LOS ANGELES, August 7, 2007 – Luxury cruise specialist Crystal Cruises announces new savings promotions for 2007 and 2008. The new offers and insider tips – as well as abundant complimentary services and amenities – provide exceptional value for discriminating travelers seeking exotic and close-to-home vacations.
“With all of the notable features and incredible service we offer, we believe a Crystal cruise is a great value no matter when one travels with us,” says Bill Smith, senior vice president, Crystal Cruises. “When travelers realize the additional savings we’re offering on a very specific group of sailings, they will find the value is extraordinary.”
1. 2007 Fall Mediterranean – Save up to 48%
Guests can save up to 48% on six late August and fall 11- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages aboard Crystal Serenity. Cruises depart from Venice, Monte Carlo, Athens, Istanbul and Rome. Fares start at $3,890.
2. 2007 Thanksgiving Voyages – Save up to an additional $1,000 per couple
3. 2007 Thanksgiving Voyages – Kids Sail Free
This November, guests can save $500 per person in most stateroom categories – including verandahs – on voyages through the Panama Canal and Caribbean aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.
Along with Crystal’s family-friendly activities and supervised junior activities program, kids 11 and under will sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare adults. Plus, Crystal Serenity has just increased its third berth capacity by 15%, offering more choices for families. With the new promotion and special savings fares, travelers can save up to 60% off brochure fares. Fares start at $2,195.
4. 2007 and 2008 Value Collection
Guests can save up to 52% with Crystal Cruises’ Value Collection sailings. Three applicable cruises remain in 2007 that sail through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean and Caribbean. Crystal’s 2008 Value Collection features 11 diverse sailings of 10 to 17 days through the Panama Canal, South America, the Mediterranean, Western Europe, Caribbean and a Trans-Pacific voyage from Los Angeles to Hong Kong.
5. 2008 Western Europe – Save up to 20%
For new bookings made before September 14, 2007, guests can save 20% on all Deluxe Stateroom accommodations (including verandah staterooms) and 10% on all Penthouse accommodations aboard Crystal Symphony’s 13-day Western European voyage departing May 25, 2008 from Athens to London. Fares start at $3,995.
6. 2008 Europe “Combo” Cruises – Save 20%
Travelers seeking a longer cruise experience in Europe can save 20% on all categories of staterooms and suites for new bookings made before September 14, 2007 when combining Crystal Symphony’s May 25 Athens to London cruise with the cruise prior or cruise following. The combination cruises offer guests a 27-day exploration of Egypt, the Mediterranean and Western Europe, or a 24-day journey from Greece to the Baltic Sea, at savings ranging from $1,000 to $2,530 per person. Combine all three voyages for a 38-day cruise adventure and receive total savings of $3,840 per person.
7. Onboard Booking Savings
All guests who book a future cruise on board receive between 4% and 4.5% off their next cruise.
8. Book 180 days in advanced
All guests will receive a discount of 3.5% when they pay in full six months in advance.
9. Crystal Society Savings
Not only do returning Crystal cruisers automatically save between 3% and 4% on their next cruise, but they can enjoy additional savings that range from shipboard credits, gifts and parties to stateroom upgrades and an 11-day free cruise in a Crystal Penthouse.
Additionally, Crystal Society members who sail on Crystal Serenity’s Mediterranean voyages departing July 19, July 31 or August 24 in 2008 will receive a $150 per member shipboard credit if booked by October 15, 2007.
10. Special Singles Fare
Starting fares for single travelers are just 125% of the applicable double occupancy fare.
Adds Smith, “Frankly, given the weakness of the U.S. dollar against the Euro and the luxury of our product, all of Crystal’s European cruises are ‘on sale’ for 2007 and 2008.”
The Crystal Difference
Aboard the ultra-luxurious ships of Crystal Cruises, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, extensive choices and quality, providing worldwide vacations that bridge the best of land and sea.
Crystal Cruises enjoys an unparalleled reputation for excellence, anchored in 12 consecutive years of “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” awards by the readers of Travel + Leisure and CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler magazines – the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have achieved such distinction.
For additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at crystalcruises.com.