Crystal Clear Choices

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With Value-rich Savings of up to $1,200 per stateroom or suite!


Discover your ideal luxury journey, with value that is perfectly tailored to you. By ocean or river, with Crystal Clear Choices™ you choose one of three savings options that suits you best – 1) cruise fare savings, 2) air credit or benefit, or 3) shipboard spending credits – on a varied collection of 2017 and 2018 global itineraries.

Travel aboard Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ to see stunning landscapes in Western Europe and the Middle East. Journey “Down Under” to Australia and New Zealand. Explore South Africa, South America, the Mediterranean and more!

Join Crystal River Cruises and indulge in the unparalleled luxuries found aboard the all-suite, butler-serviced Crystal Mozart and the all-balcony, all-suite quadruplet sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel. Discover iconic cities and enchanting villages that line the mighty Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers on our river ships

Choice has always been at the heart of the renowned Crystal Experience™, and our expanded Crystal Clear Choices offer enhances the value of our already generous all-inclusive fares.

Your Crystal Clear Choices:

• Cruise Fare Savings of up to $400 per person
• Air Credit of up to $500 per person;  or avail of limited-time low cost Air add-on of  $249 per person Economy Class Air add-on; or, $999 per person Business Class Air add-on on select voyages
• Shipboard Credit of up to $600 per person

Destination Highlights:

•Crystal Mozart’s Danube River cruises round-trip from Vienna (Oct – Dec 2017, Mar – Apr 2018 and Oct – Nov 2018)
•Crystal Symphony’s Western Europe itineraries and Indian Ocean Collection (Sept – Dec 2017)
•Crystal Serenity’s New England & Canada, Caribbean (Sept – Dec 2017)
•Crystal Symphony’s South Africa and Indian OceanAustralia & New Zealand, Panama Canal and South America (Jan – April 2018)
•Crystal Serenity’s Southeast Asia, Arabian Sea, Western Europe and Mediterranean (Mar – May 2018)

Shipboard Credits can be used toward indulgent spa treatments, Crystal Adventures ashore, onboard shopping purchases or extravagant Vintage Room dinners

Air credit option is valid only for bookings made via Crystal AirSea Program, which offers flight arrangements through more than 180 airports and major hubs in the U.S. and Canada, with frequent flyer options, seat assignments and confirmations and other services available at guests’ fingertips.

Book your all-inclusive Crystal voyage and enjoy the all-inclusive luxuries of each unique Crystal Experience.

Crystal Cruises

Renowned as The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, these two elegant ships are celebrated for a superior standard of service: up to eight exquisite dining options, including specialty restaurants featuring world-class Italian specialties and signature dishes from Nobu Matsuhisa;  engaging enrichment at the Creative Learning Institute® and Computer University@Sea®; elegant gaming at the Resorts World at Sea® Casino; lavish production shows and intimate piano bars; and beautifully appointed staterooms and suites, most with private verandah.


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Published: 01/09/2017

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Visit a living fairytale: Cappadocia

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Cappadocia is an extraordinary destination – an unimaginably surreal landscape shaped by the forces of nature and human history. Take it all in from a sunrise hot air balloon tour before exploring Göreme Open Air Museum. Rejuvenate with a soak at a traditional hammam. Watch the sun set over an exquisite meal at Lil’a, then retire to an opulent suite at a one-of-a-kind luxury cave hotel. 

  • Explore the rock-cut Byzantine monasteries and Christian churches of the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Soar over vast valleys, volcanic peaks, and fairy chimneys in a hot air balloon.
  • Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from atop Uçhisar Castle.
  • Admire the well-preserved frescoes at Elmalı Kilise, a 12th-century church.
  • Visit an underground city, carved into the soft rock thousands of years ago.
  • Stay at a luxury cave hotel, nestled under the cliffs of Uçhisar Castle.
  • Take a moonlight horseback ride across the dramatic landscape.
  • Soak in the therapeutic Ziga thermal springs.
  • Discover the hidden backcountry trails by foot or mountain bike.
  • Savor exquisite regional cuisine at Lil’a Restaurant (at the Museum Hotel).

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Published: 31/08/2017

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New for 2018 Tampa

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Tampa is the Florida vacation destination you’ve been dreaming of!

A cornerstone of Florida tourism and vacation rentals, Tampa is the paradise that memories are made of.

Jaw-dropping theme parks

It’s no wonder people come from all around the world to experience Tampa’s legendary theme parks. Whether you want to carve your own path on Adventure Island, discover ancient behemoths at Dinosaur World or soar through the sky on one of the famous Busch Gardens rollercoasters, the theme parks in Tampa are truly awe-inspiring.

A world-class zoo and aquarium

Tampa is host to the world-renowned Lowry Park Zoo and the amazing Florida Aquarium, as well as host to many other parks and attractions. Witness strange and wonderful creatures in person while learning about where and how they live, what they eat all while watching them play. Ignite your imagination and maybe even make a new friend while having an experience that you’ll never forget.

Action-packed professional sports destination

A National hub of professional sports, Tampa is home to three professional sports teams; the Lightning, the Rays and the Buccaneers. During Spring Training, Tampa is also home to the Blue Jays, the Yankees and the Phillies. Amidst all this exciting sporting action, picking up some Tampa Bay Lightning tickets is a must for any hockey enthusiast.

A white sand beach paradise

Tampa has all manner of exciting attractions, but some people just want to kick their feet up on the beach. One of the very center of Florida tourism, a big attraction is the countless number of stunning beaches in the area. Whether you’re looking for a full vacation package or just a private Florida beach rental or villa, Tampa has the ideal beachside accommodation to fit your budget and style.

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Published: 30/08/2017

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Club Med’s SUNsational Sale

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Winter might be right around the corner but Club Med isn’t ready to say goodbye to the bright beach days of summer just yet: Club Med’s new SUNsational Sale offers rates as low as $125 per person*, per night at resorts in Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean.  As the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, Club Med ensures stress-free vacation planning for a quick weekend escape or an extended family getaway with extra perks.  Whether guests seek to relax at the spa, fly through the air on the famous trapeze, dance the night away or enjoy locally inspired dishes set amidst stunning waterfront views, Club Med offers something for every type of traveler.

Start day dreaming of your toes in the sand with these sunny promotions:

  • Room rates starting at $125 per person, per night
  • Bonus rewards at favorite family and beach resorts in Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean including:
    • Complimentary room upgrades
    • Up to $400 air credit per person
    • No single supplement
    • Kids under 4 stay free

Now through October 25, 2017, travelers can book their vacation for trips through May 5, 2018 and will enjoy unlimited everything.  Families looking for a luxe getaway can enjoy the newly renovated Club Med Cancun Yucatan 5 Trident Jade space while vacationers looking for an adult’s exclusive jaunt can visit the Zen Oasis section of Club Med Punta Cana.  No matter the property, all Club Med destinations offer all-day dining and unlimited beverages, land and water sports, various activities, modern accommodations and Children’s Clubs for four-year-olds and up.

Choose from select Club Med resorts, featuring new renovations and activities including:

  • Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico
    Located at the tip of the iconic Riviera Maya, Club Med Cancun Yucatan is the active family’s dream getaway with a dash of Mayan culture with a variety of activities for all ages.  Recently revamped accommodations include a locally inspired restaurant – Taco Arte Beach Lounge, main pool and lounge area and 5 Trident Jade luxury space.  Lined by three white sand beaches alongside the world’s second largest coral reef, the reinvigorated resort offers self-indulgence at the Club Med Spa by Comfort Zone, authentic Mexican dining experiences and show-stopping daily entertainment.
  • Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida, U.S.A.
    This riverside resort is located a quick two hours from Miami or Orlando and offers four pools, including an adults-only infinity Zen pool and children’s splash pool; world-famous Club Med Academies with professional coaching for tennis, golf, beach volleyball and fitness; as well as all-day dining with a healthy twist.  Club Med Sandpiper Bay is the ideal destination for a local stay-cation or travelers looking to hone their sports technique while blending fitness and relaxation.
  • Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    Located on the Caribbean Sea, Club Med Punta Cana offers a one-of-a-kind immersive experience with Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil – an interactive playground with 25 recreational acrobatic and artistic activities for guests of all ages to try, such as trapeze, aerial silks, high bungee, face painting, dancing and more.  For those looking to focus on rejuvenating, L’Occitane Spa provides rest and relaxation while a new men’s barber shop keeps vacationers looking their best.  Club Med Zen Oasis is an adults-only section of the property with a private pool, bar and suites with sea-sweeping views.

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Published: 29/08/2017

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Cruising to Totality with Kevin Lieber: A Unique Perspective From Oasis of the Seas

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See how science communicator Kevin Lieber, host of YouTube channel Vsauce2, experienced his first total solar eclipse onboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.

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Published: 25/08/2017

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Cayo Coco: 48-Hous Family Sale!

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Published: 24/06/2017

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29 Don’t-Miss Culinary Escapes

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Taste the World

Discovering the local cuisine scene – its colorful markets, heralded restaurants, and rising culinary stars – adds spice to your travels. Sampling regional food and wine also leads to a deeper understanding of the cultures that make each destination unique.



Whether you’re craving pintxos and Rioja in Spain or truffles in Tuscany, your Virtuoso advisor can customize a gastronomic getaway that includes everything from private cooking classes to a coveted table at a Michelin-starred restaurant.


Savor destination-focused dining in the heart of Europe with 2-for-1 fares
Wine and dine through Europe’s esteemed wine regions
On the menu: ultra-luxury cruising and an award-winning chef
Explore the exotic on the “Cruise Line for Foodies”
Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean, Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia
White sails aloft: Explore Bali and beyond on a mega-yacht
Explore new culinary activities with Holland America Line
Haute cuisine on hosted sailings in Africa, South America & Australia




Mandarin Oriental, Munich
EUR85 food-and-beverage credit in the Bavarian capital

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Book a stay at one of Abu Dhabi’s top dining destinations
Destination Hotels
Bon Appetit in Maine, San Antonio and Southern California
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Be among the first to stay at Beverly Hills’ newest gem
Soneva Fushi
Magical Getaway in the Maldives

A trio of trips that will whet your appetite for Italy

Welcome to the Land of Friendly: three vacations in Fiji

Los Cabos
Stretch out on a luxury yacht or hang ten on a surfboard

International Expeditions
Authentic experiences in Cuba and the Amazon

Buenos Aires
Explore Buenos Aires, the “city that never sleeps”

New Zealand
Savor New Zealand’s “Paddock to Plate” cuisine

Welcome to Barbados, the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”

Catch the Aloha spirit on Hawaii’s idyllic isles

USA Luxury Shopping Consortium
Enjoy special privileges and amenities at America’s luxe shopping centers

Atout France
Drink up: wine-centered holidays in France

Visit Catalonia
Feast your way through the European Region of Gastronomy

Discover Croatia, a feast for the eyes and palate

Check out the Greek cuisine scene

Discover the pleasures of sunny, friendly Portugal

Welcome to the land of beer, chocolate and multiple Michelin stars

Find your bliss in this sophisticated Swiss city




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Published: 23/08/2017

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Spectrum of the Seas Steel Cutting at Meyer Werft

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MIAMI, August 15, 2017 – Excitement was in the air today at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, as Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel for its new Quantum Ultra ship. The next engineering marvel in the innovative cruise line’s lineup will officially be named Spectrum of the Seas.

Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s groundbreaking and high-tech Quantum class of ships placing the ship in a new class of her own.

The revolutionary Quantum Ultra ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

“Today is a very special day in the development of our new Quantum Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas. We are now one step closer to delighting our guests in Asia Pacific with this remarkable ship,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

Spectrum will be another giant leap forward in vessel design and guest experiences that will provide travelers with ample opportunities to create unforgettable memories.” 

Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.

On board, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

The cruise line sails 24 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand.

Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.