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December 11, 2006
Crystal Cruises Introduces 2007 European Cruises
Crystal Cruises is offering destination-rich itineraries throughout Europe
in 2007, from the ancient cities along the Aegean and Adriatic seas to the
polar ice caps of the North Cape. The Crystal Serenity and Symphony
cruise ships will explore a number of timeless European ports with rich,
intriguing histories from April through November.
The Crystal Serenity's Mediterranean season includes cruises that begin or
end in Toulon, France, as well as cruises departing from Venice, Lisbon,
Athens, Monte Carlo, Rome, Istanbul and London. All itineraries offer at
least one overnight port call or late night stay in the above cities, as
well as Sorrento, Cannes, Odessa and Alexandria.
The Crystal Symphony's Northern Europe and Baltic season include
itineraries that visit St. Petersburg for multiple days; overnight stops
in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bordeaux and Edinburgh. Other
highlights include a two-week North Cape itinerary from Copenhagen to
Stockholm that crosses the Arctic Circle en route to Spitsbergen. Other
stops include the fascinating ports of Tallinn, Estonia, and Arhus,
Crystal's European season also features three extended land programs,
offered pre- or post-cruise on selected itineraries. Travelers can enjoy
ancient castles, palaces and monuments in Prague and Budapest; appreciate
Austria's musical history in Vienna and Salzburg; and experience the
spectacular scenery of Europe aboard the Orient-Express.
MSC Offering Holiday Gift Rates and Bonus Upgrades
MSC Cruises has the perfect gift this holiday season - and the giver
enjoys the gift of savings at the same time. Travelers can book an
eleven-night 2007 Caribbean or Panama sailing on the MSC Lirica or Opera
at special "Holiday Gift" prices by December 31,2006 for trips between
January 9 and April 18, and save as much as 65 percent off of retail
rates. They also can enjoy bonus upgrades of up to three categories.
Holiday prices start at $695 per person, double occupancy, plus government
fees and taxes. The Holiday Gift rates include upgrades of inside to
outside staterooms, and are not valid for balcony or suite staterooms.
"Barenaked Ladies" Popular Rock Band Will Rock the Carnival Legend in January
The popular alternative rock bank Barenaked Ladies is taking a break from
its traditional touring schedule this winter by entertaining crowds of all
ages at sea, during special performances aboard the Carnival Legend,
January 15-19, 2007. The five-day journey - which sets sail from, and
returns to, Fort Lauderdale - will feature "intimate solo shows to jam
sessions to a rollicking karaoke party with the Barenaked Ladies".
Joining them on board the ship will be Guster, Brothers Creeggan
(featuring Barenaked Ladies bassist Jim Creeggan), Thinbuckle (featuring
BNL multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn) and others.