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Rep Gabby Giffords joins Husband Astronaut Mark Kelly onboard Crystal Serenity July 25 Sailing

March 14, 2012

The inspiring couple of American astronaut Mark Kelly and former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be aboard Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity sailing from Lisbon (above) to Rome on July 25. Kelly is scheduled to speak to guests about the power of the human spirit, with wife “Gabby” joining for a special appearance and photo opportunity at presentation’s end © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The inspiring couple of American astronaut Mark Kelly and former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords are boarding a ship of another kind this summer: Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity, for a luxury Mediterranean voyage sailing from Lisbon to Rome on July 25. Kelly is scheduled to speak to guests about the power of the human spirit, with wife “Gabby” joining for a special appearance and photo opportunity at presentation’s end.

The couple quickly gained fame in January 2011, when Arizona Representative Giffords was the victim of an assassination attempt—just months before Kelly’s scheduled command of the final Space Shuttle Endeavour flight. Following more than a year of her intensive rehabilitation for a gunshot wound to the head, and his 17-day trip into earth’s orbit, the heroic husband-wife team have now retired from their government positions while Giffords continues to recuperate.

“We are honored that, after such a challenging year, Mark and Gabby have chosen to travel on Crystal Serenity. We look forward to Mark sharing their incredible story of love, trials, and triumphs, live and in person with Crystal guests,” says Vice President of Entertainment Bret Bullock. “It’s tough to compete with a trip to the stars, but we hope a trip in Six-Star style will come pretty close. We can at least guarantee it will be more luxurious, and give them the ease and comfort they need to maximize rest and recovery.”

The “Romancing the Riviera” itinerary starts with an overnight in Lisbon before sailing to Gibralter, Barcelona, Palamós (maiden call), Cannes, Monte Carlo (overnight), Florence/Livorno, Porto Venere, and Rome/Civitavecchia. Until April 30, “Book Now” fares for the 12-day, all-inclusive cruise start at $5,410, with attractive air add-ons available from over 90 North American gateways. Crystal’s Family Memories program offers additional perks and savings for groups of six or more.

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 www.crystalcruises.com.

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CRYSTAL’S CRUISE SALE OFFERS NEW REDUCTIONS ON ALL FALL DEPARTURES

January 29, 2011

The Crystal Serenity at Sea. Crystal Cruises’ fall voyages are now on sale with newly reduced fares from as low as $2,400 per person (photo supplied by Crystal Cruises).

Crystal Cruises’ fall voyages are now on sale with newly reduced fares from as low as $2,400 per person and new Penthouse and Verandah savings up to $8,000 per couple.  Beginning with its August 26 Mediterranean cruise on Crystal Serenity and its first 2011 Canada/New England cruise on Crystal Symphony, Crystal is offering new savings on every one of its 22 fall cruises, including both Christmas/New Year departures.

Guests will still receive up to $2,000 per couple “All Inclusive–As You Wish” shipboard credits and free air from 20+ North American gateways, now including Honolulu.

Crystal’s fall cruise collection includes a first-class array of prime overseas and domestic vacations, including the romantic Mediterranean; culturally-rich Black Sea; exotic Canary Islands including Morocco; historic Holy Land; swinging Big Band Transatlantic sailing; fascinating Panama Canal; tropical Mexican Riviera and Caribbean; crisp, colorful New England and Canada; new luxury Pacific Coast escapes; and end-of-year holiday cruises to Hawaii and the Caribbean, with Panama Canal highlights.

The Crystal Experience offers a plethora of all-inclusive fine dining options, now incorporating new, flexible “Perfect Choice Dining” for choose-your-own-time dinner reservations.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.