Crystal Cruises Launches Standby Program

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    Crystal Cruises has launched a Standby program that enables last-minute travelers to sail the luxury line at up to 75% off brochure fares on five May-June sailings in Alaska, the Baltic and North Cape. Greatly reduced tiered pricing offers fares from as low as US$2,995 for 12-day cruises.​

    Standby fares are based on availability, require a US$500 per guest deposit upon reservation, and will be confirmed on a “first requested, first confirmed” basis no earlier than 45 days prior to departure.​
    Eligible cruises include:​

    • 12-day Alaska cruises -- round-trip from San Francisco -- Departing May 9, 21 and June 2
    • 11-day Scandinavia/Russia sailing -- Hamburg to Stockholm – Departing May 22
    US$2,995 for Deluxe Stateroom with large picture window
    US$3,995 for a Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
    • 14-day North Cape/Arctic Circle voyage -- Copenhagen to Stockholm – Departing June 13
    US$4,995 for Deluxe Stateroom with large picture window
    US$5,995 for a Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah​

    Standby fares on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity are cruise-only, for new bookings, and do not include air transportation; port, security and handling charges; or “All Inclusive – As You Wish” spending credits. Fares quoted are per person, based on double occupancy accommodations, and other restrictions apply. Final payment is due within three days of confirmation.​

    “We haven’t offered anything like this in almost a decade,” said Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president, sales & marketing. “There is no doubt that travelers who make their decisions early are rewarded with early confirmation, a greater choice of accommodations, and value-added spending credits. However, there are people making travel decisions closer in, and this is an extraordinary opportunity for luxury travelers who just can’t plan their vacations far in advance.”​

    Crystal Cruises’ resort experience includes a host of complimentary amenities, from enlightening enrichment workshops to pampering pillow menus and specialty dining featuring the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio.​
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