Spain to be Focus of Crystal Cruises New Mediterranean Itinerary

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spains rich history, art, architecture and cuisine is the focus of Crystal Cruises new Mediterranean itinerary in October 2010.

Crystal Serenity will sail a new route from Rome, calling in Barcelona, home of Gauds masterpieces; Valencia, where classic Spanish paella was first perfected; Mlaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and a maiden visit to Almera, known for its expansive coastline and beaches. Late night and overnight calls enable guests to even enjoy Spains cultural treasures, outdoor adventures and vivacious nightlife.

Each year we add new ports to our comprehensive Europe collection - sprinkling less familiar cities with the known hot spots, said Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales & marketing. Crystal guests enjoy places that offer a variety of travel experiences, and Spain is currently one of the most favored tourist destinations for travelers worldwide.

Numerous culinary and cultural Crystal Adventures ashore complement exclusive experiences like a private apartment visit in Gauds famed La Pedrera House and aerial adventures like helicopter and paragliding experiences.

The 11-day, 31 October 2010 voyage also calls in Naples and Sicily, Italy; Valetta, Malta; and Tunis, Tunisia.

Among the noted history and world affairs speakers slated for this cruise are former Washington Post bureau chief Thomas Lippmann (also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations) and Dr. Jay Wolff of Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Renaissance Academy and a commentator on the History Channel.

With Crystals two-for-one promotion, per person, double occupancy, fares start at US$5,080, including US$1,000 per person All Inclusive As You Wish shipboard credits, and free air transportation from many North American gateways, as well as Business Class air for Penthouse guests.

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