Crystal Cruises capped February with its highest ever weekly revenue gain.  When previously published pricing expired on February 28, Crystal gave travelers a one-day fare extension, then raised rates from $200-$1,000 per couple on 19 cruises for 2012 and 2013.  Current Book Now fares, announced on March 1, expire on April 30 and June 30 for 2012 and 2013 voyages, respectively.  Available at www.crystalcruises.com, compelling early booking specials can save couples as much as $4,600 off Crystal’s 2013 World Cruise.

The ultra-luxe line’s Book Now promotion provides travelers with a two-month window for the lowest rates on every worldwide cruise aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.  Every 60 days Crystal is reviewing its pricing on each cruise.  Since the Book Now pricing program was launched in September 2011, Crystal has raised fares with each booking deadline.  Additional price increases are expected on April 30 for 2012 cruises and June 30 for 2013 voyages.

“Book Now fares offer the most attractive pricing on the world’s best cruises for savvy shoppers who plan ahead,” says Jack Anderson, senior vice president, marketing and sales.   “As promised, we have once again raised fares for sailings booking ahead of forecasts.  While we have exceptional fares still available for many worldwide cruises, travelers should not expect them to last after the new spring and summer expiration dates.”