LOS ANGELES, August 2, 2010 â€“ This fall, Crystal guests can see what backstage life is like at the Monte Carlo Ballet, how the ponies live at St-Tropezâ€™s Polo Club, view Mexicoâ€™s Sierra Madre mountains from a private plane and Copper Canyon by privately chartered rail, among other â€œprivate accessâ€ 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.
â€œCrystalâ€™s well traveled guests continually seek fresh and exclusive ways to see destinations,â€ says John Stoll, vice president, land and port operations. â€œWe design our Crystal Adventures to appeal to a broad range of interests and offer travelers more choices.â€
On 20 distinctive voyages this fall, Crystalâ€™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:
Private visit to Veniceâ€™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 Reykjavikâ€™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, Crystalâ€™s fall itineraries start at $2,165, per person, and include generous â€˜All Inclusive â€“ As You Wishâ€™ shipboard spending credits ($500-$1,000 per person, depending on itinerary). For many voyages, complimentary air transportation is included â€“ Business Class Air for Penthouse guests â€“ 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.