Going green in Malta with new Crystal Cruise Adventure

Tuesday 24, August 2010


Going green in Malta with new Crystal Cruise Adventure


Crystal Cruises’ guests have the opportunity to give back and see Valletta, Malta from a different point of view on award-winning Crystal Serenity voyages this fall.


A brand new Crystal Adventure invites travelers to “Go Green” in Malta, by planting trees in the island’s only national park, donating food at a local charity and learning eco-conscious planting and harvesting practices at a local organic farm. The optional Crystal Adventure is available on Crystal Serenity’s 12-day, October 19 Mediterranean/Holy Land voyage from Athens to Rome, and the 11-day, October 31 Mediterranean/Spain voyage from Rome to Barcelona, and is $95 per person.


“This excursion affords guests the opportunity to contribute to the local needs in Valetta, and also gain a better understanding of the environmental efforts of the destination,” says John Stoll, vice president, land and port operations. “Like so many Crystal Adventures, this experience offers a new point of view for guests who want to explore destinations from a deeper, more informed perspective.”


The nearly eight-hour excursion begins with a visit to Ta’ Qali National Park, where guests will plant trees and learn about the park’s conservation efforts. Following a guided tour and lunch at eco-conscious Ta’ Zeppi Organic Farm, guests will visit a local orphan refuge, where they will donate time and food for the young residents.


The Valletta excursion highlights Crystal’s efforts to bring global awareness to its six-star vacation experiences, and is a prelude to its global ‘You Care, We Care’ program debuting in 2011.  


Promotional Two-for-One cruise fares begin at $5,940 and $5,080, respectively, per person, double occupancy. Both sailings include complimentary air transportation from more than 20 North American gateways – Business Class Air for Penthouse guests – and $1,000 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard spending credits. For bookings made by August 31, 2010, Penthouse guests on both sailings save an additional $2,000 per person, and deluxe stateroom guests can upgrade to Business Class Air for as low as $899 per person, one way (October 31 sailing only).



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