Crystal Extends Relaxed Booking Policies for All 2021 Itineraries; Easy Book’s Reduced Deposits Continue as well as No-Money-Down Deposit Window Extended for all 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Voyages

Updated policies give travelers’ enhanced peace of mind for planning future voyages

MIAMI, December 18, 2020 – Crystal announced today that it will extend its temporarily relaxed booking policies to all 2021 voyages across its luxury fleet including Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises. For 2021 sailings, the adjusted Crystal Confidence 3.0* policies relax the final payment deadline to 60 days prior to first date of service, while guests who pay in full 90 days prior to first date of service will save an additional 2.5 percent off their cruise fare. The early final payment savings deadline is normally six months.

Furthermore, guests sailing in 2021 may cancel their booking with no penalty** up to 60 days prior to their first date of service. These policies were previously implemented for voyages through June 2021 only; the new extension through the end of 2021 accommodates travelers who are eager to plan future voyages but are still cautious in committing resources to such journeys.

For all Crystal voyages in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024, Crystal will continue to offer reduced deposits of just 15 percent (normally 25 percent) and waived administrative fees for all new bookings through the company’s Easy Book program.

In addition, Crystal’s No-Money-Down deposit window has been extended through February 22, 2021 for all new and existing bookings for 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Crystal Ocean, River, Yacht and Expedition voyages. The No-Money-Down deposit window has been extended for this transitionary time as Crystal looks ahead to returning to service in late spring 2021 following its voluntarily suspension of voyages through April.

The safety and well-being of guests and crew members is Crystal’s utmost priority, and the fleet will resume service only when the company’s expert team and global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so. Crystal has introduced Crystal Clean+3.0 – an evolving, enhanced version of Crystal’s already stringent protocols. The policies were developed with the latest data available from health experts and will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.

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*Certain promotions including but not limited to Advance Purchase Savings are not combinable with certain Crystal Confidence 3.0 elements. Waived Admin Fees do not apply to Advance Purchase Savings.

**Waived Admin Fee only applicable to new bookings made under Crystal’s Easy Book – All other bookings default to standard Admin Fees.

About Crystal

Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 27 years including, in 2020, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and top-two placement in Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 24 years, including, in 2017 and 2020, Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:         

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Crystal Global Public Relations

(310) 203-4305; mediarelations@crystalcruises.com    

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