Dubai’s ‘Atlantis’ Added To Crystal’s Luxury Partnerships

LOS ANGELES, February 24, 2009 – Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has added the newly-opened Atlantis, The Palm Hotel & Resort in Dubai to its 2009 roster of hotel partners. The optional Crystal Adventures “Classic-Plus” Hotel Program is available following Crystal Symphony’s May 1 Singapore-Dubai cruise, or before the May 17 Dubai-Athens voyage.

Situated on more than a mile of pristine beach on man-made Jumeirah Palm Island, the 1,539-room resort boasts ultra-luxurious accommodations, Dolphin Bay habitat and marine rescue, exclusive shopping opportunities and cuisine from renowned Michelin Star-awarded chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, whose restaurants Silk Road and The Sushi Bar are also featured on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Since its $20 million grand opening celebration in fall 2008, Atlantis, The Palm has been a top attraction for the visitors to the UAE city-state.

“We continually strive to partner with esteemed brands, like Atlantis, that can extend to our guests a luxury service experience – whether they are shipboard or shoreside,” says John Stoll, Crystal’s director of land programs.

The Crystal “Classic Plus” Hotel Program includes:

  • One, two or three nights in an Imperial Suite
  • Full American breakfast for two, daily
  • Personal meet & assist arrangements at the airport
  • Private car transfer to and from the hotel, airport and the ship

The Atlantis, The Palm 2009 package is available at $625, $1,120 or $1,615 per person, double occupancy for one-, two- or three-night programs, respectively. Also added to Crystal’s Dubai hotel partners for 2009 is the seven-star Burj Al Arab Hotel, located on mainland Dubai.

Cruise fares for Crystal Symphony’s cruises beginning/ending in Dubai start at $5,920 per person, double occupancy. The May 1 cruise calls in Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, India and Dubai. The May 17 voyage visits Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and ends in Athens.

The Crystal Difference

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. Accordingly, 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 more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the line’s website,