Crystal Cruises Releases New ‘Book Now’ Deadlines to Avoid Fare Hikes for 2012, 2013 Sailings

Crystal Serenity at sea.

Crystal Cruises is Book Now fares, announced on March 1, expire on April 30 and June 30 for 2012 and 2013 voyages, respectively. Available at, compelling early booking specials can save couples as much as $4,600 off Crystal’s 2013 World Cruise.

The ultra-luxe line’s Book Now promotion provides travelers with a two-month window for the lowest rates on every worldwide cruise aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Every 60 days Crystal is reviewing its pricing on each cruise. Since the Book Now pricing program was launched in September 2011, Crystal has raised fares with each booking deadline. Additional price increases are expected on April 30 for 2012 cruises and June 30 for 2013 voyages.

Book Now fares offer the most attractive pricing on the world’s best cruises for savvy shoppers who plan ahead,” says Jack Anderson, senior vice president, marketing and sales. “As promised, we have once again raised fares for sailings booking ahead of forecasts. While we have exceptional fares still available for many worldwide cruises, travelers should not expect them to last after the new spring and summer expiration dates.”

Traveling the world, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will visit 182 ports-of-call in 59 countries on 60 itineraries worldwide in 2012, 64 voyage options, visiting 226 ports and 62 countries in 2013. Destination choices include the western and eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, North Cape, western Europe, Greek Isles, Baltic & Russia, China, Japan, southeast Asia, Australia, South Pacific, South America, New England/Canada, Panama Canal, British Isles, Canary Islands and Mexican Riviera on itineraries of seven to 98 days.

Crystal Cruises’ resort experience always includes a host of complimentary amenities, from enlightening enrichment speakers and fitness classes to pampering pillow menus and specialty restaurant dining, including the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa. Starting this spring, vacations will also include complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges, and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff. Crystal’s 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

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