New Inclusive Taj Mahal Package Added to Crystal’s March Cruise from Mumbai to Cape Town

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10: For only $599 per person, Crystal cruise guests can add a fully escorted 3-night, pre-cruise land package to the Taj Mahal prior to the line’s March 29 “Safaris and Seashells” voyage from Mumbai to Cape Town. Valued at more than $4,000 per person, the program includes Oberoi Hotel accommodations in New Delhi and the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel in Agra, spectacular sunrise and sunset visits to the Taj Mahal, meals, transfers, transportation between Delhi, Agra and Mumbai, and a panoramic tour of Mumbai. The optional value-added Taj Mahal pre-cruise tour augments Crystal’s 19-day World Cruise segment that begins in Mumbai and visits Marmagoa, India; Republic of Maldives; Mauritius; Reunion; Durban, South Africa and two nights in Cape Town.

“This package offers extraordinary value to a fascinating voyage filled with exotic experiences and fulfilling opportunities ashore and on board,” says Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales & marketing. “While the combination of destinations is vibrant, Crystal’s Six-Star onboard experience is as stimulating or relaxing as one chooses.”

More than a dozen safari options are available in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. In keeping with the grandness of the World Cruise, on this 19-day segment dozens of special interest guest lecturers will add insights on India and Africa, including Ambassador Tony Leon, who was a member of Parliament in South Africa recognized by President Nelson Mandela for his dynamism and political analysis. Optional extended land programs in South Africa are also available.

Promotional Two-for-One segment fares start at $13,045, per person, double occupancy, including complimentary air transportation from many North American gateways and up to $1,000 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credits. Crystal’s Save Now, Save Later promotion offers guests booking any World Cruise segments by September 30 two-for-one fares, plus 20% savings on virtually any 2011 or 2012 cruise. Guests can also earn $400 in shipboard credits for each new-to-Crystal guest they refer who sails on the same voyage with Crystal’s new Bonus Share the Experience program.

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