Crystal Cruises Plans 2007 Asia Cruises

Crystal Cruises returns to Asia in 2007 for the first time in two years with four itineraries, including its first-ever cruise from Singapore to Dubai. The line is also offering more overnight stays on the itineraries, and extended land programs including a new six-night adventure to Tibet. From March through May, 2007, the Crystal Symphony offers two 14-day journeys exploring China, an 11-day cruise spotlighting Vietnam, and the new 16-day Singapore-to-Dubai itinerary that features three days in Myanmar. Crystal Symphony will visit 17 cities in nine countries, including a maiden call at Chan May, Vietnam. Overnight stays are featured in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; Osaka, Japan; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Yangon, Myanmar; and Dubai, UAE. Crystal incorporates a complimentary three-night land program to Beijing as a pre- or post-cruise component of the season's first two cruises. This program includes a tour of the Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, and Sacred Alley, and also features a private dinner at the Great Hall of the People. In conjunction with the cruises, Crystal is developing more than 100 optional shoreside Crystal Adventures; guests may also tailor their own Asian experience through the line's Crystal Private Adventures program. Rates begin at $4,295 per person double. Visit [www.crystalcruises.com].

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