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Crystal Cruises Expands Volunteer Travel in Asia and Africa

October 25, 2013 By: Newswire

Crystal Cruises volunteerCrystal Cruises’ guests and crew will have an opportunity to participate in the “You Care, We Care” program during Crystal Serenity’s 89-day, L.A. to London global journey departing Jan. 18, 2014. Volunteers can help underprivileged children, the eco-system, or a local memorial, in Hawaii, Asia, and/or Africa, with Crystal handling all costs and logistics.

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Crystal offers one complimentary voluntour per cruise, always aiding a small, local organization. However, the World Cruise’s five segments next year will have seven unique excursions in seven ports.

Assistance opportunities include:

•        Gardening and weeding Honolulu’s Makapu’u Beach
•        Helping build structures and clean playgrounds at Father’s Home Care Ministries’ home for disadvantaged children in Takoradi, Ghana.
•        Reading to underprivileged children as part of Singapore’s LIFE program (offered on two World Cruise segments).
•        Teaching, singing, gardening and playing with orphans in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
•        Preparing meals, babysitting, or reading to abused and neglected children of Baphumelele Children’s Home near Cape Town, South Africa
•        Making candles for Nagasaki’s annual Peace Ceremony
•        Take part in day-to-day programs of the orphaned children in Durban, South Africa’s SOS Children’s Village.

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Singapore to Cape Town segment takes place March 10, 2014, and includes three different “You Care, We Care” opportunities during the 18-day voyage.

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Pictured: A Crystal volunteer offers supplies to a villager in Cartagena, Columbia.

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By Newswire | October 25, 2013
Crystal Cruises is giving guests a chance to go on a volunteer vacation to help out with the "You Care, We Care" program, with excursions in Asia and Africa.