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Crystal Sets Industry First With Advance Release of 2012 World Cruise Adventures

14/01/2011 10:18

LOS ANGELES, (PRNewswire/ -- In record-setting fashion, Crystal Cruises has posted on its website more than 300 Adventure shore excursions for its January 18-April 21, 2012 World Cruise, more than a year in advance of sailing.  This is not only the earliest that top-rated Crystal has ever made its World Cruise excursion options available to guests, but also the earliest any cruise line has ever made them available—by months.  Fully-paid guests can pre-book their selections through Crystal's Priority Check-in and Planning Center online immediately.

"We're setting a new bar," says John Stoll, vice president, land and port operations.  "Travelers can reserve now, or just dream about where they want to go.  Inspiration and convenience -- classic values of Crystal's Six-Star Service."


Boutique escapades include:

  • Cuddling koalas or sipping wine at Australia's top viticulture capitals
  • Biking past sacred temples in Bali
  • Exploring Osaka's Geisha district or making sushi in Japan
  • Flying over volcanoes or gorging on borsch near Petropavlovsk, Russia
  • Diving off Asia's most extreme zipline in Singapore
  • Drinking high tea or learning Chinese cooking in Hong Kong
  • Fishing for halibut in, or motorcycling across, Alaska
  • Hiking to Hawaii's waterfalls
  • Watching whales or ambling cobblestone walkways in British Columbia

Consisting of 35 ports-of-call, spanning five segments ranging from 16 to 22 days in length, the complete "Epic Islands and Empires" World Cruise lasts 94 days, with the Crystal Serenity sailing round-trip from Los Angeles on Crystal Serenity through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia (including Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Japan), Russia, Alaska, and Canada.  


Crystal's 17th annual full World Cruise includes a complimentary three-day Beijing Land Package, up to $8,000 per couple in "All-Inclusive—As You Wish" spending credits, gratuities, chauffeured transfers, exclusive gala, pre-cruise hotel stay, shoreside events, and other perks.  Free First Class air transportation is included from 20+ North American gateways.  Book by February 28, 2011 and receive up to $10,000 per couple Bonus Savings.  New-to-Crystal guests receive up to $13,000 per couple Bonus Savings.  Save an additional 2.5% when paying in full six months prior to sailing.


For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit

CONTACT:  Mimi Weisband or Susan Michelle Wichmann (310) 203-4305,  VISIT:  Crystal's Media Center

SOURCE Crystal Cruises

CONTACT: Mimi Weisband or Susan Michelle Wichmann, both of Crystal Cruises, +1-310-203-4305,

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