Crystal Cruises Sets 2006 Value Collection

Luxury Line Offers Up to 50% Off 13 Sailings

LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury cruise specialist Crystal Cruises has announced its 2006 Value Collection sailings, allowing savvy travelers the opportunity to plan ahead and realize extraordinary savings of up to 50% off regular cruise fares aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. New in 2006, Crystal Society benefits (repeat guest savings and rewards) and onboard bookings discounts are combinable with Value Collection sailings.

Crystal’s Value Collection features sailings of seven to 16 days on 13 diverse and exciting itineraries, including South America, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Trans-Atlantic crossings.

“The Value Collection provides a strong incentive to those who have never sampled Crystal Cruises, and even Crystal’s veteran cruisers tend to add Value Collection sailings to their vacation plans because these values are so hard to pass up,” says Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Offered on select cruises from April through December, Value Collection sailings provide seasoned and first-time cruisers a chance to experience the award-winning hospitality and luxury of Crystal with up to two-for-one savings. With fares starting at less than $200 per person per day, the Value Collection includes itineraries such as a nine-day Miami to Lisbon Trans-Atlantic crossing, an 11-day Athens to Monte Carlo sailing, a 15-day Panama Canal voyage from Tampa to Los Angeles, and a 16-day South American cruise from Buenos Aires to Miami.

The 2006 Value Collection includes cruises aboard each of the luxury line’s ships — six aboard Crystal Symphony and seven aboard Crystal Serenity. Itineraries listed below offer up to 50% savings except where noted.

South America

* April 13; Buenos Aires to Miami; 16 days starting at $2,995 — up to
45% (Crystal Symphony)

Northern Europe

* May 5; Round-trip London; 10 days starting at $3,140 (Crystal

* May 15; Round-trip London; 10 days starting at $3,530 (Crystal


* May 8; Lisbon to Athens; 10 days starting at $2,795 (Crystal Symphony)

* October 13; Rome to Athens; 11 days starting at $3,550 (Crystal

* October 24; Athens to Monte Carlo; 11 days starting at $3,550 (Crystal



* April 29; Miami to Lisbon; 9 days starting at $2,270 — up to 40%
(Crystal Symphony)

* November 15; Lisbon to Miami; 10 days starting at $2,875 (Crystal


* December 5; Round-trip Miami; 10 days starting at $2,950 — up to 45%
(Crystal Serenity)

* December 15; Round-trip Miami; 7 days starting at $2,165 — up to 45%
(Crystal Serenity)

Panama Canal

* November 12; Ft. Lauderdale to Caldera, Costa Rica; 12 days starting
at $2,380 (Crystal Symphony)

* November 24; Caldera, Costa Rica to Tampa; 12 days starting at $2,380
(Crystal Symphony)

* December 6; Tampa to Los Angeles; 15 days starting at $2,930 (Crystal

Note that all fares are per person, double occupancy.

The Crystal Difference

The 940-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony and the 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity are among the most spacious and luxurious vessels cruising in the luxury market. Their unique size allows for smooth sailing and a wide range of innovative facilities, generous amenities and elegant accommodations. The Six-Star rated liners feature grand lounges, a lavish spa outfitted in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, extensive exercise facilities, complimentary golf, yoga and Pilates instruction, 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, expansive decks, two pools, award-winning cuisine and entertainment, and exquisitely appointed staterooms, more than half of which offer private verandahs.

The luxury liners have consistently earned the travel industry’s most distinguished hospitality awards and guidebook ratings, including the best large-ship line award in the most recent readers’ surveys conducted by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines.

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

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