LOS ANGELES, February 12, 2009 – In conjunction with its Celebration Fares, Crystal Cruises is announcing its most dramatic promotion for Europe 2009: a $2,000 per couple – or $1,000 per person – shipboard spending credit for discerning travelers who want to design their own vacation experience.
The generous “All Inclusive – As You Wish” spending credit can be used toward:
* Any Crystal Adventure shore excursion,
* Any spa treatment,
* Any wine,
* Any cocktail,
* Any boutique purchase,
* Any gratuities,
* Any Vintage Room experience,
* And anything else on board except Casino gaming.
The $2,000 per couple spending credit is available with:
* Every Mediterranean cruise aboard Crystal Serenity in July through November,
* All 11-day Baltic and British Isles cruises aboard Crystal Symphony between June 19 and August 23, and
* Crystal Symphony’s Northern Europe Transatlantic cruise from London to Boston.
Guests on Crystal’s seven-day Baltic cruise departing August 5 will enjoy a $1,000 per couple, or $500 per person, spending credit. In all, there are 17 Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises eligible for the “All Inclusive – As You Wish” promotion.
“Our guests know what they want, when they want it and how they want it. Each of our guests is different and they want choices,” says Bill Smith, Crystals’ senior vice president, sales & marketing. “Throughout the world, at a great value, Crystal offers a dizzying array of stimulating programming and smart, stylish personal choices – from connoisseur wine experiences to over-the-top adventures ashore to indulgent spa treatments and even personalized weight training. We’re inviting our guests to choose the options that are most meaningful to them – and we’ll make that dream experience come true.”
Europe Celebration Fares
In addition to the custom onboard spending bank, Crystal Cruises is celebrating its 15 years as the highest rated cruise line with European Celebration Fares. The luxury line is offering up to $1,500 per person off most European cruises. Celebrating value, Crystal’s European fares for 2009 are lower than comparable cruises in 2008.
Save Now, Save Later – until March 31, 2009!
Travelers sailing on any 2009 Europe, Transatlantic or Crystal Symphony Asia cruise can enjoy 20 percent savings on almost every cruise in every category in 2010. The 2009 cruise must be booked by March 31, 2009, and the 2010 cruise must be booked by November 30, 2009.
Crystal Assurance Plan features Price Protection
If someone books a 2009 Crystal cruise and the fare for that stateroom category is later reduced, the guest will be protected at the reduced fare. Additionally, in 2009 Crystal reduced
cruise fare deposits – as low as 5% – deadlines and cancellation periods.
“Many travel and cruise promotions state that they are for ‘new bookings only,’ effectively penalizing someone that has been loyal and committed early,” adds Smith. “Crystal’s programs benefit guests planning 2009 vacations, save them money once they get there and offer a tremendous return on investment for next year’s vacation.”
Among the additional savings programs for 2009 are Low Business Class Air Upgrades with summer European cruises and the Crystal Family Memories Program, offering complimentary accommodations and other perks for family and friends group vacations.
The Crystal Difference
Aboard the ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and 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 superior quality, providing worldwide vacations of seven to 100+ days that bridge the best of land and sea. Grounded in more than a decade of accolades, Crystal has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure and CondÃ© Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.
For more information or Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the line’s website, crystalcruises.com.