Crystal Cruises And Luggage Concierge Announce New Luxury Partnership

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LOS ANGELES, October 3, 2007 – How can travelers eliminate the hassles of airport baggage check-in and long waits at baggage claim? Luxury travel specialist Crystal Cruises has entered into a new exclusive alliance with Luggage Concierge, offering guests easy door-to-door baggage service between their homes and Crystal’s exotic ports of call around the world.

Luggage Concierge has established a dedicated phone line for Crystal guests, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Arrangements for luggage shipment can be made by calling 877-231-6408 or registering at www.luggageconcierge.com/crystal. Effective later this month, Crystal Cruises will also provide a link on its own website at crystalcruises.com, which will direct guests to the Luggage Concierge online booking engine.

As an added benefit, Crystal’s repeat guests (Crystal Society members) will receive a 20% discount on luggage shipments to and from their Crystal voyage, as well as a 10% discount on luggage shipments for other non-cruise related leisure travel if they book directly through Luggage Concierge.

“Whether they are traveling to Miami or Mumbai, baggage-free travel offers our guests a new level of comfort, ease and convenience by avoiding long lines and annoying waits at airport check-in counters, baggage security, and baggage claim areas after long, tiring flights,” says John Stoll, Crystal’s director of land programs. “Our clients are intrepid travelers interested in exploring far-reaching destinations, and this service offers the ultimate luxury: time – less time tangled up at the airport which translates to more time relaxing aboard the ship and exploring the world’s most exciting cities.”

Also included in the door-to-door round-trip service is an automatic insurance coverage of $1,500 for all luggage shipments within the U.S., and $2,000 coverage for international luggage shipments. In addition, Crystal guests utilizing the new Luggage Concierge service will receive personalized tracking and delivery notification of their baggage through their preferred choice of phone, fax or e-mail.

About Luggage Concierge

Established in 2003, Luggage Concierge is a door-to-door luggage delivery service based out of Hawthorne, New York. Luggage Concierge maintains strategic alliances with American Express, ASTA, Caesars Palace, CouTour Travel, DHL, Discover Card, LEROS Point-to-Point Limousine, the Mandarin Oriental – Miami, Marston Hotels, Master Card, Town and Country Travel Club, Travcoa, UPS, the Virtuoso Travel Network and Visa. For more information, visit Luggage Concierge online at luggageconcierge.com.

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 Condé 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.