Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Most of you who read my tweets on Twitter or follow me on Facebook know that I just spent a fabulous week aboard the beautiful Crystal Serenity. It is one of my favorite ships at sea (love the spacious penthouse suites, the stunning public spaces, the impeccable service, Silk Road by Nobu and Prego by Piero Selvaggio, Valentino's chef), and this recent 7-day Mediterranean sailing from Rome to Barcelona reminded me of why I love cruising Crystal.

If you haven't yet tried the ultra-luxury line, now's your chance. An additional 25 percent off already reduced fares on select 4th quarter itineraries is available, but here's the catch: it's a 72-hour sale and the discount only valid on bookings made July 8, 9 & 10. Note: In addition to the 25 percent off, guests receive a minimum of $500 to spend onboard (for anything but casino gaming & future cruise deposits). Clients of Elite Travel International will receive an additional $100 onboard spending credit, courtesy of EliteTravelGal and, in some cases, prepaid gratuities (inquire for more details!).

Here is a list of the sailings going on sale, for 72 hours, starting tomorrow:

Sept 26-Oct 8: Venice to Athens, from $4,088 per person w/a $1000 per person on board credit. Ports of call include Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos & Kusadasi.

Nov 10-22: New York to Miami, from $3,139 per person w/a $500 pp credit. Ports of call include: Bermuda, St. Maarten, Antigua, Curacao, Grand Cayman.

Nov 12-22: Lisbon to Miami, from $2,655 per person, plus $500 per person. Ports of call for this trans-Atlantic sailing include: Ponta Delgada & Grand Turk.

Dec 5-20: Manaus to Buenos Aires, from $4,050 per person, plus $1000 per person. South American ports of call include: Boca de Valeria, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo.

Dec 10-21: Caldera to Miami, from $2,381 per person, with $500 credit per person. Caribbean ports of call on this pre-holiday island cruise include: Aruba, St. Barts (!), St. Maarten and Grand Turk.

All fares include accommodations (fares vary based on level of accommodation chosen); all meals; all non-alcoholic beverages; and a wide range of onboard activities. Penthouse suites also come with butler service and in-room bar set up w/wine or liquor of your choice.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a terrific Crystal Cruise at a much reduced price! Contact us anytime this week to discuss the options, and to book you on the itinerary of your choice before these deals sail away! For more details, email me at stacy@elitetravelinternational.com or call 310.979.9036.