Crystal Cruises Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Billecart-Salmon

LOS ANGELES, Dec 29: In celebration of its 20-year milestone, Crystal Cruises has partnered with renowned Champagne maker Billecart-Salmon to create a commemorative bubbly especially for the line’s 20th Anniversary in 2010. Available only in 2010, and only on Crystal Cruises, the Brut Reserve is a light blend aged in the Billecart-Salmon House’s traditional cellars. Crafted from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier from three different years, and sourced from the best sites in France’s Champagne region, the special cuvee for Crystal Cruises boasts a mature floral aroma with hints of fresh fruit and ripe pears.

“Our guests are savvy travelers with sophisticated palates, who appreciate exclusive, fine details like this,” says Toni Neumeister, vice president, food and beverage operations. “Billecart-Salmon shares the well-deserved reputation for excellence and sophistication that Crystal enjoys, and we are thrilled to introduce this extraordinary vintage for such a special occasion for Crystal Cruises.”

The Champagne will certainly play a key role in the many celebrations aboard Crystal’s award-winning ships in 2010. Every voyage will feature 20th Anniversary themed cocktail parties and Vintage Room experiences with wines from 1990, and select cruises commemorating inaugural dates in the line’s history will feature special dinners with original wine prices, among other festivities. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit