Celebrating a record 15th year of being named Best Large-Ship Cruise Line by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Crystal Cruises is offering savings up to $1,500 per person on most 2009 European sailings.

Depending on preferred accommodations, guests can receive $1,500, $1,000 or $750 per person off nearly all 11-day Baltic and 12-day Mediterranean cruises, and half that off most shorter European sailings.  The savings apply to Penthouse accommodations, verandah staterooms and deluxe staterooms, respectively.  Savings also apply to Crystal Symphony’s September 3 14-day transatlantic sailing and Crystal Serenity’s 14-day combination of two weeklong cruises in June.

Crystal Symphony’s Baltic season begins June 19 with cruises departing in Copenhagen, Stockholm and London, and feature three-day visits to St. Petersburg on most itineraries.  Mediterranean sailings aboard Crystal Serenity start May 23 and depart from Venice, Barcelona, Rome, Athens and Istanbul.  Nearly all offer overnight or late night stays in port, allowing guests more time to experience the destinations.

Eligible Baltic cruise fares begin at $3,615, while eligible Mediterranean voyages start at $3,535.  With all 2009 Crystal cruises, families and large groups can receive one complimentary berth for every ten full-fare berths, plus a host of other perks, with the Crystal Family Memories Program.