Business Class Air Upgrade Provides More Value And Luxury With Crystal Baltic And Northern Europe Cruises

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2008 – Luxury cruise specialist Crystal Cruises is introducing low promotional business class air upgrade fares with all 2008 Baltic and British Isles cruises booked by April 30, 2008. The special business class air upgrade add-ons begin at just $699, one way, and $1,398, round-trip, and are in addition to Crystal Cruises’ published standard air/sea cost. Available from select major gateways in the U.S., the upgraded airfares are up to 75% lower than unrestricted business class airfares to Europe, and offer even greater savings than past business class promotions.

The promotion is available with seven Crystal Symphony voyages in Northern Europe from June through August. The seven- and 11-day cruises begin in London, Stockholm or Copenhagen with fares starting at just $3,395, per person, double occupancy.

“By combining Crystal’s reduced business class air upgrade with the host of luxurious amenities, rich itineraries and shore-side experiences of a cruise, traveling to Europe with Crystal continues to be an exceptional value,” says Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president, sales and marketing.

The business class air upgrade is offered in partnership with British Airways, Scandinavian Airways and Lufthansa. Northeastern gateways are New York, Baltimore, Boston, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Dulles); Central and Southeastern cities are Atlanta, Orlando, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Detroit and Miami; Western cities are Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. The offer is capacity controlled and subject to space availability.

The Crystal Difference

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 of seven to 100+ days that bridge the best of land and sea. Grounded in more than a decade of accolades, Crystal has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.

For additional information and Crystal reservations, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at