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Safari, Snorkel And Shark Dive On Crystal's New 2006 World Cruise Adventures

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Safari, Snorkel And Shark Dive On Crystal's New 2006 World Cruise Adventures

106-day Odyssey Features 23 Overland Excursions, 11 Safaris and Seven Complimentary Shore Events

LOS ANGELES (May 3, 2005) - From high above the Maasai Mara on a flightseeing adventure to the depths of the Tasman Sea on a shark diving expedition, 83 active and enriching new shore tours highlight Crystal Serenity's 106-day "Discovery of the Hemispheres" World Cruise.

Crystal Cruises' 11th annual grand odyssey travels from Los Angeles to London visiting 41 ports in 25 countries from January 18 to May 5, 2006. World travelers can choose from 250 creative Crystal Adventures, including brand new tours such as a walk on the ocean floor in Bora Bora, a four-wheeling safari along New Zealand's Seal Coast, and a hike through the Black River Gorges in Mauritius. The comprehensive program also includes 23 compelling overland excursions and eleven safaris in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Botswana.

"Choice, quality and personalized experiences drive the development of our Crystal Adventures," says John Stoll, Crystal's director, land programs. "Our 2006 program is exceptionally rich in content and variety. Our increasingly active and well-traveled guests want to experience new places in new ways."

Indeed, tour selection in each port is vast. Shore experiences can be tailored to individual interests combining a common theme or hobby. For example:


Snorkeling enthusiasts will explore underwater seascapes from Huatulco, Mexico to French Polynesia to Oman to the Seychelles.

Naturalists will enjoy overland excursions and in-depth adventures to the Galapagos from Guayaquil, Ecuador; the Paracas National Reserve from Pisco, Peru; the Otago Peninsula from Dunedin, New Zealand; and the Bebour Rain Forest from Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Armchair archeologists will thrill to experience overland adventures to fabled Machu Picchu as well as Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Petra, while fascinating day-trips provide insight into ancient cultures in Easter Island, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sabratha in Libya, and the medieval village of Obidos in Lisbon.

Adventure seekers will relish the two-, three- and five-night safari options to renowned private game reserves including the Mala Mala, Phinda, Masai Mara and Singita - awarded the 2004 world's best game reserve by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, among others.

Available in seven segments ranging from 11 to 19 days, each of the shorter World Voyages features a complimentary shore event such as a pilgrimage to the tomb of an Old Testament prophet in Oman and an excursion through New Zealand's breathtaking Taieri Gorge.


“Discovery of the Hemispheres”

2006 World Cruise Destinations & Fares


World Voyage I: Aztec & Inca Treasures; January 18 - February 1, 2006; 14 days; Los Angeles to Lima visiting the Mexican Riviera and South America.


World Voyage II: Mysteries of the South Pacific; February 1 - 15; 14 days; Lima to Papeete visiting the South Pacific, and South America.


World Voyage III: Adventures Down Under; February 15 - March 4; 16 days; Papeete to Melbourne visiting Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.


World Voyage IV: Passage to Africa; March 4 - 23; 19 days; Melbourne to Cape Town visiting Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


World Voyage V: Indian Ocean Explorer; March 23 - April 9; 17 days; Cape Town to Dubai exploring Africa.


World Voyage VI: Ancient Empires; April 9 - 24; 15 days; Dubai to Rome visiting Africa and the Mediterranean.


World Voyage VII: European Celebration; April 24 - May 5; 11 days; Rome to London visiting the Mediterranean and Europe.


World Value Fares for the full 2006 World Cruise start at $42,790 per person, double occupancy, and include round-trip First or Business Class air transportation (depending on stateroom category) from a Crystal Cruises North American air gateway city, private car airport/ship/home transfers, pre-paid gratuities, $1,000 shipboard spending credit, complimentary Visas for U.S. and Canadian citizens, luxury overnight hotel accommodations and gala bon voyage party in Los Angeles the night before embarkation.

World Value Fares for individual segments begin at $4,660 per person, double occupancy. Crystal also offers specially-priced air fares to those guests booking any of the single World Voyage options.


The Crystal Difference


Aboard the luxurious Crystal Serenity 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 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity 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 accommodations. The Six-Star rated liner features 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® casino afloat, and the popular Computer University@Sea®, 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.

Crystal Cruises has 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 Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines.

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May 09, 2005

Safari, Snorkel And Shark Dive On Crystal's New 2006 World Cruise Adventures

diamondprincess.jpg

Safari, Snorkel And Shark Dive On Crystal's New 2006 World Cruise Adventures

106-day Odyssey Features 23 Overland Excursions, 11 Safaris and Seven Complimentary Shore Events

LOS ANGELES (May 3, 2005) - From high above the Maasai Mara on a flightseeing adventure to the depths of the Tasman Sea on a shark diving expedition, 83 active and enriching new shore tours highlight Crystal Serenity's 106-day "Discovery of the Hemispheres" World Cruise.

Crystal Cruises' 11th annual grand odyssey travels from Los Angeles to London visiting 41 ports in 25 countries from January 18 to May 5, 2006. World travelers can choose from 250 creative Crystal Adventures, including brand new tours such as a walk on the ocean floor in Bora Bora, a four-wheeling safari along New Zealand's Seal Coast, and a hike through the Black River Gorges in Mauritius. The comprehensive program also includes 23 compelling overland excursions and eleven safaris in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Botswana.

"Choice, quality and personalized experiences drive the development of our Crystal Adventures," says John Stoll, Crystal's director, land programs. "Our 2006 program is exceptionally rich in content and variety. Our increasingly active and well-traveled guests want to experience new places in new ways."

Indeed, tour selection in each port is vast. Shore experiences can be tailored to individual interests combining a common theme or hobby. For example:


Snorkeling enthusiasts will explore underwater seascapes from Huatulco, Mexico to French Polynesia to Oman to the Seychelles.

Naturalists will enjoy overland excursions and in-depth adventures to the Galapagos from Guayaquil, Ecuador; the Paracas National Reserve from Pisco, Peru; the Otago Peninsula from Dunedin, New Zealand; and the Bebour Rain Forest from Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Armchair archeologists will thrill to experience overland adventures to fabled Machu Picchu as well as Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Petra, while fascinating day-trips provide insight into ancient cultures in Easter Island, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sabratha in Libya, and the medieval village of Obidos in Lisbon.

Adventure seekers will relish the two-, three- and five-night safari options to renowned private game reserves including the Mala Mala, Phinda, Masai Mara and Singita - awarded the 2004 world's best game reserve by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, among others.

Available in seven segments ranging from 11 to 19 days, each of the shorter World Voyages features a complimentary shore event such as a pilgrimage to the tomb of an Old Testament prophet in Oman and an excursion through New Zealand's breathtaking Taieri Gorge.


“Discovery of the Hemispheres”

2006 World Cruise Destinations & Fares


World Voyage I: Aztec & Inca Treasures; January 18 - February 1, 2006; 14 days; Los Angeles to Lima visiting the Mexican Riviera and South America.


World Voyage II: Mysteries of the South Pacific; February 1 - 15; 14 days; Lima to Papeete visiting the South Pacific, and South America.


World Voyage III: Adventures Down Under; February 15 - March 4; 16 days; Papeete to Melbourne visiting Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.


World Voyage IV: Passage to Africa; March 4 - 23; 19 days; Melbourne to Cape Town visiting Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


World Voyage V: Indian Ocean Explorer; March 23 - April 9; 17 days; Cape Town to Dubai exploring Africa.


World Voyage VI: Ancient Empires; April 9 - 24; 15 days; Dubai to Rome visiting Africa and the Mediterranean.


World Voyage VII: European Celebration; April 24 - May 5; 11 days; Rome to London visiting the Mediterranean and Europe.


World Value Fares for the full 2006 World Cruise start at $42,790 per person, double occupancy, and include round-trip First or Business Class air transportation (depending on stateroom category) from a Crystal Cruises North American air gateway city, private car airport/ship/home transfers, pre-paid gratuities, $1,000 shipboard spending credit, complimentary Visas for U.S. and Canadian citizens, luxury overnight hotel accommodations and gala bon voyage party in Los Angeles the night before embarkation.

World Value Fares for individual segments begin at $4,660 per person, double occupancy. Crystal also offers specially-priced air fares to those guests booking any of the single World Voyage options.


The Crystal Difference


Aboard the luxurious Crystal Serenity 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 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity 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 accommodations. The Six-Star rated liner features 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® casino afloat, and the popular Computer University@Sea®, 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.

Crystal Cruises has 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 Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines.

Press Release by Crystal Cruises

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Posted by Denise at May 9, 2005 10:07 AM

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