Travelers can lock in substantial savings with low deposits via Open Bookings that can later be applied to the sailings of their choice through 2022
MIAMI, April 7, 2020 – Reaffirming its commitment to supporting the travel advisor community and offering luxury travelers incredible value, guaranteed savings and extensive choices, Crystal today announced its new Crystal Assured Savings program. The program invites travelers to make an open booking deposit of just $500 per person by June 30, 2020, locking in additional savings of 2.5 percent — that’s an extra savings from $50 to over $6000 or more, depending on sailing and category — for any seven-night or longer itinerary on the Crystal Experience of their choice including Ocean, River, Yacht or Expedition in 2020, 2021 or 2022. Guests have until March 31, 2021 to select their preferred voyage.
Travel advisors will earn commission on the deposit now as well as locking in new bookings for the future with full commission, less applicable savings.
“Our travel partners are part of the Crystal family, and we remain dedicated to supporting their business and working with them through these unprecedented times,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “The Crystal Assured Savings program equips them with an honest, simple tool – and meaningful savings for their clients – to continue to grow their luxury business and share the Crystal Experience with travelers who are looking to explore the world at a later date.”
The additional savings of 2.5 percent is on top of other Crystal special savings that may apply including Two-for-One fares, Book Now Savings, Crystal Society Savings, Early Final Payment Savings, Back-to-Back Savings, Combination Voyage Savings and available future cruise credits, maximizing value for travelers as well as an immediate earning opportunity for travel advisors.
“The Crystal Assured Savings is a win for our clients, given the array of opportunities to lock in savings on Crystal’s incredible luxury experiences now, as they look ahead to traveling again in the future,” said Eric Maryanov, president of All-Travel. “Likewise, the program presents a wonderful chance for travel advisors to stimulate business during today’s uncertain environment, while also building a strong foundation for tomorrow that will keep their businesses growing. With Crystal Assured Savings, Crystal is making it possible for the travel community to stay connected and inspired beyond the challenges we are currently facing, and helping advisors weather the storm.”
Leah Bergner, senior travel advisor for Coastline Travel Advisors, added, “Time spent traveling is a precious luxury. Our clients are missing exploring the world, having had to cancel trips and gatherings with family and friends over the past several weeks. Crystal Assured Savings presents the perfect opportunity to begin looking forward again – to luxury vacations and sharing moments and memories with loved ones – with truly compelling, limited time savings.
“There is no better time to start planning a Crystal vacation, with so many savings opportunities available to both new and returning guests. From open booking and reduced deposits to other combinable offers that allow travelers to lock in the savings now and choose their dream vacations later, Crystal’s new program helps ensure that we all sail through this time together,” Bergner said.
With the new program, guests have the choice of hundreds of all-inclusive luxury sailings over nearly two and a half years, from spanning the globe aboard Crystal Cruises and cruising iconic European waterways aboard Crystal River Cruises to navigating boutique islands and yachting harbors with Crystal Yacht Cruises and exploring remote destinations both polar and tropical with Crystal Expedition Cruises.
Roig added, “We are looking ahead and eagerly anticipating sailing the globe again, returning to and discovering places ready and happy to welcome travelers back to their shores.”
Terms and conditions for Crystal Assured Savings can be found here.
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 TravelerReaders’ Choice Awards for a record 26 years including, in 2019, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; 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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