Award winning Crystal Cruise Line has started their new “luxury all inclusive” amenities on board their fleet immediately and will be fully implemented by the May 8 sailing. Wine with meals and complimentary bar service will now be included at no charge and all gratuities will be prepaid!
Gourmands, especially NOBU fans, should not miss a 12-day sailing with Crystal Cruises from London to Rome, highlighting the best of the Mediterranean. Join world-famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa who will be giving cooking instruction, be available for photo ops and mingle with guests in addition to personally preparing dishes at his restaurant, Silk Road, during this food-and-wine-themed cruise. Our Virtuoso rates and amenities start from $3,955 per person. The Crystal Serenity departs May 24, 2012 with special rates available until April 30, 2012.
Nobu’s chefs always offer inspiring cuisine at the sushi bar as well as full dining in his specialty restaurant. I especially love watching what other people are special ordering and then get to try some pretty adventurous dishes that always look as good as they taste! It always is a surprise and delight! The sushi bar is always one of the highlights of my Crystal Cruise experiences. That experience alone is worth the cruise, not to mention all the other Virtuoso amenities and the special shore excursions. Our onboard hosts and private reception offers a way to meet other like minded guests in a more intimate setting. With world class thought leaders, entertainers and an impressive range of self improvement opportunities like learning a new language, playing piano, to computer and photography skills, painting and wine appreciation plus the luxurious spa treatments, gym and most hospitable gentlemen hosts, there is definitely something that will appeal to everyone!
If you can’t make dinner with Nobu, there are many more tempting themed voyages available through 2013!
Also, now getting to and from the ship can actually be a pleasure with the new “Crystal VIP Airport Service” – the first of its kind ever offered by any cruise line. This new service, is now available for purchase internationally. Crystal utilizes “on-the-ground” airport resources worldwide to provide a seamless airport experience while travelling to and from your ship. Your VIP customized services may include:
- Greeting upon airport arrival (inbound, outbound and connecting flights)
- Luggage porter service (If you haven’t already taken advantage of the luggage forwarding services now available to ensure your heavy luggage does not become a burden while you travel pre or post cruise.)
- Flight tracking and handling, including assistance with delayed or cancelled flights and related lodging, transportation, meals, etc.
- Escorted and expedited check-in, security, customs, and immigration
- Entree to restricted-access airport lounges
- Preferred boarding
- Limousine/town car transfers between airport, home, day room, and/or ship
These packages can be tailored for up to four people travelling together. Prices do vary depending on location and the services selected. Amenities may vary subject to local laws, regulations, and/or airline/airport policies. Once you are booked, you can just log into Crystal’s online “Priority Check-in & Planning Center” for specific options correlating to their flight itineraries and I will be happy to coordinate everything for you including customized shore experiences.
For more information on Crystal Cruises or if you would like help in choosing the perfect cruise experience that matches your interests and personal style, please contact Randi Winter of Passionate Travel, an affiliate of Classic Travel at [email protected] or 425 283-7690 or 1 877 307-7447 (PST).
Please check out classictravel.com for Pre or Post Hotels that include many Virtuoso properties and other discerning boutique properties with Virtuoso amenities that can even be booked online in conjunction with your cruise or for any of your travel!
Some of our favorite places to stay in London or Rome Pre and Post Cruise, or any time at all include:
Connaught – London
Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie – Rome
Don’t forget to check out our insider Guides to London and Rome!