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Crystal reports 80% of budgeted revenue for 2015 already booked

Crystal reports 80% of budgeted revenue for 2015 already booked
Crystal Cruises reported 'significant booking revenue, nearly 80% of its budgeted outlook' at the start of its 25th anniversary year. The line also said good availability remains for select voyages when reserved by the March 2 'Book Now' deadline.

For select 2015 voyages in Asia, South America, the Mediterranean, Baltic/North Cape, the Caribbean and New England/Canada, travelers can get savings in all categories of accommodations, as much as $3,000 per person.

In 2016, when Crystal is already reporting 40% of maximum bookings, customers can save up to $5,950 per person on Crystal Serenity’s 102-day world cruise round-trip San Francisco with segments to/from Sydney, Bali, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Fares for recently opened 2017 global itineraries start at $2,255 per person.

'While travelers’ enthusiasm and bookings for 2015 [have] been tremendous, the good news for travel agents and discerning travelers who have not yet planned a dream vacation for this year is the remaining availability on our luxury cruises throughout the world,' said Crystal president and coo Edie Rodriguez. But she added the offers and availability 'won’t last long.'

In addition to the 'Book Now' fares, Crystal has offers on select voyages around the world including air credits up to $800 per person for certain Asia cruises, free third berths and perks for large groups and those traveling with kids, low fares for short 'Crystal Getaways' and additional savings on 'Explorer Combination Cruises.' Travelers who pay in full six months ahead of sailing get a 2.5% discount.

Until March 2, when fares are set to increase, all-inclusive prices start at $1,730 per person.

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