Crystal Cruises has
launched promotions which enable agents to earn a free Crystal cruise for two on
any remaining 2008 and most 2009
worldwide departures. Agents selling three staterooms on Crystal Symphony’s 2008 New
England / Canada cruises or three staterooms on Crystal Symphony’s 2009
China / Japan and Southeast Asia cruises can enjoy a free cruise in a stateroom with verandah.
Crystal is also
providing travel specialists with additional incentives:
• Third berth free and lower starting fares on 2008 New
England / Canada cruises;
• Two-category upgrade, $2,000 per person penthouse savings, and Crystal Family Memories group package (one free berth for 10 guests) on
China / Japan cruises; and
• Two-category upgrades and Crystal Family Memories package for its Southeast Asia cruise.
The luxury line’s
China / Japan cruises are set for March 27 from Hong Kong to Beijing and on April 5 from Beijing to Hong Kong. The 15-day
inclusive vacations offer a 12-day cruise and a three-day Beijing package featuring Beijing sightseeing, hotel accommodations and meals. The
11-day Southeast Asia cruise departs from Hong Kong to Singapore on April 20.
“Our promotions are designed to assists agents in increasing their business by making the selling process and the value more compelling,”
says Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Sell Three, Sail Free provides agents with a strong incentive to sell Crystal,
and also educates them on the finer nuances of Crystal with a rewarding firsthand onboard experience.”
Cruises has also launched a similar promotion on its European Cruises. Agents selling three staterooms on more than 20 Northern Europe
and Mediterranean cruises can enjoy a free cruise for two in a stateroom with
Crystal Cruises’ 2009 European season begins May 31 when Crystal Symphony sails from Athens to Rome. Crystal Serenity’s first
Mediterranean cruise begins June 2, sailing from Lisbon to Venice. Dozens of
7, 11 and 12-day itineraries sail from Athens, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, London, Copenhagen and Stockholm through the end of November.
Sweetening the deal are special promotions including the line’s Crystal Memories program, which offers one complimentary berth for every ten
full-fare berths, and low Business Class air supplements from selected U.S. gateways for all summer Baltic, British Isles and Mediterranean
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