LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2012 - Ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises announces 12 new, short Mediterranean itineraries sailing from July through December 2012. The "Crystal Getaways" sale showcases favorite must-see destinations and charm-filled gems in and near southern Europe for as little as $262 per day for Crystal's "World's Best" luxury resort experience. All-inclusive, five- to eight-day vacations on the award-winning Crystal Serenity start at just $1,310 per person for sumptuous accommodations, gourmet dining (including Nobu Matsuhisa cuisine), fine wine, premium spirits, gratuities, fitness classes, inspirational enrichment activities, and the easiest of travel between such jewels as Tuscany, the Greek Isles, the French Riviera, Morocco, Rome, Turkey, and Israel.
Local overnights in port are included with most of the new itineraries, while Crystal's existing Pre- and Post-cruise Hotel Programs expand vacation options in many coveted European cities. Itinerary options include:
5-day: from $1,310
Aug. 1: Cannes-Monte Carlo (overnight)-Florence/Livorno-Porto Venere-Rome
Aug. 25: Barcelona (overnight)-Cannes-Bonifacio/Corsica-Rome
6-day: from $1,575
Oct. 30: Athens-Navplion-Mykonos-Kusadasi-Istanbul (overnight)
Nov. 22: Casablanca-Gran Canaria/Las Palmas-Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands-Madeira/Funchal-Lisbon
7-day: from $1,835
Aug. 18: Rome-Florence/Livorno-Monte Carlo (overnight)-Palamós-Barcelona (overnight)
Oct. 17: Haifa, Israel-Bodrum, Turkey-Corfu-Dubrovnik-Venice (overnight)
8-day: from 2,095
July 5: Athens-Navplion-Sicily/Taormina-Sorrento (overnight)-Rome-Monte Carlo (overnight)
July 17: Barcelona-Valencia-Málaga-Gibraltar-Cádiz/Seville-Lisbon (overnight)
Sept. 22: Athens-Navplion-Corfu-Kotor, Montenegro-Zadar, Croatia-Venice (overnight)
Sept. 30: Venice (overnight)-Ravenna-Kotor, Montenegro-Corfu-Mykonos-Istanbul
Nov. 5: Istanbul (overnight)-Kusadasi-Mykonos-Sicily/Catania-Naples-Rome
Dec. 1: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands-Arrecife, Lanzarote-Agadir, Morocco- Cádiz/Seville-Valencia-Barcelona (overnight)
"Many savvy travelers appreciate the pampering luxury of Crystal Cruises and know how amazing the Mediterranean is as a destination, yet may have very limited time to get away," says Jack Anderson, Crystal's senior vice president, sales and marketing. "At the same time, this sale conveniently enables those less familiar with cruising, or Crystal, to dip their toe into our Six-Star waters."
In addition to the new options, Crystal's Mediterranean season offers 18 previously-scheduled 7-, 11-, and 12-day itineraries on the calendar, starting from $2,620/person, double occupancy. Attractive round-trip airfare from more than 90 North American cities is also available through Crystal, as are pre- and post-cruise stays at luxury hotels in Lisbon, Rome, Barcelona, Venice, Istanbul, and Monte Carlo, where available.
Crystal Cruises' passion for taking care of guests in an inviting environment of extraordinary space, quality and choices has earned the company more "World's Best" awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in history.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com