Travelocity Launches Award-Winning Crystal Cruises

proudly announces its new relationship with Crystal Cruises, deemed the “World`s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure for seven consecutive years and Conde Nast Traveler for the last six years.

In addition to booking conveniently online, Travelocity members can now take advantage of Crystal`s “Best of Everything” special, an early-booking program with savings of $400 to $1,000 per stateroom for new bookings made between now and December 31, 2002. Simply choose a select 2002 or 2003 sailing and save up to 50 percent. What`s more, any time members book a Crystal Cruise through Travelocity, their onboard gratuities will be paid compliments of Travelocity. Crystal Cruises sails to destinations such as Alaska, Asia, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Europe and other locations. Following are several examples of the incredible savings being offered:

“Travelocity continues to offer cruisers a one-stop-shopping experience with its multiple cruise lines and cruise travel planning tools,” said Mark Wilson, vice president, vacations and cruises for Travelocity. “Our relationship with Crystal Cruises highlights our efforts to continuously reach and assist new types of cruise customers. We`re thrilled to be working with such a prestigious cruise line to offer our members value, as well as award- winning service and amenities.”

“We are very enthusiastic about this alliance with Travelocity,” says Diane Revnes Moore, senior vice president, passenger services, Crystal Cruises. “Travelocity and Crystal Cruises share a common desire to give travelers the very best service. Our guests will derive added value from this partnership through the benefit programs we are developing.”

Aside from these incredible savings, members will be amazed at the activities offered by Crystal. Passengers can take part in the Wine & Food Festival featuring celebrity guest chefs and wine experts, including Wolfgang Puck and Jacques Pepin. In addition, Crystal Cruises offers dynamic lectures from personalities such as Regis Philbin, Larry King and Barbara Walters. Imaginatively themed cruises also are available, from murder mystery and big bands to yoga-themed cruises.


What also sets Crystal Cruises apart is its unparalleled service. Crystal Cruises hand-makes 100,000 chocolate truffles annually, serves 80 pounds of caviar per voyage, fluffs 3,920 feather pillows twice daily, shines 21,600 pairs of shoes per year and polishes 400 Riedel Bordeaux wine glasses each day.

But the superior customer service starts long before boarding the ship. Travelocity went the extra mile to create a special team of qualified cruise experts and well-trained representatives who can handle the specific questions and needs of luxury customers. These dedicated agents work one-on-one with their clients—from the first phone conversation to the day they return from vacation—and make each customer call their highest priority.

Crystal Cruises offers three ships: Crystal Harmony, Crystal Symphony, and the new Crystal Serenity, which carries more than 1,000 guests. Plus, 85 percent of its staterooms offer private verandahs. Crystal Cruises has won numerous accolades, including the “Best Cruise Value Award” by Ocean & Cruise News in 2000, and Crystal Harmony received the “World`s Best Cruise Ship” honor twice by Travel + Leisure magazine.


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