Crystal Cruises is offering new stateroom upgrades worth more than $1,800 and Penthouse savings of $2,000 with select 2009 Asia cruises departing March and April aboard Crystal Symphony.  Additionally, Crystal is the only cruise line to offer complimentary three-day land programs in Beijing in conjunction with its spring China/Japan cruises.

“Crystal’s Asia itineraries transport guests to some of the most exotic and adventurous destinations in the world – in incredible style and luxury,” said Bill Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing.  “Now, with Crystal’s exclusive portfolio of savings opportunities, guests can further sweeten their Asia vacation experience.”

Savings and highlights include:

China and Japan

• Two-category upgrades to verandah suites, worth a savings of more than $1,800 per person, or more than $3,600 per couple • Savings of $2,000 per person off Penthouse accommodations • Complimentary three-day Beijing land program, including luxury hotel stays, all meals and sightseeing • Cruise fares begin at $5,995 per person, double occupancy

March 27, Hong Kong to Beijing – 15 days, including three-day post-cruise Beijing program • “Fashion & Style” Experience of Discovery programming, featuring fashion shows, themed dinner and parties, and shopping lectures and excursions • Berlitz language instruction in Mandarin • Overnight visits to Kōbe and Hiroshima, Japan and Shanghai, plus a call in Dalian, China

April 5, Beijing to Hong Kong – 15 days, including three-day pre-cruise Beijing program • “Mind, Body & Spirit Experience of Discovery”, with lectures and instruction in yoga, Pilates, tai chi and general fitness • Berlitz language instruction in Cantonese • Overnight stays in Hong Kong; Osaka, Japan; and Shanghai

Southeast Asia

April 20, Hong Kong to Singapore – 11 days • Two-category upgrades to verandah suites, worth nearly $1,800 or $3,600 per couple • “Golf” Experience of Discovery, hosted by a PGA pro, and providing travelers with instruction and the chance to tee off at some of Asia’s finest courses • Overnight stays in Bangkok, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Singapore • Cruise fares begin at $4,805 per person, double occupancy

Crystal is offering a diverse range of optional pre-and post-cruises extended land programs from Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing.