LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2010 â€“ VIP access to the most famous tennis tournament in the world, the Wimbledon Championships in London, is the latest in Crystal Cruisesâ€™ 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 Symphonyâ€™s June 14, seven-day British Isles cruise, with all of the opening day, Centre Court action. For guests wishing to see the dramatic ladiesâ€™ and menâ€™s finals, a three-night option is available following Crystal Symphonyâ€™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 canapÃ©s upon arrival, a four-course lunch and traditional English tea. Additionally, the three-night program includes business class air from Stockholm to Londonâ€™s Heathrow airport, stay at the famed Dorchester Hotel and private car service.
â€œThe 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,â€ says John Stoll, director, land programs. â€œWe continually strive to ensure that our guests enjoy the same level of luxury and service with our programs ashore as theyâ€™ve come to expect on our ships.â€
Crystal Symphonyâ€™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 â€˜All Inclusive â€“ As You Wishâ€™ 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 â€˜All Inclusive â€“ As You Wishâ€™ 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.