New Crystal Adventures Offer Perspectives

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LOS ANGELES, August 2, 2010 – This fall, Crystal guests can see what backstage life is like at the Monte Carlo Ballet, how the ponies live at St-Tropez’s Polo Club, view Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains from a private plane and Copper Canyon by privately chartered rail, among other “private access” experiences. The ultra-luxury line is offering nearly 100 brand new Crystal Adventures with its fall itineraries, offering travelers distinctly new perspectives on the destinations.

“Crystal’s well traveled guests continually seek fresh and exclusive ways to see destinations,” says John Stoll, vice president, land and port operations. “We design our Crystal Adventures to appeal to a broad range of interests and offer travelers more choices.”

On 20 distinctive voyages this fall, Crystal’s award-winning ships explore the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Holy Land, Canary Islands, British Isles, New England/Canada, Panama Canal and the Mexican Riviera. Many of the latest highlights ashore include VIP access and unique points of view:

Exclusive Access

Private visit to Venice’s Doges Palace before it opens to the public for the day;
Guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Monte Carlo Ballet, including the costume department; and
Behind-the-scenes visit to the Polo Club St-Tropez, exploring the stables and luxury clubhouse, and visit with the polo ponies.

New Points of View

Explore Reykjavik’s hot springs, lava fields, trails and mud banks;
In a private plane, soar over the Sierra Madre mountain range to Guadalajara to experience its musical, spiritual and artistic culture (from Puerto Vallarta);
Bay of Fundy discovery with guidance from a resident marine biologist highlighting the indigenous wildlife (St. John, New Brunswick); and
Mountain biking adventure featuring spectacular island views on Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

With promotional, Two-for-One cruise fares, Crystal’s fall itineraries start at $2,165, per person, and include generous ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard spending credits ($500-$1,000 per person, depending on itinerary). For many voyages, complimentary air transportation is included – Business Class Air for Penthouse guests – as well as family incentives and discounted verandah staterooms and Penthouses.

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