Crystal SerenityCrystal Cruises has released its calendar for 2013 and early 2014, featuring shorter cruises as well as those based around world famous local events.

After an initial announcement earlier this year, Crystal Cruises has produced its earliest ever schedule announcement with details of a further 63 itineraries. This 2013/2014 schedule encompasses a total of 269 ports in 75 countries, with more than a dozen maiden calls and 146 local overnights, which will be open for booking later this autumn.

Details have been released of itineraries based around the Monaco Grand Prix in May with two race days docked in Monte Carlo, as well as around Tuscany’s famous piazza horse race, Il Palio di Siena.

The list of maiden calls for the season is extensive and includes Baie-Comeau, Quebec; Çanakkale, Turkey; Castellón de la Plana, Spain; Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec; La Spezia, Italy; Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Natal, Brazil; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England; Santa Martha, Colombia; Skiathos and Zakynthos Island (Zante), Greece; Luanda, Angola; Lombok, Indonesia; and Malacca, Malaysia.

All itineraries can now be viewed at www.crystalcruises.co.uk with pricing to be released later this year.