With its most aggressive promotional offer to date, Crystal Cruises is introducing a compelling savings opportunity designed to reap travelers rich rewards in 2009 and 2010.

When guests sail on any 2009 Europe, Transatlantic or Crystal Symphony Asia cruise, they'll be guaranteed 20 percent savings on almost every cruise in every category in 2010.  The 2009 cruise must be booked by March 31, and the 2010 cruise must be booked by November 30, 2009.

The Save Now, Save Later program enhances 2009 promotions, including:

• Two-category upgrade or $2,000 per person Penthouse savings on Asia cruises
• Up to $1,500 per person savings on most Mediterranean and Baltic cruises
• Low Business Class air supplements from selected U.S. gateways for all summer Baltic, British Isles and Mediterranean cruises.
• Crystal Assurance Plan, which promises protection if fares are reduced, lowered deposits and reduced cancellation period.

"Today's affluent travelers are value conscious," say Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing. "The scope of these promotions is enormous. The opportunity to save big in 2009 on the most consistently rated #1 cruise line in the industry, plus the strong savings on a 2010 vacation, greatly increases the Crystal Value Proposition. Even guests already booked on a 2009 cruise can plan a 2010 cruise and enjoy incredible savings."

Eligible 2009 "Save Now..." cruises feature all Crystal Symphony cruises departing March 27 through September 3 and/or all Crystal Serenity cruises departing May 23 through November 12.  Included are itineraries through China, Southeast Asia, Dubai, Middle East, Western Europe, Baltic, North Cape, British Isles, Black Sea, Transatlantic voyages and more than a dozen seven-, 11- and 12-day Mediterranean cruises.

The 20% "...Save Later" offer extends to every 2010 cruise aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, except the World Cruise and its segments and the December holiday cruises. Luxury travelers have a choice of more than fifty 2010 itineraries.
Crystal enjoys a reputation for excellence, including a record 15 years voted "Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and "World's Best Cruise Line" by the readers of Travel + Leisure for the 13th consecutive year.