Crystal Cruises has undergone a $17 million dollar redesign including new Crystal Penthouses, transformed indoor and outdoor dining spaces, as well as a chef’s herb garden and 70 new PURE hypoallergenic staterooms. Also, all Crystal Canada and New England cruises now include an overnight in Quebec City. Itineraries will also begin and end in Quebec City for the first time. These itineraries include complimentary transfers to and from Quebec and Montreal on embarkation and debarkation days. Free WiFi will also be available for Crystal Society members starting with the fall 2014 sailings.
Crystal Cruises offers a variety of activities from active port excursions to onboard learning experiences. Multiple running and walking tours of ports of call such as New York, Boston, Bar Harbor, Newport, and more are available for active travelers. Shore excursions on the Crimson Capitals sailing include a walking tour of Lower Manhattan and the 9/11 Memorial, exploring Newport’s Colonial History District by foot and a 5k run along the roads of Acadia National Park in Harbor. Days at sea are no longer uneventful with activities such as the Walk-on-Water program, and the Crystal Visions Enrichment speakers series. Presenters on the Historic Harbors sailing include Ken Walsh, chief White Hose correspondent and author of the “Presidency” column for U.S.New & World Report. Those on the Colonial Collection sailing will learn from Blint Van Zandt, the FBI’s chief hostage negotiator for 25 years and profiler in the FBI’s Behavioral Science or “Silence of the Lambs” Unit. Crystal Cruises even has programs for those who like to give back. While on the Historic Harbors and Autumns Palette sailings, guests can volunteer as part of the You Care, We Care program, which helps feed the hungry at Feed Nova Scotia in Halifax, and distributes clothing and books to low-income children in Boston.
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