LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2010 â€“ A new overnight stay in New York and a maiden visit to Portland, Maine are among the highlights of Crystal Cruisesâ€™ New England & Canada series in fall 2010. Four 11-day cruises aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony will sail between New York and MontrÃ©al beginning September 19, each with two overnight calls and nearly 100 Crystal Adventures ashore to showcase the regionâ€™s natural beauty and rich history.
Departing September 19, September 30, October 11 and October 22, all voyages feature overnight stays in MontrÃ©al and either Boston or New York, plus visits to Newport, Rhode Island; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; QuÃ©bec City, QuÃ©bec and either Bar Harbor or Portland, Maine.
The itineraries allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the destinations, each with its own distinct charm. Whether the dramatic cliffs and lavish estates in Bar Harbor and Newport, the cobbled streets and French shops within QuÃ©bec City and the spectacular waterfalls just outside city limits, or Portlandâ€™s art district, known as the cityâ€™s secret treasure, the region boasts limitless character and history to explore.
â€œCrystal Symphonyâ€™s New England and Canada itineraries offer an ideal combination of quaint provincial communities and exciting urban attractions, rich maritime history and striking scenery during the fall â€“ the regionâ€™s most beautiful time of the year,â€ says Bill Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing. â€œThe ease of travel, Crystalâ€™s award-winning resort experience and our exceptional value for 2010 is resonating with veteran and new-to-Crystal travelers.â€
Per person, Two-for-One (double occupancy) promotional fares start at $4,275, with $500 per person â€˜All Inclusive â€“ As You Wishâ€™ shipboard credits, and complimentary air transportation from many North American gateways.
Crystal Cruises has earned the hospitality industryâ€™s most coveted awards, including being voted Worldâ€™s Best Large Cruise Line by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Best Large-Ship Cruise Line by the readers of CondÃ© Nast Traveler magazine more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. Additionally, the latter publicationâ€™s readers voted Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony the â€˜Best Medium-Sized Ships in the Worldâ€™ in its February 2010 issue.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.