New Premium Air Option Available With Crystal’S 2009 Northern European Cruises

LOS ANGELES, September 4, 2008 – Travelers seeking more legroom and comfort than traditional coach — without the price tag of business class — can now purchase optional Premium Economy air service with Crystal Cruises’ 2009 summer cruises to the Baltic, North Cape and British Isles. The service is available with all seven Crystal Symphony cruises from June through August from select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Air add-on fares to London, Copenhagen and Stockholm via British Airways or Scandinavian Airlines are just $400 to $650 more, one way, than Crystal’s coach air-sea fares.

Crystal’s 2009 Northern European season includes five Baltic Sea/Russia cruises, one North Cape cruise and one British Isles itinerary, ranging from seven to 14 days. Cruise fares start at $3,615 per person, double occupancy.

The luxury line is also offering low Business Class air supplements from selected U.S. gateways for all summer Baltic, British Isles and Mediterranean cruises. Upgraded service starts at only $799 one way, $1598 round trip, to the Baltic and British Isles, and $899 one way, $1798 round trip, to the Mediterranean – up to 75% lower than unrestricted published business class fares. Business class air upgrades are in addition to Crystal’s published air/sea fares, and are available from 17 U.S. gateways with cruises beginning June 18 through the end of August 2009.

Restrictions apply for air arrangements. For additional information on Baltic and Northern European itineraries, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at

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