New Premium Air Options With Crystal’s 2008 Europe Cruises

Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 2007 – Getting there can be almost as good as being there.

For its 2008 Western and Northern Europe cruises, Crystal Cruises is expanding its air/sea program with two new air upgrade options. A partnership with Eos Airlines provides a corporate jet-like experience, while Premium Economy service through British Airways and Scandinavian Airways offers more legroom and comfort than coach. The services are available from specific U.S. gateways in addition to Crystal’s coach air/sea fares.

Eos Airlines

Eos’ air service utilizes Boeing 757 aircraft configured for only 48 guests, offering an experience more akin to flying on a corporate jet than usual business class sections. With 12 square feet of personal space per guest, its laundry list of luxury amenities includes down pillows, cashmere blankets, personally delivered gourmet meals and the comforts of a six-foot, six-inch fully flat bed.

This special air upgrade is available to Crystal guests for travel between New York’s JFK International Airport and London’s Stansted International Airport in conjunction with nine April through August 2008 European and Baltic cruises beginning or ending in London; as well as the line’s September Trans-Atlantic crossing from London to New York. The air add-on fare is $1,300 more each way than the line’s round-trip coach air/sea fare.

Premium Economy

For Crystal guests seeking more legroom and comfort than traditional coach without the price tag of business class, Crystal is offering Premium Economy service with all eight of its Baltic, North Cape and British Isles cruises departing June through August 2008, as well as the September Trans-Atlantic voyage from London to New York. The service is available on round-trip flights to London, Copenhagen and Stockholm via British Airways or Scandinavian Airlines, depending on the U.S. gateway. Round-trip air add-on fares are just $700 to $1,200 more than Crystal’s coach air/sea fares.

Crystal’s 2008 Northern European cruises aboard Crystal Symphony range from seven to 14 days. Fares for these cruises begin at $4,595 per person, double occupancy.

Crystal’s 11-, 12- and 13-day Western Europe itineraries are available aboard Crystal Serenity or Crystal Symphony and begin at $3,395 per person, double occupancy.

The Crystal Difference

Crystal Cruises enjoys a reputation for excellence, grounded in over a decade of prestigious accolades. The luxury line has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure more than any other cruise line, resort or hotel in history.

Aboard the ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, extensive choices and superior quality, providing worldwide vacations that bridge the best of land and sea.

For additional information on Western European and Baltic itineraries, or Crystal’s special air/sea upgrades, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at