New York is Homeport for Three New Crystal Symphony Cruises This Fall

Luxury Line Debuts Its 2006 New England & Canada Collection

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — For its 2006 New England and Canada season, luxury cruise specialist Crystal Cruises is featuring more fall foliage cruises traveling round-trip from New York. From September through October, the award-winning Crystal Symphony showcases the fall splendor and rich history of this unique part of the world on five destination-rich itineraries including a new 11-day and two new seven-day round-trip departures from New York, as well as two 11-day itineraries between New York and Montreal.

“The history and foliage of New England and Eastern Canada have become a major attraction for travelers within the U.S. as well as abroad,” says Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Sailing into or out of New York adds another unforgettable feature to the itinerary as well as convenience.”

The season begins with two new week-long itineraries departing from New York on September 14 and 21. Included are visits to Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts (overnight); Bar Harbor, Maine; and, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The new 11-day cruise, also from New York, departs on October 20 and features a call at Quebec City and scenic cruising of the Saguenay River. With an added dash of flavor, one of New England’s best loved chefs, Christian Thornton of Atria in Martha’s Vineyard, brings his talents aboard as part of Crystal’s Wine & Food Festival at Sea.

At the heart of Crystal’s New England & Canada season are two 11-day cruises journeying into the heart of French Quebec, each showcasing a maiden port of call for Crystal. From New York on September 28, Crystal Symphony visits Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston and Newport, calling on the maiden port of La Baie des Ha! Ha!, Canada; spending a full day in Quebec City; and, ultimately arriving in Montreal for an overnight. The October 9 departure from Montreal features the same itinerary with a maiden call at St. John, New Brunswick in place of Le Baie des Ha! Ha!.

Cruise fares for Crystal’s New England & Canada cruises begin at $2,140 per person, double occupancy, depending on itinerary plus port taxes and a fuel surcharge.

The Award-Winning Crystal Difference

Aboard the 940-guest, 50,000-ton 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.

Together with the 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity, the ships of Crystal enjoy an unrivaled reputation for excellence, having received “World’s Best” awards from the readers of both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines for 10 consecutive years.

For reservations and additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at www.crystalcruises.com.

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