Crystal Cruises is encouraging family and friends to celebrate the festive traditions of the 2011 holiday season together with a sweetened Crystal Family Memories program for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel.

Friends and family groups of just five or more on Crystal Symphony’s December 21 Hawaiian holiday cruise round-trip from Los Angeles can enjoy generous holiday perks, including:   

·         Free berth for a sixth guest

·         Free third berth for kids 17 and under

·         Pre-paid gratuities

·         $100 per person on-board credit

·         Professional photos of the group

·         $500 credit toward a shared “Private Adventure”

“The end-of-year holidays are a great time to share with loved ones,” says Jack Anderson, senior vice president marketing and sales.  “What better way to build memories than with a luxury Crystal experience where you can bond and pamper yourselves, yet pursue different interests and realize tremendous value during the prime season? “

The “Pacific Coast Holiday” visits tropical favorites Lahaina, Maui; Honolulu, Oahu; Nawiliwili, Kaui; Hilo, Hawaii; and Enseñada, Mexico.  Christmas and New Year’s holidays will be celebrated at sea with opulent, all-ship soirees, complete with fresh mixologist-made cocktails, premium wines and champagne, gourmet cuisine, and live entertainment and dancing.  Christian and Jewish clergy will host Christmas and Hanukkah services, and Junior Activities Directors will lead children and teens in custom-crafted activities daily.

Two-for-One fares for the 14-day cruise begin at $7,050 per person, and include $500/person “All Inclusive.  As You Wish” shipboard credit, plus free, round-trip air and airport transfer from two dozen North American gateway cities (or generous air credit).  Groups of six must sail together in a minimum of three staterooms; other restrictions apply.