For Travelers

When Will Cruises Resume?
2021-04-12

Update: On April 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its cruising guidelines to include the following: All cruise lines must form safety agreements with the ports where they hope to operate, cruise operators must routinely test their crew members for COVID-19 and trial voyages may begin 30 days after a cruise […]

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Several cruise lines require vaccines, but not everybody is on board
2021-03-29

This summer, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Crystal Cruises will launch the first large-ship ocean cruises in North America in more than a year. But with a caveat: Adults and crew must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In Crystal’s case, the vaccination requirement extends to all passengers, minors not excepted. Prior to those departures, small ships in U.S. waters will […]

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Travel unraveled
2021-02-23

Once upon a time, the travel industry was represented by a scattering of siloed interest groups. The Travel Industry Association of America ostensibly looked after the interests of the domestic tourist attractions, the Discover America Partnership was focused on inbound travel to those sites, and the Travel Business Roundtable tended to the needs of domestic […]

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Cunard; Twenty-first Century Royalty.
2020-07-22

If Jay “The Great” Gatsby had built a ship, it would be The Queen Mary 2. Think old school classic charm meets contemporary elegance; that’s the world you’re entering on The QM2. Once onboard The Queen Mary 2, The Great Gatsby would never want to disembark back into the real world. Opulent, glamorous, and always […]

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16 Top East Coast Beaches to Visit – Part 1
2020-06-23

Add these seaside destinations to your summer travel wish list. Even if you only have one day to spare, these stretches of sand guarantee a relaxing getaway. A trip to the beach is a favorite leisure activity among Americans – whether it’s within driving distance of home or a flight away. And while tourism in […]

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New! 2020 caribbean voyages
2020-06-18

Get back to the things you love this fall — discovery and enrichment, sunshine and sea air — on a collection of six 7-night escapes to the Caribbean with the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. Crystal Cruises’ new Simply the Best offer tempts the wanderlust in each of us with all-inclusive fares from just […]

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Crystal’s New Easy Book
2020-05-25

15% Deposit On All Crystal Experiences for New Bookings Made By June 30, 2020 Look ahead to 2021, 2022 and 2023 and plan your future Crystal cruise with total peace of mind. Crystal’s new Easy Book offers a no-risk reduced deposit of just 15% (normally 25%) on the all-inclusive, luxury cruise of your choice, granting […]

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Save up to 50% on All-Inclusive European River Journeys
2020-05-22

2021 advance purchase savings guaranteed best available fare For those who are dreaming of the day when we all get back to traveling, Europe’s only all-suite, all-balcony river cruise line is offering an enticing opportunity to plan for 2021. On 70 sailings from March through December, new Advance Purchase Savings offers a nonrefundable fare of […]

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Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience Keeps Travelers Connected to the Wonderful World of Crystal
2020-04-01

Digital program brings entertainment, enrichment and discovery into travelers’ homes MIAMI, March 31, 2020 – As the world puts a collective pause on travel, Crystal is sharing its renowned Crystal Experience with an engaging new virtual program – Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience – created to satisfy the wanderlust of its guests while they remain […]

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The most famous Cunard “Queens”
2020-02-23

Hello Again Everyone, Welcome to this month’s Captain’s Blog by yours truly, Captain Peter Philpott, recently retired Captain of Queen Mary 2 of Cunard Line, the latest in a succession of famous Cunard “Queens”. The current Queen Mary 2 was designed by a team of British naval architects led by Stephen Payne and at the […]

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