Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Shorter summer voyages with more overnight calls highlight Crystal Cruises’ Baltic, Scandinavian and British Isles cruise collection. Beginning 8th June onboard the award-winning Crystal Serenity, three new seven-night itineraries and five 10-night luxury cruises will take guests to some of the region’s most beautiful, culturally significant cities and landscapes in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Russia and the UK. Crystal’s Northern Europe cruises also offer a more than 25% increase in local overnights, with double the nights in Copenhagen alone.
While Crystal has traditionally offered 11- and 12-night Baltic itineraries, the new, carefully-crafted voyages offer abundant port time to delve into each destination’s distinct charm. Several overnight stays allow travellers to immerse themselves in the sights, smells and sounds of each destination, with nearly all the voyages offering overnights at the cruise’s start and end, and/or mid-cruise, including two nights in St Petersburg.
Expanded destination options also add more choice for travellers in Scandinavia and Britain. Two new seven-night UK cruises sail to and from Dublin for the first time, and a new seven-night London-Copenhagen sailing marks the line’s return to Amsterdam, Zeebrugge and Helsingborg for the first time in several years.
Not all of Crystal’s Northern European itineraries are 10 nights or under. A 15-night North Cape voyage makes a maiden call to Loen and a rare visit to Olden, Norway. North Cape and back-to-back Scandinavia/Russia cruises can be combined for further exploration, ease and luxury. Additionally, three Crystal Symphony cruises sail through Reykjavíc, expanding Crystal’s Northern European presence beyond the Baltic.
Enhancing guests’ experience of the destinations, Crystal’s acclaimed land programmes for the 2013 Northern Europe season feature hundreds of uniquely crafted shore-side experiences, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites and elegant evening performances to hands-on culinary instruction and adventurous exploration of the area’s natural wonders.
Through 31st December, all-inclusive “Book Now” cruise fares for the Northern Europe voyages begin at £2,262 per person including flights (based on a seven-night cruise from Dover to Copenhagen departing 8th June).
Crystal’s passion for creating exceptional itineraries and exclusive, eye-opening shore-side experiences that connect guests to the world and to each other has earned the company top accolades for more than two decades.
For further information and reservations please call Crystal Cruises on 020 7399 7601 or visit www.crystalcruises.co.uk

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