LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2009 – In an industry first, Crystal Cruises is introducing an unparalleled six-night, tennis-themed, post-cruise land program – with VIP access to the Wimbledon Championships semifinals and finals. The program is available following Crystal Symphony’s June 19 cruise from London to Stockholm, which features tennis-themed Experiences of Discovery programming. In addition to Wimbledon Centre Court tickets, participating guests have access to Fairway Village, the luxury Wimbledon hospitality area near Centre Court, private car service and accommodations at London’s posh Savoy hotel.
In yet another industry first, onboard tennis programming will include an excursion to the Tennis Hall of Fame in Bastad, Sweden, where guests will have the chance to pour over photos and memorabilia of some of the greatest players in the world and tour the Hall of Fame’s stadium.
“This Wimbledon program exemplifies our commitment to creating one-of-a-kind experiences that are completely exclusive to Crystal and not available anywhere else,” said John Stoll, director, land programs. “Crystal’s goal is to ensure that all its guests enjoy vacations that are tailor-made to their needs and desires, culminating in vacation experiences that are truly unique.”
Wimbledon package features include:
- VIP access to Fairway village – The Wimbledon hospitality area for complimentary champagne, four-course lunch and traditional afternoon tea;
- Centre Court seats – For women’s singles semifinal and final, and men’s singles and semifinal and final;
- Six-night stay at The Savoy – One of London’s most iconic luxury hotels, with private car service to and from Wimbledon, and
- European Business Class air – from Stockholm to London-Heathrow.
The tennis focus is one of six newly introduced Experiences of Discovery designed to enrich more than two dozen Crystal cruises.
Departing London, the Baltic voyage calls in Oslo, Norway; Helsinki, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm and Visby, Sweden, and includes a two-night stay in St. Petersburg. Cruise fares for the two 11-day London-Stockholm itinerary start at $4,995 per person, double. Premium economy and business class air upgrades, the Save Now, Save Later, Europe savings and Crystal Family Memories Programs also apply. Fares for the post-cruise overland package are $25,299 per person, double occupancy.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the line’s website, crystalcuises.com.