellenbosch whilst here!

Our African Allure 15-night voyage onboard Crystal Symphony will give you the ultimate Cape Town experience with two unhurried exploration days spent in this impressive destination giving you ample time to explore.  

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