Crystal Cruises Opens Books through May 2016

Another fare hike anticipated in November By: Marilyn Green
Crystal Serenity in Mykonos // © 2013 Crystal Cruises
Crystal Serenity in Mykonos // © 2013 Crystal Cruises

The Details

Crystal Cruises has announced that the line’s entire collection of cruises through early 2016 is now open for booking.

“Publishing itineraries and fares as early as we have has been is a terrific tool for agents. They have more product to sell, and it helps lock in family reunions and personal milestone celebrations,” said Jack Anderson, senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Additionally, agents encourage their clients to book their future cruise onboard, which offers a savings to the client and promises repeat business and booking credit for the agent.”

Anderson added that 31 cruises went up in price on Aug. 31 and that there will be cruises that go up in price again on Nov. 1.

Highlights include more overnights in more ports, more short cruises, more Asia and Caribbean routes, and a return to regions from Africa and the Holy Land to Mexico and Alaska. There are roundtrip cruises in more than a dozen cities, celebrations of Crystal’s 25th year of sailing and 20th annual World Cruise in 2015. Clients can also expect new cruises, maiden calls and returns to ports less-visited around the world.

New Book Now fares for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014, as well as 2015 through May 2016, are guaranteed only until Oct. 31. Fares start at $1,950 for the rest of 2013, $1,520 for 2014, $2,295 for 2015 and $2,995 for early 2016, with attractive air add-ons from more than 90 North American gateways.

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