Crystal Announces Biggest Ever Mediterranean Sale

LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2007 – Crystal Cruises announces an unprecedented savings opportunity for its 2008 Mediterranean cruises. For new bookings made by February 29, the luxury line is offering 10 percent off all verandah and non-verandah staterooms and five percent off Penthouse accommodations for virtually all of Crystal Serenity’s European cruises departing May 19 through September 5. The promotion offers savings of up to $1,650 per couple on 10 cruises leaving from Rome, Venice, Athens, Barcelona and Monte Carlo.

“The amount of savings, combined with the number of cruises and broad range of accommodations available with this offer, allows our guests to take advantage of the world’s most intriguing destinations at an exceptional value,” says Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Onboard cuisine by Nobu Matsuhisa, amazing choices of activities and a level of service on par with the finest hotels in the world are just a few of Crystal Serenity’s amenities that make our experience so rich. With this new promotion and our European cruises priced in U.S. dollars, the value is incomparable.”

Crystal Cruises’ 2008 Mediterranean season features more overnight calls, including Venice, Sorrento, Monte Carlo, Istanbul and Athens, and extended time in port, as well as a maiden call in Albania. On seven- to 12-day itineraries, guests can explore the Mediterranean’s most sought after destinations in the Italian Riviera, French Riviera, Greek isles and the Dalmatian and Turkish coasts. As many as nine different port cities in five countries are featured on a single voyage.

Crystal Serenity’s Mediterranean voyages are priced from $2,995 per person, double occupancy.

The Crystal Difference

Aboard Crystal Serenity, 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 a reputation for excellence, grounded in over a decade of prestigious accolades. The line was voted “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, respectively, for 11 and 12 consecutive years – the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have achieved such distinction. The luxury line’s spa was voted #1 in Condé Nast Traveler’s recent poll, outscoring most resort spas.

For additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at