Crystal Adds More Short Cruise Options

Due to the success of Crystal Cruises’ new shorter “Getaways” cruises, the line has added 26 voyage options throughout Europe from April to November this year.

The new five- to eight-day cruise segments provide more opportunities for time-strapped travelers to enjoy Crystal’s all-inclusive, luxury vacation experience.

Twelve Mediterranean, 10 Baltic, and four Western Europe cruise “Getaways” offer a plethora of choice for compact, port-packed visits to the Greek Isles, Eastern Europe, Russia, Italian and French Rivieras, the Iberian Peninsula, French wine country, Scandinavia, Germany, North Cape, and the UK – in addition to 37 seven- to 15-day Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony itineraries already offered in the continent in 2013.

“Getaways” fares start as low as $1,895 per guest if booked by February 28, with one or more local overnights on most sailings, as well as time on board for relaxing rejuvenation and pampering.

“Our ‘Getaways’ have proven to be very attractive to travelers from all over the world who are younger, busy professionals, first-time Crystal cruisers, and/or want to combine cruising with longer stays on land,” explains Jack Anderson, senior vice president of marketing and sales.  “With great destinations, plus the luxury and service for which Crystal is known — including complimentary beverages and gratuities, a world-class spa, stylish accommodations, and even Nobu’s cuisine – our ‘Getaways’ are a great way to tour Europe while simultaneously indulging in our ‘World’s Best’ vacation experience.”

New European “Getaways” set for 2013:

5-day: from $1,895

April 21: Barcelona (overnight)-Monte Carlo-Florence-Rome
June 3: Lisbon-Bordeaux (overnight)-London
June 25: Stockholm (overnight)-Helsinki-Tallinn-St. Petersburg (overnight)
June 30: St. Petersburg (overnight)-Berlin-Copenhagen (overnight)
July 20: Stockholm (overnight)-Tallinn-Helsinki-St. Petersburg (overnight)
July 25: St. Petersburg (overnight)-Berlin-Copenhagen (overnight)
July 30: Copenhagen (overnight)-Berlin-Helsinki-St. Petersburg
Aug. 4: St. Petersburg (two overnights)-Tallinn-Stockholm (overnight)
Aug. 9: Stockholm (overnight)-Tallinn-Helsinki-St. Petersburg (overnight)
Aug. 14: St. Petersburg (overnight)-Visby-Copenhagen-London
Aug. 17: Mallorca-Cartagena-Gibraltar-Seville-Lisbon (overnight)
Aug. 22: Lisbon (overnight)-Bilbao-Bordeaux (overnight)
Sept. 2: London-Guernsey-Bordeaux (overnight)-Lisbon

6-day: from $1,950:

April 26: Rome-Sorrento-Sicily-Trogir-Venice (overnight)
May 9: Rome-Sorrento (overnight)-Sicily-Santorini- Kuşadasi (overnight)
June 27: Rome-Sorrento-Sicily-Mykonos-Santorini-Kuşadasi
July 13: Rome-Sorrento-Sicily-Constanţa-Odessa
July 19: Odessa (overnight)-Yalta-Sochi-Istanbul (overnight)
July 28: Kuşadasi-Malta-Sicily-Sorrento (overnight)-Rome
Aug. 27: Bordeaux-Lorient-St. Malo-Guernsey-Honfleur (overnight)-London
Oct. 20: Athens-Navplion-Katakolon-Kotor-Trieste-Venice (overnight)
Nov. 9: Barcelona-Castellon de la Plana (maiden call)-Cartagena-Gibraltar-Seville-Lisbon (overnight)

7-day: from $2,280:

July 13: Tromsø-Lofoten-Ålesand-Olden-Bergen-Stockholm
Aug. 10: Barcelona (overnight)-Palamós-Monte Carlo (overnight)-St. Tropez-Mallorca
Nov. 2: Rome-Florence-Porto Venere-Monte Carlo (overnight)- Palamós-Barcelona
8-day: from 4,920
July 5: Copenhagen (overnight)-Geiranger-Murmansk-Honningsvåg-Tromsø

The new European options join other five- to 11-day Getaways already offered in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and North America in early 2013. 

Pre- and Post-cruise Hotel Programs further expand vacation options in many coveted European cities.

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