New ‘Crystal Memories’ Plan Available On 2009 Sailings

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LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2008 – Crystal Cruises is unveiling its largest ever family and multigenerational group promotion, ‘Crystal Memories,’ which is valid on virtually all the line’s 2009 itineraries. The promotion, which was first introduced this year as ‘Mediterranean Memories’ on select 2008 Mediterranean sailings, has been expanded fleet wide as Crystal continues to tap into unprecedented growth of family and multigenerational travel.

“This is the first time Crystal has launched a family promotion of this size and scope so far in advance,” said Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Our current ‘Mediterranean Memories’ program has attracted more than four dozen new family groups to Crystal vacations since its launch. Due to the dramatically growing number of travelers interested in vacationing with family, and friends they consider family, it makes perfect sense to offer prospective guests strong incentives to begin planning their 2009 reunions.”

The program includes:

  • One free sailing for every 10 full-fare, full-paying guests;
  • Prepaid gratuities;
  • $100 per person onboard credit for maximum of two guests per stateroom
  • Third berth guests 17 years old and under sail free;
  • $500 credit for a Crystal Private Adventure shore excursion of $2,500, enabling large multigenerational family groups to custom tailor land experiences, and
  • One 8 x 10 group/family photo and one photograph of guest’s choice per stateroom.

The size and range of accommodations aboard the ultra-luxury Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, coupled with the extraordinary levels of service and diversified onboard amenities and features, make a Crystal Cruise an ideal vacation option for multigenerational groups of discerning travelers.

The line features a fully supervised Junior Activities Program for kids 17 and under during summer voyages and other cruises with 12 or more children; Fantasia, the ships’ dedicated playroom, with games, crafts, Sony PlayStation® and Microsoft’s XBox 360 video games, and personal computers with entertainment and educational software.

The ships also feature dining options for any taste and sensibility, including casual poolside options, specialty restaurants and exceptional dining experiences in the Crystal Dining Rooms.

The ‘Crystal Memories’ program is available with all 2009 cruises aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, except the World Cruise, North Cape, Black Sea and Christmas and New Year’s cruises.

For more information or Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the line’s website at crystalcruises.com.