Going Green in Malta With New Crystal Adventure

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17: This fall, Crystal Cruises’ guests have the opportunity to give back and see Valetta, Malta from a different point of view on award-winning Crystal Serenity voyages this fall. A brand new Crystal Adventure invites travelers to “Go Green” in Malta, by planting trees in the island’s only national park, donating food at a local charity and learning eco-conscious planting and harvesting practices at a local organic farm. The optional Crystal Adventure is available on Crystal Serenity’s 12-day, Oct 19 Mediterranean/Holy Land voyage from Athens to Rome, and the 11-day, Oct 31 Mediterranean/Spain voyage from Rome to Barcelona.

“This excursion affords guests the opportunity to contribute to the local needs in Valetta, and also gain a better understanding of the environmental efforts of the destination,” says John Stoll, vice president, land and port operations. “Like so many Crystal Adventures, this experience offers a new point of view for guests who want to explore destinations from a deeper, more informed perspective.”

The nearly eight-hour excursion begins with a visit to Ta’ Qali National Park, where guests will plant trees and learn about the park’s conservation efforts. Following a guided tour and lunch at eco-conscious Ta’ Zeppi Organic Farm, guests will visit a local orphan refuge, where they will donate time and food for the young residents. The Valetta excursion highlights Crystal’s efforts to bring global awareness to its six-star vacation experiences, and is a prelude to its global ‘You Care, We Care’ program debuting in 2011.

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