Two Free Hotel Nights, No Fuel Surcharge And Savings Bonus With Select Crystal World Cruise Segments

LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2008 – Crystal Cruises is enhancing the value and experience of the first two segments of its 2009 World Cruise with a new bonus offer of free hotel nights in Tahiti or New Zealand.

Guests taking the 12-day Los Angeles to Papeete voyage, which kicks off the 15th annual World Cruise January 21, 2009, will receive a complimentary two-night stay in Tahiti. Or, guests booking the subsequent February 2, 14-day Papeete to Auckland cruise can choose transfers and two free hotel nights in either Tahiti or in Auckland, New Zealand.

The luxury line is also waiving its fuel surcharge, as well as extending the deadline for its 3.5% full payment discount.

“Each leg of the World Cruise offers an exceptional experience of stimulating programming and special events unique to Crystal,” says Bill Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Discriminating travelers can now save up to $1,500 off the cruise fares, experience Crystal’s extraordinary service and amenities, and enjoy more time in these coveted destinations.”

  • Two Free Hotel Nights: Choice of Intercontinental Resort Tahiti, or Sky City Grand Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand; plus airport/pier/hotel transfers;
  • 3.5% Full Payment Discount: Guests can save up to $3,000 per couple;
  • No Fuel Surcharge: Receive a rollback of the $12 per person per day fuel surcharge – save up to $336 per couple.

From Los Angeles to Tahiti, Crystal Serenity will call in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; and French Polynesia’s Rangiroa, Moorea, and Papeete. From Tahiti to New Zealand, Crystal Serenity departs Papeete for Bora Bora; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Suva, Fiji; Noumea, New Caledonia; Waitangi (Bay of Islands), New Zealand, and Auckland.

With early payment, no fuel surcharge, and complimentary hotel nights, fares start at $5,895 per person, double occupancy. Travelers who book both segments back to back can reap additional savings.

Crystal Serenity’s full World Cruise – “Pacific Circle Celebration” – spans the globe, visiting 46 ports of call in 17 countries including the Mexico, New Zealand, Eastern and Western Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Russia, British Columbia and Alaska. The seven distinctive segments range from 12 to 22 days.

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