Crystal Expands Voluntourism Excursions

crystal serenityCrystal Cruises is expanding its "You Care, We Care" shore excursions for the line's 25th anniversary year in 2015. 

The 16 excursions, which are complimentary for both guests and crew, wll include three new opportunities for 2015. Among the destinations are:

Victoria, British Columbia – New for 2015, guests will work alongside community members and volunteers at the Mustard Seed Food Bank, sorting food donations and helping prepare meals for those who would otherwise go without.

Santa Barbara, California – Backyard Bounty – a nonprofit organization that supplies the food bank of Santa Barbara – will take participants into the orchards to gather and organize fresh produce for local low income residents.

Dubrovnik, Croatia – At Domus Christi, a home boasting 660 years of history of assisting and sheltering the poor, elderly and infirm, guests will meet with residents, providing companionship for a walk to the Old Port and along the waterfront, as well as helping with some of the home’s gardening chores.

Barcelona, Spain – With guidance from researchers at the Rehabilitation Center, guests will learn about the center’s dedicated efforts to helping endangered marine life and their habitats, and participate in a training drill for a stranded beach rescue of a dolphin.

Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands – Guests will get a glimpse into the daily operation of the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as they assist with maintenance of the property. 

Puerto Limón, Costa Rica – Participants will spend time with the children and families of SOS Children’s Village, where abandoned and orphaned children are brought up in a family setting, supported by the village environment.

For more information visit Crystal's Shore Excursion Finder tool. 

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