Due to rapidly rising fuel prices, Crystal Cruises is implementing a fuel surcharge of $7.00 per guest per day for all 2008 reservations that are not paid in full by January 1, 2008.

"Escalating fuel costs continue to affect virtually everyone, and the impact on Crystal Cruises' daily operations is no exception," says Crystal's president, Gregg Michel.  "We set our 2008 cruise fares in late 2006, yet the price of fuel rose 66-70% from February to November, 2007."

Crystal is protecting any 2008 bookings that are made and paid in full prior to January 1, 2008 and the current fare, without the fuel surcharge.  There will be no change to the current fuel surcharge of $5.00 per person, per day that is currently in effect for all 2007 voyages.