Crystal Announces 2012 World Cruise

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LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2010 – Crystal Cruises announces its 2012 World Cruise, a 94-day epic journey exploring the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim. On a rare course round-trip from Los Angeles departing January 18, 2012, Crystal’s 17th annual World Cruise will visit 35 ports in five segments, with multiple overnight stays on Crystal Serenity’s route through Hawaii, the South Pacific, eastern and western Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Russia, Alaska, British Columbia and San Francisco. For the first time, the ultra-luxury line is including a three-day inclusive overland adventure in Beijing; a maiden call in Newcastle, Australia; and a return to South Korea for the first time since 1994.

Three days in Beijing:

The three-day inclusive Crystal Overland Adventure to Beijing visits the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.

Overnight stays:

Two-night stays in Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong and Beijing, and overnight stays in Honolulu, Sydney, Perth, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, Osaka and Yokohama.

A pre-cruise exclusive Bon Voyage Gala with luxury accommodations in Los Angeles launches the voyage for all full World Cruise guests.

“Travel connoisseurs consider a Crystal World Cruise to be the ultimate luxury vacation, comprised of exotic destinations, one-of-a-kind adventures and special events coupled with Crystal’s renowned six-star service, enriching days at sea and attention to detail,” says Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing. “The shorter overall length of the 2012 voyage makes this grand voyage even more attractive to those trying their first World Cruise experience with Crystal.”

A detailed day-by-day is accessible at www.crystalcruises.com. Crystal is accepting deposits for priority waitlist. Fares and more details on the wealth of World Cruise amenities and enhancements are expected in the fall 2010.

Special Value – Limited Time Offer:

Guests booking any 2011 World Cruise segment by September 30, 2010 can save 20% on any other 2011 or 2012 voyage, including 2012 World Cruise segments (not applicable to full World Cruise).

In its August 2010 issue, Travel + Leisure readers voted Crystal Cruises World’s Best Large-Ship Line for a 15th consecutive year.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625 or visit www.crystalcruises.com.