As travelers look forward to exploring the world again, Crystal is updating its Crystal Confidence 2.0 program to extend the no-money-down deposit window until January 5, 2021, for new and existing bookings. Crystal Confidence 2.0 is combinable with the company’s Easy Book program, which offers reduced deposits of just 15 percent (normally 25 percent) and waived admin fees. For departures through the end of April 2021, final payment has been relaxed to 60-days prior to first date of service.
The Crystal Confidence 2.0 and Easy Book programs apply to all 2021-2024 sailings aboard Crystal’s fleet of luxury travel experiences, including Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises.
Travelers have three full years of global itineraries from which to choose across all Crystal Experiences, as the complete 2023 deployment for Crystal Cruises is open for booking as well as Crystal Yacht Cruises deployment through early 2024; 2021-2022 deployment for Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises is also available for booking.
Crystal developed the new policy updates in response to the current environment as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact when and where cruising can resume. The safety of guests and crew members is Crystal’s utmost priority and the fleet will resume service only when the company’s team and global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so. Crystal has suspended all voyages across its fleet for the remainder of 2020, and introduced Crystal Clean+ – an evolving, enhanced version of Crystal’s protocols. The policies were developed with data available from health experts and will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.
This article was originally published at The Avid Cruiser.