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Old July 8th, 2003, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: Is Crystal Changing Their Policy: Dress Code

Since it is from a press release, it may be permissable to quote in its entirety, but I am not certain. Therefore, I would prefer that you try again with the URL which just worked fine for me. You could also go to http://www.crystalcruises.com and check the media center area for press releases.

The press release is called "CRYSTAL CRUISES LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER MEETINGS AND INCENTIVES PROGRAM".

I am concerned that Crystal will be packing the ships with groups to the detriment of the individual passenger. I certainly will not book passage on any of the sailings that have large affinity groups on them.

Here are some excerpts from the press release:

"LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2003 - To appeal to meetings and incentives groups beginning in 2004, award-winning 940-guest sister-ships Crystal Harmony and Crystal Symphony, and the luxurious 1,080-guest Crystal Serenity, set to debut this week, will offer a series of seven-day cruises in the Caribbean, Mexico, Mediterranean and New England.

All three Crystal vessels offer spacious meeting rooms, state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, elegantly appointed staterooms (most with private verandahs), up to five evening dining options plus outdoor grill, and Italian and Asian specialty restaurants to meetings and incentives groups."
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"On their free time, meetings and incentive guests may enjoy the Feng Shui-designed Crystal spa, fitness center featuring yoga, Pilates instruction and personal training, lap pool, paddle tennis courts, golf driving ranges and putting greens, renowned Computer University@Sea facility, Crystal Visions Enrichment lecture series, and a Caesar’s Palace at Sea casino. ..."

To learn more about Crystal Cruises, and its meetings and incentives program, please contact von Wittenau at 310-203-4366. Visit the web site at www.crystalcruises.com.
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