Crystal will operate cruises to seven continents in 2009, including an ambitious 106-day Pacific voyage totaling 185 ports in 57 countries. Crystal promises intensive itineraries with many offering overnight land stays. Other highlights include a return to the Amazon for the first time since 2006, a new fall cruise to Israel and Egypt; and maiden calls at Kotor, Montenegro; Lipari, Italy; Patmos, Greece; Sinop, Turkey; Alesund, Norway; and Kiel, Germany.
Crystal also announced an expanded air and sea program for its 2008 western and northern Europe cruises, with two new air upgrade options. A partnership with all-business-class carrier Eos Airlines will provide a corporate-jet atmosphere, while premium economy service through British Airways and Scandinavian Airways will offer more legroom and comfort than coach. The services are available from select U.S. cities. Visit www.crystalcruises.com. (DE)