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Crystal Extends Relaxed Booking Policies for All 2021 Itineraries; Easy Book’s Reduced Deposits Continue as well as No-Money-Down Deposit Window Extended for all 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Voyages

Crystal announced today that it will extend its temporarily relaxed booking policies to all 2021 voyages across its luxury fleet including Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises. For 2021 sailings, the adjusted Crystal Confidence 3.0* policies relax the final payment deadline to 60 days prior to first date of service, while guests who pay in full 90 days prior to first date of service will save an additional 2.5 percent off their cruise fare. The early final payment savings deadline is normally six months.

Furthermore, guests sailing in 2021 may cancel their booking with no penalty** up to 60 days prior to their first date of service. These policies were previously implemented for voyages through until June 2021 only; the new extension through until the end of 2021 accommodates travellers who are eager to plan future voyages but are still cautious in committing resources to such journeys. Crystal’s 2021 cancellation schedule is as follows:

60-31 day        25% cancellation penalty

30-8 days        50% cancellation penalty

7 days of less   100% cancellation penalty

For all Crystal voyages in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024, Crystal will continue to offer reduced deposits of just 15 percent (normally 25 percent) and waived administrative fees for all new bookings through the company’s Easy Book programme.

In addition, Crystal’s No-Money-Down deposit window has been extended through until 22 February 2021 for all new and existing bookings for 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Crystal Ocean, River, Yacht and Expedition voyages. The No-Money-Down deposit window has been extended for this transitionary time as Crystal looks ahead to returning to service in late spring 2021 following its voluntarily suspension of voyages through April.

The safety and well-being of guests and crew members is Crystal’s utmost priority, and the fleet will resume service only when the company’s expert team and global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so. Crystal has introduced Crystal Clean+3.0 – an evolving, enhanced version of Crystal’s already stringent protocols. The policies were developed with the latest data available from health experts and will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.

*Certain promotions including but not limited to Advance Purchase Savings are not combinable with certain Crystal Confidence 3.0 elements. Waived Admin Fees do not apply to Advance Purchase Savings.

**Waived Admin Fee only applicable to new bookings made under Crystal’s Easy Book – All other bookings default to standard Admin Fees.

For further information and reservations call Crystal on 020 7399 7601 or visit www.crystalcruises.co.uk