Are you looking for a summer cruise bargain - how does a luxury 12-night voyage on Crystal Cruises for as little as $2995 per person sound? This price is offered under the new "standby program" whereby Crystal cruisers can save as much as 75% over brochure prices. Like all standby fares, these cruises are based upon availability, requiring a $500 deposit per guest. The reservation will be confirmed on a "first requested, first confirmed" basis no earlier than 45 days prior to departure.
Standby fares are only eligible for new bookings as of April 7. The price is for cruise fare only and does not include air transportation, port, security and handling charges. The current "All Inclusive - As You Wish" spending credits, to be suspended early next year anyway, are also not a part of this program. Final payment is due within three days of confirmation. If you are not confirmed that deposit will be refunded, or it can be applied to another standby cruise.
Between you and me - Crystal is a true luxury cruise line, but with a much higher passenger capacity than most luxury cruise lines. The chances that you will be confirmed are pretty high. I would jump on this opportunity to experience luxury cruising at a price that can't be beat.
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