Just weeks after announcing dramatic new value offers for 2010, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has published a new 2010 Cruise Guide and will debut its comprehensive 20th Anniversary Worldwide Cruise Atlas by the end of October. Both brochures emphasize the line’s new Two-for-One fares, ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard spending credits, free airfare, and price guarantee, along with the line’s global itineraries. The Atlas also includes a 2011 preview cruise calendar.
While the 26-page Cruise Guide provides a snapshot of the Crystal Experience and a guide to the year’s itineraries and promotions, the 180-page Atlas details Crystal’s celebrated cuisine, enrichment, entertainment, fitness and shore-side offerings, including optional hotel programs. Inviting spreads illustrate the extraordinary service, space, quality and choices – as well as the style and value –t hat comprise the award-winning Crystal Experience. The Atlas also showcases:
* 20 years of innovations;
* 20th Anniversary “gifts” section, with Crystal’s new fares and inclusive features;
* Five & Alive charitable opportunities;
* Enrichment and value-added programs in a handy, user-friendly back cover flap; and
* The annual President’s Cruise, including a new optional two-night hotel program in Dubai
“The messaging and design of the 20th Anniversary Atlas stays true to the Crystal brand – bright, elegant and inviting,” says Nitsa Lewis, Crystal’s vice president, marketing. “Besides the compelling itineraries, we’ve focused on simplifying our information about the incredible value available for 2010, as well as the exceptional luxury, services and style found aboard Crystal ships.”
In 2010, the freshly redesigned, 922-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony, and the 1,070-guest, 68,870-ton Crystal Serenity cruise through the Middle East, Africa, Caribbean, South America, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Black Sea, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, British Isles, Baltic Sea, Arctic Circle and New England/Canada.
New destinations range from maiden calls in Iran, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on the World Cruise to new North American cruises to the Sea of Cortez and Hawaii. Most Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sailings maintain an emphasis on port intensive, destination driven itineraries with many overnight stays, although some crossings and lengthier cruises celebrate days at sea.