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Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises of Los Angeles, California, plans to operate the M/S Crystal Symphony, of Bahamian registry, on one cruise that will enter the Treaty Area for approximately 72 hours for scenic cruising. The vessel can carry a maximum of 940 passengers, and 545 staff and crew. No landings are planned.

M/S Crystal Symphony

M/S Crystal Symphony is 781 feet in length, 99 feet in width, a draft of 25 feet, and weights 51,044 tons. The vessel’s average cruising speed is22 knots, whereas it’s maximum speed is 23 knots.

ITINERARY: Sites visited may vary depending on weather and ice conditions as well as length of cruise, and may include South Shetland Islands, Bismark Strait, Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Neumayer Channel, Paradise Bay, Gerlache Strait, Deception Island, King George Island, and Elephant Island.

Schedule for the cruise follows:

  1. Depart Ushuaia January 27, 2005, arrive Stanley February 3 (in Treaty area January 28 - February 1).


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