New Lower Fares and Health & Fitness Program Offers Value and Wellbeing on Crystal’s Caribbean Cruises

LOS ANGELES, July 26 /PRNewswire/ — Crystal Cruises has reduced fares on two eight-day Health & Fitness-themed Caribbean cruises departing December 6 and 14 on the award-winning Crystal Symphony. Guests can now book a deluxe outside stateroom for just $1,795 per person, representing a savings of $200 and the lowest rates available for Crystal Cruises’ Caribbean season. Additionally, both voyages offer complimentary specialized fitness instruction and life-enhancing lectures by distinguished guest speakers and institutions.

Round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Crystal Symphony’s December 6 cruise will visit Belize City, Belize; Grand Cayman, British West Indies; Cozumel, Mexico; with a maiden call to Roatan Island, Honduras. Ports of call on the December 14 cruise, also round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, include St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; St. Barts, French West Indies; and St. Thomas, USVI.

The Health & Fitness collection features a specialty on Pilates or yoga depending on the sailing:

December 6 — Health & Fitness: Pilates

* Pilates classes and lectures will be led by Darcie Osborn, Pilates
studio manager for the Nevada Ballet Theatre Academy in Las Vegas.

* Award-winning medical journalist, Dr. Ruth Jacobowitz, will share her
knowledge and insight on the human aging process and offer tips on

December 14 — Health & Fitness: Yoga

* With 22 years experience and instruction from over 19 yoga masters
worldwide, Pat McFrederick will share her knowledge in a series of
yoga classes and lectures.

* Dr. Barbara Udell, director of the Health and Wellness Program at the
CuisinArt Resort and Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies and director
of lifestyle education at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Aventura,
Florida, will expound on her experience as a keynote speaker for
Weight Watchers and Diet Centers of America.

* This cruise is also host to The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Seminars,
featuring leading-edge information, Q&A periods, and “Meet the Doctor”
sessions on topics ranging from cardiology and spine to nutrition and

Crystal Cruises also offers an extensive lineup of Health & Fitness-related Crystal Adventures ashore, including a biking adventure and eco hike from St. Thomas, a bike, hike and swim experience from Belize and an exploration of St. Barts by horseback.

The Heath & Fitness Theme Cruises are complemented by Crystal Cruises’ state-of-the-art Feng Shui-designed spa and fitness facility, PGA golf instruction using Taylormade(R) golf clubs, 360 degree teak promenade deck for walking and jogging, healthful menus, including low-carb and low-fat selections, and Crystal Cruises’ exclusive Walk on Water program, featuring The WALKVEST(R) Training System which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk.

Fares quoted are based on per person, double occupancy accommodations and do include port charges. A fuel surcharge of $4.00 per person, per day will be added to the cruise fare.

The Crystal Difference

Aboard Crystal Symphony refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, extensive choices, and quality, providing worldwide vacations that bridge the best of land and sea.

The 940-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony is among the most spacious and luxurious vessels cruising in the luxury market. Its unique size allows for smooth sailing and a wide range of innovative facilities, generous amenities and elegant staterooms, most with private verandah. The Six-Star-rated liner features grand lounges, complimentary golf, Asian and Italian specialty restaurants, the only Caesars Palace at Sea(R) casino afloat, and the popular Computer University@Sea(R), offering 24-hour e-mail and internet access, as well as hands-on instruction.

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