Crystal Offers Two VIP Wimbledon Options

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LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2010 – VIP access to the most famous tennis tournament in the world, the Wimbledon Championships in London, is the latest in Crystal Cruises’ roster of one-of-a-kind shoreside experiences. In keeping with its penchant for choices, this year the ultra-luxury line is offering a choice of two posh Extended Land Programs. A one-night option is available following Crystal Symphony’s June 14, seven-day British Isles cruise, with all of the opening day, Centre Court action. For guests wishing to see the dramatic ladies’ and men’s finals, a three-night option is available following Crystal Symphony’s June 21, 11-day Baltic itinerary.

With both programs, participating guests will enjoy the highest level of service at Fairway Village, the luxury Wimbledon hospitality area near Centre Court, Champagne and canapés upon arrival, a four-course lunch and traditional English tea. Additionally, the three-night program includes business class air from Stockholm to London’s Heathrow airport, stay at the famed Dorchester Hotel and private car service.

“The Wimbledon programs offer exclusive, VIP access to one of the most renowned tournaments in the world, and are the kind of truly unique experiences our guests seek out; the kind that are only available with Crystal,” says John Stoll, director, land programs. “We continually strive to ensure that our guests enjoy the same level of luxury and service with our programs ashore as they’ve come to expect on our ships.”

Crystal Symphony’s June 14 new seven-day British Isles voyage sails roundtrip from London and visits Guernsey, Channel Islands; Waterford, Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; and Liverpool, England. Two-for-One cruise fares begin at $4,210 per person, double occupancy, including a $500 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credit. The 11-day June 21 voyage sails from London to Stockholm, calling at Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Visby, Sweden; St. Petersburg, Russia (two overnights); and Helsinki, Finland. Two-for-One cruise fares start at $5,395 per person, double occupancy, with a $1,000 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credit. Both sailings include complimentary air transportation from more than 20 North American gateways, and Business Class air for Penthouse guests.

Fares for the one- and three-night Wimbledon programs start at $3,099 and $13,199 per person, respectively.

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