This summer, Crystal Cruises’ guests on
Mediterranean voyages can explore UNESCO declared national parks,
the fragile ecosystems of a Spanish nature reserve and various
wildlife habitats with Crystal Eco-Adventures.
Several options ashore highlight Southern
Europe’s environmental treasures and natural wonders on dozens of
Crystal Serenity voyages through October.
consciousness of and sensitivity to the environment, travel-savvy
guests are seeking more opportunities to become aware of and
intimately enjoy the natural beauty of a destination,” said John
Stoll, vice president, land operations. “Crystal Mediterranean
voyages offer opportunities to discover some of Europe’s most
precious ecological sites and learn about the region’s environmental history.”
Among the eco-adventures are:
Horseback Riding at Montseny National Park – (Barcelona, Spain)
Ride through this UNESCO declared Biosphere Reserve;
L’Albufera Nature Reserve – (Valencia, Spain) Protected by many
European environmental organizations, the reserve is a habitat for thousands of aquatic birds; and
• Krka National Park – (Trogir,
Croatia) Home to dramatic waterfalls that cascade over 17 natural
In addition to these protected environmental
attractions, many European Crystal Adventures ashore allow guests
to explore the natural beauty of the destinations in a variety of
ways, from mountain biking in Greece to paragliding in Spain and
scuba diving off the coast of Turkey.
In 2010, the
award-winning Crystal Serenity sails 19 voyages in the
Mediterranean, Black Sea and Canary Islands ranging from seven to 12 days.
Per person (double occupancy), Two-for-One cruise fares
start at US$3,680, and include up to US$1,000 ‘All Inclusive – As
You Wish’ shipboard credits and complimentary air transportation
from many North American gateways – Business Class air for
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