See the World and Save

Crystal Offers up to $3,300 in savings on World Cruise segments

By: By Marilyn Green

Crystal Cruises is offering new savings incentives and added value to guests booking the first two back-to-back segments of its 14th annual 2009 World Cruise. The 26-day voyage from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand now offers free air transportation back to the U.S., a combination-fare discount, a full payment discount, and no fuel surcharge. The new savings are valued between $2,000 and $3,300 per couple.

Guests taking two segments of the World Cruise also receive a $200 per person onboard spending credit and two complimentary shore tours, as well as the added entertainment, classes and activities inherent in a Crystal World Cruise.

In addition to free air or an air credit, the five percent Combo Savings, usually offered to guests taking two or more non-World Cruise voyages, has been extended to the first two segments of the 2008 World Cruise, with saving up to $2,900 per couple.

In addition, guests paying for the back to back segments in full by Oct. 27, can save 3.5 percent, up to $1,924, per couple. They also receive a rollback of the $12 per person, per day fuel surcharge, saving $312 per person. These guests also get complimentary Crystal Adventures shore excursions in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Noumea, New Caledonia.

From Los Angeles to Auckland, Crystal Serenity will call in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; and French Polynesia's Rangiroa, Moorea, Papeete and Bora Bora; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Suva, Fiji; Noumea, New Caledonia; and Waitangi (Bay of Islands), New Zealand. Cruise fares start at $12,910 (after 5 percent savings) per person, double occupancy, less all of the special offers listed above.

Crystal Serenity's full World Cruise, Pacific Circle Celebration, spans the globe, visiting 46 ports of call in 17 countries throughout the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and Europe. The seven distinctive segments range from 12 to 22 days.